Another fishfinder question

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I've plugged my lowrance elite x3 so it get power through the aux light switch but I would like to have constant 12v. Do I have to hook it up back inte enginebay or is there constant 12v under the "dash" somewhere?
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Just wondering ,where did you mount the transducer on your sportster and is the fish finder working well ? I am looking into mounting a similar unit on my Speedster. Most convenient would be through hull but not so sure exactly where to mount it and how well it would work.
 
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Just wondering ,where did you mount the transducer on your sportster and is the fish finder working well ? I am looking into mounting a similar unit on my Speedster. Most convenient would be through hull but not so sure exactly where to mount it and how well it would work.
I epoxyd it on a spot just next to the muffler. Didn't work but turned out to be a transducer cable problem. So I can't tell you if that was a good location becase I hadn't time to test before winter
 
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Thanks, I am trying to figure this all out so I can be ready with a fish finder for next season.
 
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Does anybody have a last generation speedster with a fish finder transducer mounted inside the boat. I will like to locate my transducer in the engine compartment , just not sure where the best place may be.
 
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Thanks Mayberry Az. I like the idea of silicone as typically you can pull this apart if the location does not work. Do you recall if this was a silicone sealant, like a bathtub calking or something more special. Also did it work well the first time around or you had to try different locations before something worked well ? If possible , maybe sometime you could post a picture of the exact location. I believe that the hulls are very similar between 1997 and 2010 but not sure. I think it needs to be a place with no plywood between the fiberglass ? I don't know much about fish finders but I don't see myself looking for fish at 20 km plus, what speed do you usually fish find at ?
 

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Hey Gordo, I used clear window caulking type silicone. Worked fine first time. Not sure how to post a picture but I could text you one. Also my boat has a cup holder next to the throttles, so I modified an insulated can holder and bolted thru that to hold the finder. Works nice and I can stow it when not in use. The depth and fish finder work well to about 20 mph, after that they degrade in accuracy due to boat vibration. Hope that helps.
 
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Thanks again Mayberry. I appreciate the feedback. The 2010 Speedster does not have a cup holder in the area you describe but I think I have a pretty good location for my new Garmin fish finder. 20 mph sounds fast enough for fish finding. I am in Toronto Canada not sure if I can receive texts with pictures from the USA, with my plan. I have posted pictures on this forum before. It is fairly easy , while typing your response you will see different icons at the top, hover over these with your mouse and one of them is to insert image (or ctrl+ P) or bottom left you can attach files. From there you can go to the image on your computer, I am assuming you are using a laptop that has the picture and select it to be inserted. I think I will be fine without a picture, once the weather is a little warmer here, I will caulk in the fish finder. I think I will document it and if it works well I will then post it under the modifications headings. Here is a picture I just took of where I may mount the fish finder. I have not looked in the engine compartment recently , but soon will scout out the location for the transducer.

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