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Re: thru hulls - scared - need help

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Originally Posted by zeehag View Post
i am not aguy but i will take the thanks---make the well deep and only cover the transducer end so it doesnt come dry in a case of extreme heel....
have fun--it does work.

i used a piece of pvc pipe glued to hull interior and filled with about 2 inches of oil---cooking oil--extra virgin olive variety...it wont come out unless i knock down.
If all you're looking for is depth, then I fully agree with Zee. Shoot-thru is fine, as long as your hull is solid. I ran for years on my previous boat with a transducer stuck to the inside hull inside a well (like your PVC pipe Zee), covered in water and held in place by a sponge. Kinda half-ass installation I know, but it worked flawlessly for the 8 years I sailed that boat.
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