Elite 9 Ti2

 Hi All,

 

I have an Elite 9 Ti2 with the active scan 3-1 transducer installed on a Haines Hunter V17 and am unable to read the bottom when travelling above about 16 to 17 knots.  I have been in contact with the Lowrance technicians (APAC) who have mad a few suggestions about moving positions but so far nothing has worked.  There latest comment is that basically it might not work on a deep vee hull which would have been nice to know before I forked out my hard earned.  

 

My questions is has anyone on this forum had any luck setting up active scan transducers to read the bottom above 17knots and if so could you share some pics of the set up.

 

Cheers

Toby


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LOwrance Elite Ti

Mon, 2019-07-15 17:53

I have a Ti7 with I assume the same totalscan transducer as you.  Mine is absolutely hopeless at an speed, and I have tried many different positions on the transom.  I have cutting board mounted on the transom so I don't have to worry about drilling holes through the hull.  What I do have that works exeptionally well is a 50/200 Lowrance transom transducer siliconed into the inside of the hull and firing through the hull which is solid glass.  This transducer is compatible with the Elite Ti, just select it from the menu, though you will need a conversion cable for about $60.  I can read at any speed, at least up to 30+knots, though if it is rough and air gets under the hull the signal breaks up, but then I am p[robably going too fast.  I compare the two readings side by side from the Ti transducer and the 50/200 and they are identical at rest.  I can't see any advantage in the total scan transducer.

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Also have the 7Ti. Tried

Mon, 2019-07-15 18:50

Also have the 7Ti. Tried moving it around, tilting forward and back with no luck at speed.

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 Active 3 in 1 on a Carbon 12

Mon, 2019-07-15 20:15

 Active 3 in 1 on a Carbon 12 and side scan in 32m at 12 knots and picking up sand ripples on the bottom.

Down scan at 20plus no issues

Hull mounted on the keel line.

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 I have had some good replys

Tue, 2019-07-16 09:32

 I have had some good replys on the old school haines boat FB page suggesting I lower the transducer so that the seam line is inline with the bottom of the boat.  This goes against the Lowrance advice but so far they have not been very helpful and so I am going to give it a go.  I would attach a photo but I am not sure how to.

 

 

There were also a few suggestions of gluing the transducer to the bottom of the hull with Marine sika.  Anyone done that before?

 

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P66 are the go for speed  

Tue, 2019-07-30 15:57

P66 are the go for speed