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Has anyone ever extended a transducer cable successfully ? I need to extend and they are about £80! For the 3d structurescan cable ext and £50 for the lowrance blue plug one

all ideas appreciated

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I've never done it, but in theory it's just a couple of connections at either end of each strand of the cable. If you try it, make sure you match the cable strand gauges and use the best waterproof connectors you can.

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No connectors.... solder it abs shrink tube over the top. Main issue will be the screening. Got to make sure it’s connected all the way through 

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11 minutes ago, Andy135 said:

I've always been told that solder is too brittle and can crack, causing issues?

Yes and no ....... for a transducer cable I would solder and heatshrink each joint and then use a glued heatshrink over the outer sheath.

Solder joints break at either side of the joint with vibration, but are absolutely fine if adequately supported.

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How far are you extending? 
Ive read loads of places that cutting will affect the performance, something about calibration or something so could maybe the same if extended? 

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34 minutes ago, JonC said:

How far are you extending? 
Ive read loads of places that cutting will affect the performance, something about calibration or something so could maybe the same if extended? 

Simrad make a 10ft extension and that is what they recommend as a max

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