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Old 12-02-2009, 01:47 AM   #1
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I just got a Furuno 582L from a friend that came with a transom mounted transducer (600watt). I can't seem to get it to work very well. I'm trying to figure out where I can mount it on the transom to get best performance. How far should it be past the plane of the bottom of the boat? I have it about flush with the bottom about half way up the side. I was thinking about mounting it right behind the motor near the plug because I have a "euro type transom" that is like a bracket.

Any guesses? I appreciate all I get! :usaflag
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aerialjc (12/2/2009)I just got a Furuno 582L from a friend that came with a transom mounted transducer (600watt). I can't seem to get it to work very well. I'm trying to figure out where I can mount it on the transom to get best performance. How far should it be past the plane of the bottom of the boat? I have it about flush with the bottom about half way up the side. I was thinking about mounting it right behind the motor near the plug because I have a "euro type transom" that is like a bracket.

Any guesses? I appreciate all I get! :usaflag
When I mounted mine the directions said in big letters "DO NOT PLACE NEAR THE MOTOR". Too much turbulence

=It said that it should be on the right if your propeller spins counter clockwise, and the left if your propeller spinsclockwise ( I think ). It said it should not be placed behind any ribs, rivets, or other turbulence causing things, and it should be at least 12 inches from my prop. I think my prop has a diameter of 6 inches so from the center of the prop to tip of blade is 3 inches, + 12 inches, is 15 inches MINIMUM to the right of my prop. It said to put it so the bottom corner is at least 1/4 inch above the bottom of the hull or something like that.

I tell you man it took my 5 minutes to wire it up and all afternoon to level the boat figure out where to put it, mount it, adjust it, etc. Your instruction manual should have some very specific instructions, and I would advise if you dont have it go the website and download it, as what works for mine probably won't work for your Furuno.
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Damn, X-Shark, I wanted to hear your take on it
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My answer was to put a tilted Element X-ducer in it.









If that was not possible, then read the instructions for a transom mount.



http://airmartechnology.com/uploads/.../17-247-03.pdf






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aerialjc (12/2/2009)I just got a Furuno 582L from a friend that came with a transom mounted transducer (600watt). I can't seem to get it to work very well. I'm trying to figure out where I can mount it on the transom to get best performance. How far should it be past the plane of the bottom of the boat? I have it about flush with the bottom about half way up the side. I was thinking about mounting it right behind the motor near the plug because I have a "euro type transom" that is like a bracket.

Any guesses? I appreciate all I get! :usaflag
When I mounted mine the directions said in big letters "DO NOT PLACE NEAR THE MOTOR". Too much turbulence

=It said that it should be on the right if your propeller spins counter clockwise, and the left if your propeller spinsclockwise ( I think ). It said it should not be placed behind any ribs, rivets, or other turbulence causing things, and it should be at least 12 inches from my prop. I think my prop has a diameter of 6 inches so from the center of the prop to tip of blade is 3 inches, + 12 inches, is 15 inches MINIMUM to the right of my prop. It said to put it so the bottom corner is at least 1/4 inch above the bottom of the hull or something like that.

I tell you man it took my 5 minutes to wire it up and all afternoon to level the boat figure out where to put it, mount it, adjust it, etc. Your instruction manual should have some very specific instructions, and I would advise if you dont have it go the website and download it, as what works for mine probably won't work for your Furuno.
x1 !

If you can have someone drive the boat, look over the transom while running and find the smoothest water runoff and start there.
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