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Hawkeye Depth Sounder
Last year I installed a Hawkeye micro digital depth sounder model D11S
I mounted the in-hull transducer under the v berth in front of the keel. It worked great until yesterday when it started displaying "--" for the depth.
I consulted the manual and it suggested that this could be from "Extremely dirty water, very soft bottom, high speeds, improper transducer mounting, deep water, or a combination of the above will result in incomplete or inaccurate readings. Under these conditions inaccurate readings or “---” will be displayed."
The water in the St Johns River is always dirty, and does not seem more dirty than usual. High speeds are not possible in my sailboat. The transducer worked fine until yesterday. The bottom is not a whole lot different that it ever was.
Any insights on this issue?
Ericson 23 Mark II