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Old 23-09-2016, 08:46   #1
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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!!
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Old 26-09-2016, 12:08   #2
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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.
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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.
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