I have a yamaha motor and want to install a fish finder. My question is, what side of the motor should the sonar or sensor be installed on and roughly how far away from the motor or edge of boat.? Thanks alot.
when i was visit to Musandam Dibaa last time i have to book a boat on which there are so many fisherman am also enjoying fishing its really good.
1. Begin the transducer installation by determining where on the transom to install the transducer. Consider the following to find the best location: 2. It is very important to locate the transducer in an area which is relatively free of turbulent water, As a boat moves through the water, turbulence is generated by the weight of the boat, and the thrust of the propeller(s). This turbulent water is normally confined to areas immediately aft of ribs, strakes or rows of rivets on the bottom of the boat, and in the immediate area of the propeller(s). On outboard or inboard/outboard boats it is best to stay at least 15" (40cm) to the side of the propeller(s) 3. If possible, viewing the transom of the boat while the boat is moving will provide the best means of locating turbulence free water. If maximum high-speed operation is a high priority, this is the recommended method. If this is not possible, select a location on the transom where the hull forward of this location is smooth, flat, and free of protrusions or ribs 4. The transducer when mounted should point straight down. The design of the transducer will accommodate a wide range of deadrises and remain ported straight down 5. On boats with stepped hulls, it may be possible to mount the transducer on the step. Never mount the transducer on the transom behind a step, as this area of the transom will not be in contact with the water at high speed 6. If the propeller(s) is (are) forward of the transom, it may be impossible to find an area clear from turbulence, and a different mounting technique or transducer type should be considered.
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