I have recently completed a steel hull
sailboat. The transducer for the depth sounder
(a Stnandard Horizon DS41) is partially recessed to protect it from logs
etc. The sounder only works intermittantly. It works fine when tested out of the boat. I bought a new transducer but no help. I'm wondering if someone, preferrably someone who has a recessed transducer, can recommend a depth sounder
More detail: The recess is made from a piece of pipe with a slightly larger dia than the xducer, cut at an angle and welded to the bottom. One edge of the xducer is almost flush with the bottom plating and the opposite edge is recessed approx 1 ". The recess doesn't seem to trap air.
I have tried painting the recess with sound deadening paint
. No help. Actually, it doesn't work at all now.
I have jury rigged another sounder and sailed from North East MD to the Rio Dulce, but would like to have a more permanent solution.