08-17-2010, 07:52 AM #1
who is using a depth finder and what type/brand works best for you?
not performance related but posted this in the fishing section and no responses so trying here, what depth finder are you using does it work? is it a waste of money? is it a glue in transducer or transom mount? post any pics or links you have for ideas.
08-17-2010, 08:31 AM #2
Oh wait, this on my seadoo
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08-17-2010, 08:40 AM #3
damn.....that was harsh...
I was giving a depth finder some thought a while back. I've read a bunch of issues with the thru-hull setups and being "touchy". I was originally planning on mounting the transducer where the speedo is on transom. Fab up an easy stainless bracket and use the stock speedo gromet to pass the wires through.
08-17-2010, 09:24 AM #4
08-17-2010, 02:25 PM #5
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I agree with the touchy part. Crusing, it jumps around a bit. I really havent found to many that wasn't. I tend to pay more attention to it when getting up in the back waters on the Tn River where you can find some sand bars in 20 feet of water easing along. It really gets touchy above 35 mph on the dreamometer. I mounted mine on double sided tape between the engine and fuel tank. The guage is on the flat part of the dash with velcro.
08-19-2010, 12:33 AM #6
I have to admit that i am always curious as to what depth i am skiing in.. most of the time i just look at my charts that i stow onboard or scream to the nearest fisherman and ask him or her.. then maybe leave the wheelhouse go down to the galley and whip up a sammmitch.....
getting too close to that Fluid film again..... but i was serious about the charts... they will tell you..
10-17-2010, 04:10 AM #7
just pictures of my new installed, D11SB hawkeye depth finder. great product easy to fit and very accurate, glued the transducer inside the hull in the R/H rear, fitted the brains box in where the battery is stowed and double side taped the gauge to the dash using a piece of 90deg aluminium, the warning alarm just zipped in behind the gauge cluster.
10-17-2010, 04:29 AM #8
I'm set up for Northstar although have not yet mounted the transducer. Was gonna install through hull just below coupler to one side, glad I waited like your idea better. Seems general consensis that they are a bit "iffy" over 50kmph. Well who cares, its good to have one.
10-17-2010, 04:29 AM #9
10-17-2010, 04:54 AM #10
some of the places i ride are very tidal and lots of sand bars the inlets are forever changing so thought maybe easier to navigate without fucking my pump. works 100% great back up and service.
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