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Old 09-26-2014, 09:48 PM   #13
Tony B
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City: Joe Wheeler State Park, Al
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Originally Posted by tpbrady View Post
Bass Pro Shops is pretty close to you in Decatur. They have a pretty good range of marine electronics, and generally one or two people around who know something about it.
Thanks for the info. I will be going to Decatur in a few weeks. I'll check them out.

Garmin Tech Support told me that they are getting away from inside hull mounted installations. Now they offer a transducer for about $170 which can be hull mounted. However, after a while on the phone the tech Support person conceded that if PROPERLY installed, the unit I have will work inside the hull. I think Garmin and the other companies are all doing this because they have had a lot of returns because of poor installation and so, don't want to recommend this procedure. If you look at the catalogs, most Depth Sounders/Fish Finders state "for transom and trolling motor mount'.

Most people/boaters are not familiar with epoxy and so it would be really easy to screw up.
Cruising the Eastern U.S. Inland Waterways and Gulf Coast. Presently on the ICW in Louisiana and heading Back to Texas.
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