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Old 14 December 2012, 17:32   #1
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transducer for garmin

I have a garmin 451s on my rib,i have snapped the mounting lugs off the transducer and was thinking about making a bracket from stainless or ally to mount it on.does anyone no if either of these will effect the transducers function thanks for your advice.
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Old 14 December 2012, 18:56   #2
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It won't do anything to it as long as its above the base of it so it still has a clear view
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How do you plan to attach the transmitter if the mounting lugs are broken? Got a photo? Have you found a glue that melts that type of plastic yet? If so what?
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Old 15 December 2012, 02:55   #4
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The other option is to glue it inside the hull.
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I think we have some brackets spare that will suit the garmin transducer, we fit a lot inside the hull so the brackets at not used.
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I fitted my Lowrance transducer inside the hull with Sikaflex, seemed to work really well for depth and didn't suffer from the same turbulence I get from my transom mounted Garmin, no idea if the fish bit was as good though.
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Thanks for the offer of a bracket but mine is ok its the lugs on the transducer which have broken off.i have'nt found a wonder glue.i was going to cut a hole in a piece of stainless angle to set it in,upto aplastic lip which runs part way around the transducer,then sandwich the plastic lip with another piece of stainless !its only plan A.if all else fails ,plan'Z' new transducer but at 85 i might just carryon having the wife leaning over the back end holding it.(THE TRANSDUCER)
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As with a few others above I have siliconed my garmin transducer in the well inside the boat. So long as you make sure there are no bubbles in the fix then it works really well through the hull. There's also no problem with beaching either.

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That sounds like the best idea, i'll be givin that atry thanks you just saved me a afternoon of drilling grinding and filing.
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Hey mate,
you've lost nothing by trying it eh?

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