Originally Posted by lordgeoff
What I am saying is the paddle wheel reading today is unlikely to be the same next week or the week before due to growth on/around shaft, on sensors ( fixed and on paddle).
Are we the only ones who regularly pull and check/clean our paddle wheel? I do so before each passage
, and if we are anchored anywhere for a length of time, I pull it out completely.
Our experience has been that the speed log is either working and accurate, or is not working at all and needs to be cleaned. I can't recall
anytime that it was inaccurate by reading, say, a knot
slower than expected. I think the paddlewheel is so sensitive, that any growth at all simply stops it. Otherwise, it works.
This was also my experience with all our previous ones.
Sorry - didn't catch the windup. I was attempting a windup. Guess we are all wound up now?