Transducer question

Newtotoons

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Bought new Garmin 73sv fish finder that works amazing but the transducer is very vulnerable. I have a 16' pontoon and the transducer sits right on the bottom when pulled up to shore. Is there a stable way to a swing the unit up so it is out of harms way?
 

Scott Danforth

Grumpy old guy who plays with boats
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Made himself. Two pieces of aluminum tube, some aluminum plate and some time in the shop
 

Scott Danforth

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my bud used a 1.5 x 1.5 aluminum tube with 3/16 wall and a 1 x 1 aluminum tube with 3/16 wall.

the outer tube had a mounting flange welded to it so he could bolt to the aft fence

the inner tube had the transducer mounting plate welded to it, and a stop at the top.

the inner tube had a hole drilled thru near the top
there were 2 holes drilled in the inner tube (two different heights) and he used a small quick pin to keep in place in the water or raise up as needed.

since then he welded a mounting bracket behind one of the tubes
 

roscoe

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Use these for ideas to fabricate.







 
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