Two weeks ago, while anchored in Smuggler's Cove, BC, our depth sounder
quit on us overnight. Now it just so happens there was an impressive lightning
storm that night. However, I don't think we got struck as none of the other electronics
were fried and I would have thought that we would have known if we were hit even if we were asleep inside the cabin
. So chalk it up to coincidence.
Anyway, we have a Faria Depth Sounder
which has worked well for many years. But now when it is connected to a power source it beeps and cycles through the modes a few times then the screen
goes blank. I checked the terminals and there appears to be no wiring
problems. Is this an indication that the instrument is broken or is the transducer the problem?
I've contacted the manufacturer but I haven't gotten any definitive response yet.
I just want to know if the collective wisdom has any idea before I shell out $$ for a new instrument and/or transducer.
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.