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05-14-2012, 05:50 PM
My mechanic is putting in a new transducer and depth gauge. He said it was up to me if I want it mounted inside or out but suggested the accuracy will be better if he mounts it outside. I dont like the idea of something being mounted externally but I figured it is better to be more accurate so I will be safer from hitting rocks in shallow water.

What are peoples thoughts on this? Am I going to regret this decision?

05-14-2012, 06:13 PM
Mount it inside, they are perfectly ok and will be accurate enough.

Miss Rita
05-14-2012, 11:16 PM
My thru-hull transducer puck is sitting on the bilge floor in 1/4" of water, not even glued in place, and it works perfectly. I'd suggest trying the thru-hull method first. If you're not happy, it's easy to mount it outside. My $.02

05-15-2012, 12:13 AM
+1 for Miss Rita

05-15-2012, 08:26 AM
I agree about mounting it in the bilge. Also, remember that the dept gauge will show you the dept by the prop, if you are moving forward, you will hit bottom before the dept gauge will be in that spot. They are great to have, but remember not to rely on them completely.

05-15-2012, 10:10 AM
Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I called my mechanic this morning and told him just in time.

Thanks again!