Transom Mounted Transducer on 262 Captiva

EzgoinEzgoin Southeast Washington StatePosts: 80Member ✭✭
I'm looking to install a Garmin transom mounted transducer on my 2005 262 BR.  The transducer says not intended for use with a stepped hull.  I assume the 262 is a stepped hull.  Has anyone  with a 262 or similar style hull done this successfully?  If so, where did you mount the transducer?

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  • MarkBMarkB OntarioPosts: 3,037Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    This is where mine is mounted on my 260EC. It works fine.

    transducer install photo Transducer_zps4d097e9djpg

    Boat Name: King Kong

    "Boat + Water = Fun"

  • EzgoinEzgoin Southeast Washington StatePosts: 80Member ✭✭
    Wow, that is pretty close to the prop. I thought I read that was a no no! Interesting! Thanks!
  • EzgoinEzgoin Southeast Washington StatePosts: 80Member ✭✭
    Is that a stepped hull design?  My 262 seems to have much more agressive contours.
  • MarkBMarkB OntarioPosts: 3,037Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    The boat has chines if that is what you are talking about.

    Boat Name: King Kong

    "Boat + Water = Fun"

  • EzgoinEzgoin Southeast Washington StatePosts: 80Member ✭✭
    Got it installed just to the port side of the drive unit. Works beautifully!
  • howardramshowardrams Fairport Harbor, OHPosts: 217Member ✭✭✭
    To me the stepped hulls are the type that run across the width of a hull, such as old hydroplane or jet boats.  Chines running the length of the hull should not adversely affect a transducer.  Mine is located where Mark B's picture shows, but sometimes I wish it was through the hull like my old Rinker.  I guess the transom mount is more accurate but seems vulnerable to damage when boat gets stored or moved.
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