My Horizon DS45 stopped working suddenly about two weeks ago (was working one minute and then it was the two dashes). I was in pretty turbulent water
at the time (motoring against a 4kt+ current) so its possible that it went to the "dashes" mode because of "aerated water" and then just didn't reset. I can't get it to go to simulation mode, and don't know if that is a clue as to what is wrong.
Anyway, I'm trying to determine if it is the instrument, the cable, or the transducer
. The only first step I can think of (while the boat
is in the water) is to plug
in a "known good instrument" and see it it works. So, I'm in search of a working DS45 instrument and/or a working complete DS45/transducer/cable setup.
Also, any advice
about troubleshooting the system would be much appreciated.