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Old 09-26-2016, 07:58 PM   #1
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Dinghy Depth Finder

Hi everyone- I want to add a simple depth finder or fish finder to my dinghy. Would be best, I suppose, to just hang it off of the transom to avoid drilling the fiberglass hull.

Anyone have any recommendations?

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Old 09-26-2016, 09:27 PM   #2
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If you just want a bottom depth, any model will do...Humminbird, Eagle, etc. Some have internal batteries, some are 12V. Most include a transom-mounted transducer. Google cheap fishfinder

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There is no need to drill the bottom of a FG dinghy. The standard transducer for a simple dinghy installation is a "transom mount" TD. That TD will epoxy to the Fg in the bottom of the hull and will give you good readings to 1000 ft. That is how I have fastened my TD, wihich I did in 2010. It is simple to do and will last the life of your ownership of the dinghy.
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Old 09-27-2016, 04:39 AM   #4
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I have happily used a Norcross Hawkeye on my Whaler for 9 years now. Great customer service from them too.

Agree transom transducer is the only way to go. The Humminbird units are good too.

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Old 09-27-2016, 12:07 PM   #5
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I have a Humminbird portable for those times I want a depthfinder in the dinghy. Comes with a 12v battery and a suction cup transducer mount for the transom.
Works great. Check them out.
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Old 09-28-2016, 08:39 AM   #6
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Since my dinghy has no electrical system we lay a simple 6ft length of PVC pipe marked at 4ft down along the centerline just in case. The long end is for the Monk, the short for the dinghy. Have not needed it yet.

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