I am having a weird continuing issue regarding the wind vane
on my B&G system. I have a Zeus T8, 3 Triton displays, and the rest of the complete B&G system. I have had the wind
transducer at the masthead replaced twice already under warranty due to defects regarding bogus wind
speed (100+ knts.) being displayed under wet conditions. The most recent transducer seems to be working fine.
We have just left NC traveling south on the ICW
towards FL, and all of the electronics
were working perfectly. We arrive at a marina a few nights ago, I turn all the electronics
off at the breaker, next morning get up to turn everything on, and there is no data being displayed on any of the electronics. Everything powers on, but the data from DST800 and the wind data is not being read.
I have torn apart the entire system while on the phone
with B&G support and we have narrowed it down to an situation where somehow electricity entered the system and took out both the DST and wind transducers. The thing that bothers me is how I was already having issues regarding the wind transducer before, so somehow I think this is still part of the problem. Perhaps there's a part that's getting wet and it's taking down the transducer? The masthead unit and depth
transducer feed into a T, with a cable running back to the backbone behind the nav station. I have a B&G rep trying to make it out to the boat today (I am currently in Charleston, SC), but was wondering if anyone else has been having issues regarding B&G.