Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Beacon Falls CT USA
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Triducer not flush, is that ok?
I bought a new triducer and as luck would have it, it fits perfectly in the sleave where my old speedometer was - well,almost.
Everything matches, inner tube diameter, threads for the locking cap, everything but the tube length. The old tube is about 3/16" too short, leaving the outboard end of the triducer proud to the hull surface by the same amount. FYI, this is an ARIMAR DST800 I'm talking about, and it's reusing the sleave of an antique Datamarine sending unit. Fear not, I checked the seal under pressure and it holds.
It this ok? The only think I can think of that might cause me an issue is if the paddle wheel will give true boat speed. Will the fact that the cylinder sticks out a tiny bit create turbulence and throw off its callibration?
Is there anything else anyone can think of that may cause issue?