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Old 17 May 2007, 17:08   #11
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SO would I-though mine was a lowrance transducer mounted in exactly the same place as Biggles's
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Old 18 May 2007, 02:00   #12
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Originally Posted by IBWET View Post
On my SR4, I managed to epoxy the round sender (after keying the hull)directly onto the planing pad accessed through the hole at the back.

I drilled a hole between the 4 seats passed the sender cable and the power up through a witches hat along with the power to the bilge pump I also managed to fit through the hole Then round the side to the dash for switching.
Worked gggrreat!!!
Are you saying you had a bilge pump in your flooding hull?


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Old 18 May 2007, 02:54   #13
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I used a whale water pump, I think designed to pump water out of taps in caravans it was about 6" long and cylindrical.

It sat loose in the space next to the depth sounder and shifted about the same as a good flowing tap. It had lasted/worked for 4 years prior to the boat being stolen and I was very pleased with the way it performed.

The Hose,I brought up through the drain hole in the hull next to the transom,then over the back. The hull was sealed,so the only water it shifted came from people getting out of the water and into the boat,as previously mentioned it was switched through the dash via the access between the seats it became the norm to empty the hull just prior to pulling a monoskier.

On thinking about it, this was all in fresh water I have no reason to believe it would be any different in the sea, be feel it I should mention it.

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Are you saying you had a bilge pump in your flooding hull?

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Old 18 May 2007, 02:56   #14
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when i meant fix it to the hull i was thinking of inside the void at a place somewhere where there are no battens or strengtheners that might impact the signal, i totally agree that having it above a flooding hull would not be good.

on a river orientated boat 10 years ago i used the tube and oil method and i think that is a bit of a waste of time on a rib and would not recommend it, just sikaflexing is better
however on my rib i have fixed the transducer to the transom as folks have said below
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a big thanks to all you guys out there

back into boating after 20 years plus and i am a little rusty to say the least, just joined ribnet forum and posted question about fitting transducer to my SR4, the response to my question from many other ribbers was astounding looks like i have missed out on the comaradery from the boating fraternity for too many years. So huge thanks to all you great guys out there who posted replies many thanks it is very much appreciated .

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