The Boating Forum - Transducer Cleaning
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Was scraping barnacles off my trim tabs yesterday and reached under the hull to feel my transducer. Noticed it was covered with growth(barnacles etc). I have a transom mount, but it is located under the euro transom on the notch where the hull stops and the euro begins. I have to clean it by feel. What would be the best way to clean the growth off? Can I use a wire brush on it? It's a Ray Tri-ducer.
I'm still reading bottom, but I'd like to keep it clean.
07-13-2005, 05:07 PM
Paint it with transducer paint. Its available at the boat stores.- Cooker
07-13-2005, 05:54 PM
Brillo pad ... plan on doing it every few weeks if you want optimum performance. :thumbsup:
07-13-2005, 06:21 PM
I wouldn't use a wire brush or brillo, the transducer face is plastic. Try a scotch brite pad. Next time you pull the boat use the MDR Transducer paint. BTW I was checking mine (same one) recently (clean after 3 mos with the MDR paint) and swear I got a shock putting my hand under the transducer (FF on). Was I imagining it ?
07-13-2005, 07:19 PM
Even a scotch brite pad is very abrasive.
If it was on the trailer I would suggest repeated spraying with Clorox over a day or two, then a wet razor blade.
I put a baggy over mine with a rubber band when I leave it in the slip.
That's a great idea Bull, but mine is so inaccessable that I almost have to get in the water to get at it. I guess you can't have everything cause the transducer works flawlessly in the location the dealer placed it in.
07-13-2005, 09:26 PM
Soak it in saltwater!
I have successfully used a plastic scraper to ease the barnacles off. I seem to load up even with using the xdcr paint. I gently scrape then wipe with a cheap (0.99) store scrubber which has only a little bit of abrasiveness.
11-27-2005, 05:19 PM
Why not use EZ On/EZ Off hull cleaner on it and a soft brush? My boat was just hauled and the transducer is covered with growth as well.
11-27-2005, 07:58 PM
the more abrasive the more harm can be done
ditto on the plastic scraper, may want to check manufacturer website
I am sure Airmar has good FAQ or hints