Originally Posted by dimer2
Janice, this is has a "floating transducer" which you would have to tow (or somehow rig up in front of the boat) and no, it will not work directly off of your 12 volt battery as it is only 6 volt. It would be cool to just toss it off the side of your boat to see what fish are around but a pain to use as you intend, as a depth sounder. IMO
I wonder dimer2 if it would shoot through my fiberglass dink? It's not cored, so perhaps...
Still, I remember when we cut a piece of Plexiglas for my old dink (eons ago) -- I wanted a glass bottom boat so I could watch for fish. Alas, bubbles got in the way of a perfectly great idea. At anchor though I could watch the grunts suck my bait into their mouth and then spit out a perfectly clean hook.
6 volts eh? I'll bet the 12-volt battery could supply that with a resistor. This is probably getting too complicated. Sometimes I tend to do that and have to rethink.
Back to the thinking for me. Thanks for your reply.