I bought a Humminbird 597CI with a transom-mount transducer but I would like to install it inside the hull. It says in the instructions it can be done and I've read other posts from people saying they have done it.
Question: Is there a noticeable performance difference between using the transom-mount transducer inside the hull and using a puck transducer that is specifically intended for this type of installation?
Dilemma: I don't want to wait for an exchange if there is no benefit and I can't exchange the transducer after installing.
Additional Info: I am normally in the bays with shallow depths between 3 and 35 feet. My boat is a 20ft. C-Hawk with speeds up to 30MPH.