Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Rock Creek, Maryland
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Re: West Marine brand depth sounder
What should the depth read? What is the real depth where the boat is? My guess is that the problem is in the instrument head where the electronics are. Transducers normally work or they don't provide a reading at all. They normally have a non-removeable wire coming out of them. Perhaps there is marine growth on the transducer's face under the boat, making it hard for it to get a reading. Maybe the face has many layers of antifouling paint which may confuse the unit? If these possibilities are not it, then remove the head and bring to an electronics repair shop for testing. Alternately, call West Marine to learn manufacturer to send it to for testing / repair.
Sailing out of Rock Creek, Chesapeake Bay
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