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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:32 pm 
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Will the transducer for the Garmin Striker Plus 4cv fit in the hobie outback lowrance ready pocket? It uses the CV20-TM transducer.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:31 pm 
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I have the compass and just installed same garmin transducer... it will not mount to the brackets.
I had to cut them down and the transducer hangs somewhat loose but well protected.... and surrounded with water I feel the quality of image is pretty good.
see my post on compass and garmin fishfinder few weeks ago


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:23 am 
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RosevilleHobie wrote:
I have the compass and just installed same garmin transducer... it will not mount to the brackets.
I had to cut them down and the transducer hangs somewhat loose but well protected.... and surrounded with water I feel the quality of image is pretty good.
see my post on compass and garmin fishfinder few weeks ago


Thanks RosevilleHobie. Bugger, I saw your post and pics. I don't like the idea of it sticking out. Guess I'll think of another fish finder.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:53 am 
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It actually does not stick out of you saw off the plastic structure inside of the transducer plate. I used a Dremel for that.
Works fine for me. Its not exposed and wont get damaged.

The standard striker 4 will fit. There is video on how someone installed the corresponding transducer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dY5iftLmY74&t=465s


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:19 pm 
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Ah, ok. How are you keeping the transducer in place? Some sort of glue or goop?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:05 pm 
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actually I was planning to apply some good amount of duct seal to hold it in place.... but tried it first to just sit on it loosely.
I find the sonar picture just fine. I think as long as its surrounded by water and not any air trapped its just fine if it moves a bit.
I think in end the whole kayak moves anyways and whether the transducer moves a bit... the sonar scanning happens darn quickly.
So, I dont get any distorted pictures and can see the fish arches very clearly.
Not too impressed with the clearVu though.... shows structure but don't expect to see any fish. I think quality is not same as the downscan developed by the more expensive brands.


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