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Re: Speed/Depth/Wind conundrum
Speed and depth throughhulls are a non issue.. as long as they are installed correctly in the first place. However you can install depth transducers in-hull if you're really worried about it.
For me, I think wind speed and direction instrumentation on a boat such as yours is overkill.. a good windex and telltales will always get you there. Your boat is responsive enough that you'll quickly get the feel for performance settings.. In 30 years we've only had partially functioning wind instruments for a short time - and ended up watching the windex anyway.. I'd put that money into something else.
Okay then, as I am a speed sensor installation newbie, indulge me: Is it pretty easy to properly install a speed sensor?
I don't want to be the statistic!
It's pretty straightforward.. you'll need a hole saw and caulking. The instrument will have instructions for installation most likely - some transducers are flush mount and require a special boring tool for the right contours in the cutout.. look into that first, I guess.
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Last edited by Faster; 02-01-2013 at 02:26 PM.