I am searching for a place inside my hull to glue-in (with epoxy) a pod transducer for a fish locator. (I want to graph the water column more than locate fish ... but anyway).
Iím not sure but, I believe my 2006 Nautique SV-211 came with a Faria transducer and depthsounder. I am adding a Lowrance PDT-WSU pod transducer 106-50. In spite of the Lowrnce model numbers, its operating frequency is 200 kHz frequency and its cone angle is 10 degrees.
Having researched older threads, it seems if I want a location where:
1 - the hulls is believed to stay in the water,
2 - the hull is relatively level (ie., within 10 degrees of dead rise or less), and
3 - the spot is not trailing behind anything producing turbulence or bubbles (eg., tracking fins, an intake, or other device).
I have no idea if I should be some distance apart from the stock from transducer or any other electrical equipment (I know on my fishing boat, the flourescent black light plays havoc with the fish locator. I run them on separate circuits to avoid the interference.)
Given the WW thread above, all the choice spots are already taken on my boat. In fact, I wish I could mount the new transducer where the mystery object is. However, I might just go to the opposite side of the boat.