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    I picked up an inexpensive Lowrance without reading too closely and it's got the transom mount transducer. I was reading some older posts but was unclear - can I just epoxy this style of transducer to the hull inside the cave? I don't want to route a cable from outside the boat if possible...in fact I'm not even sure how to do that. Plus I have to run up to the Flybridge and cable length will obviously be an issue. Arrgh. Me and my "bargins".

    #2
    Yes, you can fasten the transducer to shoot thru the hull, using either epoxy or silicone. Check out this current thread:

    http://www.baylinerownersclub.org/fo...ght=transducer

    You'll have to make sure the location you select is solid glass without voids, and that the install is level.

    Can you return the bargain?

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      #3
      Yes, you can epoxy mount a transom mount transducer to the hull. Just follow standard procedure for mounting any thru-hull. Make sure the hull is not cored where you want to mount it and test the location first before final mounting it.

      Ours is in the cave next to the stringer just behind the holding tank.

      Ken

      Pugetsoundog (woof)

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        #4
        Oh hey Pete, thanks. I actually read through that thread but failed to notice it was recent. Yeah, I guess I could return it if so inclined but it was fitty bucks and I might just try to make it work....and thanks pugetsoundog.

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          #5
          No worries. Before you install anything, you'll want to find out the power output of the Lowrance (watts). If the power output is 600W or greater, the shoot thru will work fine; lower wattages will not perform as well, especially as the depth increases......

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            #6
            Pau Hana wrote:
            No worries. Before you install anything, you'll want to find out the power output of the Lowrance (watts). If the power output is 600W or greater, the shoot thru will work fine; lower wattages will not perform as well, especially as the depth increases......
            Ok. I am just concerned about the shallow performance really. Lake Pend Oreille presents a challenge to any depth device when you are going the other direction...as in down. I read the other day that the true depth is "secret", so don't tell anyone I said that. Crap, now I've done it.

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              #7
              Silicone will allow you to test it, but silicone will fail in a few years and you will have to redo it.
              1989 26' then 1994 32' now 2001 39'

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                #8
                I don't agree that silicone will fail in so short a time. The silicone is non-load bearing, and simply acts as the adhesive.

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                  #9
                  Ugh I fully intended to give this a go- then last night my genny cuts out. Turns out the check valve for the fuel pickup was clogged then self destructed when I tried to take it apart. The PO had some funky setup that allowed the genny to pull from both tanks. I just capped the port tank and will only pull from starboard. This mod never did seem to pull fuel evenly anyway. Oh well next weekend it is.

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                    #10
                    the hold is a good place with perfect through hull transmission:

                    http://baylinerownersclub.org/galler...2_itemId=39133

                    The transducer is put into epoxy.
                    NILE
                    1989 3288MY 305's US Marine
                    Fort Lauderdale Florida

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                      #11
                      Thomas,

                      Mine is mounted in the cave, you can follow the other wires in the cave up thru the floor and behind the lower helm, then up thru the tube next to the lower helm up into the flybridge.

                      My main depth finder is 1000 footer and gets lost for a good portion of the trip from cape horn to Hope.

                      Jim

                      PS--we spent the weekend at whisky rock, weather turned out ok, no rain.

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                        #12
                        yachtman32 wrote:
                        Thomas,

                        Mine is mounted in the cave, you can follow the other wires in the cave up thru the floor and behind the lower helm, then up thru the tube next to the lower helm up into the flybridge.

                        My main depth finder is 1000 footer and gets lost for a good portion of the trip from cape horn to Hope.

                        Jim

                        PS--we spent the weekend at whisky rock, weather turned out ok, no rain.
                        I'm going to have to figure out other routing, my cave is full of reverse cycle gear and I can't squeeze up that far

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