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Old 09-10-2014, 10:44 AM
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Default Transom mounted transducer on catamaran hull

Bought a transom saver and want to mount it on the sea cat, garmin says mount it on starboard side of a right hand rotation.

When I bought the boat the transducer was mounted on the port side of the motor,which pushes the turbulence toward the transducer.

Any thoughts ?
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My thoughts are whoever installed it didn't read the directions, but I did read something about cats leaning the opposite way of regular boats while turning... could that have something to do with it perhaps?
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Originally Posted by VanW View Post
My thoughts are whoever installed it didn't read the directions, but I did read something about cats leaning the opposite way of regular boats while turning... could that have something to do with it perhaps?
No, cats don't lean on turns, my concern is that the prop wash causes a loss of signal due to air.
Garmin suggested it be mounted on the downward wash of the prop.

Just looking for some input from other cat owners
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I installed a new Garmin DownVü/SideVü Transducer (12-pin) on the port hull inside of the port engine about 3" from the chine. It works great at every speed I've tried it at and does an excellent job of locking and holding on the bottom. Let me know if you'd like pictures of the mounting location and I'll go take a couple of shots.
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Originally Posted by SeaHound01 View Post
I installed a new Garmin DownVü/SideVü Transducer (12-pin) on the port hull inside of the port engine about 3" from the chine. It works great at every speed I've tried it at and does an excellent job of locking and holding on the bottom. Let me know if you'd like pictures of the mounting location and I'll go take a couple of shots.
If you would ,I'd appreciate it.

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I'll be working on the boat this Saturday and will take them then.
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Are your motors counter rotating?
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Are your motors counter rotating?
Yes the motors are RH and LH rotation
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never had an issue had one on each hull 200 db and 50 db ,-plus (speed , temp and 50 db....(port side)
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Either side will be fine, it will be far enough forward of any prop wash that it won't be an issue. My reference is, have a 20' Nautico and have had transducer on both sides with no differences. My P66 transducer for Furuno 582 is currently on port side and works great....except for temp sensor, won't hold steady temp, jumps around 2-4 degrees but that's another thread.
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