The transom is convenient and makes the transducer easy to replace when necessary. It also leaves it exposed to potential damage, but I think that's a minor risk.
It seems lots of bass guys put one on the electric trolling motor for use up front, but obviously that only works when the trolling motor is in the water.
Originally Posted by jmorton
Seems like the shoot through method in the hull might be a pain to install but I like the idea of the transducer not being outside the boat and possible getting knocked around.
I agree 100% with you. Whatever you decide to do, make sure the transducer cable doesn't get kinked or pinched - that really screws things up.