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  • Inside the Hull Installation using Transom Mount Transducer

    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.

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      Re: Inside the Hull Installation using Transom Mount Transducer

      Thanks for the info but I really wanted to know more about the transducer itself instead of the installation. In a shoot thru installation, is there any benefit in using a puck transducer rather than using a transducer that is meant for transom-mount?

      I read somewhere that a puck transducer has higher sensitivity, but I don't know the technical details.

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        Re: Inside the Hull Installation using Transom Mount Transducer

        Originally posted by JoeW80 View Post
        In a shoot thru installation, is there any benefit in using a puck transducer rather than using a transducer that is meant for transom-mount? I read somewhere that a puck transducer has higher sensitivity, but I don't know the technical details.
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          Re: Inside the Hull Installation using Transom Mount Transducer

          I have never heard of a transducer element improvement in the puck style. Depending on the particular transom transducer, the puck style maybe smaller or flatter and would be less prone to poor through transom mounting. Through hull is generally used when boat speeds get high where transom mounts become very problematic at tracking bottom. At your speed, that shouldn't be an issue. As dingbat says, you suffer some signal loss with through hull. I'd transom mount in your case.

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