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Transducer Mounting Tidewater 2200 Carolina Bay

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Transducer Mounting Completed

Finding transducer mounting pictures for the Tidewater 2200 Carolina Bay was next to impossible. After looking all over for some ideas from people that had already mounted them on the 2200 Carolina Bay, I gave up. I finally got them mounted, and wanted to take the time to share these photos so if anyone else starts the process of adding their transducers, at least they will have some examples of places to mount that work.

I went with a Lowrance HDS9 with the 83/200 and LSS-2 StructureScan HD transducers. The Lowrance was flush mounted in the console and it fit perfectly. The location of the smaller 83/200 was the easier of the two transducers to decide where to mount. The LSS-2 StructureScan was a lot harder for me to decide as there were several options. They make a mount that helps you mount directly to the backplate, but I wanted it a little lower in the water column so that it was in the water even at a higher speed. I decided to still mount under the backplate to offer protection from above, and from backing up. At 11″ it sticks out quite a bit, but with the motor down it will be protected when backing. It also gives it the ability to still pop up if it does happen to hit something. This is an expensive transducer, so it needs the protection.

Both transducers are close enough to one another to give good results and should last for many productive years on the water! I hope this helps anyone out there with the same questions I had!

 


4 Comments

  1. Adam Burghdoff
    Adam Burghdoff

    This is a very old post, but I am very curious as to how these placements are holding up for you. Are you having any issues with interference? Would you do it differently now that you’ve had this setup for a little over a year?

    September 26, 2017
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    • Kingfish
      Kingfish

      It has been great. I get a little from the motor on the down and side scan one but trim it up a bit on the interference goes away. All good on the regular one.

      September 26, 2017
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      • Adam Burghdoff
        Adam Burghdoff

        I just realized you have a jack plate – would the large ducer fit if the jack plate wasn’t there to push the motor back 6-8″?

        October 9, 2017
      • Kingfish
        Kingfish

        No, they make a flat mount that you can buy to mount it on under side of the shelf. I think it’s transducer saver that makes them.

        October 9, 2017

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