1979 C&C 30 Mk I - 2QM15
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Annapolis, Maryland
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Speed Paddle Wheel Keeps Sticking
I'm guessing it's probably marine beasties or just algae, but everytime I take my boat out, the speed sensor paddle wheel is stuck and doesn't work. After a couple hours out, it finally free's up and I get to see how fast I'm going on the way back to the slip. (This is the paddle wheel sensor that came with the Raymarine Tridata ST60).
Are there any options for fixing this so it works all the time instead of intermittently like this?
Or do all paddle wheels gum up like this on a regular basis?
* If it makes any difference, I'm in the upper Chesapeake Bay *