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    Posted: 03 March 2012 at 6:43am
Hi all,
 
 I am hoping some of you can help with a couple of questions I have?
 
(1) I have an Eagle fish finder, where is the best place to fit the transducer on a 17ft willson flyer,
 
On my old cathedrul hull dory I had to make an extension bracket to allow the transducer to stay under the water  on the transom when under motor,
 
(2) I have a Mercury 65 hp Red Band outboard ready to fit onto the Willson flyer, I want to add a water pressure guage, but where do I fit the end on the outboard.
 
 Thanks for any help.
 
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eagle were exactly the same units as lowrance,transducer fitting here

http://www.lowrance.com/Support/Tips-and-Tutorials/Transducer-Guide/

(2) forget a water pressure gauge,,i think the pressure is minimal.
your best bet would be to adapt the tel tail so you can see it while motoring.
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Look and read the makers instructions, as long as the tranducer is not in the cavitation zone should be ok, if your not sure fix the ducer on a pole clamp it to the transom plug it up put the motor in gear see what comes up on the screen, then you can move it for the best setting when ok then fix it to your boat.
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It will most likely be a Skimmer type transducer, as long as the line around the transducer (where its molded together) is below the transome and the line is parralell to the hull, put it in the tunnel part of the chine, it will work fine, trust me, I have fitted hundreds of marine electronic units.
PM me if you have trouble and I will draw you a few diagrams, ok
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wapello that a good idea using a pole, I will try this.
 
Steve, I have PM'd you for the diagrams.
 
 Many thanks every one for your help.
 
 Rob
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