How do You Mount a Transducer on a Trolling Motor

8 step to Mount a Transducer on a Trolling Motor

Step 1:

You need to purchase a transducer that is designed for trolling motor. Hummingbird Puck transducers are designed for trolling motor. If you are confused about what to buy, Hummingbird Puck is the safest choice. But if you already own a skimmer type transducer, that can work on a trolling motor as well.

Step 2:

The best location to mount the transducer is directly behind the fin of your trolling motor. You need to mount it towards the bottom.

Step 3:

Puck transducers have a slot for a hose clamp. You need to clamp the transducer with hose clamps around the trolling motor. Make sure to use stainless steel hose clamps.

As the clamps will stay underwater most of the time. If you are working with a skimmer transducer, you need to screw the mounting bracket to the transom. They don't support hose clamps. The package will include a mounting plate.

Step 4:

You need to manage your cables so they don't entangle them. Route the transducer cable around the trolling motor housing. Then take out a nylon wire tie and tie the transducer cable at the bottom of the trolling motor shaft.

Step 5:

Don't let go of the transducer cable. Use a nylon wire tie every 4 to 6 inches. If your trolling motor is a bow mount then don't forget to allow enough slack in the cable. This will help with depth adjustment. If you are using a transom mount then you don't need to provide any slacks.

Step 6:

Finish clamping the transducer wire at the top of the shaft. Then connect the cable to the fish finder. 

Step 7:

Use a pair of scissors or sharp knife to cut off the excess nylon wire tie.

Step 8:

There should be a plug on the end of the transducer cable. This will directly plug into the fish finder. You don't need to hack and slash anything. You will be needing some tools to help you in the process.

Transducer Hose clamp, Nylon wire ties, Screwdriver Knife, or a pair of scissors. See, that wasn't hard, was it? Hope you now know how to mount the transducer.

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