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I have a 18ft aluminum Ranger and want to add a Lowarance elite 5 chirp to the ft. I have an Elite 7 chirp in the console. Question- should i install a second transducer to the rear or go with a trolling motor mount? Or is it possible to use one transducer for both? Thanks for any help

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If it were me I'd have one transducer on the tm and one on the back. If you do or want to do any vertical fishing over a school, having the transducer 18' away from you doesn't work very well. Also, it's not possible for these units to share a transducer.

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It's kinda pointless having a bow mount sonar with the transducer on the transom.  You're already past what is on the screen.

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I have a Ranger RT178 and I have a Lowrance HDS7 at the console with the transducer on the transom and I have a Maxxum at the bow with a Lowrance Elite 3x mounted to it.  It works good, I wish I would have gotten the Elite 4x (GPS + sonar) for the bow and not just the Elite 3x (sonar only).  Oh well

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I have the HDS-5 mounted in the console, a HDS-10 on a ball mount sitting beside the console and an HDS-7 on the bow.  The bow was running off the transducer in the TM until I took the Terrova off and put my MG back on, now it's on one mounted on the bottom of the MG.  The HDS-5 and 10 have their own transducers, plus I have the structure scan, so the back of my boat looks like somebody went crazy mounting transducers.  These are all networked together so I can see what's on anyone of them from any position. 

As others mentioned, I want to see what's under me, not what was under 20ft later.

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12 hours ago, Way2slow said:

I have the HDS-5 mounted in the console, a HDS-10 on a ball mount sitting beside the console and an HDS-7 on the bow.  

 

I have my 5 and 7 on the console and the 10 on the bow.

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