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Old 14-02-2017, 20:04   #1
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ST50 Depth Dead

Depth sounder dead. Was working perfectly until the morning after I got to port which is renound for a silty bottom and I cant be sure she dint sink into it. Since then 0.0m on the display.
A fluke it died then? after working perfectly then to die that night/morning??
Did she sit on the silt and damage it? was in a close up berth at the time but not sure she touched the bottom... the transd would be pretty hardy wouldn't it?
Did she sit on the silt and she's just caked in mud? Would have come off with a couple of trips up the river and regardless can all transducers go "through hull"?? therefore a bit of mud shouldn't worry it? Worked all the way up the river till shut down that night/morning.
Is it just that the silt isn't giving a good reflection? then it would say max wouldn't it?
She didn't come good with 2 days of sailing. I haven't hauled her. all wiring seems intact. Nothing touched internally to stop her working.
Where to from here? New transducer? Borrow transducer and test? borrow gauge and test? Can I pull it whilst in the water and check it with limited ingress?

Buy another???

Tips team?

Semus
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Old 17-02-2017, 06:17   #2
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Re: ST50 Depth Dead

I would make sure that the bottom of the transducer doesn't have any mud or clay stuck to it. How cold is the water, or do you have a wetsuit?
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Re: ST50 Depth Dead

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I would make sure that the bottom of the transducer doesn't have any mud or clay stuck to it. How cold is the water, or do you have a wetsuit?
Would love to jump in ASAP but the boat is in some pretty biologically laden H2O at the moment. Next time I take her down the river I'll go snorkelling I think...

Thanks mate...
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