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Depth sounder 5Wed 25 May 2011 10:37:47
organem organem Wed 18 May 2011 11:23:40 Has anybody had a depth sounder fitted to a Manta 19? Where is the best place to fit the transponder?


Mekicevica Mekicevica Wed 18 May 2011 23:17:47 I inherited a very old depth sounder with Mekicevica that I am very happy with. The transducer is mounted in an oil-filled tube in the port-side lazarette. It works really well.
Let me know if you want more details.
organem organem Thu 19 May 2011 11:04:19 Luis
Thanks for the information.
Am I right in thinking that the Manta 19 has a single skin hull? Not two skin sandwich construction?
Mekicevica Mekicevica Fri 20 May 2011 09:53:24 Hi, Michael.
The cabin is definitely double-skinned, but in places like the inside of the lazarettes or the lockers under the berths it seems to be only one fibre-glass layer.
In any case, the oil-bath for my transducer seems to be simply glued onto the bottom of the lazarette, without any filing. And it works.
organem organem Wed 25 May 2011 00:54:55 Luis
Is your depth sounder transducer fitted in the forward inboard corner of the Port cockpit locker. I am going to try fitting mine in a tube like yours but the bottom of the locker seems to be very irregular in the corner.
Thanks for your advice.
Mekicevica Mekicevica Wed 25 May 2011 10:37:47 Hi, Michael.
Yes, that is exactly where it is. I did not install it myself, so I don't know what are the tricks or potential problems.
As far, as I understand, as long as it is vertical and there are no air bubbles, it should work.
Sorry, can't help any further on this one.

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