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!