I have an ancient depthfinder on my 41 Gulfstar ketch
, it works, but I would like to replace it with a good bottom scanner / fishfinder
. I have been reading about the Lowrance Forwardscan transducer
that can be added to one of their systems.
I have read in the past that some depth
finders can be mounted in a fluid-filled chamber built to the inside of the hull
So my questions revolve around these two concepts...
First, has anyone used a forward looking sonar on a sailboat and is it effective? If so please provide brand and other info that would help.
Second, any thoughts/experience/advice with the concept
of building a fluid-filled chamber in which to mount the transducer
instead of a through-hull?
Thanks so much.