First, ditch the long stainless bolt that is used on the transducer pivot.
I had read elswhere of this issue and I "tried" to prethread the nylok nut onto the supplied bolt.
Glad I did.
This averted a NIGHTMARE from happening.
The bolt and the nylok are of incompatible threads.
Save yourself some time and headache, it just doesn't work.
I put the allen wrench in my vise and "tried" to tighten the nut onto the bolt...wouldn't thread properly and locked onto the bolt stripping the allen head on the bolt and also seizing the wrench into the bolt head as well.
I had some stainless hardware on hand, which all boaters should have, so it was a non-issue
Had I tried to tighten it on the mount itself, it would have destroyed the transducer mounting bracket.
The transducer bracket is "fixed" meaning no "pop up" feature to avoid possible damage. As far as the unit itself, the screen is high gloss and shows LOTS of glare.
Comes in handy as a mirror though, looking into some anti-glare film for this issue. The display is very dark.
It has no backlighting to assist in daytime use.
The lighting it has is from above and below for night time use only.
LOTS of herky jerky digitizing in the scrolling, not smooth at all.
Have yet to use it on the water, so I hope it performs, I can read the screen, find some fish and some structure and have some fishing fun !!! Not sure yet if this is "recommended" when an LED backlit screen is so close in price.
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