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Im getting ready to update my graphs and i have decided on the hummingbird 1198. My question is does it come with everything i need to make a complete install? If i remember right on lowrances you have to buy the unit and then the package or some bs like that, didnt know if Hummingbird is the same way

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I have two of them.

The unit comes with everything to install it and use all the functions it has for a "Standard" installation world-wide.

The included transducer does all the functions.

A high performance fiberglass bass boat with a stepped transom is NOT a "Standard" application.

A pontoon boat is not a "Standard" one either.

If you do not have a "Standard" application, then there are accessories available to customize it to your craft.

Some like to use another mount system with the included gimbal mount such as the RAM mount.

Some like to use an aftermarket transducer mount for a more sturdy setup.

Some have to use an additional transducer for on-plane depth readings if the performance level and hull style are not suitable for a transom mounted transducer.

Some have to use a different Side Imaging transducer due to the hull style and rigging.

If you need direct assistance to set it up properly for your craft, email me a picture of your boat so I can see the right side of the transom and motor mount at a level that shows all of the transom including any step/s it may have.

purdum43@aol.com

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i won't be home until probably a week from now so i can't get you a pic right now. But the boat is a 1994 ranger comanche 492VS with a month old Mercury 225 Pro XS if that helps any.. I had a new Ranger Z521 that already had the graphs when i bought it but i just got a divorce and had to sell it grhhhh.. So now im just updating my old boat so i can use it for the next year or two until i get back on my feet.

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At a minumum, you will need to add a shoot-thru 83/200 kHz transducer (XP 9 20) and a AS SIDB Y cable to connect that and the Side Imaging transducer to the display.

You will also need a RAM mount, The unit is too big to just mount on any surface near the console.

The RAM model is RAM-D-111U

Is the motor on a jackplate?

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I looked up that model Ranger and you have one of "those" type transoms.

Some prefer to use a thru-hull SI transducer under the transom extension. That takes a 1"+ hole through the transom for mounting. You can exchange the supplied transducer through Humminbird's exchange program by calling them.

The thru-hull transducer model is XPTH 9 HDSI 180 T and you will still need the shoot-thru 2D transducer for on-plane depth readings.

You are waaaayyyyy away from a "Standard" application.

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crapppp.. well would suggest going ahead with it or do you think its to much trouble.. btw i really appreciate all your help

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could you send me the same message wayne? i am wondering the same thing since i have an almost identical boat. 97' 492vs comanche

thanks, matt.

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