Moderated Discussion Areas
ContinuousWave: Small Boat Electrical
230 CONQUEST: Modify For Through Hull SONAR Transducer
|Author||Topic: 230 CONQUEST: Modify For Through Hull SONAR Transducer|
posted 01-25-2007 02:46 PM ET (US)
My 230 Conquest has what appears to be transducer mounting areas in the stern. I'm currently running a transom mount Raymarine. Please share your experience and pictures [of the installation of a through-hull SONAR transducer on a Boston Whaler 230 CONQUEST]. Thanks.
posted 01-25-2007 09:03 PM ET (US)
I would check with the factory for recommendations of the exact location for installing the transducer in the hull of your Boston Whaler 230 CONQUEST. The electrical aspect of this installation is probably identical to the transom mount transducer. The hardest part would be getting the nerve to cut such a big hole in the structure of the boat.
posted 01-25-2007 10:04 PM ET (US)
You are talking about the type of transducer that shoots through the fiberglass, correct? John
posted 01-25-2007 10:33 PM ET (US)
In the Boston Whaler web site tab "My Whaler" you will see on the left panel "Transducer Locating".
There is reference to a 1997 23 Conquest transducer location that matches up to a spot in our 1999's.
I was planning on relocating mine as well, but you will probably beat me to it.
Also, I'm not sure where that location lines up with my trailer bunk.
Let us know how the install goes.
posted 01-25-2007 11:17 PM ET (US)
No, not an in-hull puck.
I have seen photos of a plug cut from that area and it was wood cored. I don't know the year or exact model, only that it was the transducer locating area (in a Whaler hull).
Having wood there would rule out a shoot-thru, I would think (no pun intended).
What I'd really like to see is how a thru-hull transducer is faired on both sides when installed in that area.
Bella Con, did you know there's one on both sides of the boat? The other side is under my battery trays, so I wouldn't even bother with that side. What's on that side of an outboard powered Conquest?
posted 01-25-2007 11:23 PM ET (US)
Start by just tossing the transducer in the transducer well and filling it with enough water to cover the transducer. You may be surprised at the results.
My father has used 5200 to create a transducer well using a short segment of PVC pipe in several of his non-cored fiberglass boat hulls. You fill the PVC well with water, and slip on a PVC cap to keep the water from sloshing out. (do not forget to drain the water when winterizing).
On our 25' BW Frontier at work, we have had a transducer well created inside the hull and shoot through the hull with a survey grade hydrographic depth sounder immersed in water. Cutting a hole the size of a football in the bottom of the boat to mount the huge airmar transducer was NOT our first choice of mounting methods. Over-the side mounting was a hassle. The Whaler Drive made transom mounting difficult, so in the hull it went. Works well. Maybe not to the 20,000 ft that the sounder is rated for, but we have yet to get to anywhere that was that deep to test it...
Purchase our Licensed Version- which adds many more features!
© Infopop Corporation (formerly Madrona Park, Inc.), 1998 - 2000.