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Used knotmeters - nowhere to be found

Wow, I thought finding a used knotmeter would just require me to log onto EBAY, search for knotmeter, and a ton of options would pop up. Well, not the case!

I have an older MOOR knotmeter and the gauge is no longer functional and it is well beyond repairing it. The trandsucer/paddle is still in the hull, and I do not know if it even works.

I wanted to put in a knotmeter as my GF likes to fine tune everything to see how it affects boat speed, so I figured I would put another one in. Wow, big surprise. If I lived in the US, I am sure I could go around some of the consignment shops or second hand stores and find one, but since I am in Montreal, that is not an option. Any ideas where I could track a used one down over the net? I have done the google thing with little luck. Worst case, I could buy another one from MOOR, but I am trying to save some bucks for new sails. Any ideas appreciated.
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What make/model MOOR knotmeter do you have? Including that basic information on a post like this makes it possible to answer the question more easily, as someone may know of a replacement or even have one in their possession.

Not including that information is a N00b mistake, and I'd highly recommend you read the POST in my signature to help you avoid them.

I'd also point out that the bulk of the transducers in the marine market are not actually made by the instrument manufacturers, but by Airmar, and your paddlewheel may well be one of Airmar's units. If so, there may be a number of displays that it would work with.

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Hey,

If all you are interested is in your speed, why not spend $100 on a cheap GPS? That will give you Speed Over Ground (SOG) which should be good enough.

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I have a Moor self-powered analog knotmeter that works great and I think it is older than I am. I replaced the paddlewheel last year, and it took a while to find the right one, but I eventually did. You can buy a new Moor analog knotmeter for about $150.

Ebay goes through cycles - one time there won't be anything, the next day there might be 50 to choose from - keep looking.

By the way, unless it is an obvious problem like broken wire connection, the transducer is potted and nearly impossible to fix. The meter is repairable, albeit you need a good set of teeny watchmaker tools - but the failure of the analog meter is usually corrosion, and a good cleaning is often all that is required.

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How handy are you? I have a box of old Signet parts including transducers, displays etc for Signet 267 knotmeter. Free if you pay for shipping or pick up.
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While SOG is useful, sometimes STW is more useful.

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Hey,

If all you are interested is in your speed, why not spend $100 on a cheap GPS? That will give you Speed Over Ground (SOG) which should be good enough.

good luck,
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call Moor and tell them what your prob. is and if you want send it to them they will repair or replace it at your cost depending on what is wrong and cost. my brother has these units on his boat and i have Raytheon and IMI Combi he had a prob. one of the units sent it back for service. it's fixed our's are not because they can't be because of age. his are as old as our's but will still be in service as long as co. is in bus.
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Better yet go to their offices in person: Purchase Information
They have offices in Canada, eh?
Moor makes what are probably considered the bottom of the line stuff but it is reflected in the prices of their merchandise.
That said, I have a Moor knot meter on my boat.
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Piling on I realize, but...

I went through this routine in another thread and eventually bought a Garmin triducer for around $200 that fits in the same hole for crying out lound - talk about plug n play. It talks nmea 183 and there are others that'll talk nmea 2000. If you have any instrument that'll listen to nmea and has an open port you're all set. Even if you have no open port, an nmea mux is pretty cheap too and will manage the flow of nmea from two or more talkers and send a cohesive collated message to a single input port on a display.

If that doesn't make sense, ask and I'll go into more detail.
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How handy are you? I have a box of old Signet parts including transducers, displays etc for Signet 267 knotmeter. Free if you pay for shipping or pick up.
Wow, I'll shoot you a pm.

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