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Old 03-11-2003, 08:48 AM
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I have a 1989 Grady White Overnighter I bought last year. The previous owner installed a Humminbird Wide Eye fishfinder. The problem is he mounted the transducer as a inside the hull installation putting the transducer in the hull next to the helm seat. It works until I increase the speed to about 3 knots, then I lose the display. Is it possible to unmount the current transducer and remount it as an inside the hull installation where it belongs? (I emailed Grady and they told me the best spot to put an in hull transducer). Or can I unmount it and use the same one for a transome mount transducer? Or should I just bite the bullet and buy a new transducer? I would really like to have the temp and speed displayed, so I am leaning to a transome mount.

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Old 03-11-2003, 09:07 AM
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If they epoxied to the inside of the hull, it ain't gonna come off in one piece. Mise well take a sledge hammer to it, rather than wasting time trying not to break it.

With that siad, when selecting your new transducer, I suggest you call Consumers Marine (or similar delaer) and get a Thru-Hull ducer for your unit. Don't even waste your time thinking about anything else. Drill the 2" hole, drop it in, and you will nevewr look back and will thank me up and down cause it works so good.

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Old 03-11-2003, 09:19 AM
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What have you got to lose? Go ahead and try it.
If you get it off without breaking it you can use
it again. If not you were going to buy a new one
anyway. You might carefully work around it with
a hammer and a wood chisel. It may pop off
without breaking.
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Old 03-11-2003, 09:31 AM
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what you can do it try taking some acetone with a paint brush and work it in around the edges of the transducer and see if it frees up the epoxy
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Old 03-11-2003, 09:35 AM
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Actually you might find yourself suprised how easily it will come out of there - sometimes. Just take a hard-rubber mallet and give it a good wack on the side. Sometimes, more often than you might expect, they will pop right out. Of course sometimes they won't as well, you'll get to see which it is.

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Great!! So after you get it out in one piece, a great place to sell it is on Ebay. Then, follow my instructions above on installing your new thru hull!!

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I learned as a gunsmith. If you know a hvac tech, get one of the non-regulated substitutes for freon and spray the liquid on the transducer until it frosts up. Object being to make the transducer super cold [thus shrinking it] and the surrounding fiberglass staying warm. Then take a rubber mallet and whack it. Being a different material than the fiberglass itself, it just may pop off.

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My friend has 1988 grady20 with a bracket. Original install on the transom was crappy. We reinstalled it under the bracket, closer to the centerline and now he's got a very clear picture at full speed. This is with a 600L, but a similar mount with your unit should yield the same results.
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