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Old 02-02-2016, 05:49 AM
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A couple months ago I upgraded my electronics and added structurescan with the transom transducer. I put it in the same place as my old dealer installed Skimmer transducer, but the dang thing is sending a deluge of spray right into the side of my outboard. That much salt water spraying right into the side can't be good. Has already made one cowling latch stiff. Where should I move it to? At Idle or drifting the transducer is probably 6 or 8 inches under water and underway it is right at the surface. I don't need it under way because I also added a thru hull B60 that reads great at speed. If I move the transducer up will it hurt the transducer to be out of the water while operating? Should I move it further towards the keel instead?

(ignore the water stains from the intracoastal, they came off right after I took the picture)



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Old 02-02-2016, 06:41 AM
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I had the same problem I moved it up so it was even with the bottom of the hull. No issues with functionality. No more spray on the motor.
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Old 02-02-2016, 09:29 AM
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Yup you can go UP an inch or two without any problems.
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Thanks guys. I wasn't sure if the transducer needed water flow for cooling or something.
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The closer you get to the center of the boat the deeper it will be in the water while at speed..less spray.



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The closer you get to the center of the boat the deeper it will be in the water while at speed..less spray.



Will it hurt it to be completely out of the water?
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Old 02-02-2016, 10:52 AM
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Here's mine. I have raised it another inch since this picture was made.

I have to tilt the motor out a little to not interfere with the signal on the left side.
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