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Re: What are these things?
I went way down in my attitude after realizing it's not a simple bilge problem, but a leaking transducer, and now I have hope again at the thought of switching it with the blanking plug. Will go in the next day or so and look for that plug. I've seen it, and wouldn't have thrown it away...so it must be there. Fellows, I do thank you.
So I appreciate having some hope now. I still can't picture the unseen part of this thing, as far as depth or height and how exactly it is in there; and am supposing if the water was coming around the device, the blanking plug wouldn't help (is that what the consensus says may happen?). One thing is for sure, the leak has to do with the transducer rather than from some other place. I've looked carefully enough to determine that.
Faster, I haven't seen the boat out of the water yet, but did some figuring about costs, etc. And as for a bilge pump, Caleb, I've determined that there isn't one. There is a hand pump/diaphragm device in the cockpit for what seems like the sink drains, but the bilge appears to be a very peculiar, almost non-existent thing. Maybe being such a shallow draft? I don't know why.
ReefMagnet, as for screw versus bayonet design: How would I know how to approach it, as to whether threads exist on it? Can you say if the default idea is to attempt unscrewing the thing, after removing the collar? As I say, am still struggling to picture the unseen part of this unit. I appreciate it.
BTW, Paul, thank you. She doesn't have an inboard with all those through-hulls, thankfully, and she's a Capital Yachts model with a shoal draft.