Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Bronze vs. Plasitc Thru-Hull Transducers

  1. #1
    Contributing Member II
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    34

    Bronze vs. Plasitc Thru-Hull Transducers

    I was hoping for opinions on bronze vs. plastic thru-hull transducers. Raymarine told me to use plastic for fiberglass sailboats. Others have stated that they only put bronze through their hulls. I am pulling the boat for a bottom job and want to replace thru-hulls with the appropriate options. Thanks in advance.

    Steve Slaughter
    E27

  2. #2
    Senior Moderator Loren Beach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Portland, OR. Columbia River
    Posts
    5,198
    Blog Entries
    31

    Lightbulb

    Try using the little "search" icon, upper right part of this page-- there may be info in other message threads on this large site.
    Either material should be strong and durable.
    Some sailors like the nylon/plastic composite types because they do not want any risk of electrolysis. While I have read of a near-sinking due to bronze thruhulls (and the prop and strut!) being consumed, the article did not mention whether the transducers were also affected.
    I have always used the "plastic" versions, on the Standard Horizon instruments on our prior boat and on the new Raymarine ST60's on the present boat.
    I figure that the whole boat is made out of reinforced "plastic", so why worry about these items.
    Loren in Portland, OR
    Last edited by Loren Beach; 01-15-2004 at 01:17 PM.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •