Hi everyone , The guys at raymarine told me they prefer epoxy as softer stuff dampens the signal Best regards ,Buz Branch S/V Doubloon ,Durango From:Message 1 of 31 , Sep 1, 2006View Source
Hi everyone , The guys at raymarine told me they prefer epoxy as softer stuff "dampens" the signal
Best regards ,Buz Branch S/V Doubloon ,Durango
Subject: Re: [SJ-24] Re: Cored
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2006 17:16:53 EDT
Ok - I have some BoatLife Life Caulk I can use. What's the problem with marine silicone I wonder?George #18 Spaghetti
I used ahummingbird PiranhaMAX 20 from Wal Mart [http://www.walmart.com/i/if/spacer.gif] [http://www.walmart.com/i/if/spacer.gif] ... thing. I tried aMessage 31 of 31 , Sep 27, 2006View SourceI used ahummingbird PiranhaMAX 20 from Wal Mart
--- In SJemail@example.com, Cliff Porter <sj24cpt@...> wrote:
> What kind of fish finder did you use? I'm looking to do the same thing. I tried a transducer with my Garmin GPS and it didn't work so I took everything back and said screw it. I couldn't get it to see through the hull. I thought it was because the composition of it or something. Just as well, I didn't like the pinger causing the map display to jerk anyway. A separate unit is the way to go! Then the processor isn't fighting for priority with the map.
> jbuckley234 jbuckley234@... wrote:
> I recently installed a fish finder rather than a depth sounder. It has
> the advantage of being able to see the bottom profile in front of the
> boat. I made a small well with playdough under the vberth filled with a
> little epoxy and pushed the transducer into the epoxy. Check the
> instrument immediately to insure that it sees bottom. My first attempt
> with thickened epoxy failed, I assume because of entrapped air bubbles.
> Worked fine with the unthickened material and the playdough retained it
> and held the transducer in place whle it cured. Works fine.
> --- In SJfirstname.lastname@example.org, "free_scots_navy" sfrug@ wrote:
> > George,
> > The latter I think, and unthickened. Sorry I haven't been keeping up
> > on the thread.
> > Don't recall who asked about what angle of heel it stops working at,
> > but it must be fairly high: I've only had it read 999 feet a few
> > times... I try to keep on a heel no greater than 15 degrees though:
> > I'm just a cruising weenie. ;-)
> > -Cory Carpenter
> > #598, "Brushfire"
> > --- In SJemail@example.com, gc138@ wrote:
> > >
> > > Cory - Do you remember the details of how you actually epoxied the
> > > transducer to the hull? Thickened or not? If not, does it not run
> > out? Tape dam
> > > somehow then plunge the tranducer into a puddle of epoxy?
> > > George #18 Spaghetti
> > >
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