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Seafarer 3

Does anyone have a manual for this lovely vintage depth sounder? I've got one and no matter where I am or what setting it is on it says I'm in 1 foot of water.

A manual or insights would be greatly appreciated. I can not find a web site for them either, must be long gone.
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I have one in a box with manual but it is in my boat storage locker. PM me here in a week and I should have retrueved it by then.

I presume you have adequate power to it, have adjusted the gain, and the feet/fathom switch?
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seafarer 3 manual

Hi Trekka;
I'm a new user, and a new sailor as well, just bought a San Juan 24 with a seafarer 3 in it, and was wondering if you would be able to email me a copy of the manual as well. The depth sounder is permanently stuck on @ 6' of water. I checked the transducer, and it appears there is mineral oil in the well, but I have no idea if there is enough, or what the problem is.
Any help is gratefully appreciated.
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I would be interested as well, if this is ever sourced, because I have a working one and a dead spare from which to cannibalize. I have an Eagle fishfinder as the primary, but I use the Seafarer from time to time at the nav table when following a contour.
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Probably the transponder

I spent two months trying to sort out why a depth sounder from the 1960's was not working properly, and eventually traced it to the LCD display. But everything I learned from that experience would lead me to conclude that if your display is showing a clear and crisp output (of, apparently, 1 foot) that the main unit is actually working properly and it is almost certainly the thru-hull unit that is sending bad data.

From my experience, your best bet would be to pull the thru-hull, get every part number you can off of it, and then enter those long part numbers into a google search. It's amazing what spares can come up at very reasonable prices.
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Hi I know its a longshot after all this time but do you still have a copy of the Seafarer3 Manual? Desperate to get a copy if you can help
I can't PM apparently as I'm a new member
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Re: Seafarer 3

i have a seafarer 3 depth(echo) sounder. worked for for over 10 years.came with the boat 1974 year. finally quit. have a schematic but hard to read.i need some test point and wave form info.be happy to discuss this. looking for working seafarer 3 sounder to buy as well.
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