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syncope posted 09-11-2002 09:51 PM ET (US)   Profile for syncope   Send Email to syncope  
Has any placed a thru hull transducer in a Montauk? I'm considering adding the new Garmin 188C and I'd like to use a thru-hull as opposed to a transom mount.
rsgwynn1 posted 09-12-2002 12:09 AM ET (US)     Profile for rsgwynn1  Send Email to rsgwynn1     
I'm more concern'd ab't your name. Why "syncope"? Are ye list'ning to lit'rary muses?
syncope posted 09-12-2002 08:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for syncope  Send Email to syncope     
Syncope (pronounced sing'-koh-pee) is the medical term for fainting. Syncope is the sudden loss of consciousness due to lack of sufficient blood and oxygen to the brain. It can occur with or without warning.

Capt_Tidy posted 09-13-2002 11:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for Capt_Tidy  Send Email to Capt_Tidy     
You'll love the 188... especially the 188C.

There was a long thread on thrull hull transducers... search and you will find. If I recall correctly some have sandwiched the entire hull/foam (longer/extended length tranducer) and some just the hull (standard transducer). I have the same unit without color and love it. I want the thru-hull transducer (I have the transome mount right now) and plan to go through the rear fishwell (Outrage 25) and replace an thru-hull fitting... sandwiching only the outer shell. I may add a couple of layers of fiberglass cloth to beef the areas up a bit. To seal the hole on the interior I am using a deck plate... leaving the foam exposed so I can work on some mositure problems.


Fishcop posted 09-13-2002 01:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for Fishcop  Send Email to Fishcop     
I have a thru hull on my 25 OR mounted on the keel. Flush with the bottom of the boat.
The boat came that way and it works great.
Looks like the foam was cut away and to rig the wires and the bottom was re-glassed.
On my old Montauk, I had a shoot-thru transducer. Mounted it in the channel just up from the rear sump. Worked fine and no cutting in the hull.
My bet would be not to cut if you don't have to.
These are both Furuno units and are still available.
Just my two cents.
SSCH posted 09-13-2002 08:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for SSCH  Send Email to SSCH     
Somebody has to say this so....

Use the transom mounted transducer and save all the heart ache. Whaler doesn't like any of the thru hull set ups. We used to cut a hole in the inner liner, remove the foam down to the outer hull and mount a transducer puck in he cutout area. Worked fine, but was said to void the hull warranty due to the creation of a soft area in the outer hull. There is no area in the classic Whaler suitable for thru hull transducers. If you cut a hole all the way thru the hull and mount a true thru hull, Whaler has said that the warranty will not cover failure or delamination around your hole.

Why take a chance? The transom mounts work very well, are easy to repair or replace, and easy to install.

rsgwynn1 posted 09-13-2002 08:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for rsgwynn1  Send Email to rsgwynn1     
"Syncope" is also the literary term for words that drop syllables for the sake of maintaining a poetic meter: e'en, ev'ry, o'er, etc.
syncope posted 09-13-2002 10:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for syncope  Send Email to syncope     
Now I undr'std !
syncope posted 09-13-2002 10:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for syncope  Send Email to syncope     
Capt Tidy,

Do you have a 188C ? I didn't think they were available yet ?

Guts posted 09-14-2002 07:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for Guts  Send Email to Guts     
I have a thru hull in my montauk17
E/M me and I will send you pics.
Capt_Tidy posted 09-15-2002 12:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for Capt_Tidy  Send Email to Capt_Tidy     
I have the 188 vs the color guy... couldn't wait for colour. There should be plenty of 188 coming on the ebay once the 188c is out.

For navigation, I run the gps signal to my laptop and use MapSource... this give me color and a bigger screen. But Garmin is not interested in providing laptop friendly software so you can relay the sounder page etc.... all the same pages as the 188.

GIven time I'll simle write my own but life is pretty busy right now.

The 188 is really awesome. I'm really happy with it. Color would be nice but the 188 has a lot of contrast control...

My only advice is to buy the swivel mount... it makes it easy to get the screen in a readable place when the sun is out and bright.

Guts posted 02-16-2003 02:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for Guts  Send Email to Guts     
what did you do?

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