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Old 09 July 2015, 12:48   #1
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tradsducer through sib floor?

Has anyone tried this? Am wondering about mounting a transducer between the air deck and hull fabric in the void formed to the side of the keel bladder. First try would be in a ziploc bag gaffer taped down with thoughts to secondly glueing down a fabric pocket to make it removable, something like the old Zodiac valve pockets. What do you say, feasible or barking up the wrong tree?
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If there's an air gap between the transducer and water it will not work.
You may also lose the signal on the plane as well dependant on how it rides of course.
Another problem could be holding it down tight to the fabric.
It's worth a try though
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What do you say, feasible or barking up the wrong tree?
Both maybe! If you keep the SIB inflated, then you could build a transducer in there somewhere - but to my eyes it just seems a pointless fuss and likely to get badly damaged itself or cause damage (it or it's container would need to be bonded to the hull skin). Much simpler is a removable bracket on the outside of the transom. Clip on and proceed! With the external mount, you might get readings for water speed and temp as well - both missing with through hull.
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thanks for the replies. Am coming around to the more standard transom mounting, was perhaps making things needlessly complicated.
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