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vex trough haul transducer

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I recently acquired my fathers boat and I want to install my vex fl18 in the bow any input on the vex through haul trans and can you put them in the front the boat has a false floor

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can you put them in the front the boat has a false floor

I assume you're hoping to do a shoot-through-hull mount, where the transducer is epoxied to the hull inside the boat.

You need to pick a location where the transducer is in contact with the hull and the hull is in contact with the water --- you need both of those things happening or you won't get a reading.

One other concern with mounting it is you need it flat (parallel) to the lake bottom --- and the front of most boats have slanted hulls.

The best/most popular location for a shoot-thru-hull mount is in the bilge right in front of the transom.

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A Vexilar TK kit for a bow mount trolling motor would be a better option for the bow. Even if you did get the shoot through the hull to mount correctly in the front, it would sufer from cavitation and not read on plain...so low speeds would be it's only range of use...so we are back to the trolling motor option again.

For the shoot through the hull application on an aluminum hull boat, the Vexilar Alumaducer kit in the rear sump area would be best plan.

You also could run the ducer and a Vexilar transducer extension cable to the front and add a Vexilar switch box to it so you can read it from the dash and the from when using the rear shoot through the hull mount. There are several option there too, depending on your needs.

The simplest plan for the bow..buy a Vexilar TK puck kit for the Fl-18..$79..everything you need is in the box to mount the unit and mount the puck ducer to the trolling motor.

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