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Old 09-15-2004, 09:24 AM
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New Depthfinder?

Hey All,

My Humminbird depth finder is no longer made I believe it was either a factory standard unit or something that dealers installed but either way, it's dead. The unit is a small surface mounted rectangular box about 2 1/2" x 3" x 1" thick.

I'm not sure what my options are - I've looked at a myriad of fishfinder-style units that I guess might be OK, I've seen the round panel-mounted units but don't really have a place to cut one in...

Any recommendations/web sites ?


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Old 09-15-2004, 10:13 AM
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Wes, were you able to find out a humminbird part#? I work for West Marine, i may be able to find one for you.
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Old 09-15-2004, 11:16 AM
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I e-mailed Humminbird and they told me my unit was no longer made and gave me a "trade-in" sheet listing some units they currently make and the prices - they are mostly fishfinders...they told me they thought my unit was a HDR 400..

Thanks in advance for any help...

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Old 09-15-2004, 11:18 AM
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just becuase they don't make it anymore, doesn't mean one can't still be gotten. If you want to get the same one, i'm more than willing to help you run one down. I can't make any gaurantees, but I can try. Just need a humminbird model number.
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Old 09-21-2004, 12:17 AM
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Let me suggest you stay away from any 'thru' hull transducers. Mine was dealer installed upon purchase and it rarely works in even slightly rough water, or when I'm cruising over 25 MPH. It was a complete waste of $300. I've *****ed and moaned to the dealer, and even to our local rep, and even here. I've gotten so beat down over the whole thing that I just don't have the energy to pursue it anymore.

As ugly as it might be, seriously consider a 'transom' mount transducer. Going thru hull, at least in the 03 X2 is pathetic. Good luck.
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Old 09-21-2004, 12:48 AM
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Our thru hull works fine, no problem...ps190
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Old 09-21-2004, 07:29 AM
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This may be taboo to mention, but the Bu' I just traded (for an 05 X-2) had a thru-hull transducer I put in it. It was a hummingbird model and it worked just fine. I am not sure where you dealer installed the tranducer, but as long as it is not directly behind a skag, chine, or intake for the motor/ballast, it should read fine. If is it, I would pry it up and epoxy or silicon it down somewhere else. By the way, there is a long discussion on one of the other boards about if you should epoxy or silicon down your transducers.
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Old 09-21-2004, 07:49 AM
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This may be taboo to mention, but the Bu' I just traded (for an 05 X-2) had a thru-hull transducer I put in it. It was a hummingbird model and it worked just fine. I am not sure where you dealer installed the tranducer, but as long as it is not directly behind a skag, chine, or intake for the motor/ballast, it should read fine. If is it, I would pry it up and epoxy or silicon it down somewhere else. By the way, there is a long discussion on one of the other boards about if you should epoxy or silicon down your transducers.

and I believe the way to go is an "in-hull" tranducer rather than a "thru-hull". the problem with a thru is that if you get the transducer in the wrong place, which is normally the problem if it won't read at speed, you cannot move it.

before drilling or epoxying your tranducer down, you should always: place the tranducer in a ziplock back filled with water, then duct tape it down where you think you want it, then go out and drive the boat at the speeds you normally would to make sure it will work in the place you put it.


Wes, I'm still willing to try and run a replacement down for you. Call me at 803-750-5034
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Old 09-21-2004, 09:20 AM
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Hey H2O,

I'm still tryin' to find the time to get down to the boat to see if I can get a part number...I just bought this wreck of a house that's taking up much of my boating/boarding time...with that and running kids to the plethora of sporting events, time kinda goes away...the good news is my boat's just at the end of my pier!

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Old 09-21-2004, 11:02 PM
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I'll have to try that. I haven't pinged it out too much yet, but it is fairly close to the raw water intakes and such. I was considering moving it to near the center plug, but I wasn't sure how much that part of the boat is in the water at cruising speeds.

I'll try the baggie trick, that sounds like a much easier option than building a water box like I've seen suggested before.
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