Sully Transducer Brackets for Outboard Motors
perfect solution for stepped transom
I bought the pontoon/thick hull version because my 17 foot bowrider has a stepped hull and transom and a general shape that made installation of the transducer a problem.
I was able to install the bracket at the edge of the outboard well and had NO HOLEs in my transom and still placed the transducer in the optimal postion. I could not have mounted at all without this bracket.
I ran the cables inside and through the cable boot for the outboard... again no holes.
I am going add a dap of marine sealant as a cushion against the sharp edges so the cable won't be cut from vibration. A rubber pad in the back( or sealant blob# to ensure it does not scratch the transom might be suggested.
I did find it best to drill and countersink the plate to mount the trasducer. # SS screws and nuts)
October 3, 2013
Solid Bracket, But...
I thought this bracket was kind of pricey, but once I opened the box, I saw that it was made of heavy guage aluminum. Once mounted on my boat, it seems rock solid. However, as some others have noted, the instructions were very poor. A drawing of the completed product does not necessarily show you HOW it is assembled. "Loosen nuts (D) at the top of the section (C)." - there were no nuts to loosen. Also, watch out for the sharp edges. The carriage bolts enclosed were too short to fit my Humminbird transducer mounting bracket, meaning another trip to the hardware store. Certainly a lot of opportunities for improvement with this product.
March 4, 2013
marginal to very good
After purchasing this unit and assembling it imagine my surprise when I couldn't mount the transducer to it. I have an older Fish ID II unit with the suction cup mount. I found that I needed a Transom mount for the transducer to mount to the bracket. Needless to say, BASSPRO does not carry just the mount. After two weeks of looking I finally managed to find a supplier who could get the mount. I'm presently awaiting receipt of it. I' m disappointed that no mention was made of the need to purchase additional parts in order to use this unit that I'm sure will do what I want it to finally.
July 8, 2007
For those that are reluctant to drill holes in your hull to mount a transducer, this is a great solution. It also enables you to remove your transducer - at least to get it out of sight when storing with a cover for instance.
The assembly instructions are vague at best! Good thing there is a picture to refer to. I've purchsed two of these units in as many years - for different boats - and I cannot understand why they don't include STAINLESS nuts, carriage bolts, and lock washers for mounting the transducer itself. (The VERY parts that SHOULD be stainless!) If not for the perplexing instructions and rusprone hardware, this would be a 5 star for sure!
November 2, 2014