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Old 26 July 2006, 08:15   #21
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Apologies for appearing ( or even being) dumb .... but .... will this approach work when there is a void between the bottom of the sump (well) and the hull. If not then I suspect I would have to cut a hole in the well to gain access to the v-hull so the transducer is in direct contact with hull ?
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Old 26 July 2006, 11:25   #22
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.... will this approach work when there is a void between the bottom of the sump (well) and the hull.
Dunno, but I doubt it. Firing through air is a problem for the tranducer.
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Old 26 July 2006, 12:12   #23
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I mounted the transducer for my fish finder internally. I'd recommend avoiding mounting it behind a chine or too close to the engine. Mine has been mounted with silicone sealant. It works very well. I also have one less thingy hanging off the transom for me to clean, knock or someone to take a fancy too.

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yup, same here. I mounted mine slightly to the side of the V so as not to impede water drainage to the back. I used a mould made from a large milk carton and cling film to insure I could peel the mould off. I used nearly a whole tube of sealant and did it carefully so as not to get any bubbles in it. I obviously made sure the the transducer was pointing directly downwards and so I had to use sealant to build up a platform. Due to the mass of goo, it took a while to go off but now it works at all speeds (although at rest when really shallow it goes a bit pete tong) and all depths (upto 200 feet in hurst race so far).
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