Depth finder and other holes

Midwest Amphicar

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Come on, 8 zillion holes in an Amphicar and some are worried about adding one more? Ha! I like putting the depth finder sonar thingy behind the jack point. And yes I add another hole. :012:. The steering boot idea-no thanks- Later Dave the Wave
 
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Bo Strander

Guest
I have had my depth sonar in the front, right of the spare wheel approx. 2 inch ahead of the rear seam (where the "box" for the stearing rods are). It has been there for 2 years, no sign of any water entering. This location is also well protected by the front wheels and it also makes the sonar looking a little bit forward, since the hull is leaning. I like the idea to have the info of the depth before the stones hit the hull....:) ). The instrument it self is located in the glove compartement. Also well protected and it keeps the interior looking original.
Bo the swede

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From: Midwest Amphicar
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Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 5:37 AM
Subject: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20243] Depth finder and other holes


Come on, 8 zillion holes in an Amphicar and some are worried about adding one more? Ha! I like putting the depth finder sonar thingy behind the jack point. And yes I add another hole. . The steering boot idea-no thanks- Later Dave the Wave
 

gzink

Member
I have my transducer for the depth finder bolted right to the bumper bracket up where the bumper is mounted so that it is not even seen from the front of the car at all. It's also the perfect depth because the bumper is at the water line so you know 3 feet means almost exactly 3 feet. Also this gives max warning on depth since it is as far forward as can be. The unit is in the trunk and I made my own mount for the screen so it sits just above the dash and did not have to drill any holes. I used one of the radio nuts to bolt bracket so I could remove without any indication it was ever there.
Greg Z. (Michigan)


--- On Tue, 11/18/08, Midwest Amphicar <> wrote:


> From: Midwest Amphicar <>
> Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20243] Re: Depth finder and other holes
> To: g_zink_us@yahoo.com
> Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2008, 1:49 PM
> I like that location,I thought the metal cover would mess up
> the signal. Later Dave the Wave
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jfriese

Active Member
Here's how I mounted my depth sounder and it works perfectly. The transponder is mounted to the bumper support with Scotch automotive mounting tape and holds on just fine. No New Holes in Hull.

John Friese
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CapnJohn

Amphi Guru & Former IAOC President
I put the hole above the left shock, just to the inside. The line runs inside that brace vertically and the enters the hull there. Virtually invisable and watertight too. It's above the waterline so a well fitted grommet works perfect. I put the transponder on the arm that the pitman arm stops are bolted to. It sits next to the shield and out of harms way.
 
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