.. grows grass on it everytime I go to use my boat. Makes it stay stuck.
Our problem is weeds. Esp. in the canal in which we're slipped. Usually
the problem clears itself after we get out on the lake. Yesterday it did not. We were in light air and really could've used that knotmeter to get additional feedback on sail trim and point-of-sail changes.
I actually considered going below an pulling the damn transducer to clear it, but figured doing that for the first time out in the middle of the lake, whilst The Admiral and I are still learning our way around things, probably wasn't the wisest course of action
I am getting tired of having that little geyser of water shoot into my boat each time I have to pull it out to clean it.
Our surveyor told us the mistake most people make is trying to snatch-out the transducer and slap in the plug all in one go. He said the better way to do it is snatch the transducer out, slap your palm over the hole, grab the plug, and quickly put it in place. He told us that, done right, that procedure should
result in no more than about a pint or so of water getting in.
I plan to practice at the dock
ought to be able to design a knotmeter transducer that wouldn't be susceptible to this "weeds problem." It's rather annoying.)