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post #8 of Old 08-04-2009
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One option to consider is to leave the transducer in place. It is a solid plug and has no moving parts. Many feel the depth sounder is the most important instrument, and having a back up ready to go is not a bad idea. A through hull transducer will also be more acurate, although I understand the newer surface mounts are pretty good. It seems different manufactures of displays use the same transducers so you may have options as to how to read the depth.
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