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Old 19-01-2017, 08:26   #1
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Non-paddlewheel log

Anyone know of a non-paddlewheel log that's easy to use and won't cost the earth?

My old Stowe paddle one is broken and no longer made and I hate removing and re-inserting the damn thing. Very disconcerting looking at the bottom through a fountain of sea water

There MUST be a better solution surely.

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Old 19-01-2017, 08:53   #2
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Re: Non-paddlewheel log

FWIW, I can swap Raytheon log and plug and not allow a quart of water into the boat.

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Re: Non-paddlewheel log

There are ultrasonics, but I don't know the cost. I just leave mine in, it has antifoul on it and in three years never had a problem. If the boat has sat for a few weeks, then for the first couple of miles it will read a little slow but in 30 min or so its back to being correct
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Old 19-01-2017, 10:54   #4
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Re: Non-paddlewheel log

Believe there are transducer through hulls that are self sealing so pulling the plug doesn't allow much water in. Have had no problem swapping my old style paddle transducer out. Just have to the plug/paddlewheel ready to insert when the old one comes out.
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Re: Non-paddlewheel log

The newer airmar are solid state. Not cheap though. $1500 for the sensor is what I saw recently. Cheaper to keep a couple of spare DST-200s.

The thru hulls we installed have little flaps for limiting water ingestion when swapping out in the water.
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