#1 2018-02-18 14:44:00

Dingeman_Boogert
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Registered: 1991-01-06
Posts: 9

depth sounder

Is there a Frances 26 owner who could advise me about the in hull mounting of an Airmar depth sounder. My present depth sounder, which is broke, is trough hull and I would prefer to replace it with an in hull devise. Is the hull of a Frances 26 fit to mount an in hull depth sounder? I understand that hull thicknes should not be over 5/8 inch, but don't know what the Frances hull is.

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#2 2018-02-20 00:26:19

David_Pereira
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Registered: 2016-07-12
Posts: 17

Re: depth sounder

Over a year ago I removed a dud through hull unit, sealed the hole and fitted a NASA Clipper in hull transducer in my Victoria 800. Works fine, I have checked  with a sounding line, seems accurate.  I believe NASA use Airmar units.

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#3 2018-02-28 18:06:23

Jonathan_Hopper
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Registered: 2004-03-23
Posts: 80

Re: depth sounder

I replaced my aged through hull with a DST800 transducer, which includes a log impellor.   The transducer is removable to can easily be cleaned.   The speed is far more accurate than previous installation, though in non-tidal waters this may not be of particular interest to you.   The hull is fairly thick in that area (thought I had some photos but can't find them), but if an in-hull works for David, it can't be 'too thick', whatever the dimension is!

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#4 2018-03-01 13:30:26

Dingeman_Boogert
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Registered: 1991-01-06
Posts: 9

Re: depth sounder

Thanks a lot for your comment David en Jonathan. It apparently being possible to succesfully mount an in hull depth transducer, I now only have to decide about the easiest procedure.

kind regards,

Dingeman Boogert

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