Ruining Transducer?

Discussion in 'Power it up with Electronics' started by FSUfisher, May 26, 2010.

  1. FSUfisher

    FSUfisher Well-Known Member

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    This may be a stupid question, but will having your transducer on when pulling/ pushing/ getting stranded in spit hurt it?

    It hasn't been working as well the past couple trips and I have been putting it in some pretty shallow places. No cracks or anything though.
     
  2. beyondhelp

    beyondhelp Well-Known Member

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    Funny, I just got done repositioning mine for this reason. Mine still works but wouldnt read depth correctly at speed. i think it got knocked out of position when the kids were climbing all over the boat while it was beached. we'll see how it does next time I'm out.
     

  3. Frank_Sebastian

    Frank_Sebastian Well-Known Member

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    If the surface of the transducer becomes coated with oil, grease, mud or scratched it can make it perform poorly. Sometimes a good cleaning with dish soap will "wet it out" and improve performance.

    Best regards,
    Frank
     
  4. FSUfisher

    FSUfisher Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! [smiley=1-thumbsup2.gif]