What transducer installation options are available?
Most Humminbird units come with everything necessary for installation and operation on most boats. (The exception to this would be products marked "CHO", which stands for "Control Head Only".) If a transom-mount transducer will not work for you, there are several options that may be more suitable.
Inboard boats, wood or metal hulls, and sail boats create unique transducer mounting needs. Alternate transducers and mounting methods are detailed below.
Trolling Motor Mounting: The standard transducer can also be adapted to mount on most trolling motors using a different accessory kit. This accessory includes a bracket and hose clamp that allows mounting the transducer to the body of most trolling motors.
Portable Mounting: The standard transducer can be adapted for portable installations with a portable mounting kit available from Humminbird. This accessory adapts your transducer to a suction cup mount for temporary installation on the boat hull or other surface.
In-Hull Mounting: In-hull transducers are recommended to be installed inside of a single layer fiberglass hull. These transducers come with an installation kit containing a two-part slow cure epoxy.
Thru-Hull Mounting: Thru-hull transducers install through a hole drilled in the hull of the boat. Larger boats or boats with inboard motors create turbulence that make transom mounting ineffective. Also, hulls that are very thick or are double layered, or made from materials such as wood or metal, (which do not conduct sonar signals) make inside the hull mounting inadvisable. We have thru-hull transducers available in metal and plastic.
Visit our article on our transducer exchange program for other transducer possibilities depending on your boat's needs.