Transducer install and Carpet

Well the boat is getting there and now I am thinking about transducer re-install though after patching up a fairly perforated hull, I am keen to avoid repeating mistakes of the past (18 holes in the hull) and find some sort of solution.

I use a dragonfly (which is a POS in other news) though intend to add another unit in due course and use the dragonfly for chart plotter and the other for fish finding so I am chasing ideas.

I vaguely recall seeing things like 10/12mm HMWPE strips on the hull and people fixing their transducers to that though not sure if this is a great idea as there will still be holes in it, admittedly with minimal in the hull, though this doesn’t solve the adjustable requirement, just in case the transducer is 5mm too high/too low ect.

The other part of the question is chasing information on flooring? Is there anything better than carpet around that won’t involve selling a kidney? Search button come up with a few expensive options and the product that Commodore Marine was spruiking looked good.

Cheers in advance


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Actually, has anyone mounted

Mon, 2018-11-12 06:31

Actually, has anyone mounted a stern mounted transducer in the hull? I know on the old mans big boat, we used silicone to install an old Eagle transducer into the bilge in an aluminium hull and it worked well. Has has anyone done it on a fiberglass boat?

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Yes

Mon, 2018-11-12 07:02

 i did it years ago with a lowrance skimmer and it was great.

 

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 if your worried about

Mon, 2018-11-12 07:27

 if your worried about multiple holes why not glass on another piece of marine ply to fix it onto, then the holes are in that and not the transome

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That's why I was thinking a

Mon, 2018-11-12 11:59

That's why I was thinking a bit of plastic. Less shit to rot.

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 dont think the screws would

Mon, 2018-11-12 14:36

 dont think the screws would hold into the plastic the same as wood, maybe try some of those heavy commercial cutting boards. just make sure either way the screws dont go all the way through into the transome

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