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Shooter
09-14-2012, 07:34 PM
I would like to install a Depth Finder with Epoxy in hull mount.
Has anyone had success with any of the units currently available?
If so, please give details.
Thanks

Ghost
09-14-2012, 08:14 PM
So far so good with an Airmar P79. I think they say not to use expoxy, however, due to brittleness. A nice silicone works fine, and is far easier to remove if needed.

Shooter
09-14-2012, 08:45 PM
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I may be wrong but the Faria SN2010 - Adjustable In-hull Transducer appears to be the same transducer. However , they have no instructions for the install.
Thanks for the suggestion.

Ghost
09-14-2012, 08:54 PM
I suspect you're right. Airmar is one of the few transducer makers and I think a lot of sounder companies simply re-sell the Airmars under their own label. Here are the installation instructions: http://www.airmartechnology.com/uploads/installguide/17-217-01.pdf

Shooter
09-15-2012, 08:01 AM
Faria does use the Airmar, it seems to be made to their spec
http://faq.airmar.com/?search=P79&action=search

Thanks for the heads up, using silicone instead of epoxy is excellent.
Now to figure out where to mount the guage, I hate to drill a 2 1/16" hole in my dash, trying to think of some other options other than an ugly
bracket hung under the dash.