My hunter had an epoxy bedded transducer when I bought it. The transducer failed, probably from overheating. It was hot to the touch when I checked it. Removing the mass amount of epoxy seemed like a daunting & risky task, so instead, I fabricated a clamp-on bracket out of Star Board & attached the new transducer to my transom. This was originally intended as a temporary solution, but it works well enough that it may become permanent.