Mounting Transducer in-hull on a Starwind 19 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #1  
Old 08-26-2010
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
joezucchini is on a distinguished road
Mounting Transducer in-hull on a Starwind 19

Hello there,

Any advice on the best place to mount a transducer for a depth sounder for my Starwind 19? I'm guessing in-hull is better since the back of my boat sits a few inches above the water. By the way, I'm looking at both the Hummingbird HDR 610 P and the Hawkeye D10D models.....any advise on which is better?

Thanks,

Joe
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 08-26-2010
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 149
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 5
radioguy is on a distinguished road
I'd guess in terms of quality they are both about the same. I bought the Hawkeye because it was in stock at my West Marine. It came with both white and black face plates, and it came with the weatherproof cap. It came with the transducer, everything. It was a good buy. Installed in minutes and worked exactly perfectly.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 08-26-2010
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
joezucchini is on a distinguished road
Where did you mount it?
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 08-27-2010
QuickMick's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: California
Posts: 1,381
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 5
QuickMick is on a distinguished road
you might be able to search the threads, as i asked the same question and got a lot of good feedback. IIRC mitiempo's suggestions were the best for me. dont forget to offset depth for the keel... anyway, mine is a bit toward stern, but it is used more for fishfinding-then as a back up depth finder to my thru-hull unit.
anyway, i cleaned the figerglass.... set the transducer in a bag of water and kinda moved it around till i liked it. then, epoxed it to the hull in the right spot with sort of a twisting motion to make sure there were no bubbles. then got some PVC (IIRC 4"?) with a threaded end, got a cap for the end, drilled a small hole for the cable on the upper side of PVC... sanded the 'open' side of the pipe to fit hull, epoxyed that over the transducer, then you need to put some liquid in there... mineral spirits or something... im sure guys will give you suggestions.

oh, one thing mitiempo also pointed out (a bit diff. for me for the fish finding use mentioned above), the closer to the bow you put it, the more 'infront' of you you will be seeing, handy if you are using it to prevent grounding.
oh, i have a hummingbird and like it a lot.
good luck
__________________
How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean ~ Arthur C. Clarke

Quinn McColly
Macgregor Venture
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 08-27-2010
QuickMick's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: California
Posts: 1,381
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 5
QuickMick is on a distinguished road
This might help you out.

Current low-end depth finders
__________________
How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean ~ Arthur C. Clarke

Quinn McColly
Macgregor Venture
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 08-27-2010
mitiempo's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Victoria B.C. Canada
Posts: 7,057
Thanks: 0
Thanked 68 Times in 59 Posts
Rep Power: 7
mitiempo will become famous soon enough mitiempo will become famous soon enough
Quinn
If it is epoxied to the hull the pvc pipe is not needed. The pvc pipe is used with liquid if you don't use epoxy. Here's a link to West Epoxies instructions for installing a transducer.
WEST SYSTEM | Modifying and Customizing Boats - Depth sounder installation
__________________
Brian
Living aboard in Victoria Harbour
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 08-27-2010
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
joezucchini is on a distinguished road
Thank you gentleman....I think I got what I need to proceed.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Salt's Corner Table smackdaddy General Discussion (sailing related) 129 06-18-2013 04:46 PM
What not to do Maverick1958 Gear & Maintenance 23 08-23-2010 02:11 PM
Depth Finder Display vs Transducer; Have to be bought together? bryanphaas Electronics 1 08-16-2010 02:58 PM
Hull blisters ? 75R20 Gear & Maintenance 3 08-01-2010 06:50 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:27 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.