Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!! - Page 5 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest Forums > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree39Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #41  
Old 01-29-2014
hellosailor's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 10,060
Thanks: 0
Thanked 50 Times in 49 Posts
Rep Power: 10
hellosailor has a spectacular aura about hellosailor has a spectacular aura about
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

Transducers are not randomly interchangeable. Some depthsounders use the same transducers as others, but you'd have to find out what you have and then find something that uses the same transducer. And if that means a modern head with a 30? year old transducer, I'd expect the odds are slim to none. And of course, you don't know if the one you have works, do you? It could damage a new head unit.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #42  
Old 01-29-2014
new dad!
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: el salvador
Posts: 1,675
Thanks: 46
Thanked 60 Times in 60 Posts
Rep Power: 1
christian.hess is on a distinguished road
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

hmmmm may I inquire as to HOW it would damage the head unit?

but I get it and appeciate the help

whish the old head unit ws on the boat
__________________
1973 Islander 36 complete restoration under process!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #43  
Old 01-29-2014
jimgo's Avatar
Asleep at the wheel
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,788
Thanks: 70
Thanked 103 Times in 101 Posts
Rep Power: 3
jimgo is on a distinguished road
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

Christian, why not try to find another head unit? Or don't you know what was there?

It's sounding more and more like you need to start an import/export business.
christian.hess likes this.
__________________
- Jim
Home: Western Philly 'burbs
1980 Allmand 31
1975 Albacore 15


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #44  
Old 01-30-2014
new dad!
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: el salvador
Posts: 1,675
Thanks: 46
Thanked 60 Times in 60 Posts
Rep Power: 1
christian.hess is on a distinguished road
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

yeoup

I beleive the old head unit was signet...

Im having a hard time thinking that transducers at least simple ones are not intercheangable(for example ive seen lowrance and garmin fishfinders use the exact same stern mounted transdcuer so dunno) after all the fampous airmar transducers can be bought and are used on various head units...as are windvanes, speed indicators etc....

anywhoo

Ill try and take a pic...there is bad access to the transducer so maybe reading a name wont work...

anywhoo
__________________
1973 Islander 36 complete restoration under process!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #45  
Old 01-30-2014
jimgo's Avatar
Asleep at the wheel
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,788
Thanks: 70
Thanked 103 Times in 101 Posts
Rep Power: 3
jimgo is on a distinguished road
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

Some pure speculation, but it may be that the electrical characteristics (impedance versus capacitance) that are used to encode the information and the scale used (e.g., some may say that every 10 ohms of impedance means 1 foot of depth to the obstruction, while others may say 20 ohms per foot) could be different based on the manufacturer of the transducer and/or what the head unit manufacturer specified. The transducers may also have different power requirements, and not all head units may be designed to source that much power. That being said, manufacturers may have realized that standardization of some of these characteristics is good, because it will reduce their costs across the industry. If that happened, whether your transducer is one that used the "winning" combination or not is going to be tough to tell without a lot of research.

Hope this helps.
christian.hess likes this.
__________________
- Jim
Home: Western Philly 'burbs
1980 Allmand 31
1975 Albacore 15


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #46  
Old 01-30-2014
mitiempo's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Victoria B.C. Canada
Posts: 6,776
Thanks: 0
Thanked 52 Times in 43 Posts
Rep Power: 6
mitiempo will become famous soon enough
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

Christian

Here is some help:

New Depth Sounder With An Old Transducer Photo Gallery by Compass Marine at pbase.com
christian.hess likes this.
__________________
Brian
Living aboard in Victoria Harbour
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
The Following User Says Thank You to mitiempo For This Useful Post:
christian.hess (01-30-2014)
  #47  
Old 01-30-2014
Faster's Avatar
Just another Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 14,390
Thanks: 63
Thanked 160 Times in 157 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

Christian.. I installed a new Raymarine ST40 head on a 25 year old Signet depth transducer.. works great and I gained considerable range to boot.
christian.hess likes this.
__________________
Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #48  
Old 01-30-2014
new dad!
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: el salvador
Posts: 1,675
Thanks: 46
Thanked 60 Times in 60 Posts
Rep Power: 1
christian.hess is on a distinguished road
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

HELL FREAKIN YEAH FASTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

im almost positive its a signet since everything else was signet

and old! jajaja

thanks guys really appreciate it

trying to save bucke where I can you know and not punch holes in an otherwise sound boat now!

no water in the bilge is a nice thing! jajajaja
__________________
1973 Islander 36 complete restoration under process!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #49  
Old 01-30-2014
new dad!
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: el salvador
Posts: 1,675
Thanks: 46
Thanked 60 Times in 60 Posts
Rep Power: 1
christian.hess is on a distinguished road
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by mitiempo View Post
gold just gold!
__________________
1973 Islander 36 complete restoration under process!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #50  
Old 02-10-2014
new dad!
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: el salvador
Posts: 1,675
Thanks: 46
Thanked 60 Times in 60 Posts
Rep Power: 1
christian.hess is on a distinguished road
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

well nothing major has happened here after plopping the boat back in the water...finshed the port bulkhead and ripped out the head bulkhead that is just structural not attached to any plates...

and I scored a very nice 15hp johnson seahore outboard...that will be my main propulsion for now

till I get somewhere or get somebody to bring me down a nice used engine like an atomic 4.

so

the outboard is in GREAT shape...long shaft and very well taken care of 1977.

its an old 77 but works great, low hours, new impeller and came with a nice metal tank.

Ill be getting a nice solas 4 blade prop(anybody care to help here? need a friendly forwarder jeje) for it so anchoring ans stopping will be improved

I also found out the po used 2 outboard brackets tied together at the wood block to act as one mount...not bad thinking but I need to fix the springs and some rusty bolts that corroded

so thats my news from down here

had some bad work done too, lazy workers not giving a crap and well simply not enough time to be on top of them daily but

we are still at it

decks are finsihed, chainplates are finsihed and even the lifelines and push pull pits have been redone and soldered back into shape and polished the bases ready to be installed with new backing plates.

pics coming soon

at least of the outboard! jajja

peace
__________________
1973 Islander 36 complete restoration under process!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Islander 28 vs Islander Bahama 30 vs Irwin Cititation 34 twelch Boat Reviews 42 05-28-2013 10:17 AM
C&C 35' MK II -- Projects Pirate1716 C & C 4 04-13-2009 04:35 PM
Help With Some Projects gpd955 Gear & Maintenance 9 08-02-2006 03:55 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:01 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012