Say I'm looking for suggestions on my Garmin transducer for the sonar/depth function. I think it's just getting algae/barnacle contamination, but I'm still in the water a few more weeks and I'd *really* like to see the fish I'm looking for for my last few trips. I believe the transducer is transom mounted, between the starboard engine and the trim tab and I can reach it by leaning over the back. It seems to be hinged. Any tips on what I can do? How aggressive (scrape with a putty knife) or not to be...?
How to Clean a Transducer It is recommended to use a soft cloth and mild household detergent to clean a transducer. If the fouling is severe, remove the growth with a green, Scotch Brite pad. Be careful to avoid scratching the transducer's face.
It is possible to wet sand a paddlewheel on the speed sensor with a fine grade wet/dry paper.
If growth appears frequently, it is recommended to apply anti-fouling paint (water based) to the bottom of the transducer, once every six months. Anti-fouling paint can be found at your marine dealer or local hardware store.
I have the same problem with my 2360. This time a year when beaching and getting in the water is not an option I just get on knees and lean over with a long handle scrub brush. Its a bit challenging but I can reach the bottom.
Thanks - I'll do the best I can like laniej says, reaching over the back while at the dock. I'll give is a good clean when I haul it out, and you answered the most important question - can I paint it in the spring, so I will. I'll specifically look for transducer paint as I want to keep the sensitivity good. I'll check into barnacle buster - something to gently remove the final bits once you break the majority of the barnacle away...
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