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Sea-nile
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Initially Posted - 04/14/2019 :  17:40:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Anyone using a Hawkeye depth finder with a shoot through the hull transponder in a Catalina 25 swing keel??

HerdOfTurtles
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Response Posted - 04/15/2019 :  07:24:56  Show Profile  Visit HerdOfTurtles's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I have a hawkeye depth finder with a shoot through the hull transponder but I have a fin keel.

I mounted the transducer under the sink with some life caulk. It works adequately. Cheap, simple, effective.

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Voyager
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Response Posted - 04/15/2019 :  21:57:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Iíve had a Hawkeye for about 8-10 years. I mounted it to shoot through the hull using toilet bowl wax for mounting that works best at approximately 65-70į installation temperature.
I installed the transducer beneath the quarterberth right next to the old through hull. You could also mount it beneath the vee berth by the head sink through hull fitting.
Iíve had no trouble with it however when passing over thick muddy bottoms it will occasionally read ó ó ó.

Bruce Ross
Passage ~ SR-FK ~ C25 #5032

Port Captain ó Milford, CT

Edited by - Voyager on 04/15/2019 22:01:12
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sethp001
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Response Posted - 04/16/2019 :  15:20:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have had three over many years. The reason Iíve had three is one of my kids threw the cover in the lake at the end of a season and I forgot to buy a new cover. Without the cover, the display wonít last one season. The second display flaked (possibly my fault) but was quickly replaced under warranty.

You canít beat the price. It usually works well too. I mounted mine under the vberth in front of the thru-hull.

Iíve read elsewhere on here that if you have bubbles in the goop you use to stick the transducer to the hull, youíll have some trouble getting readings. Likewise if you mount it in a position where there is turbulent water under the boat, you can also have problems.



Seth
"Outlier" 1987 Catalina 25 SR/SK/Traditional Interior #5541
"Zoo" 1977 Morgan Out Island 30
"Nomad" 1980 Prindle 16
"Lost" 1988 Catalina Capri 14.2
"Marine Tex 1" Unknown Origin POS 8' Fiberglass Dinghy
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Edited by - sethp001 on 04/16/2019 15:29:56
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Voyager
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Response Posted - 04/16/2019 :  16:23:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Seth,your post reminded me about how I mounted the display.

I still had the original enclosure from the old depth meter. I pulled out the old guts but kept the front glass panel and the rear metal cover with the screw terminals. This makes for a virtually weatherproof case.

I finagled a bolt through the rear panel with an offset to mount the display on, and as far as you can tell, Iíve just updated the old display with a new one.

Iím glad I never had to worry about keeping the weather out of the display unit.

Bruce Ross
Passage ~ SR-FK ~ C25 #5032

Port Captain ó Milford, CT

Edited by - Voyager on 04/16/2019 16:30:01
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