Side imaging transducer

4/3/16 @ 4:44 PM
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dickb
dickb
MEMBER since 9/11/12
I purchased a Helix 9 and am ready to install the unit. I have an Alumacraft Classic 165 with a 50 hp Yamaha tiller. Looks like when I hold the transducer in place with the motor fully down the motor will block some of the side imaging to the left. If I tilt the motor up a little it looks like it will clear it. I didn't realize this could be an issue. Does anyone have any experience with this situation.Jack plates probably could be a solution but I didn't plan on that. Thanks for any input.
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4/7/16 @ 12:43 PM
Tim Zwieg
Zwiegs
USER since 1/10/12
trim the motor up and go slow, side imaging will not ready past 4-5 MPH

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4/4/16 @ 5:47 PM
dickb
dickb
MEMBER since 9/11/12
Appreciate all the input , I'll trim the motor up a little and that should work fine.

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4/4/16 @ 5:45 PM
dickb
dickb
MEMBER since 9/11/12
Thanks for your input , seems reasonable to me

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4/3/16 @ 9:00 PM
Brad Durick
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USER since 3/31/16
I don't have to deal with it on my catfish boat but my walleye boat it has some issue with the motor being in the way. So far just raising up the motor a bit has been the answer. I think if I were to move it again I would put the ducer closer to the motor to try to shoot around it better. That might not be the answer but looking at it, it seems like a solution.

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4/3/16 @ 6:57 PM
Major Mark
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MEMBER since 5/20/05
these sites have a huge wealth of info on side imaging.

http://forums.sideimagingsoft.com/

http://bb.sideimageforums.com/index.php?sid=0daede50062821acc1842755d312c97b

huge video library created by one of the leading knowledges for many things you'll want to know about about Humminbirds & side imaging, Doug Vahrenburg http://www.dougvahrenberg.com/Videos.html

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4/3/16 @ 6:52 PM
Major Mark
Major Mark
MEMBER since 5/20/05
your best side images will generally a 3mph or slower. The side imaging isn't designed to be used at high speeds, and in fact most of us install a secondary ducer for sonar/depth readings at higher speeds. At optimum side imaging speeds, trimming up your outboard slightly to get signal clearance shouldn't be an issue.

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