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New Depth Sounder - No Reading?

This past summer I tried to install a Hawkeye Depth Sounder in my 1971 Ericson 29. Wiring and everything is fine, the unit is getting power and I know works as I hear the clicks when I hold it to my ear. I am trying to test install it by bedding in petroleum jelly against the forward hull very near the centerline under the V-berth.

I can't get a reading?!? I have tried a couple locations there and no difference. Whenever I turn it on all I get is zeros which means no signal returned. Any ideas on what I can try? I don't want to install it on the transom if I can avoid it. Is Fiberglass too thick?

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