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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-07-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 720
Posted By wopalx
Re: Looking to buy a boat in Australia

No worries, good luck with your search.
Forum: Electronics   03-02-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 4,048
Posted By wopalx
Re: Airmar / Raymarine DST800 Transducer Issue

That does not sound too good. I'd suggest dealing with the retailer / installer rather than the manufacturer. We dealt with Raymarine, purely as the dealer / installer had done as much as was...
Forum: Electronics   01-26-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By wopalx
Re: Will a Airmar DST800 transducer fit in a Navman thru hull?

I would advise not using the DST800.

We have had numerous issues with ours (the 3rd one has failed again). Since I started the thread below I have come across 2 other people with similar stories...
Forum: Electronics   10-07-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 4,048
Posted By wopalx
Re: Airmar / Raymarine DST800 Transducer Issue

Okay so after involving our local department of fair trading, being told Raymarine was on the case and still not hearing anything I gave them one last phone call to see if they wanted to rectify the...
Forum: Electronics   07-08-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 4,048
Posted By wopalx
Re: Airmar / Raymarine DST800 Transducer Issue

It was installed according to the instructions by a Raymarine agent so I can only assume they did it correctly.

There is heaps of lubricant on the transducer and the blanking plug so I doubt it's...
Forum: Electronics   07-07-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 4,048
Posted By wopalx
Re: Airmar / Raymarine DST800 Transducer Issue

Yes normally it takes me significantly less time. I was however wanting to show the water flow.
Forum: Electronics   07-06-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 4,048
Posted By wopalx
Re: Airmar / Raymarine DST800 Transducer Issue

I was out for a sail yesterday so took a quick video of the water flow when changing the balancing plug for the transducer.

You can see clearly (through the water flow) that there is no flap or...
Forum: Electronics   07-03-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 4,048
Posted By wopalx
Re: Airmar / Raymarine DST800 Transducer Issue

No the weather was ****. Will do it this weekend, as I really need to put the screws on Raymarine for a fix.
Forum: Electronics   06-26-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 4,048
Posted By wopalx
Re: Airmar / Raymarine DST800 Transducer Issue

Im going sailing on Sunday weather permitting so will video the removal of the blanking plug to compare.

My issue isn't so much the quantum of water, more so it's the fact we have installed 3 of...
Forum: Electronics   06-22-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 4,048
Posted By wopalx
Re: Airmar / Raymarine DST800 Transducer Issue

Yes it converts the transducer output into what the ray marine displays need.

I've sent you a pm with my email address as I'd be interested in seeing your video.
Forum: Electronics   06-22-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 4,048
Posted By wopalx
Re: Airmar / Raymarine DST800 Transducer Issue

Whispering Wind I responded to your post on SA.

In both cases the flapper has dissapeared. When the flapper was still in place we would get barely a drop of water coming in but we have always been...
Forum: Electronics   05-14-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 4,048
Posted By wopalx
Re: Airmar / Raymarine DST800 Transducer Issue

The thru hull is not in the bilge, it's forward in the forepeak area.

I don't hold the manufacturer responsible for damage to other items, simply I want the item to work as advertised / designed :)
Forum: Electronics   05-14-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 4,048
Posted By wopalx
Re: Airmar / Raymarine DST800 Transducer Issue

Well if you pay for a product, several times, that is faulty it's a problem IMHO.

Issue with the water ingress is the transducer is located forward of an electrical distribution panel and all the...
Forum: Electronics   05-13-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 4,048
Posted By wopalx
Re: Airmar / Raymarine DST800 Transducer Issue

We normally remove the transducer after sailing if we are not using the boat for more than a few days.

Stops it from getting gummed up with growth on the speed sensor / paddle wheel.
Forum: Electronics   05-12-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 4,048
Posted By wopalx
Re: Airmar / Raymarine DST800 Transducer Issue

Nature of the failure is the flap falls out of the transducer tube and disappears. Hence we get a massive gush of water each time we change over the transducer for the blanking plug which is...
Forum: Electronics   05-12-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 4,048
Posted By wopalx
Airmar / Raymarine DST800 Transducer Issue

We have an Airmar DST800 triducer fitted to our XP38 supplied by Raymarine and installed by a professional marine electronics company of good standing.

The original installation was done when the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-10-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By wopalx
Re: What year does Beneteau start using a bridge?

A friend has an 18mth old B 50.5. He has had the bridge part replaced / significantly repaired 3 times by the dealer due to it breaking / cracking otherwise falling apart.

Nice concept, but heaps...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-19-2013
Replies: 6,762
Views: 1,988,403
Posted By wopalx
Re: Interesting Sailboats

Our old X37 had inward opening portholes and never leaked. Also having them open inwards meant you were not impeded moving around on deck when they were open.

Our XP38 has outward opening...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-10-2013
Replies: 6,762
Views: 1,988,403
Posted By wopalx
Re: New Grand Soleil 43

What a daft spot to the the anchor?

Like Volvo's 20 years ago where they seemed to fire the designer just as they got to the rear doors so they stuck a box on the back for the trunk like the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-05-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,569
Posted By wopalx
Re: Inflatable tender for 30' sailboat

My wife's arse got majorly wet this Christmas when we were cruising, "we need a dinghy with a hard floor that i can step on & that has an outboard that actually works" was her wording. She isn't much...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   10-02-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 1,752
Posted By wopalx
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   10-01-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 1,752
Posted By wopalx
Re: Cruising Broken Bay / September School Holidays

Compared to Christmas / New Year there was almost no boats in the Refuge Bay area last week.

Has been some rockfalls at the waterfall beach since I was last there.
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   10-01-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 1,752
Posted By wopalx
Re: Cruising Broken Bay / September School Holidays

The picture of the anchorage was not where we were cruising. It is a general area of moorings out the from of a yacht club and cafe. I was just tied up on their short term mooring while I went ashore...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   09-30-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 1,752
Posted By wopalx
Re: Cruising Broken Bay / September School Holidays

And a couple of pics of the Dolphins.
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   09-30-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 1,752
Posted By wopalx
Re: Cruising Broken Bay / September School Holidays

Some pictures as promised, sorry I only took the iPhone so not the worlds best pics.
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