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The sonar depth sounder module is optional...
I don't believe it was when I bought mine. At least they didn't say " Paul, you want to spend less money ?"
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We can so relate to that. After being on the hard for nearly 3 months being repowered we took ours out and in the lack of routine forgot to store things that crash down below while healed over, had lines ran wrong and just didn't do things like we typically do. Sailing husband was stuck in traffic so I did a lot of the prep before he got there and so our usual routines were off and between that and the long absence from sailing........ we are just lucky nothing broke. But, the new engine ran great!
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My bad, was thinking of the newer 5xx and 4xx series units, the 498 does have a non-optional sounder, but maybe he didn't install it.

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Hey, don't feel bad about running aground.
I don't. I wouldn't care to repeat the exercise, tho .

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It doesn't matter whether you are on Lake St Clair, the Mississippi (where I sail) or the pacific. there are two kinds of sailors -- those that run aground, and those that refuse to admit it.
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And I am glad to hear that the Admiral docked the boat -- Too many wives won't (or aren't allowed to) take the helm.
She's doing the docking atm because, in all honesty, she's far better at it than I, and that's a fact. Even on our sailing classes, which started out with marina maneuvers and docking, with a 34' boat with a wheel, she did better than I in the docking exercises. It is I who needs to practice.

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Fortunately for me, the last time I fell overboard (which was the first time my beloved was on a sailboat) I fell into a lake about a half mile wide.
The Admiral also did the MOB exercise the best of the three of us.

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I hope you both enjoy that boat enough that some day you will join the cruising community! I have 21 months until we do.
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the garmin 498 has sonar, why no sonar ?
Because we just bought the boat the Saturday before, sailed her home Sunday and Monday. Decompressed Tuesday. (Tho I did go back, checked her over, and straightened-away a few odds-and-ends Tuesday.) Worked Wednesday thru Friday. Sailed Saturday. It rained Sunday. Now it's today.

The sonar transducer installation is rather involved. I hope to get to it before the season is out, however.

As to why I don't go out and do it during the week... Well, I get off work at 17:00. It's at least 17:45 by the time I get home. Then dinner. It's an hour drive to the boat during light traffic. God only knows what that drive'd be like during the tail end of rush hour. So, with a little luck, I might get to the boat by, oh, 19:30 or so. That would give me maybe an hour, hour-and-a-half of daylight, tops. So sailing and working on her pretty much is a weekend and vacation/holiday day kind of a thing.

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My bad, was thinking of the newer 5xx and 4xx series units, the 498 does have a non-optional sounder, but maybe he didn't install it.
It has non-optional sounder support, but, depending on the package you buy, it comes with either a transom-mounted sonar, or, as in my case, you have to buy the transducer separately. I did buy the dual-frequency in-hull transducer, but that comes with quite an involved installation procedure. (Part of which involves going out somewhere on the lake that's at least 30' deep and staying put. I'm a stickler for details on this kind of thing, so I'm going to follow the recommended installation/alignment procedure.) That's why it's not in yet.

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Get a good anchor and a nice long anchor rode... find a nice deep spot with good holding.. anchor out for an afternoon while you fiddle with the transducer.
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Get a good anchor and a nice long anchor rode... find a nice deep spot with good holding.. anchor out for an afternoon while you fiddle with the transducer.
Yup, I know. (Another thing I have to address. She's got a Danforth on board, and I think it's properly-sized, but, from casual observation, I'm guessing there's just enough chain and line to make the anchor & rode meet the requirement for having a functional anchor on board--for racing purposes.) The other neat trick is the transducer's instructions say "30 feet or more" for setup. Well, I think about the only place on Lake St. Clair I'm likely to find 30' of depth is *cough* in the shipping channel. Only an idiot would anchor in a shipping channel and, while I may be a n00b, I ain't a (complete) idiot.

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Hmmm...how complete an idiot would you say you were then???

a) 10-25%
b) 25-45%
c) 45-65%
d) 65-85%
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Yup, I know. (Another thing I have to address. She's got a Danforth on board, and I think it's properly-sized, but, from casual observation, I'm guessing there's just enough chain and line to make the anchor & rode meet the requirement for having a functional anchor on board--for racing purposes.) The other neat trick is the transducer's instructions say "30 feet or more" for setup. Well, I think about the only place on Lake St. Clair I'm likely to find 30' of depth is *cough* in the shipping channel. Only an idiot would anchor in a shipping channel and, while I may be a n00b, I ain't a (complete) idiot.

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Hmmm...how complete an idiot would you say you were then???

a) 10-25%
b) 25-45%
c) 45-65%
d) 65-85%
e) 85%+

None of the above!

(What that means is left as an exercise for the reader.)

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