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Old 09-03-2009, 02:27 AM   #21
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What about the thru hull 'ducers SP?

The depth finder on my 2400 SC3 is a thru hull type.

There are pros and cons for each type. Only reason I asked which type the HDS5 comes with is to alert Cymru that the boat might have to come out of the water to install.

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I didn't mention the thru hull types cuz I figured he wouldn't want to install it..they are more expensive than the others and require some hull treatments..such as sealing the wood in the hole...and some serious sealing around the thru hull..plus the right torque to the snubbing nut......then there is the chance that it will fail and sink the boat if improperly installed....

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Old 09-03-2009, 02:30 AM   #22
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lets see if I can show you the mounting on my transome.
install yours just like this

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Looks like either the skimmer or the pod type can be mounted in the boat. Naturally, anytime one can avoid putting holes in the boat all the better.

If you can find a spot for it far enough back towards the transom to ensure that part of the hull is in the water while on plane I'd likely go with the shoot thru mounting option. For reference, the factory installed depth finder T/D on my boat (thru hull type) is mounted just forward of the engine.

Although they are calling for epoxy, I wonder if there's some other substance that you could use to temporarily mount it, allowing you to try different locations before commiting with the epoxy. Perhaps something like modeling clay. May be a completely unnecessary exercise if the perfect spot already exists.

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Old 09-03-2009, 04:57 PM   #24
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I cannot agree with you more regarding the darned placement of the VHF. Where did you mount the speaker?

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for the life of me....I can't figure out why anyone would put something like the gps or the vhf down at your knee....when I drive...most of the time I stand...only cuz it's hard to see the bow when seated or especially when docking..with the engine running..how can you hear the radio??...or when you want to check the gps or make adjustments to the gps...your going to have to stop or bend over...not good to do when your speeding along at 20mph on the water...

so....get a ram z mount and mount the thing similar to where I put my fish finder on my old boat...works great...easy to do...and it will hold the head where you can take it off when you put the boat away or you are docked someplace......

then get a speaker for that danged radio....can't hear that thing when it's near your knee either...plus that quarter sized speaker sucks....

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Old 09-03-2009, 05:05 PM   #25
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on my maxum 2700 Scr...I placed it here...






on my bay340..I placed it about the same place but on the stbd side of the steering wheel..


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