I'm new to owning a boat and don't know much about the electronics side. I purchased a Hummingbird 581i HD down imaging unit. I was going to mount it on the bow but a co-worker said I should mount it on the transom for a few reasons:
1) Generally, you will idle around looking for underwater images with your outboard
2) Down imaging works best on the move
3) Obviously you can't run the outboard with the trolling motor in the water
I was originally thinking bow mount so I could monitor the spots I was fishing with the trolling motor after I picked them out on a topo map. Now he's got me thinking I should motor along looking with a transom mount.
Tell me what you guys think. I would appreciate the input.