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Old 11-10-2016, 02:47 PM
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Hey Folks,
Just installed a Simrad setup on my boat, and I'm having an issue with my total scan transducer, it seems to have gotten loose at the nuts that hold it on the 90 degree angle, and is now loose. I can tell its flopping by using my boat pole to pick it up and I try to see if I can get it back to "lock" but apparently that s not the case.

Is anyone else having this issue?
let me hear from you if so,
Old 11-10-2016, 03:55 PM
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Old 11-11-2016, 11:49 AM
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Happened once with mine. I just jumped in the water with mask and 2 wrenches and tightened the hinge bolts very tight after re-angling so the aft end was sightly up from the hull plane (less "shovelling').

They can get loose when "shoveling" in reverse. That is why for next season I am considering using high-lb-test screw-mount cable tie from aft end of the TotalScan & 3D T/Ds diagonally up to a T/D cable clamp screw to help keep it from pulling down but still allow kick-up if needed.
A little lock-tite should help as well.
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Same thing happened to me:

http://www.thehulltruth.com/marine-e...ing-loose.html
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Do you have the plastic mount or the metal one?
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FWIW, (As I think the Op's are, )mine are the smooth metal brackets which I expect are stronger overall than the plastic one , though the brand-new plastic mount apparently has the "poker chip" configuration which would be much better to stabilize the angle ...until it breaks from over-stress.
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Originally Posted by Amity83 View Post
Do you have the plastic mount or the metal one?
I have the metal one, this sucks as I just installed the electronic package last month!
this shouldn't be happening. anyway I had to get PULLED out of the water to fix.
I hear Navico is redesigning this, I hope this is the case and I get a FREE redesigned mount
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I think they went back to the plastic mount because of this. My Garmin has the same issue. I grabbed a cheap ratchet and tightened the crap out of it. Seems to hold so far. Remember to replace the lock nut if you take it off.

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