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Looking for GPS/Finder with glue in transducer

Postby KMalish » Tue May 30, 2017 10:03 am

Have been told that the transducer style that was epoxied in and shot through fiberglass hull is obsolete as they didn't provide the details and features that the new units have.

Am wanting to put one on my 2400 LSR but don't want to have to mount transducer on stern. GPS function is more important than fine details but would still like to see depth changes and a few bigger fish.

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Re: Looking for GPS/Finder with glue in transducer

Postby Chris_in_Texas » Tue May 30, 2017 11:45 am

For dedicated fish finders yes, but for general bottom details no they are still around. The Airmar P79 is a very common in hull unit and used on many boats. Its a two frequency unit, they are less than $100 and it is a 600W unit. The chirp transducers are the "new" thing to have now along with the side view etc, however you do need external transducers to make them work. Just remember that if you have a stepped hull you need to install the transducer before the 1st step, in the bowriders that is normally in the forward part of the ski locker.

Airmar is the standard in transducers and most manufactures use them. For example Garmin unit will use the "Garmin part number" Airmar units. The plug and pinout change is the difference between the P79 for Garmin, vs the P79 for Lowrance for example.
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Re: Looking for GPS/Finder with glue in transducer

Postby xixp » Wed May 31, 2017 12:02 am

I installed the Garmin GT15 in my SC35 with good results; its a 600 w in hull chirp transucer.


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Re: Looking for GPS/Finder with glue in transducer

Postby steve & dot » Wed May 31, 2017 9:58 am

We installed a Garmin dv53 on our boat. It came with a transom mount transducer that we epoxied in our hull under the ski locker just before the step in the hull. Works great.
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Re: Looking for GPS/Finder with glue in transducer

Postby 40GT » Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:21 pm

Slightly off topic but close - you may have another option:

Personally I have always put my external transducers inside the hull in a wet box as I refuse to drill holes through the boat hull and don't want them on the transom.

There are some pretty good instructions here how to test the idea and set them up http://www.stowemarine.com/Depth_In_Hull.pdf
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Re: Looking for GPS/Finder with glue in transducer

Postby tcrote5516 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:01 pm

I went with Lowrance Hook HDI on my 2100 LSR. It came with an external transom mount transducer so I bought the epoxy style HDI transducer as well. Very happy with it and the best part is I resold the transom mount that came with it for more than I spent on the through hull unit.
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Re: Looking for GPS/Finder with glue in transducer

Postby aviator1 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:07 pm

I went with Garmin and I ended up with the GT21 transducer, it is really meant to hang off the transom but I have had great success with bonding it to the inside. It is currently bonded 6 inches forward of the existing transducer, went out and tested it a few days ago and it works absolutely perfectly at all speeds and turns...This is my third installation like this and they have all worked.
As other stated, stay forward of the step and you will be fine.
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Re: Looking for GPS/Finder with glue in transducer

Postby KMalish » Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:23 am

Thanks for all the great info. Glad to be able to use an older but still functioning unit. On the list for spare time projects.
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Re: Looking for GPS/Finder with glue in transducer

Postby erussl07 » Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:40 am

I also have a Garmin dv53. It works great. Sonar works well and the map is accurate.
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