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I love this board. Although there was no actual answer, the consensus was a polite "we're not calling you stupid but it can't be as you describe"

That was all i needed. I guess I have TWO depth transducers.

I kept looking and last night I found the knot paddle under a tub in the V-berth. It had already been plugged. Thats why I never noticed it when the boat was on the hard.

so I switched out hte plug and hopefully it will work next time I go sailing.

THanks for your patience

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Good luck, hertfordnc

Seems kind of odd they'd have the depth transducers shadowed by the keel and the speed transducer way up front like that--usually you do them the other way around, as I understand it. At least that's the way they're done on our boat.

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When you haul the boat out next, it might be worth glassing over the through-hull for the depth transducer you're not using. Having unnecessary holes in the bottom of a boat generally makes for a nervous boat owner.


IIRC, the speed transducers are usually forward of the keel to help put them in clear water, because the keel generates turbulence, which can interfere with the paddle wheel's proper operation.


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