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R509LM - installation question

Old 02-23-2021, 01:41 PM
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Question R509LM - installation question

Hello there!

In the process of working on our 32' Osmond Beal (downeast with straight shaft diesel). One of the many upgrades is a R509LM transducer and we have a couple installation questions.....

1) I'd like to install the transducer on the Port side, 24" off the keel, midship in the engine compartment. I'm aware the Starboard side if the preferred location on single engine vessel. Refer to the attachment. Since that would put the $3600 ducer directly under the pot hauler, I'm highly concerned about damaging the ducer while hauling gear. The Port side would be much better!

Questions: Has anyone installed a 2 or 3kW unit on the Port side of a Downeast boat? Did the pressure waves from the prop cause a poor return and/or disturbance?

2) The boat has a small Dynaplate near the shaft seal and a single zinc on the transom. We are planning on tying the transducers into the grounding system. A lot of money was invested in upgrading the electronics and would like to get the the best performance possible out the R509LM.

What measures should we take to reduce the "noise" from the engine, cables, electronics, esc?

Background info....
Commerical fishing rock crab, groundfish and swordfish on the west coast. Would like to meter bottom and biomass (life) at 500fa. Boat came with Simrad NSS12 evo2 and 4G Radar. Adding Timezero, computer, monitor, R509LM w/ DFF3 module, 165T-B54 w/ DFF3D and Simrad AP.

Thank you in advance!


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Old 02-23-2021, 01:45 PM
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Here's a pic of the boat from before we bought it. You may remember it posted for sale back in 2019....


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I see no issues with that transducer in that location...just stay at least 2' forward of the props...3' and 4' even better.
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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
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I see no issues with that transducer in that location...just stay at least 2' forward of the props...3' and 4' even better.
It's about 8' forward of the prop so I think we're good! Cheers bud.
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Anyone have recommendations on how to reduce "noise"?

Cheers!

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