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Raymarine (TackTick) Wireless Speed Stopped Working

I have the Raymarine (TackTick) wireless instruments on my boat and the speed started working intermittently and then stopped. Displays 0. My first thought was this was a dirty transducer. Had my bottom cleaner clean it and got nothing. I had the boat hauled for bottom paint and they again cleaned it. Still not working so maybe its a bad transducer. I have another one that came with my system and so I decided to pull the transducer and clean it and if it didn't work to swap the transducer. Well I went to the thru hull which is under the head, and pulled it up and was surprised that there isn't enough room to pull it out from the top. It was probably installed as one unit and they didn't bother to check if there is enough space to pull the transducer out of the thru hull. Need another inch or 2. So thoughts on what to do other than pulling the boat?

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Re: Raymarine (TackTick) Wireless Speed Stopped Working

I looked at their website briefly, and the models I saw didn't look like they could be pulled through the thru-hull. I could very easily be mistaken.

If you actually can pull it through, you could perhaps put some access port in the head sole.

If you can't, I imagine the alternative is taking a swim...

Do you have a picture of the model?
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Re: Raymarine (TackTick) Wireless Speed Stopped Working

It would be highly unusual if the transducer will come out the bottom without destroying it. Time to get out the Sawzall and open up the access in the head sole. Only other 'fix' is haul the boat, remove the transducer and through hull in one piece and relocate the through hull so you'll have unrestricted access to the transducer from the top and laminate/fill in the original puka. If you know who did the original installation might embarrass them into redoing the installation properly.
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