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Re: In-Hull Depth Finder/Transponder - Repair and/or Replacement
What brand is your original depth meter? FWIW I've just installed a Raymarine ST40 depth display and connected it to an 80s original Signet tranducer, works great.
Check the specs, if the frequencies are the same the old transducer may well work with a new head. There's not much that can go wrong with the tranducers themselves as a rule.
That said, aft of the keel is not an optimum position.. your keel will find the shallows before your depth meter does!! (by seconds, or less, perhaps, but....)
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Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Last edited by Faster; 06-14-2013 at 04:18 PM.