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Am I the only person to want a Fish finder with a trolling motor transducer together? Why can't i find a combo OR find a finder with no tranducer and I buy a trolling motor mountable transducer desperately? What am i doing wrong in my shopping? I have been looking at Helix 7 si or Elite 7ti but the elite total scan transducer is too big for trolling motor mount (thats a dumb design). 

 

So where can i by a Helix 7 si w/ troling motor transducer??

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Amazon has the elite 7 ti 2 for 599 that comes with the HDI transducer that will mount on a trolling motor. Doesn't have side imaging though. Only 2d and DI.

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Thanks, I want side imaging. But I feel like it should be as common to buy FF w/ TM mount as transom mounts. Just like bait caster and spinning reel options...or maybe im just crazy.

 

Also, for HB, why dont they just sell those combos?

 

Thanks again.

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You could look at Garmin.  The echomaps come with a transom mount and TM mount in the box.

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Yup Garmin. You can go from a transom ducer to a TM ducer in about 60 seconds and a few screws, and it all comes in one unit no need to exchange transducers and wait.

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Buy direct from the mfr's without a TD and purchase whatever TD you want.

Mounting large side scan TD's on a turning TM motor head isn't a popular option.

Tom

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2 hours ago, 12poundbass said:

Yup Garmin. You can go from a transom ducer to a TM ducer in about 60 seconds and a few screws, and it all comes in one unit no need to exchange transducers and wait.

I will echo this.  Adding that I am find with the down and side image returns from Garmin.  I don't use side much up front, but I have the option with no sacrifice... So why others don't make it easy I am not sure of... Maybe with Minnkota, they know some may opt for the motor with imaging built in.  

Side is helpful when you are running the boat from the front...

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4 hours ago, jaimeastin said:

I will echo this.  Adding that I am fine with the down and side image returns from Garmin.  I don't use side much up front, but I have the option with no sacrifice... So why others don't make it easy I am not sure of... Maybe with Minnkota, they know some may opt for the motor with imaging built in.  

Side is helpful when you are running the boat from the front...

 

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