|Something we have delayed because of disagreement on design is the sonar / speed / temp sensor mounts.|
Approximate position of mount
these sensors are mounted as thru-hull forward or off the
transom as non-integral units.
Our big sonar is a forward / bottom scanner so off the transom isn't an option. We are a bit nervous about having something as delicate as that (essentially a large plastic bolt with a very big head sticking out
|nearly 3 inches below the
bottom of the hull) meeting up with a 1000 lb deadhead
being the only thing preventing a 2" diameter hole
from gushing ocean into our boat.
Maybe we're a bit paranoid, maybe not? In any case, the solution is to do the same thing as what was done with the standpipes. The issue here is there will be three holes instead of one. They also must be level more or less.
A standoff unit going into a box that is above the waterline by a few inches was the answer.
|This will be strong and
also a non-threat if it were breached. It's pretty hard
to create a diagram of it but the photos upcoming will
give it more clarity.
Speaking of clarity. Sorry about the noticeable lack of quality in the photos, I just had to use my new keychain cammy, it's so cute!
We took it easy today
compared to most due to our insatiable "thirst"
Sonars and speed temperature sensors
5 hours: Began sensor mount and worked on bow welding, celebrated b-day!