Wayne's recommendation on the Transducer Shield and Saver is probably the best and most permanent fix there is. The shield is actually relatively inexpensive and cheaper than buying a new xducer. That being said, over the past 5 years I have snapped mine off 3 times and used JB weld to repair it and it's still going strong. Each time it’s been broken was due to a hard blow to it that probably would have snapped a new transducer so I can’t fault the JB Weld fix. Next time I break it I'm purchasing the shield.