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    LSS2 What a transducer!

    Well I thought I would post a picture of the LSS2 transducer mounted on my Ranger. I debated for hours trying to decide the mounting location. So I just decide to mount it dead center on the transom. With the motor trimmed all the way down it clears by about an inch or so. Now I have to finish running the cables, wires, and mounting the unit. I guess my only concern now is when I come off pad will the transducer bracket allow the transducer to kick up.



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    I still can't get over the length of this ducer. What were they thinking?

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    That thing is stupid BIG!!!! It made me nervous just looking at it.

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    That is Big , wonder how easy it is to snap one , seems to me sticks out way to far. Thinking that now a days they would get better & smaller not bigger & better.

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    #5
    You would think that they would come up with a different bracket. That looks like the old LSS-1 bracket, why not make it longer for the whole transducer?

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    #6
    Takes out the need for a ladder on the back of the boat.

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    Stretch that is the old style bracket. I'm with you I would have thought that they would have made a longer bracket. I was kinda shock when I opened up the box and it had the old short bracket in it. I thought about mounting directly to the boat under the step but, I was concerned about angle adjustment. I was talking to one of my fabricators and I think I'm going to have him bulid me something different to better support the entire transducer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STRETCH1 View Post
    You would think that they would come up with a different bracket. That looks like the old LSS-1 bracket, why not make it longer for the whole transducer?

    Yes, its the same bracket as the LSS-1.. I asked the same question.. I was told the LSS-1 bracket had plenty support for the new LSS-2 transducer and the LSS-2 has plenty of backbone that it doesn't need along bracket support it.
    Jason Gilstrap / Lowrance Pro Staff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwacker View Post
    Takes out the need for a ladder on the back of the boat.
    just hope it dosen't get kicked up and you jump off the back of the boat!!!!!

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    After hearing from Jason I think I'll just leave it alone. Thanks Jason.

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    I'm currently looking to buy the LSS2, but until they come up with some better way to protect it, I think I'll wait. Does anyone have any better ways to mount this monster?

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    Gotfive I think with the size of the transducer (10.1") you are going to have it sticking out regardless of mounting location. The only other place to mount it would be directly under the step and not utilize the bracket. My concern with mounting it under the step was angle adjustment and the possiblitiy of breaking it if I roll over a stump. At least with the bracket it will kick up if you hit something. My other concern is with the motor trimmed down I'm curious if I'm going to pick up a little of the lower unit. If I do I can always trim it up a hair.

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    I was told the l bracket can be mounted to the jackplate with some tinkering. I got a 12 inch slidemaster so soon as I get this monstrous transducer mounted ill post some pics...


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    Looks like you have it in the best place possible. I'm sure I'm not the only one on the fence about buying one just for the mounting issues. Looks like Lowrance coulda thought this one out a little better. I think it's not going to be such a big hit in the bass boat world.

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    #15
    I have a 10 inch Bobs Plate and it will be just as protected as the LSS 1 was so I can't wait to get it mounted and try it out. Only thing is I now have a brand new LSS 1 to get rid of.

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    I also have a 10" Bobs plate. Are you saying it does fit on the bottom of the plate? I currently have a LSS1 mounted there. I plan on moving the LSS1 to the front.

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    #17
    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Gilstrap View Post
    Yes, its the same bracket as the LSS-1.. I asked the same question.. I was told the LSS-1 bracket had plenty support for the new LSS-2 transducer and the LSS-2 has plenty of backbone that it doesn't need along bracket support it.
    Jason is it true I heard that this long transducer is a result of the law suit between Lowrance and HB.
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    #18
    i put mine dead center as well , but on the step, in between the livewell pumps . . . as it turns out its about an inch shy of same depth as the pad . it should hold bottom for much longer than when installed on a jackplate, mine was way to high , i would have lost bottom on take off

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    This baby's a certain to win the "John Holmes" transducer award at I-cast!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Get stage fright trying to pee behind the boat

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