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    LSS strcture scan transducer mounting suggestion on 2012 bass tracker txw

    Just bought a structure scan module for hds on console. I have an idea what I wanna do. Before I install the lss-1 transducer to the transom, I would like feed back from anyone who has experienced this mounting procedure on a bass tracker txw. I would greatly appreciate your help and knowledge. On this attached photo is where my 2D sonar transducer is currently located. I want to move my 2D over a bit to the left to make room for my LSS-1 towards the right. Would the 2D sonar and the Lss-1 being close together affect the performance of both transducers? It would be approximately 4" to 5" apart center to center with the Lss-1 a tad lower than the 2D. Im just worried they would be close and the overlay not working properly. Pro-Team-175-TXW_img20995_9001.JPG306669_3887076219901_164837267_n.jpg

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    Im a humminbird guy but if the lss1 ducer is like the humminbird it has to have a clear unobstructed view to the left and right. Either on of the places you choose there i would think it would be looking straight into the 2d ducer on the left and cause interference. Thats just me like i said not totally sure with lowrance. Unless you are planning on mounting it significantly lower then the 2d ducer to have a clear left and right view.....

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    Made a decision and this is where I mounted the lss-1 transducer. Its a little over 12" from the 2d sonar. Not to concerned for the overlay. See how it works this sping 2013.2012-12-02_23-42-30_353.jpg2012-12-02_23-46-11_177.jpg2012-12-02_23-44-35_728.jpg2012-12-02_23-50-01_979.jpg2012-12-02_23-51-27_439.jpg

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    Thats a nice install. I think your signal and images should be ok but that ducer sticks out there aways. I didnt realize they were that big. Is that mounting bracket pretty sturdy? I would hate for it to get shoved around from all the water that moves around back there

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    I would have put the lss above the step. And use your skimmer ducer for reading when on plane. I had my hdsi ducer where you have the lss. I busted a few mounts by hitting things in the water. At the price of them things I would try to keep it safe.
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    I agree. Thata mounted a lil bit too low. I would be worried about it busting off too. The point with those is to mount them higher so they less volnerable. I have a jack plate so mine is mounted there. You can see pics of the installation on the 898 si on tracker 175 thread here in the tin boats page if you would like to compare?....

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    Hi thx for your inputs. The bracket is sturdy by bolts on the inside and yet able to kick up. If this rips off it will take aluminum with it, maybe my transom to ;) JK.. I wish I had a Jack plate, maybe later when I repower. I'm not to worried about it getting hit. I don't take my boat in places that I could possibly bang into something. I don't fish in shallow water often. I will fish off land if that's the case. I like to jig for bass in deep structure. This setup will do great for me, for the time being. If i destroy the ducer I will buy another one if need be. I need to test it, experiment to see what can be the best operable application. I have reasons to believe this location will be the best performance of the ducer. If it gets bumped I will loosen it up and move it up another inch. The lss-1 is a 1/2 inch up from the bottom seam already. Its hard to tell in the photos. I will move it up to the step if it gets pounded again on a third smack. I wont use the bracket and screw it right to the bottom of the step. In that location it may get feed back from my lower unit etc.... Thats why I'm going to try it this way for now. If I hit something the lss-1 will kick up, I tested that with my foot already. So far my 2d transducer has no marks. I will let everyone know how it went come spring :) More likely I will end up putting it on the bottom part of the step and using the image flipping option on the hds unit. Thanks guys. 2012-12-02_23-45-39_456nbmmm.jpg2012-12-02_23-46-11_177111.jpg2012-12-08_08-26-44_69.jpg2012-12-02_23-54-15_691.jpg
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    I think installing the ducer under that step is a good idea. I hate the stock brackets they are to weak IMO. You have good clean install tho. I thought about mounting my humminbird with a thru hull style in the step there but ended up making the jack plate bracket. Have you tried it out yet? How you like the imaging?

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    If you ever re power to an opti or something and install a jack plate heres how i mounted my humminbird si ducer for my 898 si and it works great. Just throwing it out there. Looks like you have all the bases covered on your lss1 already tho. Happy imaging
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    I really like the lowrance stickers on the top rails on the bow Thats a sharp looking rig!

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    I treat my boat like my 4x4 truck and never had a problem with where I mounted mine...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimfc3 View Post
    I treat my boat like my 4x4 truck and never had a problem with where I mounted mine...

    With your 2D ducer that high does it read depth at speed?

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    Your 2d ducer wont read at wot/plane if its mounted that high on the jack plate. Keep the 2d low with a kick up feature from Transducer shield and saver. I decided to get one for the lss-1 ducer. I like how you mounted your structure scan ducer. I'm going to do that for the lss-2 ducer when I get it.
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    +1. The 2D tranducer has to be lower to stay in contact with the water to maintain the depth reading. Jimfc has his 2D transducer where i have my HDSI transducer mounted and i lose signal as soon ad i take off.

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    So what do you tin guys do to read depth on plane? Im having the same problem Look at this thread and maybe you can give me an answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocket man View Post
    So what do you tin guys do to read depth on plane? Im having the same problem Look at this thread and maybe you can give me an answer.
    LSS 2 MOUNTING AND 2D PLEASE HELP
    I have never had on plane deptg readings in mine. I most likely will within the next few months since i will be running a y cable to 2 transducers. The HDSI mounted on the jp for imaging at idle and the 2D transom mount mounted below the step for on plane readings. But im running a humminbird setup. For your lowrance you have to run the 2D transducer and the LSS Transducer anyway so just mount the skimmer so it is skimming the water at all speed so you will have on plane depth readings. Look at the above pics wilds posted here where his 2d skimmer is located. He has on plane depth readings with that setup.

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    The problem Iam having is getting the LSS 2 lower than the 2D, it gets to 1/2in. from bottom. I would like to see it higher, at least an inch. Does anyone know how it would effect the image if the Lss was higher than the 2D

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocket man View Post
    The problem Iam having is getting the LSS 2 lower than the 2D, it gets to 1/2in. from bottom. I would like to see it higher, at least an inch. Does anyone know how it would effect the image if the Lss was higher than the 2D
    The LSS transducer and 2D transducer do different functions and are not related to each other unless you use the overlay setting. Height difference is not an issue. The distance apart horizontally will affect the overlay matching up.
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    I was told that the Lss has to be lower than the 2D. That the 2d ducer would block the image of the lss. Is it not that critical that I can get away with the lss higher that the 2D, Say 1in. at a foot to the side. Im in the process of making a mount that will be adjustable for 1 1/4 in. I will post pics tomorrow eve.

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