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 Post subject: side scan
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:11 am 
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Had a sucessful install of the new transducer set up on the 12.The unit from the hummingbird 997si fits nicely, slight mod to make it work ,very clean. Tight Lines.

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 Post subject: Re: side scan
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:35 pm 
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I always thought that the side imaging transducer wouldn't function properly in the PA12's transducer mount? Is this wrong?

Going to pull the trigger on a fish finder in the next couple of months..if SI really is workable in the PA12 transducer mount - I might go with an SI model.


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 Post subject: Re: side scan
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:50 am 
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Side scan will work if put in anywhere in the water

if you use a straight edge from the transducer going sideways and it hits the bottom of the kayak it's not going to work effectively at that angle on that plane. You might get 85% coverage to the side which only matters over a longer side scan distance . Hard to explain without a diagram


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 Post subject: Re: side scan
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:42 am 
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I think I get what you're trying to say. Basically that any part of the cone that is blocked by the hull won't be returning any useful information. Hell it would probably do nothing besides add noise (sonar bounces off the hull and blasts the transducer head).
If I had to guesstimate you'd probably end up having like a 100 degree cone?
Roughly side coverage of 2.4x your depth. I think a fully functioning side imaging unit gives you full 180 degree coverage which means your side coverage is limited by other factors (like sonar derogation and noise).

It'd be cool as heck if Hobie created a transducer plate that was spring loaded. Pops the transducer down an additional 1-2 inches but would return to the closed position if you scrape bottom. Use a twist and stow type system to allow the operator to retract the sonar if need be.


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 Post subject: Re: side scan
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:14 am 
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My pa12 arrives next week, will be mounting the lss hd off the side with a ram mount


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 Post subject: Re: side scan
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:58 am 
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Skinnee wrote:
My pa12 arrives next week, will be mounting the lss hd off the side with a ram mount

I'd like to see pics.


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 Post subject: Re: side scan
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:25 am 
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I'd like to see pics too please. I assume the transducer cavity is the same in the new 14 as well.

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 Post subject: Re: side scan
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:53 pm 
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I know the transducer would hit more things but ,why not mount the transducer to the outside of the plate ? "on the plate its self"


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 Post subject: Re: side scan
PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:06 pm 
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Has anyone got any pictures of their transducer set up in their PA12's

The Hummingbird kit that gets advertised 84505901 ADAPTER KIT, HUMMINGBIRD FF I can find no pictures to.

Even if you have a picture of this kit it would be appreciated. Its listed in the spring catalogue but has no picture.


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