- Dec 13, 2015
Looking for recommendations..... Don't like thru hull....
Best advice I got on this forum was plumber's putty. It allows the transducer to shoot through my hull, is reversible, and cheap! I have a C22 so almost the same style hull and it works just fine. In fact because of salvage parts I was able to buy at Minny's in CA I had the transducer, gauge, and putty all together and installed it myself for under $25 in about 15 min.Do you mean you leave the wax in there, and glass the transducer to the hull, encapsulating the wax?
I was somewhat thinking along those lines myself.....You know, depth sounders are over rated. If I had to choose on instrument out of the three, traditional sailing instruments, it would be wind. The only time we ever really pay attention to depth is anchoring, but with a gps chart plotter, a sounder it might not be necessary. I know, easy to say sitting on the couch, but just saying.
The only time we ever really pay attention to depth is anchoring, but with a gps chart plotter, a sounder it might not be necessary.
When I learned navigation in the 70s, sounding the depth was one way to verify location. Sailing in the fog around Vinelhaven, it seemed pretty important. Of course, on a pulling boat we used the same depth sounder as jviss. That's also the depth sounder we had on our 56' schooner....I look on the depth gage as a tool to “trust the charts - but verify”.
What he said. ^^You guys with no sounder.... Great if you are deep blue water sailors. If doing any gunk hole visiting you might rethink that idea. Getting in on a gps and chart alone is putting a lot of faith in the age of the chart and that their has been no shoaling since the charts were drafted... What is it with soundings some of my charts use the 1980’s I think for the last date of soundings...
I look on the depth gage as a tool to “trust the charts - but verify”.