The Scupper Mount ensures the transducer is totally submerged in the water while fishing, which provides maximum sonar sensitivity and the clearest views of structure and fish.
What is a kayak transducer used for?
Fitting a Fish Finder TransduCer to a Fishing Kayak The transducer is the component that pings the sonar through the water column and picks up the return signal.
What is a transducer mount?
The transducer is mounted in a liquid-filled tank inside your vessel, bonded to the inner surface of the hull, and transmits sonar signals through the hull without direct exposure to the water. Great for trailer boats, there’s no external hardware to be damaged during trailering, launch and retrieval.
Can transducer shoot through kayak?
The answer is pretty simple – yes, you can! Since kayaks are made of plastic, the transducer is able to shoot the beam through the plastic into the water without much disturbance. SONAR is sound, and sound travels very nicely through solids – so plastic won’t mess up the signal.
Does a transducer have to be in water to work?
Note: the transducer must be submerged in water for reliable transducer detection. Ensure the boat is in water greater than 2′ but less than the depth capability of the unit and the transducer is fully submerged. Remember the sonar signal cannot pass through air.
Is a fish finder worth it on a kayak?
Having a fish finder on your kayak is definitely worth it. You’ll be able to mark key fishing spots, important structure, view water temperature and take advantage of digital lake mapping and other features.
Where does the transducer go on a kayak?
Method #3 – On The Back Near The Rudder Mount the transducer on the plate, but make sure it’s a little higher than the rudder or the bottom of the kayak. This way, if you hit a rock, the bottom will hit and not the transducer. It’s that easy!
Will a transducer work through Hull?
An in-hull (aka shoot-through) transducer mounts to the inside of the hull and transmits and receives sonar signals through fiberglass, eliminating the need for drilling holes in the hull. This also eliminates the need to remove the boat from the water for installation, and there will be no protrusions under the boat.
Can you install a transducer while the boat is in the water?
ETsubchief New Member. It can be done, but you will get some water in your bilge. Just need to have the new one ready for a quick swap. Some types have a flapper built in, so if you had to replace it, it “should” keep out most of the water, IF it works.