My B&G Network Quad unit (circa 1998) currently fails to register any speed other than 0.00Knots. The unit was functioning perfectly prior to the paddle wheel
being broken during a haul out
and pressure wash. (Yep! I know I should have pulled the sensor before the haulout)
I subsequently purchased a replacement 6-blade B&G paddlewheel kit number 202-00-129, installed it and took the boat to sea expected to see the speed figures return on the Network Quad display. Nothing but 0.00Knots.
Another B&G dealer subsequently advised me that there are in fact two 6-blade B&G replacement paddlewheel kits (with different kit numbers) so I purchased the second B&G paddlewheel kit number 202-00-128 thinking that I got it wrong with the first kit.
The brown magnetic plastic paddlewheel in both kits appears identical. I was again disappointed after installation
of paddle wheel
No.2 and taking the boat to sea again only to see the display still returning 0.00Knots.
I've swum the hull
several times to ensure both paddlewheels are unobstructed and spin freely. I've checked and re-checked electrical
connections. I've now exhausted my fix-it knowledge to get the speed sensor/paddle wheel unit to return a speed reading.
I note that the B&G Installation/Owners manual is silent on which way to install the sensor in the through-hull so I have installed it with the white painted marker on the top cap pointing to the Bow. Hope this is correct.
I'd really appreciate advice from someone with fit-it knowledge for this problem before I give-up and invest in an expensive replacement?