Originally Posted by fair weather fisher
I have a question for a few people. When installing a new console depth finder at the steering wheel, how do most people rig it? Shoot thru hull or hard wire onto the back of transom down into the water. I want a shoot thru hull configuration but i am concerned it will affect the sensitivity of the reading and not give me an accurate reading as the other method. Just looking for a few thoughts.
Don't know if it's a fiberglass or aluminum boat.
You can't shoot through an aluminum hull .125 thick, not sure about smaller thicknesses, but don't think you can shoot through any aluminum hulled boat.
You will only get 2D with a thru the hull transducer, definitely not side scan or SI.
Put your transducer on the transom, 1/8th of an inch ABOVE the bottom of the boat. You won't be able to read bottom at high speeds but you also won't have your transducer knocked off by stuff in the water when you are running at speeds.
I don't know what graph/unit you are mounting, but my transducer cost $386.00 and I don't want it getting destroyed.
There are many partially submerged hazards in the water that can destroy your transducer in a heartbeat.