March 15, 2007 at 12:41pm
I am going to mount a depth finder on the front deck on my boat, what is the easiest/best way to do it? I have seen people route the transducer cable down the shaft of the trolling motor, mount it up towards the bow in the bottom of the boat and run it to the transom. It seems like the easiest would be to clamp it on the trolling motor but fishing Toledo Bend and other stumpy lakes as well as the gulf, it seems like it could get knocked off by stumps or oyster beds. Has anyone had any problems with this? I'd like that set up as it give you accurate water temps as well which you can't get with the transducer in the hull. As for mounting it in the hull towards the transom, I've heard of a putty like compound that you mix and stick to the bottom of the boat and set the transducer in that works well.... anyone familiar with this??