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You can take a picture of the transom of your boat and email it to Humminbird and they will email it back to you where the transducer should be mounted at. Our email address is [email protected].

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Remember these recommendations. You should mount your transom-mount transducer parallel to the waterline. While the vessel is moving, the device should extend into the water 3.5 mm (0.125 in.) below a fiberglass hull or 10 mm (0.375 in.)
Press POWER once to turn the unit on. There will be an audible chirp when any button is pressed to confirm the button press. If the unit does not power-up, ensure the unit is fully seated on the mount and that power is available or that all connectors are tightly screwed in.
Thus, if the transducer is positioned too high, the readings will be lowered, and vice versa for a transducer that is positioned too low. This can be dangerous if healthcare providers are recording inaccurate measurements and making treatment decisions based on inaccurate data.
Mount a transducer too low and it will have too much drag in the water causing disturbance resulting in a poor picture, or even the transducer being ripped off the boat. Mount it too high and it will be out of the water or shooting through air bubbles for a poor to nonexistent picture.
The transducer must be level with the bottom of the hull to ensure accurate depth readings. You can use the following tips to make sure your boat is level when out of the water.
Sensitivity and contrast go hand in hand. Humminbird fish finders, for example, come pre-configured at “10 and 10,” which simply meads a level 10 setting on a range of 0-20. The 10 halfway setting is optimal in most situations.
You will not be able to test out the transducer`s ability to read depth when the boat is not in water. Air dissipates the sound waves produced by the transducer and will cause the transducer to not be able to produce a reading.
This transducer can be mounted on the transom of the boat or bonded to the inside of a fiberglass hull boat with a two part slow curing epoxy. The transom installation, which is the most widely used, places the transducer on the outside of the boat hull.
It is not recommended to run a FishFinder and transducer on a boat that is not in the water as you will not get any readings from the transducer. A normal 500w or less transducer should not have any issues when running out of the water.
On outboard and sterndrive vessels , the transducer should be mounted in front of and close to the engine or engines. On inboard vessels , the transducer should be mounted in front of and far away from the engine propeller and shaft. On step-hull vessels , the transducer should be mounted in front of the first step.
There are many things that can cause a transducer to provide unstable readings examples include shock overload, lightning or electrical surges, mis-handling, water ingress, corrosion, broken cable, short circuit. Why does my torque transducer`s shaft not rotate freely? This could be due to faulty bearings.
Because the transducer can only ping in water so you do want it submerged. If it`s too deep sometimes the front face of it will create turbulence and bubbles = bad. Plus it can throw water up over your motor and inside your cowling resulting in saltwater intrusion.
So the short answer is that no, it doesn`t matter which way you face the “front” of your transducer.. the read out is going to look just the same to you.
There are several reasons a transducer might lose a depth reading when travelling at high speeds. It could be related to the transducer`s mounting location, device settings, or the vessel could be outrunning the return signal if it is moving too fast.
Problem: Incorrect Depth Readings

Verify that there are not two sounders operating close together. Inspect the transducer connectors and pins for signs of corrosion. Perform a basic cavitation check. Verify that the upper and lower depth limit settings are properly set.

The general rule of thumb is to mount the transducer to the starboard side, which is the down stroke of most single outboard boat propellers (right hand lower unit). This side produces the least amount of turbulence and is most efficient in delivering the best performance.
Ultrasound frequency used by a fish finder generally ranges from 15 kHz to 200 kHz. However, the majority of the conventional fish finders oriented for recreational craft utilize 50 kHz and 200 kHz.
The transducer normally needs little attention. However, the transducer face must be inspected and cleaned when docking.
In order to test a pressure transducer, you need to connect the transmitter to the multimeter and use the suitable excitation voltage to excite the transmitter. At zero load, measure the transmitter`s voltage output. Record the voltage and compare it to the manufacturer`s datasheet`s no-load voltage specification.
The hysteresis error of a current transducer is the maximum difference in output at any measurement value within the transducer specified range when approaching the point first with increasing and then with decreasing current.
The cause of this “vertical spray” is due to the rectangular gap between the transducer and the transducer mounting bracket. Water forced through this gap is directed upward and creates the spray. The solution is to block this opening and it will eliminate the problem.
The location should be as close to the center of the boat as possible, but on the side of the downward swing the propeller. On the majority of boats, this will be on the starboard (right) side.
“Most manfacturers caution against operating the transducer when not in the water. Think of the transducer like the head or skin on a drum. When struck it emits sound. The transducer is designed to be operated while its “drum” is in water, which has a dampening effect.

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Can a HDS 5 Lowrance Fish Finder be interchanged with a original Lowrance X135 Fish finder, and will power and Transducer plug right into the original supplied power cords. Is the HDS 5 or HDS 5X the same size as the original X135 by Lowrance. I am wanting to install the HDS version into to the original Bow mounted location as the X135 has already been. I s this possible without cutting a slightly larger compartment to accomodate the HDS 5 unit
ANSWER : Hi, well I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news but those two are NOT interchangeable sorry. The “Drive Current & Voltage” for the Transducer are not the same at all, in fact i don’t even think that the “pin outs” are the same? but cannot remember off hand? Unless specifically indicated by the manufacturer, one cannot usually swap transducers among instruments, if one does/did do so, well indeed the transducer maybe damaged and or the output of the sounder maybe damaged as well?

These manufacturers actually make it so that none of their equipment is interchangeable, as they wish to maximize the profits you see, and if one could just swap things among models etc, then “They” would, in their mind anyway “loose out”

So you will simply have to cut a new hole and mount for you new transducer. make sure you mount it in the manufacturers recommended place, the Bow is fine, although I often recommend that it be central to the craft, but, sometimes this isn’t possible for varying reasons.

Sometimes if one must retro-fit a new transducer to an existing but different size etc site, then, it is best to “Fill” the old mounting hole(s) with a suitable material, and then re-drill and re-mount it all again.

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Ladyfish fishing pole by shakespeare
ANSWER : Try switching sides of the handle by holding the bell and reeling then screw it in on the other side of the real by just reeling in.
If that doesn’t work then take all the line out and reel in some new line the opposite way.

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Cannot open Shakespeare Synergy Steele 2001s fishing reel
ANSWER : Alright man……i had the same problem. it just takes a little bit of elbow grease, bot it does twist open, it’s just harder than hell to get it to twist off. I took a towel and laid it over the reel, and lightly tapped on it with a hammer to loosen it up a bit.

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Need a user manual for a Humminbird fish finder,
ANSWER : You get a LCR 40-ID, but not a 4.D. Here is the manual for the 40-ID.

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Scuti Biglite Putter Grip -: after having grip installed and setting over night…
ANSWER : Use 3 to 4 layers of double sided tape instead of 1. Also Allow 48 hours to dry.

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Not sure how to replace the belt in my MTD, Wards snowblower
ANSWER : Remove the housing with the machine offThe idler pulley is designed to push up against the outside of the belt between the drive and motor pulleys when disegaged the belt should look like a loop like a race trackengage the blade clutch and watch to see if it presses up against the drive pully and the motor pulley their should be a spring attached to the idler arm and i believe the new belt is dragging a littleyou should be able to move the belt with your hands ( it should slip freely) rod is engaged or it pulls the idler away Either a spring causes tension when the rod is engaged or it pulls the idler away Keep working with it until it is free you may have an adjustment on the spring tension or the linkage rod has an adjustment I am sure you can do this without an diagram good luck

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I have a humminbird fish finder 150 and broke the plastic peice that sits in the water is accidently got crushed on the trailer, do you know if I can buy another one in New Zealand (Dunedin)?
ANSWER : Please contact our Humminbird International distributor for New Zealand at the below :

Bob Littler Agencies

61 7 3907 5500

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