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Damage to depth transducer

Has anyone heard of damage caused by pressure washing the depth transducer. I had the boat hauled last week and did not look at the hull until after the pressure washing when I noticed that the transducer was partially torn out away from the thru hull fitting. I doubt if the depth transducer would be working under such condition, but did not raise a stink with the yard considering that the transducer was 25 years old and under power I was not getting good readings. I just want to make sure that in the future that any power washing is carefully monitored if indeed it's possible to damage.
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I've never had that issue in four haulouts over 13 years. Sounds like something was loose beforehand.

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I've never had that issue in the 25 years of owning the boat either. Nothing was loose, it was like taking a flat edge screwdriver and inserting it somehow between the transducer the bronze thru hull and prying out a small portion of the plastic. About 1/8 inch thickness of material was seperated from the rest of the transducer and just hung down with half the circle still being flush with the thru hull. I thought for a brief second about just pushing the material back into the thru hull but thought better of it.
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