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Old 01-10-2014, 11:08 AM
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Default Replacemement Options for Factory Glassed-In Transducer

I have 2001 Contender 23 with a factory (I assume) glassed in transducer. The former owner replaced the electronics a few years ago with modern Garmin stuff to include a transom mount P66 for the GSD 22. The glassed in transducer (no idea on brand/model) is still in the boat and the cable was disconnected. I assume the factory glassed in transducer either does not work or is outdated technology because the PO would have used it instead of adding the P66 if it made sense.

I am looking to upgrade the transducer, and would prefer to go with a through hull (Like a B164) instead of another transom mount.

Anyone have any thoughts on how hard it will be to replace the already glassed in transducer? Anyone done this before?

Just looking for a general idea if this will be very time consuming/expensive or reasonably feasible... or should I just get another transom mount.

Thanks in advance for any help!
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Old 01-10-2014, 02:04 PM
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Depends on how big that existing hole is. If it is smaller than a B164 hole and you have good access to both sides of the location it could be not too bad.
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stiletto-- Thanks for the reply.
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Except that most factories glass transducers into the keel, this boat probably has a B744v, and there is no way you're going to put a B164 on any sort of keel, leave the b744v where it is and cut a new hole for the B164.
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mstyle-- Thanks for the response... The transducer was glassed into the keel.

I agree... I think I am just going to cut another hole... I was trying to avoid this, but I think it is the best option.

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