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In-hull mouting Vexilar flasher?

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Hello, I was just wondering if any of you have a Vexilar that the transducer is mounted in the hull of your boat? I was wondering if you would suggest that is should do it in my 12ft Seaking? here is the method http://www.vexilar.com/tips/tip3.html please tell me what you think

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Do a "search". I recall someone had a great idea of mounting a pvc pipe on the inside of hull. Your transducer then sits inside the pvc tube with water in it, I think. So your transducer isn't permantenetly "glued" to the hull.

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Wow, that's interesting. I have a "typical" Vexilar tranducer that mounts to the rear of my boat, but it doesn't work well at high speeds.

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Hey slick, Get a piece of 1 1/2" pvc pipe about 1/4"longer than transducer, silicone the tube to the hull, do this in a place that wont get kicked or bumped as the silicone wont take much abuse. dont get any inside the tube on the hull. let it dry good dont be in a hurry (I tried) then when you want to use it, put some water in the tube and put the ducer in. On a hot day in the sun you might need to add some now and then.
Good luck talk to ya soon!

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Your transducer needs to be adjusted. A wedge style trans should have the front tip about 1/8" below the bottom of the boat. And should angle down at about 5 deg. Make sure that it isnt behind a full row of rivets or a strake on the hull.
You may have to move a little more but your high speed reading should improve.

Rob

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Thanks for all the help guys! Now i just need the vexilar. :> Well everyone have a great opener.

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Your boat is a glass boat right Slick?

With the method you described that you plan on loading and unloading your boat I still think the in hull option will be your best and safest way to go.

That Pro-Pack Deluxe I told you about is a great buy and I may be able to get you one very reasonable too. We can chat on that by email if you wish?

BE.....><,,>

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I have tried different things with the transducer to make it work at high speeds, but the shape of the unit is what's wrong. The ducer is square shaped with sharp edges and if it is too low, it drags in the water. I will have to try swiveling the rear end of the unit downward and see if it works.

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after i buy the vexilar in june im going to do this, i will post back and let you know how it works.

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Minneman, you should aks a fee for your "patented" idea. wink.gif That was one heck of a good one. I have a Zercom recently bought and have same problem. Your idea IS GREAT !!!!

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Valv,
I reread my Bottom Line owners manual and this PVC idea was in there. So, I think it means minnman is the only one to read the owners manual.

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Hey Dave, we are Man....we don't read manuals !!! wink.gif We figure it out ourselves !!! At least that's what my wife says abut me, since the first thing that ends up in the garbage is the manual....2 days later I am crying for help grin.gif

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I know the feeling.....*as I look at da wife*
"I know how to work the thing DEAR, just leave me alone" *as I turn every knob and push every button* smile.gif

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Hey Im just like you all, the manual is to look at the pictures right? But the idea actually came to me when i was building my own style of (blue box) for the vex. and I needed a place to put the ducer, the pvc worked perfect, then summer came and needed to get it in the boat,whoda thunk anyone else would want to know?! My brains always thinking and if Im lucky some day...$$$. Hope it works for ya!

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Pictures? There's pictures in the manuals?! I'll be dang, I never would've known. Thanks for the tip minneman. wink.gif

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Dave, I have a manual right here with many pictures, the center page folds down and has a VERY interesting picture....it's got nice body parts, very nice.... wink.gif

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But Valv, how are the instructions? Are the clear enough to understand? smile.gif Oh yea, a picture is worth a thousand words.

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I just bought a vex propack this winter. Are you guys talking about using the same transducer that you use for ice fishing? That would be cool so I wouldn't have to buy another trans. Do you have to adjust anything to get a good signal?
Tully

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