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DogBone for Mounting Transducer

Discussion in 'Product and Technical Support' started by sethmac, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. sethmac

    sethmac New Member

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    Been trying to find a good solution for mounting a transducer for a Humminbird 798CI to my Commander 120. Thought about a rear mount, but I think I want something that is less permanent and can be moved should I get shallow. I took a look at the Liberator deployment arm, but just didn't have a good feeling about its durability. Then I came across the pictures Chad posted below:

    I think I would love to use the Dog Bone to mount the transducer, but my question are:
    1. What is the best way to attach the transducer to the dog bone?
    2. Is the Dog Bone long enough to get the transducer below the hull to allow for side imaging?
    dogbone1.jpg
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    Thanks for the help!
    Seth
     
  2. Lt.FireDog

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    Looks like that's a SI transducer pictured and the DogBone looks to be a 1" ball on one end (w/a 1.5" to 1" reducer/connecting it to a 1.5 Screwball) and threaded (female) on the other.
     
  3. sethmac

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    I'm not too familiar with the holding strength of a 1" ram ball, but do you think it would be sufficient to use all 1" ram attachments for this setup?
     
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    If Hoover was involved with the install (I think it's Marty Mood's PA), I'm sure the 1" ball is sufficient for the project.
     
  5. Juan Veruete

    Juan Veruete New Member

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    I think the 1" ball will work. Just be sure to keep things "tight" if you banging about in the rock etc while paddling.
     
  6. sethmac

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    Thanks for the tip...hopefully this will continue to meet my needs, but I know where to go if it doesn't.
     
  9. Hammerhead

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    Seth that is a very nice install. Nice job.
     

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