How to Split Your Transducer to 2 separate Fish Finder Units
The first step to separating your transducer into two separate units is to level the unit. This will improve the depth measurements from both sides and improve 2D imaging. This is a basic troubleshooting step. More tips will be added in the future. hand held fish finders
The second step is to mount the transducer inside the boat. This position is great for larger boats because the transducer will be hidden from the outside. However, placing the transducer inside the boat can be difficult, so some choose to mount the unit on the hull of their boat.
You can also mount two transducers side-by-side. However, you should ensure that they are compatible and mounted properly. The transducers must be at the correct distance and orientation to work properly. Also, they cannot be mounted too close to each other.
If you’ve recently purchased a new fish finder, you should check it thoroughly after installation. Make sure it was properly installed by a reputable marine shop. I had issues with mine after the installation. Apparently, it was mounted behind the strake and the turbulence from the strake interfered with the operation.
You should also check the fish finder’s display for accurate information. A functioning fish finder will have a lit-up monitor screen that shows information about fish hotspots. The information on the screen should change as the boat moves through the water. If the information remains the same, it may be a sign of a malfunctioning transducer.
You should also make sure that the cable between the two units is long enough to reach both devices. If it’s too short, you can use an extension cable. It’s also important to make sure that the settings on the two units are compatible. Ideally, both units will have the same sensitivity, range, and color palette.
To mount the transducer, you should use 2-Part, Slow Cure Epoxy (or similar type). Avoid using any other type of adhesive, as these may damage the transducer. Also, make sure that the hull surfaces are clean and dry.
Transducers come in three different types: transom mount, through hull, and multibeam. The transom mount is the most common, and is the type of transducer included with most fish finders. They’re easy to install and require little to no modification to the vessel.
Transducers work by sending pulses into the water. The pulses bounce back from the transducer and are then interpreted by the processor. The processor then displays this information on the monitor. In general, the wider the cone, the more fish and structure can be detected. The frequency of the transducer will also affect the width and angle of the cone. Higher frequencies are generally used in shallower water and have narrow cones.
If you don’t want to buy a new fish finder, you can purchase one with a quick release mount. This feature makes it easy to remove the display if you need to travel. Aftermarket modifications are also available for fish finders.