BUNNINGS WET BOX FOR A 200B-8B FURUNO TRANSDUCER FOR UNDER $50

Had to try pick a spot where it should work didn't have much room to do much ,but saving this side for my 3kw wet box
Decided to put it under my tank fittings on the starboard side not much room but will just fit.
removed the wood for mounting bilge pump
Cleaning up the bottom of the bilge to make sure no air bubbles.

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Hope you guys can make sense

Thu, 2015-11-12 11:49

Hope you guys can make sense of it if you go down that path works great up to 25knts, then starts to break up a little bit ,but still reads at 41knots,

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Clever

Thu, 2015-11-12 12:14

Very clever way of doing it. Great clarity on the screen confirms a job well done.

Did you pull anything from that spot? Looks extremely promising.

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good job mate. Nothing like

Thu, 2015-11-12 14:27

good job mate. Nothing like doing it yourself for 1/10 the price and having it work!

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 How thick is the bottom skin

Thu, 2015-11-12 14:52

 How thick is the bottom skin of glass ? 

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Looks good, Is it a 2 or 3

Thu, 2015-11-12 15:12

Looks good, Is it a 2 or 3 kw?

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Bottom glass would be an inch

Thu, 2015-11-12 15:36

Bottom glass would be an inch thick still ,took about 10mm of the crappy gelcoat stuff that they coat the inside of the hull with.

Bryce it is a 200khz 2kw transducer

Also filled it with straight Isuzu coolant that I had at work.

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Hey Bradz ,Its Tapouts dhuie

Thu, 2015-11-12 15:42

Hey Bradz ,Its Tapouts dhuie mountain spot,so I think it would be productive ,only had trolling gear on board so no bottom fishing till the ban over.

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Nice

Thu, 2015-11-12 20:37

Nice job Kal. Good to see you still lurking around.
You only running the 200 or do you have a second transducer?
 

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yep still kicking Tim,lol

Thu, 2015-11-12 21:36

yep still kicking Tim,lol .

Thought ill wet box the 200khz at the moment to see what kind of results i get .I am looking at a 28khz in 3 kw for the port side of my bilge, as ive got a little more room, but not much more than the transducer it self .so ill just wait as it dont want to hang it out the back wet faced unless i really have to.

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Similar

Thu, 2015-11-12 21:55

Got a similar issue.
Have the 2kw 200 off the back but not sure what to do with the 2kw 38 as the well doesnt allow a lot of room to mount a wetbox.
Have it in a plastic bag atm to give it a run to try a few things

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why you going to at 28khz

Fri, 2015-11-13 07:21

 Dosnt the 295 only go down to 38 khz only the 1195 will run at 28 khz i run my r299 at 38 khz get  great readings to 1000m

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 How deep you going to fish

Thu, 2015-11-12 21:40

 How deep you going to fish with that 28? 

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Just out of curiosity

Thu, 2015-11-12 21:57

what was the thought process or reasoning behind filling with coolant? Does the ethylene glocol behave as a good comductor for sounder signal or something? 

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just hoping less bubbles than

Fri, 2015-11-13 07:09

just hoping less bubbles than water.

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dhui mountain

Fri, 2015-11-13 12:18

 what an awsome spot

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What sort of boat

Sat, 2015-11-14 15:33

 What sort of boat do you have this in. I've recently done the same thing in my boat but my picture is very average above 10 kts or in chop. Far to much interference!

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seafarer vagabond

Sun, 2015-11-15 09:58

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Thanks heaps Kal I got a fcv

Fri, 2016-04-22 09:28

Thanks heaps Kal

I got a fcv 295 in the box and was wondering what to do with it.

will try your method first.

did you remove the gel coat exposing the wood core on the boat ?

cheers

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You have to remove the wood

Tue, 2017-03-14 10:59

You have to remove the wood as it contains air and cant sound through it.

The wood is for mounting the bilge pump.