After nearly running aground approaching Priory Bay IOW at low tide yesterday Iíve again been pondering the old issue of Fishfinder/depth transducers mounted on the transom or within the hull, but at the stern so they work at speed.
My Transom mounted transducer works well at all speeds, but of course approaching a beach at very slow speed, the hull is in the water probably 5 or 6M ahead of the transducer.
Iíve been thinking about adding another transducer bonded inside the hull near the bow, but far enough back that itís below the water line at less than 10 knots. I then need to find a way of switching between the two.
I presume Iíll need to make up a connector that both transducers can plug into, and that also contains a multi-pole switch to break contact with one transducer before connecting the other.
Judging by previous experience with the Garmin call centre technical staff, they will probably just tell me to unplug one and plug in the other each time!
Has anybody tried this? Or have any ideas?
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