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Standard Horizon speed log won't calibrate

I have a Standard Horizon SL45 that reads circa 9 knot's while in the pen ! It started doing this after I moved it (was fine until then) so I put it back, no joy. I have tried all the calibration steps etc with no joy. Also taken the impeller out, reads the same with the thing out as in ! I was wondering if there is a "factory reset" somehow, so I can get the thing to zero and work up from there. Or does anyone have prior experience....?
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Don't know about that, but SH as a company actually answers the phone (and email) and they're absolute aces at going the extra mile with customer service. Give 'em a call, if it can be reset or repaired, the odds are they'll know about it.
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A PDF of the Owner's Manual with operating instructions for the SL45 can be found at Welcome to StandardHorizon.com (click on the "Archive" page tab). Also, ensure you are in the right operating mode. From your description it almost sounds as if you've managed to get into simulation mode.

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I have a Standard Horizon SL45 that reads circa 9 knot's while in the pen ! It started doing this after I moved it (was fine until then) so I put it back, no joy. I have tried all the calibration steps etc with no joy. Also taken the impeller out, reads the same with the thing out as in ! I was wondering if there is a "factory reset" somehow, so I can get the thing to zero and work up from there. Or does anyone have prior experience....?
I have the same problem, after replacing impeller ( Original from SH ) never been able to get it working. Went through calibration several times but no luck. Any one can help??
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Please contact Standard Horizon Product Support at 800-767-2450. M-F 7AM-5PM PST. Ask for Tim Johnson.
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Please contact Standard Horizon Product Support at 800-767-2450. M-F 7AM-5PM PST. Ask for Tim Johnson.
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For what it's worth, I installed Standard Horizon instruments on my previous boat, and they were great. Support was also good, folks you could actually talk with. The only issue I had was that the two-decimal-place setting on the knotmeter was not really usable; the last digit jumped constantly. But when you're stopped (unless there's a really strong current), it always read zero. It does sound like "simulation mode" got turned on somehow.
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