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New Transducer placement for War Eagle Predator


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By Ray - Posted on 03 August 2010

As some of you have heard me say I have had some issues getting my Humminbird 1197 si to read clearly out of both sides while side imaging at speeds over 4 MPH. The issue had nothing to do with the Humminbird unit but the air bubbles produced by the boat were interfering with the signal.
So here is what I am doing to correct it. I will be placing a transducer on both the port and starboard side of my transom. The splitter cable from Humminbird will allow me to get my left side image from the left transducer and the right side image from the right transducer. This will do away with the issue the turbulence coming from the center of the boat was causing. Here is a picture of the configuration.
Let me know if you have further questions about this configuration.

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What's this going to set you back just in case I want to set mine up like this? Will this set up require the 3rd transducer? Down view?

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What's this going to set you back just in case I want to set mine up like this? Will this set up require the 3rd transducer? Down view?

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You will need one extra side imaging transducer which cost about $175.00 and the splitter cable that cost about $25.00 so $200 total. The down imaging and everything except the side image will still come from the primary transducer you already have installed. It is expensive but here is a thought. If you are fishing and break a transducer you can remove the splitter cable plug the remaining transducer in direct and be back in business. I like having an extra transducer anyway for this reason so it was no so bad.

Ray

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i just ordered my predator w/ a 998 on the transom. am i going to have the same issue? dw

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This is the splitter cable. Humminbird® SI/DualBeam Transduceri Signal Splitter Cable - Model AS SIDB Y http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_... Here is the transducer XHS 9 HDSI 180 T

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