Join Date: Feb 2011
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Re: Depth transducer mounting to hull
If you look at the airmar website, and the specs for their various sensors, they show the allowable mounting angles. The sailboat sensors have quite a wide fan beam, left to right. They seem to work fine with the boat heeled, so I assume they base the depth reading on the earliest reflection.
I would like to have the sensor well forward, to get the earliest warning of shallow water. Mine is under the v berth, just left of the centre line.
Bristol 31.1, San Francisco Bay