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Re: Depth Sounder Offset
It simply doesn't matter. All this recurring discussion about keel offsets always confuses me. Sure, it'd be "nice" to know that your depth sounder reads exactly what your keel depth is, but is quite meaningless.
When we got our boat, I found a patch of skinny water with a mud bottom, and slowly drove the boat into the shallows. When we hit the bottom I saw that the DS read 4.4.
That's all I need to know.
Stu Jackson, Catalina 34, 1986, M25 engine, Rocna 10 (22#), Maple Bay, BC, Canada