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Old 08 October 2007, 04:29   #11
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You can't put the transducer in the boxes because they're sited on the deck and the transducer needs contact with the hull.

As I understand it there should be no air between the transducer and the water (which includes air pockets in fibreglass) otherwise it won't work. This is why people use sealant or silkoflex to bed these down with.
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Old 08 October 2007, 04:59   #12
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Duh... Forgot about the deck, So that's why they are often mounted in the rear bilge/sump area. My current boat is open to the hull so it would be easy to mount.

So where/how do you fit one on the vipermax? Do you have to use an in-hull one if you don't want a transom mount?
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I wouldn't mind a bilge mounted one, however I don't want to start cutting up me new Vipermax quite yet, so will opt for the transom one. The Navman one I had on my last boat was good and only once lifted up, this was because I must have hit something and that in turn smashed into the transducer, it still works as a transducer but the paddle wheel for the speed has broken off.
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Bit late now, but we had ours fitted under the deck then it was made!
Just sent it up to Osprey & they fitted it under the deck!
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