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Offline SirCranksalot

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Jerry rigging a boat transducer
« on: Mar 10, 2020, 08:16 AM »
There have been many diff versions posted to make a reg Xducer suitable for ice fishing. I did 1 myself a few years back but now I have a reg bullet type iceducer. There were some versions on here that were a bit more slick than mine but I can't find any right now.---e.g My friend just bought his first FF and i would like to pass on some suggestions to make the conversion. Any links or suggestions---thx
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Re: Jerry rigging a boat transducer
« Reply #1 on: Mar 10, 2020, 09:01 AM »
Seen some pictures of  IS members looping the transducer cable and then zip tie it to the transducers mount Ö getting the transducer to sit level..pretty EZPZ.
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Re: Jerry rigging a boat transducer
« Reply #2 on: Mar 10, 2020, 09:16 AM »
mine is mounted in the end of square aluminum tubing, saved from an old porch. I clamp it to transom and put a float on it for winter. a chunk of pipe insulation or swim noodle. could probably just use swim noodle along to float it in a hole tho.  could just sit the ducer in shallow hole of water next to fishing hole.
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Re: Jerry rigging a boat transducer
« Reply #3 on: Mar 10, 2020, 10:22 AM »
took the broken spool off an old trap, then mounted my ducer right where the spool went
easy to adjust to get the best reading
i use in the same hole
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Re: Jerry rigging a boat transducer
« Reply #4 on: Mar 10, 2020, 01:29 PM »
took the broken spool off an old trap, then mounted my ducer right where the spool went
easy to adjust to get the best reading
i use in the same hole
good luck :thumbsup:
Yup and you can stick a round bubble level to the top of the transducer to make leveling it easy.
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Re: Jerry rigging a boat transducer
« Reply #5 on: Mar 10, 2020, 02:34 PM »
Thx for the suggestions---I will pass them along to my bud. I am a bit puzzled by the 'trap' though. I assume you mean a tip-up. The tip-ups I have seen have the axis of the spool vertical so if you were to mount the xducer on that it would be shooting horizontally. I must be missing something here.
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Re: Jerry rigging a boat transducer
« Reply #6 on: Mar 10, 2020, 02:46 PM »
wooden cross style tip up  ;D

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Re: Jerry rigging a boat transducer
« Reply #7 on: Mar 10, 2020, 05:47 PM »
thx---now it makes sense. Have never seen those
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Re: Jerry rigging a boat transducer
« Reply #8 on: Mar 10, 2020, 07:00 PM »
the term jerry rig is anti jew

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Re: Jerry rigging a boat transducer
« Reply #9 on: Mar 10, 2020, 07:05 PM »
Is it really? I thought it originated in WW II when the Germans were referred to as Jerries but has lost any of that meaning since then.
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Re: Jerry rigging a boat transducer
« Reply #10 on: Mar 10, 2020, 08:12 PM »
I have always thought it was jury rigging and still do ;).
It seems to go from zero to hero all some have to do is lie.

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Re: Jerry rigging a boat transducer
« Reply #11 on: Mar 11, 2020, 04:30 PM »
From the internet....

Jury-rigged means something was assembled quickly with the materials on hand. Jerry-built means it was cheaply or poorly built. Jerry-rigged is a variant of jury-rigged, and it may have been influenced by  jerry-built. While some people consider it to be an incorrect version of jury-rigged, itís widely used, especially in everyday speech.

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Re: Jerry rigging a boat transducer
« Reply #12 on: Mar 11, 2020, 07:04 PM »
From the internet....

Jury-rigged means something was assembled quickly with the materials on hand. Jerry-built means it was cheaply or poorly built. Jerry-rigged is a variant of jury-rigged, and it may have been influenced by  jerry-built. While some people consider it to be an incorrect version of jury-rigged, itís widely used, especially in everyday speech.
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Re: Jerry rigging a boat transducer
« Reply #13 on: Mar 11, 2020, 07:07 PM »
a bit deeper on the origin of the term

"Jerry rigged" to refer to expedient work by the Germans in WWII

(In order to kill jews).

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Re: Jerry rigging a boat transducer
« Reply #14 on: Apr 02, 2020, 04:17 PM »
I've used 1/4 inch strips of aluminum drill spots and hook to regular bracket (boat) then on top drill holes in strips and use a aluminum rod that goes through the top holes and also makes a handle.

 



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