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Old 06-24-2018, 12:12 AM   #1
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Iím really thinking that the transducer for my fish finder has died. Whether itís the cable or the actual transducer doesnít really matter, as you canít cut and splice the wire.
I have this thru hull transducer.
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How crazy do you think it is to change that brass transducer in the water? I have a friend on the inside knock the old one out, keep his hand over the hole while I come up for a breath, and then pull the new cord and transducer into place. I have two working bilge pumps and can put the boat in like four feet of water with a sandy bottom. I think it just seals with orings, so no worry about sealant curing.
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Considering that the blue fairing block need to be shaped to fit the bottom I would not do what you are thinking. Besides the amount of water that could come in that hole is more that the pumps could handle.
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I already have that faring on my hull. All I need to do is replace the brass transducer insert.
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None the less I would not do it with my boat.
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I'm with Mike on this. If anything go wrong and your boat go in the bottom of the 4 feet water, you will flood the engine and everything up to 4 feet....or how deep will go. I would pay to take the boat out, instal the transducer and back in water.
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Ok ok
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Technically, there is a plug that you can use to insert into the hole when getting hauled out. It's designed to protect the transducer from the lifting straps. You gotta be quick about it. Would I do it? Heck no!!
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The plug is just to pull the speedo wheel out to clean that.
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BTW, I believe the transducer is removed from the inside, not the outside.
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Quote:
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BTW, I believe the transducer is removed from the inside, not the outside.
Not the style he has the link to in post 1.
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