has anyone installed a garmin shoot crew haul transducer in a chris craft commander in the bilge area this is a glue in type and did it work well threw the thick haul of the boat???? and thanks for all the input on the draft of my 47 commander

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If it gets knocked off the rudders and props will be next within seconds.

Steve said:

The external transom transducer was my first thought, but I'm concerned with it getting knocked off and would prefer to have everything inside the hull.

LOL, i suppose you're right! I was thinking more of kids hanging on the swim platform when they are swimming and kicking it off with their feet. We routinely have 2-8 kids swimming at the back of our boat.



Timothy "Tim" Miller said:

If it gets knocked off the rudders and props will be next within seconds.

Steve said:

The external transom transducer was my first thought, but I'm concerned with it getting knocked off and would prefer to have everything inside the hull.

Hi Tim,

I'm wondering how your "shoot through" transducer installation has worked out. I will be hauling out my 47 in early June and I'm facing the same decision issues. I would very much appreciate any feedback from your experience that  you can provide.

John

New Bern,NC

CCC47 #10

It is still the only one on the boat and I find it reliable.  For decision on placement you might do as I did, Fill the intended placement area with water and  compare result to the through hull.  You will want to make the final placement as close to level as possible.  I sanded the area then let the bonding gel fill the slight in-board void.  (as I remember, it was some time ago)

Thanks Tim,

What location did you choose ?

John



Timothy "Tim" Miller said:

It is still the only one on the boat and I find it reliable.  For decision on placement you might do as I did, Fill the intended placement area with water and  compare result to the through hull.  You will want to make the final placement as close to level as possible.  I sanded the area then let the bonding gel fill the slight in-board void.  (as I remember, it was some time ago)

https://tinyurl.com/transducer1and2 from a discussion earlier.  Bear in mind this is the 35 with a 13' beam so there will be some options you may have that are preferable.

Tim

John Nuttall said:

Thanks Tim,

What location did you choose ?

John



Timothy "Tim" Miller said:

It is still the only one on the boat and I find it reliable.  For decision on placement you might do as I did, Fill the intended placement area with water and  compare result to the through hull.  You will want to make the final placement as close to level as possible.  I sanded the area then let the bonding gel fill the slight in-board void.  (as I remember, it was some time ago)

Thanks Tim, 

I just realized there are 2 "Tims" in this thread. I thought Tim S, the OP, was responding. Thanks for the link, it opened my eyes to the possibility I may need 2 transponders because of the keel on my 47. Oy!

John



Timothy "Tim" Miller said:

https://tinyurl.com/transducer1and2 from a discussion earlier.  Bear in mind this is the 35 with a 13' beam so there will be some options you may have that are preferable.

Tim

John Nuttall said:

Thanks Tim,

What location did you choose ?

John



Timothy "Tim" Miller said:

It is still the only one on the boat and I find it reliable.  For decision on placement you might do as I did, Fill the intended placement area with water and  compare result to the through hull.  You will want to make the final placement as close to level as possible.  I sanded the area then let the bonding gel fill the slight in-board void.  (as I remember, it was some time ago)

Not sure why you would need two, most if not all depth finders will have a setting for keel offset.  One of the bigger boats in our harbor uses a sophisticated unit that has forward and side scanning.  They travel quite a bit up and down the Mississippi.

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