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FAQ: Suggested Transducer Locations
The following list of suggested transducer locations is to be used as a guideline. Where possible, Grady White recommends using shoot through style transducers. There are two exceptions to this as seen in the list below: (1) for small boats that do not have sufficient access for through hull mounts, Grady White recommends transom mounted transducers, and (2) for boats that have transducer flats molded into the hull, Grady White recommends through-hull style transducers. In some cases, an alternative is given. The customer or dealer may prefer a different location or transducer type than the one specified.

Model Transducer Type Location
1st Recommendation 2nd Recommendation
180 transom mount see note 1
192 transom mount see note 1
205 transom mount see note 1
208 transom mount see note 1
209 transom mount see note 1
225 shoot through just fwd of water tank
225 transom mount see note 1
226/228 transom mount see note 1
230 transom mount see note 1
232 shoot through in aft cabin storage, under subfloor
232 transom mount see note 1 and 2
255
257 shoot through in head, on center line under access plate
257 transom mount see note 1 and 2
258 transom mount see note 1 and 2
271 shoot through in head, on center line under access plate
271 transom mount see note 1 and 2
275 shoot through in aft rigging compartment
275 transom mount see note 1 and 2
283 through hull hull has transducer flats
285 through hull hull has transducer flats
290 shoot through forward bilge, fwd of water pickups
300 shoot through in aft berth access, fwd of water pickup
300 through hull hull has transducer flats
305 shoot through in aft berth access, fwd of water pickup
305 through hull hull has transducer flats
306 through hull hull has transducer flats
307
330 shoot through in aft berth access, fwd of water pickup
330 transom mount see note 2
335 shoot through generator compartment, stbd fwd side
336 shoot through in aft head storage area, under poly cover
360 shoot through under teak grated step thru to aft berth
360 transom mount see note 1
366 shoot through under cabin sole floor access hatch
366 transom mount see note 1

NOTE 1: For single and triple engine models, transom mounted transducers should be a minimum of 8" off of center line, between the water pickups and trim tabs.
NOTE 2: For twin engine models, transom mounted transducers should be on or next to center line, by the garboard drain.