Getting really tired of the transom mount transducer on my RIB.
I had the bottom alarm set at 5ft to give me warning in the Bay if I was getting too shallow. Started churning mud the other day and the alarm hadnt even gone off
Seems no matter what I do, it either gets too much turbulance or "kicks up"the first time I jump a wave.
So read all the "extensive" posts on this subject and seems the only way to go is fix it inside the hull.
Problem is my sump has a void underneath it.
So pulled the bung and collar this afternoon and threw a lightstick with a string attached to it inside the hull.
Have about 16" from the transom to the first bulkhead.
So thinking about using a 4"hole saw to cut a hole in the bottom of the sump,to access the hull and fix the transducer in place.
I can seal the hole with a ABS deck plate with O ring seal to make it watertight.
Only tricky part I see is sealing the transducer wire in to avoid leaks;but silicone should cure that.
So has anyone done similar and if so did yiou hit any snags or do you see any issues in doing that ??
Getting frustrating having nice electronics and not being able to rely on it.