*I have a Lowrance LMS 522c in the shop that I've kept around as a spare for a couple of years. Recently acquired a Sea Ray cuddy cabin boat (deep v), and it needs a depth finder on it. I have the transom mount and transducer for the FF, and I understand you can mount them inside the hull.
On this Sea Ray the only good area I've found to put a transducer in the hull is right where the keel is, in an underfloor storage compartment, but it is built up/reinforced to an estimated 3-5" thick. Would this thickness of hull material harm the operation of the transducer? I would think it would, but have been wrong a couple of times in my life.
I could move it over a bit and get to just the hull thickness, but then it would be angled, not shooting straight down. The keel on this boat is pretty pronounced even at the stern, so there really isn't any area of the hull that is "flat" other than where they built up the material that reinforces the keel of the hull.
*Also, I'll need to mount the head unit at the helm where it will be at least partially covered by the windshield/glass. Will the GPS read thru the glass? Or should I be looking for a remote mounted puck?
*And lastly, if I do mount the tranducer in this storage compartment, I'll need to route the transducer wire thru the engine compartment within about a foot of the plug wires on one side. Will I get any signal distortion from the plug wires and such?
If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space!