Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 23-09-2016, 07:46   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 131
Depth finder mount: Playdoh!

Yup, Playdoh, or other such child's modelling clay.

Wanted to test fitting my transom mount transducer inside the hull and shooting through. Having read about creating a fluid filled wet well to put the transducer in, I didn't want to go this route until I had determined a clean location for best signal. With the idea being that the transducer needs "solid" contact all the through the hull I took a lump of Playdoh and made a thick bed to push the transducer into. The unit is a raymarine WiFish BTW. Worked great, which surprised me. I need to pull the unit out and hang it over the side on a pole as a "gold standard" test for comparison, but in the meantime the Playdoh is good enough for testing purposes. Hope this helps, definately not intended as a long term installation method!!
Dymaxion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-09-2016, 11:08   #2
Registered User

Join Date: May 2011
Location: Toronto
Boat: Sandpiper 565
Posts: 2,805
Re: Depth finder mount: Playdoh!

That was resourceful.

I tested transducer locations by putting the depth transducer into a baggie with some water and moving that around. This seemed to work too.
Lake-Effect is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 26-09-2016, 12:16   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 131
Re: Depth finder mount: Playdoh!

Followup is that in deeper than about 35' no depth on the screen. Suspect Playdoh is not the best sonar conductor. Like the baggie trick, will try it next.
Dymaxion is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: finder hooks yacht finder holders amphibious1 Classifieds Archive 0 10-06-2012 01:33
Raymarine E 120 Depth Finder Problem lorenzo b Marine Electronics 5 06-04-2010 09:59
Can you Identify this Depth Finder Display? cfoxcvg Marine Electronics 1 26-03-2010 09:13
Complete newbie needs depth finder help pikowill Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 5 22-12-2008 10:04
Depth Finder ozarkmom43 Marine Electronics 7 13-06-2008 06:09

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 19:29.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.