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Yes, removing the transducer would make sense.
Sealing the hole would be a typical fiberglass repair, where you grind the hull at about a 12:1 taper around the hole. If the hull is 3/4" thick, you'll need to grind an area 3" wide around the hole...then lay up new glass starting with a piece the size of the ground out area and continuing with slightly smaller patches.
Ideally, this type of hole should be patched from both sides....
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