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Transducer mounting on an old boat
« on: April 06, 2009, 04:39:12 PM »
Hi all,

after weeks of scratching my head and getting advice from Robert and others, thinking about pros and cons, setting up plans and scratch them off again, I post a picture of the transom of my boat and what I'm planning to do.

The boat is a VICTORIA 27, proudly made in GERMANY in 1971 by a boatyard that went bankrupt in the late 70s. After all the trouble I had with it, I know why now  ;D. It's a fiberglass hull and has two VOLVO PENTA AQ 115 inboard engines with AQ 100 Z-Drives.

The location where the transducer is temporarily mounted on the picture is where the transducer of the former fishfinder was placed. To the right of the transducer the keel, the Z-Drives and the exhaust are blocking or disturbing a clean shot for the sonar beam.

To get good sight to both sides I want to cut out a pocket of the keel, srew and laminate a jackplate there and screw the transducer onto it.
As an alternative to this I thought to mount a horizontal bracket to the hull instead of cutting out the pocket of the keel.

What would you do in my shoes?

« Last Edit: April 08, 2009, 07:44:51 AM by Jolly Roger »

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