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Old 09-27-2014, 01:48 AM   #15
Peter B
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City: Brisbane
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Now boatless - sold 6/2018
Vessel Model: Had a Clipper (CHB) 34
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I have Sikaflexed my transducers inside the hull, as far forward as practical, because I want to know what the depth is under me, not after I have already travelled over it. Also I did not want any more holes in the hull, or the inconvenience of having to pull out the boat to fit thru-hull transducers. I felt epoxy was a bit too final and permanent, whereas Sikaflex works fine, but gives a bail-out option if removal required for any reason.

I have Lowrance units, and they are a subsidiary of Navico, which also owns Simrad, and their performance for price in my view is excellent.

I don't have the structure scan because I want to know depth more than anything, and when it first came out it was pricey. I'm not a mad keen fisherman, and the bottom in our bay does not vary all that much, so bottom detail not a huge issue. However, now those extra features have come down a lot in price, if fitting new now, I'd go for the Lowrance structurescan HD colour for sure.
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