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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:28 pm 
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dosjers wrote:
Cowsgomoo said something about side scanning. I'm not sure what kind of fish finder he has that uses side scanning.


It's a Humminbird 798. Here's a pic of the beam pattern.
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As you can see it uses beams out to each side (Unless you leave your wheels in...) as well as a traditional look down beam.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:58 am 
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I stand corrected. If you are using a side viewing depth sounder you can't shoot through the hull. But then, how many people are going to buy a $1000 depth sounder for their kayak?

I still think that for the vast majority of AI & TI owners gluing one inside the hull is the way to go. When I launch the only thing I have to do to make mine work is turn it on.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:34 pm 
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For the life of me, I can't figure out why anyone would want an external transducer mounted so low in the water. I have just installed a Lowrance HDS5 with external transducer, and having the transducer sit an inch under waterline works well enough, not popping up, no negative effects at higher speeds. It works a treat.

Photos and commentary on my install job here: http://yakass.net/articles/87-equipment/558-mounting-the-monster.html

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:04 pm 
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I mounted everything outside as I wanted it to be, maybe the bracket that holds the transducer will be shortened to just below the waterline. Now all ok! good sign!


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