Installing a new sonar/fishfinder

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Bargain Bill
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Installing a new sonar/fishfinder

Post by Bargain Bill » Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:36 am

I have a 2003 MV 34 hull #029. Looking for suggestions on where in the starboard hull to install a sonar transducer for a cable run up to the flybridge. I'll keep the original Raymarine depthfinder in the port hull and add the new chartplotter/sonar combo unit (Humminbird or Lowrance - - not sure yet) to give me a good visual of the bottom.
It sounds like the transducer can either be a thru-hull or an on-hull unit, as long as the hull is solid fiberglass with no core or air spaces. I'd rather not put another hole in the hull. Humminbird has a quad-band transducer that gives several frequencies/options for viewing fish and bottom details. I'm away from the boat until November, but I'm thinking of using epoxy and an on-hull unit installed under the floor in the head where there are other thru-hulls. Any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated.
Bill & Fran Carlson
Easy Riders MV34 #029
Ocean City, MD

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Mishigas
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Re: Installing a new sonar/fishfinder

Post by Mishigas » Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:43 am

Hi Bill, I had my unit mounted thru the hull under the head. Solid glass to drill thu, no problems to report. I do like the second depth finder on the flybridge. With the ability to have soundings under both hulls, you can often tell which way to steer to deeper water. Good Luck. Sandy "MV MISHIGAS" (currently for sale) :mrgreen:

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Re: Installing a new sonar/fishfinder

Post by Mary & Roger » Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:33 am

I would like to do the same, but was wondering if there was a wireless unit out there that isn't $$$$$$$$$ Roger

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