We recently bought a boat
and have been fixing it up. One of the (many) issues is that the depth sounder
does not work
. We've root caused the issue to lack of fluid in the cylinder which holds the transducer
against the inside of the hull
. Unfortunately, after refilling the cylinder, we discovered WHY the cylinder was empty: it leaks
the propylene glycol into the bilge
rather quickly. Unfortunately, the mount that holds the transducer
to the top of the cylinder is also seized, so I cannot easily remove it.
The obvious fixes that spring to my mind are:
- cut the cylinder off the hull
and re-glue it elsewhere
- use sufficient force to free the transducer mount from the cylinder, dry it out, and reseal it with epoxy
from the inside
- buy a new transducer and leave the old mount alone
My main fear with both cutting cylinder off and forcing the seized cylinder open is that I might damage the hull in removing the cylinder. Does anyone have tips?