Switched to Lowrance graphs this spring and need to mount the new AI 3 in 1 ducer. When they initially mounted the HB HDSI ducer, they installed it below the retractable step. So, installing the new ducer in the old spot won’t work as the step will hit the longer ducer. Also, never been impressed with the performance of the glassed in HB 2D ducer.
My question is for those running the longer Lowrance ducers for 2D while on plane. The boat has a glassed in lowrance 2d ducer, but not sure if it would perform better than the disappointing HB ducer.
Currently thinking of mounting the 3 in 1 between the 1st and 2nd strake on the driver’s side at waterline when on plane. Good idea? Don’t do it? Move it one way or the other? Run the glassed in ducer? Fully aware that it could get hit, but I want optimal 2D when on plane and at rest, but the glassed in ducer lost bottom and had to have sensitivity cranked to function decently.
Ducer board is on order.