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frozen toes

Mounting FL-8 to boat

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Just thought I would ask some help on mounting my FL-8SLT on my boat. I have an 82 PolarCraft flat.I would like to know the best place to mount it, and how to mount the transducer. Should I buy a new ducer, as I have the ice ducer now. Do people mount it to the trolling motor, or on the bottom of the transom? Any tips or info would be appreciated. I love the 8 for ice and think it would be just as good in open water.

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I switch my FL-8 from the portable battery to my boat every spring, you will want to buy a wider angle transducer, you can get them at most good equipment stores. I have mine mounted on my transom (sp) just like my graph.

Ole

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Frozen toes,
It all depends on where you are going to be fishing from and what you are going to use the flasher for. If you are going to jig from the front of your boat, mount it on the trolling motor. If you are going to use it for depth and trolling the transom would probably be best. You can use any 200 khz transducer and have a fish electronic outfit put the correct plug in. I would suggest a 20 or so degree. There is some 200 khz ducers for sale in the items for sale forum. Good luck.

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I have a FL 8 on my aluminum boat, I secured the 20 degree transducer with epoxy on the inside of the hull. I fish smaller rivers with depths 30' or less, but it works great and I don't have to worry about knocking off the 'ducer or tangling the cable.

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K.T.: That's pretty smart. Don't have to fart around with angle, depth of transducer vs hull, all that etc. Too bad the Lund we have at the lake has got a complete wooden/carpeted floor, or I'd try it.

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Frozen toes, Vexilar sells a kit for mounting your Vex in the boat, it comes with a new transducer.

Ole, do you ever get interference with the two transducers?

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Normally I don't run both at the same time so I guess I don't know, my gragh is an old Sitex paper unit, I've had for the last 18 years, I'm a little slow at getting into the new technology.

Ole

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I run both the FL 8 & Vexlar2, 3 tranducers at the same time. No problem.

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