What you suggest to mount the transducer to a piece of bar stock or square tube is probably the way to go. I would try to mount it so it flips up just like those beach launch wheels. That way it is well out of the way but not kicking around in the bottom of the boat. Another option is to install beach launch wheels so the transducer doesn't hit bottom.Hi. I have a Gregor 12' that I keep in Baja. Problem is I keep busting the plastic mounts for my transducer because I always run up to the beach and shallow rocks when I launch/retrieve. Any creative ideas? I'm toying with the idea of mounting it to barstock or something and then clamping it to the transom so I can pull it when I go shallow or beach it. It's not enough to just flip it up on the standard mounts because it still manages to bump into rocks. Thanks.