Where do you put the depth finder on a pontoon boat?
The best place to install the fish finder’s transducer is usually on the starboard (right) side of the pontoon boat. This is because you want to make sure that you have enough cord length to run from the transducer to the fish finder monitor on your console, which is typically to the right-hand side of the boat.
Does a depth finder measure from bottom of boat?
Depth sounders can measure how much water there is under your boat. But maybe it measures from your transducer, waterline or even under the keel or propeller.
How can you tell how deep the water is?
The most reliable method of obtaining the depth to the water table at any given time is to measure the water level in a shallow well with a tape. If no wells are available, surface geophysical methods can sometimes be used, depending on surface accessibility for placing electric or acoustic probes.
Where can I find Depth gauges for my Boat?
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How does a pontoon boat depth finder work?
The technology of Sonar is used in the depth finders to make it function properly. Transducer sends and receives the waves and collects the data from the water depth. The information is then displayed on the monitor screen. The location of transducer varies from one boat to other. Many pontoon boats are placed on the bottom or back of the pontoon.
What is the optimal length of the wire for pontoons?
If the livewell pump is present, it is essential to keep it farther away from the wires to avoid signal distortion. The optimal length of the wire for maximum number of pontoons is 20” (5.7meters).
What boat gauges are available at Great Lakes skipper?
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