The FishPod 5x will shoot through solid fiberglass or aluminum boat hulls. You can achieve this by simply setting the FishPod in the bilge or transom area of your vessel. It needs to have a small amount of water to act as the binder for the sonar signal to transmit.
Choose a Location
- Where the fiberglass is SOLID (no air bubbles are trapped in the fiberglass resin) and where no coring, flotation material, or dead air space is sandwiched between the inside skin and outer
skin of the hull.
- Where the hull below the transducer will be in contact with the water at all times.
- Where the water flowing under the hull is smoothest with a minimum of bubbles and turbulence (especially at high speeds). Do not mount the transducer in line with or near water intake or discharge openings; or behind strakes, fittings, or hull irregularities that will disturb the water flow.
- Where the transducer beam will not be blocked by the keel or propeller shaft(s).
- Away from interference caused by power and radiation sources such as: the propeller(s) and shaft(s), other machinery, other echosounders, and other cables. The lower the noise level, the higher the echosounder gain setting that can be used.
If you cannot obtain accurate depth readings while testing the installation as per the first steps below, then your hull is not glue-in compatible and you will need to either float the FishPod behind the vessel or utilize one of our other mounting options .