Pontoon Transducer Mount


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    Paul
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    Any one have any ideas on mounting a transducer on a pontoon boat?
    Last season I mounted it in front of the motor about center of the
    boat...not a good idea. The new pontoons have a mount on the
    tube, I have a mig and could put a bracket on the tube, but a friend
    that sells new toons says that this isn't really good either, the signal
    is lost after the boat gets to higher speed. Saw comercial brackets that appear to be adjustable, anyone ever used any of these? I have some
    adjustable aluminum hardware that came off a camper with a roll out
    tarp on the side...could cut it to length and adjust transducer from inside
    of the boat. Need a little input guys....Thanks Paul


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    Bruno

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    If you mount the transducer on the rear end of the tube letting it hang just below the tube maybe 1/2 inch, then you shouldn't have any problem with it picking up while moving.

    I had a pontoon with the bracket factory mounted on the end of the tube and my depth finder worked fine.


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    Mike Ledford
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    My toon has the bracket mounted on the rear of the toon so that the transducer sits about two inches up from the bottom of the toon. I have experienced no problems at higher speeds and it is protected from striking bottom since it sits up a little on the toon. I will see if I can get a pic to post for you to see how it is installed

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    Jim Meyer

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    I bought an adjustable transducer bracket from Cabelas. On the sides and rear of each pontoon log I have 1 inch angles that are used to set the gas tanks in. I removed the thumb screw from the bracket and bolted the bracket on to the angle that run parallel to the end of the log. It is adjusted so the transducer hangs about 1inch below the log. Works fine at high speed and low speed and have never had any trouble with it.

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    Paul
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    Thanks guys for the input...guess i'll put mine on the tube...glad I found
    this forum, going to enjoy being part of it.:) :)

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    keith sword
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    wterwalker, I as well as a lot, posted that same question a while ago.
    You'll find a LOT of info on pontoons here. Get with Jim(catfishfever). he's posted a lot on his "catoon" modificatoins here.

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    Mine came factory installed, and it was on the pontoon at the very back. Thats about the only place you can mount one, because it will rip off when you trailer it if it is any further forward.

    It is just a simple plate that allows you to drill into the bottom of it to mount the transducer bracket. Swing by a new boat dealer and you can see what they look like.

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    Paul
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    Thanks to all that advised me on the pontoon tranducer mount. I pulled
    her up the garage three days ago, the installation went well, can't wait
    to give it a try. BUT then the rain came...hard rain, yesterday the the
    winds came with more heavy rain and storms...TODAY IT IS SNOWING...
    hope it is not an OMAN... :crying: :crying: :crying:

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    Post some pictures, you know we want to see your work!
    :)


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    Here are the first couple pics of my bracket, I added some txt on the pics hope you can make it out. Briefly I used Marine Epoxy to attach the bracket to the tube. After it set I filled the bottom of the bracket with an
    aircraft epoxy to smooth the bottom and allow good water flow over the
    transducer.

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