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Old 04 February 2016, 15:48   #1
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Thru Hull Transducer on Zodiac 7m

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So this winters project is to add a thru hull transducer to my Zodiac 7m. yes, I am going to drill a 2 3/8" hole through the bottom of my boat. Yes, there are other ways to do it, I currently have the shoot thru transducer and I don't like it. I want water temp! Need to know how cold it is.

So any suggestions on location in a 7M hull? It's going to be a little wonky because I think the hull back there is 25 degrees and the transducers say up to 24 so my reading are going to be a little over to the right.

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Old 04 February 2016, 16:12   #2
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So this winters project is to add a thru hull transducer to my Zodiac 7m. yes, I am going to drill a 2 3/8" hole through the bottom of my boat. Yes, there are other ways to do it, I currently have the shoot thru transducer and I don't like it. I want water temp! Need to know how cold it is.



So any suggestions on location in a 7M hull? It's going to be a little wonky because I think the hull back there is 25 degrees and the transducers say up to 24 so my reading are going to be a little over to the right.



Thanks,

Jason

Jason, you can get a standalone temp transducer to fit on the transom. They come in various flavours, nmea2000, 0183, "Y" piece harness into an existing transducer etc.
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yeah, only I don't have a transom. I have the big aluminum engine bracket.
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yeah, only I don't have a transom. I have the big aluminum engine bracket.

No problem. The temp transducers are literally a cable with a small lump on the end, you can mount them anywhere as long as they are in the water. It just seems a bit extreme cutting a hole in the hull just to get water temp.
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and much better bottom performance. I'm not happy with what I get now. I could try to move the in-hull around but in the end I want the best performance. Also with my fancy Lowrance and the right transducer I can get the fancy downscan sonar, be good for diving.

I'm not as flighty as I come across on-line. I want to do it "right". Right to me means the best you can once, solid, bulletproof.

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and much better bottom performance. I'm not happy with what I get now. I could try to move the in-hull around but in the end I want the best performance. Also with my fancy Lowrance and the right transducer I can get the fancy downscan sonar, be good for diving.

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Fair do's I'd never had you down as the "flighty" type
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