Airmar P66 transducer

Old 07-11-2012, 06:35 PM
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Just installed this tranducer and noticed that it rotates upward on the mounting bracket. Is this a normal characteristic? I would think it would flip up everytime I hit a wave at higher speeds?
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:46 PM
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It's normal to protect it from hitting an obstruction in the water. If it is flipping up on its own otherwise you should tighten the tension adjustment screw/bolt on the hinge of the bracket.
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:11 PM
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Also..make sure it does extend too far below the hull....if too.. far then more forces affect it.

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Old 07-11-2012, 07:22 PM
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I had a p66 with my prior FF, awesome transom mount transducer you have.
Been a while since i installed it, but recall it requiring a decent amount of force to snap down into place.
After that, it takes a a good amount of pressure to unsnap it back up.

I installed it a little deeper then the pic above, leading edge closer aligned with hull bottom, trailing edge dipped down just a bit more.
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Old 07-12-2012, 05:42 AM
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The little Airmar P66 is a workhorse. This is my 2nd unit (2 boats) & it works well enough for my needs. Remember to use an anti-fouling paint (like MDR's version is soild) to keep the growth off the paddle wheel & the whole unit. I wonder just how long the P66 has been around? We purchased our 1st boat in 2004 with a Garmin 2006C & a P66.
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