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06-12-2009 06:44 PM
doons60
Question

Does anyone have any thoughts on this working with the Knotmeter can I re-use the Datamarine ducer? My Datamarine Depth Sounder died, so I'm thinking while I'm at it.....
01-12-2009 11:07 PM
sailingdog Xhawk-

You should probably really start a separate thread for your post, since you're pretty much off-topic. It would also help if you said what make/model fishfinder, transducer and boat you had—since, if you have the right transducer and boat, you can often get away with doing an in-hull installation. Of course, this is really not recommended if you have a triducer type transducer, which does speed, depth and temp. If all you want from it is the fish finding/depth sounder portion to work and you have a boat with a solid glass hull, you can probably do an oil-bath installation.

I'd also highly recommend you read the POST in my signature to help you get the most out of your time here. It has tips on searching sailnet, writing a good post, etc..
01-12-2009 10:39 PM
xhawk101 trying to install raymarine fishfinder on sailboat - impossible angle due to sailboat transom angle- is there some sort of bracket adapter available? or, can i just mount perpendicular to boat keel (though the speed sensor wont work i am told fish/depth will fine)?
07-09-2008 11:47 PM
artbyjody
Quote:
Originally Posted by soulesailor View Post
I also read in the manual the DS is supposed to be on its own dedicated circuit, mine's not.
Then put it on its own dedicated circuit - not that hard..Obviously a shortcut made..
07-09-2008 08:31 PM
sailingdog Have you tried seeing what the voltage of the circuit is? My previous raymarine instruments did funky stuff if the voltage was too low. Also, have you put ferrite cores on the leads going to the GPS and the SH DS45? It might be an electrical noise issue.
07-09-2008 04:23 PM
soulesailor
small success

I enjoyed a little improvement with my depth sounder this morning; it's not TOTALLY disfunctional

the display is a standard horizon DS45, purchased in 1995 and working on a frequency of 203 +/- 1 kHz. I can't find any info. on the transducer make/model, only that everything worked until last weekend.

I don't have the manufacturing specs on resistance so instead I decided to re-do all electrical connections. This had a small effect on the unit: it would throw up a number every now and then, occasionally a depth that was severly wrong. I also read in the manual the DS is supposed to be on its own dedicated circuit, mine's not. Upstream there is an older furuno GPS and one cabin light.

I'm still not sure if replacing the display is the answer.
07-07-2008 09:29 PM
Maine Sail
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Originally Posted by soulesailor View Post
I have the manual out in the boat, I'll check to see if it lists what the resistance should be. I'm hoping it is the display so maybe I can try finding a new one to work with the existing transducer.

I was going to start a new thread for this question but this seemed like a decent thread to ask it on. Thanks, sorry for the hijack.
You'll also need to know if it's a 200kHz or 210kHz ducer. A 210kHz won't work with an ST-60 or most newer units as they are all mostly 200kHz now days.

What brand is your depth sounder??
07-07-2008 09:18 PM
soulesailor
thanks

I have the manual out in the boat, I'll check to see if it lists what the resistance should be. I'm hoping it is the display so maybe I can try finding a new one to work with the existing transducer.

I was going to start a new thread for this question but this seemed like a decent thread to ask it on. Thanks, sorry for the hijack.
07-07-2008 08:08 PM
Maine Sail
C'mon Dawg..

C'mon Dawg that's not an egregious hi jack! He's fine!

If you know the make and model of the ducer you can check the resistance. Of course this only works if the manufacturer is still in business and will tell you what it should be...

In my experience I've always found it to be the display and I've never found a failed transducer but and "n of one" does not make scientific data and you very well could find it's the transducer...
07-07-2008 07:49 PM
sailingdog First, you shouldn't hijack Halekai's thread. Second, you should probably say what make/model instruments you have. GARBAGE IN -===> GARBAGE OUT.
Quote:
Originally Posted by soulesailor View Post
My depth sounder just died this weekend

The monitor turns on but displays two dashes, no depth numbers. How can I tell which piece of the system has failed???

(I know it's not growth on the transducer)
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