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I have a "new" 1988 C30. It has Std. Horz. depth and speed mounted at the helm. The speed reads "0.0". The paddlewheel is free and I''ve turned it 180deg. with the same results. Is there a way to check the paddlewheel output? I hate to just buy another unit only to still see "0.0"

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Mike in Noank
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I am no expert but..have you traced the wiring for proper conection? If so, is your gage dual reading, meaning does it show distance also? If it does take the boat for a short sail and see if it registers distance, if so you may have a fault with the speed portion of the gage.
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I just went through this problem with a B&G Horizon on a "new" boat. There is a magnet in the sender; test it with a paper clip. The specs for a B&G are 170 Ohms resistance across the leads of the sender unit. Get the specs from Standard Horizon and do a test with a VOM.
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My old Datamarine goes on strike (0.0) about once or twice every time we are out. Then returns to functioning after its union negotiated break times. Another oddity is that the miles log unit is set in statute not
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