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Speedo Help Please

Hi All,

Took Traveler out for our first sail Saturday, everything went great except today... no speed-o-meter. This is actually the way I expect the 34 year old girl to act (things need tending to). Anyway it's an old Kenyon paddle transducer type in the bow. I have one of those type that has a big collar on it that unscrews and the unit pulls out toward you in the boat. Now I'm guessing I can plug the hole while I try to see if the paddle got gummed up or something. Does anyone do this? Sounds scary to the Mrs.

We used the GPS (don't know which way the tides were running), and it showed 4.5k out of 8k of wind. I didn't think that was too bad.

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Re: Speedo Help Please

NORMALY there is a blank plug and you do a quick swap BUT it will squirt pretty good

I would also be a bit apprehensive about and unknown unit that had been in the hole for prolonged period if time
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Re: Speedo Help Please

My knotmeter comes with a plug that screws in for when I take the paddlewheel knotmeter out. There is also a rubber flap in the hole that slows down the water entering the boat while the knotmeter (or the plug) is out of the hole. First thing to do is take the knotmeter out of the hole and clean off any marine growth. Give the paddlewheel a spin and see if it registers at the display. If it does, then you know the wiring is good. If the knotmeter continues to register zero after you put it back in the hole, then you likely have some marine growth impeding the flow over the paddlewheels.
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Re: Speedo Help Please

My advice on speedo's is that men over 50 should generally not wear them.
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or men under 50, for that matter.
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Re: Speedo Help Please

The amount of water that enters the boat before you get the plug in is a bit alarming at first, but not enough to sink the boat.

We clean ours when on the hard but when it gunks up, we really don't need to know our speed that badly that we bother with it when the boat is in the water.
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Re: Speedo Help Please

Dave, if you have a GPS, given that you're going to likely be hauling out in a few weeks, why not wait 'til then rather than have to worry about plugs, leaks, etc.?
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Re: Speedo Help Please

I am not helping another man with their speedo! No way no how

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Re: Speedo Help Please

OK... I get the "speedo" thing.

I've decided to leave the boat in the water until May, un-step the mast in January. I'll live with it. The Kenyon is an antique anyway. That's 2 out of the 3 basic instruments that don't work anymore. Think I'll put a new set of Signet Marine instruments in. They still make big round ones that will fit right where these old ones are.

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Re: Speedo Help Please

Is it not possible to plug the hole from outside (tennis ball, small rubber ball...) until you can insert the internal plug?
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