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Standard Horizon Depth Sounder replacement
11 years ago, I installed a Standard Horizon DS41 Depth Sounder and transducer on my old wooden boat. It's a through the hull transducer and a small 2.5" gauge in the cockpit. Since we're a simple boat, built in 1936, we don't want a lot of fancy electronics, and this did just fine for about 9 years. Then it started having trouble reading depth. Now it doesn't work at all. I'd like to replace it with the same thing but the model DS41 has been discontinued. I hope the problem is not with the transducer as it's a through hull mount and would be a royal pain to replace.
For now, I'll like to try a new gauge and see if it the transducer works. My questions is - can I use the same transducer with other brands of gauges? I see Uniden has a gauge that looks very much the same as the old Horizon, and says it uses a 200 MHZ transducer. Anyone know if it will work, or any better solution?