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Old 02-03-2009, 12:42   #1
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Standard Horizon SL-50 Speed / Log / Temp

My SL-50 stopped working last season.
After returning the unit to Standard Horizon, they said "the parts are no longer available to fix the unit". The instrument apparently has a faulty internal component.

In the airline industry we replace components all the time, we don't just throw away the whole black box or instrument and buy new ones. What Gives?
Anybody else run into this type of non-sense? I know its an older unit but c'mon....

Alternatively, does anyone have a used one?
- Tryed e-bay, no luck.
- Typed SL-50 into a browser and all I got were used boats (with this type of speedo installed)

I already let Standard Horizon know how I feel. Anybody out there have any thoughts as to how this poor boy can get his fun meter working again?
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Old 02-03-2009, 14:20   #2
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If you haven't already burned your bridges with Standard Horizon, they have an up-grade/replacement program that allows one to up-grade to the current better instrument very inexpensively. Things do wear out you know. Has to do with the environment. Marine.
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Old 02-03-2009, 17:35   #3
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Thanks,
I didn't think to ask them about that option. I didn't even see a comparable instrument in their brochure, I concluded they stopped making them and that was that.
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Old 19-04-2009, 05:35   #4
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have you had any luck finding a Horizon SL50 yet ? - may be able to help you out.
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Old 28-04-2010, 21:41   #5
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Standard Horizon Instruments -- Parts

I would love to know if anyone has information on parts -- I am (at a minimum) looking for a new depth transducer & speed "wheel", and *ideally* would like to replace the whole set (depth, speed, wind).

Not too keen to make any bigger holes in the boat though!

Alternatively -- anybody know of other brands that might "fit" in where the Standard Horizon instruments were?

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Old 29-04-2010, 16:33   #6
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I'm answering my own question -- but maybe it will help someone else some day!

I e-mailed Standard Horizon directly, and they responded in LESS than 24 hours (who knew customer service existed in 2010??). Here's what he came back with:

"With regards to the depth transducer, you can still get one for your depth
sounder from a company called Gem Electronics, who can be contacted at
(800)543-6326. If you can let me know which type you have now I can tell you
what our model number was and most likely Gem has it listed under the same
number.

Regarding the speed paddle, if you just need the paddle wheel itself we
still stock that item. There were a couple of transducers that were used
with our speed logs so if the paddle wheel you need has 6 blades the part
number is XUAIR0015 and if the paddle wheel has 4 blades the part number is
XUAIR0018. The appropriate paddle wheel can be ordered directly from us by
contacting our parts department at (714)827-7600 ext.6800. If you need the
whole transducer the model number was SIA53 and it can be ordered from Gem
Electronics.

How's that for helpful, eh??
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Old 09-08-2010, 13:00   #7
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standard horizon sl50

Gem only carries transducers; would you know of anybody who carries the instrument display?
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Question Re: Standard Horizon SL-50 Speed/Log/Temp

I have retired from sailing. Had an Newport 30 I was going to upgrade someday but wound up selling it. I have a never used SL50
I would be happy to sell you. Please make an offer--Norman Lampe
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Old 25-03-2011, 11:18   #9
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Re: Standard Horizon SL-50 Speed/Log/Temp

thank you so much, I really appreciate.

Whatever is fair, obviously I would pay for shipping. As I recall, I checked with a vendor last year and he quoted $150-$200.

What instruments do you have? Depth? and Speed? Both are shot on my Catalina 30. I should have covered the instruments, protect them from the sun.

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Re: Standard Horizon SL-50 Speed/Log/Temp

I have a brand new Standard Horizon Speed instrument in the box, styrofoam and all. I am in Sint Maarten due back in states, ct. May 6th.

Anyone in need of this I will sell it for a quick 150 plus shipping. if you want it from here, sooner, can do from 4 star cargo delivery in a week.
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Re: Standard Horizon SL-50 Speed/Log/Temp

Have a brand new one in box never installed.
Returning to states on may 6th.
If anyone needs it before, i can send it from sint maarten 4 star cargo, miami and beyond. within a week , usually.
cost a resonable 150. plus shipping
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Re: Standard Horizon SL-50 Speed/Log/Temp

I am responding to your posted message of several weeks ago regarding standard instruments. If you still have them, please let me know, I am interested.

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Re: Standard Horizon SL-50 Speed/Log/Temp

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have you had any luck finding a Horizon SL50 yet ? - may be able to help you out.
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actually, no, still looking, please feel free to drop me a line, no pun intended. Pablo
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Re: Standard Horizon SL-50 Speed/Log/Temp

still interested in purchasing a Horizon SL50 set

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Re: Standard Horizon SL-50 Speed/Log/Temp

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Have a brand new one in box never installed.
Returning to states on may 6th.
If anyone needs it before, i can send it from sint maarten 4 star cargo, miami and beyond. within a week , usually.
cost a resonable 150. plus shipping
I have a dead SL45, 4" hole. Do you think the SL50 will work and fit there?
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