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    Depth finder install (After market)

    My depth finder puck came unglued with the cold weather so I re-installed it a better way with good results.

    On Seadoos there is a round flat spot to the left front of the tunnel to mount the stock Seadoo depth finder, @$350 + labor. I took a scrap piece of 1/2" plexiglass that you can get at a plastics supply house and cut it into a rectangle 1/8" larger than the puck. Then I cut it in half, end to end, on a band saw giving me two angled pieces. I glued one piece of the plastic to the hull with 30 min epoxy and after it hardened I glued the puck to the top of it with 30 min epoxy. Perfect angle and reads at 70+ mph. Hopefully this will stay permanent for awhile.

    For the display unit I took my steering cushion off, drilled out a hole to fit the unit and siliconed the unit into the foam and reinstalled on the ski. (This was Danny's idea awhile back for a boost guage, I think.) I wired a switch inside the glove box to turn it off and on, or it could be just wired into any Purple wire for automatic turn on when the key is inserted. It draws about 150 ma current, not enough to worry about.

    I have been using this depth finder from Patrick at Norcross Marine in Orlando for 3 years and I really recommend it. It's the Hawkeye at about $120. Works good for me.

    Here are some pics of the install.
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    NICE

    And its any solid PURPLE wire that is on when the lanyard is attached...

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    Very nice larry,

    I definetly will keep this thread, for when I get time to install on my gtx.

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    Nice job Larry, glad you used a hard substrate instead of something with porosity. and it`s very important to use the correct type of adhesive.

    The stock transducer location is one layer, there is no hollow spot there. This allows the tranducer to operate effectively and accurately.

    any softer type glues or adhesives such as silicones will absorb the send/return wave signals...PR...
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    Thanks guys!! Yep, 'purple', Danny. It has really worked well for me and the customer service at Norcross Marine is the best I've seen, well, except for Jerry!! I could install 3 of these for one seadoo and have a shallow alarm to boot...
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    I guess that's where I made my mistake, I didn't use the wedge thing. I never did get mine to work

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    nice job Larry i might have to do one of those one day

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    Quote Originally Posted by skooter525 View Post
    I guess that's where I made my mistake, I didn't use the wedge thing. I never did get mine to work
    Yes, the wedge thing is the secret so that the click sound waves will be directed straight down to reflect off the bottom. I originally did it my using 3, 1/8 pieces and sanded down to a wedge but it came loose so this time I used a solid 1/2 piece and it is solid and works great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbuck12345 View Post
    nice job Larry i might have to do one of those one day
    Thanks, my friend. I can hook you up!! I think you might need it, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lafjax View Post
    Thanks, my friend. I can hook you up!! I think you might need it, lol.
    larry, thats funny

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