Depth Sounder Install Queston
Posted 02 September 2004 - 07:40 AM
I want to install the transducer for the finder inside of the hull instead of outside like my current setup.
Does the '01 sportster have a pre-molded in hull mounting place?
Some boats do, some don't. If it doesn't, you'll see me floating out in the middle of the lake testing good read spots on the hull.
Thanks in advance.
Posted 03 September 2004 - 11:29 AM
Posted 06 September 2004 - 08:07 AM
Posted 07 September 2004 - 03:05 PM
I used a norcross highspeed depth sounder using the supplied dual purpose hull transducer, some in-hull boat setups require you to purchase their higher end transducer which gets installed in a mineral oil tank to avoid interference, which is just as simple to install. Here is the product I installed:
Mine is a dry setup and is working great even at wide open throttle.
The display fit easily into the dash right behind the steering wheel, on a sportster this is empty, on the dual engine models, I believe it is where the fuel gauge is normally located. I powered the unit off of the bilge hot wire and grounded it just the same. (yes I know the draw from the bilge switch can cause low voltage to the depth finder, but it didn't effect it and when doo you ever run the bilge, only when your sinking!)
Benefits: None really, it's more for interest, by the time the low water alarm goes off, 3ft is the lowest setting, you are probably asking for a rock in your pump because the water level drops to 1ft before you know it. But placing the transducer in the hull has a cleaner look, works better in high speed situations and you avoid drilling in the hull and you will never knock it off beaching or trailering your doo.
I'll take some pictures when I have time.
Next project(s): a power block for accessories so I can wire projects like this properly and cleanly and then a am/fm/CD player.
Doo you later!
Posted 07 September 2004 - 03:28 PM
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