Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 10-07-2016, 23:42   #1
Registered User

Join Date: May 2016
Location: Brisbane Austalia
Boat: 40 ft Spacesailer
Posts: 3
Images: 1
Faulty raymarine depth sounder

Hi Folks

I just got a new boat, a 40ft spacesailer. In love with the old girl but sadly her electronics are just that.... old. One of the more important pieces of electronics that isn't currently working is the depth sounder.
It had a depth sounder fitted that was just displaying 0.0m. In a box of assorted junk the previous owner left me was another depth sounder of the same brand and make. I plugged it is and it gave a reading but the reading kept fluctuating from 7.7m all the way to 12m and displaying everything in between. I am just curious if it is the transducer or the head unit that is likely to be at fault.
I really don't want to have to replace the transducer if I can avoid it, especially if it isn't at fault, is there a way of testing the transducer that anyone knows of?
Is this a problem anyone else has had?


mackenzie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2016, 12:27   #2
Registered User
the_alpine's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: st petersburg, fl
Boat: O'Day 302
Posts: 263
Re: Faulty raymarine depth sounder

It's usually the display.

Would help if you could name the equipment models

the_alpine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2016, 16:10   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 461
Re: Faulty raymarine depth sounder

Transducers do go bad over time. My professional recommendation is to get a new transducer, hang it over the side (in the water) and temporarily connect it to the display. If the depth works, you pull the boat and install the thing permanently, otherwise it's probably an issue with the display.
boatbod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-07-2016, 19:55   #4
Registered User
nigelmercier's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2011
Boat: Bavaria 47
Posts: 172
Re: Faulty raymarine depth sounder

Just in case ...

It has to be in the water!
Got a Bavaria? Want a Bavaria Forum? Click here!
nigelmercier is offline   Reply With Quote

depth, depth sounder, marine, raymarine

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Raymarine ST60 depth sounder erratic behaviour benm Marine Electronics 0 13-06-2015 10:07
Raymarine ST50 DEPTH SOUNDER Geoff.G Marine Electronics 0 05-04-2015 11:47
Raymarine depth sounder malfunction jayhearts Marine Electronics 7 10-06-2013 03:27
Depth Sounder Troubleshooting exposure Construction, Maintenance & Refit 9 10-02-2004 15:47

Advertise Here

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 18:57.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.