Tonystott wrote:Geordie, I am removing my transducer today and cutting down the slide-on holder part like yours so I can tuck the transducer up higher like you did. Sharing ideas is all good for everyone!
Go for it Tony,
at least with these tranducers you can put it back if you need to. I thought I would experiment but have not managet to get out on the water today to test.
I came down with a nasty Flu a few weeks ago and I'm still suffering a bit of a sore throat and ear. I was all ready to head out this morning but the runny nose and sore throat came up again over-night so I thought better of going out getting cold and wet. Bugga.
Let me know how you go and if there is any difference in teh DSI signal. I don't immagine that the hull would do any shielding as the beam angle is no where as wide as a sidescan model on the HDS5 and I have seen one of these mounted inside the hull.
I did try the DSI inside the hull in a wet mount but it did not fit well in the foam block I had from the previous transducer (so I thought I would try this before going back to an in hull wet mount). I figure under the hull in a well protected location will provide the best contact with the water and field of view.