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Old 25 January 2010, 12:16   #21
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Why would you want to drill into the deck and then have the hassle of sealing it and running the cable out etc, can't you just hang one off the transom
It now gets in the way of the Lenco's
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Old 25 January 2010, 15:00   #22
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I assume you are planning on fixing the transducer internally with resin. I'd be very interested to hear how wellit works. I've been thinking about doing this myself, but wasn't sure how effective it is. I've had the transom types before, but they either get kicked up too easily or get covered in weed and slime on my beach mooring.
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Old 26 January 2010, 18:06   #23
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I assume you are planning on fixing the transducer internally with resin. I'd be very interested to hear how wellit works. I've been thinking about doing this myself, but wasn't sure how effective it is. I've had the transom types before, but they either get kicked up too easily or get covered in weed and slime on my beach mooring.
The process has started

I will take some pics and measurements as I go.

It really is not the nicest time of year to be working in a cold barn though
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Old 26 January 2010, 18:10   #24
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Are you going to form a well, just forward of the transom?
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Old 26 January 2010, 18:43   #25
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Are you going to form a well, just forward of the transom?
No I am going to drill a hole in the deck about 6" wide, reach through and epoxy the sounder directly to the hull then use a bomar deckplate to seal the hole.

Before I go down the epoxy route I will probably do a test run using silicone. If that works wel then I will probably leave it set in the silicone.
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Bomar hatches are good - I've used a few of them over the years and they've lasted well. I don't know how watertight one would be on the deck of a RIB though.
A friend of mine has a Ribcraft 6.5 with a really good white round deck hatch made of what looks like polypropylene, with a very effective rubber seal. It has a large 'U' shaped stainless 'key' which fits into a couple of blind holes in the deckplate to unscrew it from the housing. We had to check the transducer a couple of months back, and it was really dry in the void, so the hatch/deckplate did the job very well.

How are you going to seal the cable where it passes through the deck?
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How are you going to seal the cable where it passes through the deck?
I'm guessing it won't come though the deck and will go directly into the under deck trunking to run right though to the console
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It now gets in the way of the Lenco's
What are you looking to achieve with the Lenco's, is your set up a broblem?
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What are you looking to achieve with the Lenco's, is your set up a broblem?
I had the chance to take Roy Bishops 7 meter out in the solent chop and was impressed with how being able to pin the nose down made an already nice ride even nicer !

Also when I have a several people on board it would be useful to have that extra lift at the back.
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Bomar hatches are good - I've used a few of them over the years and they've lasted well. I don't know how watertight one would be on the deck of a RIB though.
A friend of mine has a Ribcraft 6.5 with a really good white round deck hatch made of what looks like polypropylene, with a very effective rubber seal. It has a large 'U' shaped stainless 'key' which fits into a couple of blind holes in the deckplate to unscrew it from the housing. We had to check the transducer a couple of months back, and it was really dry in the void, so the hatch/deckplate did the job very well.

How are you going to seal the cable where it passes through the deck?
There is enough gap between the deck and the bulkheads underneath that you can pass the cable up into the transom box.

I will take plenty of pics
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