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    Seadoo depth finder question

    I'm thinking of installing the stock depth finder on an RXT. Those of you who have the stock depth finder:

    Can you set a minimum depth, like say 6 feet, at which point an alarm will sound or the display blink or something to alert you that you are getting shallow?


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    Anyone using one of these?

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    I put mine in last Fall but haven't had soft enough water to try it out yet. I'll let you know in about 2 months.

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    no you can not set a min depth. The guage just reads observed depth and does it very well! I will not own a sea doo without one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by green_head View Post
    no you can not set a min depth. The guage just reads observed depth and does it very well! I will not own a sea doo without one.
    In my local waters with its hazardous shifting shoals, it provides invaluable peace of mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by green_head View Post
    no you can not set a min depth. The guage just reads observed depth and does it very well! I will not own a sea doo without one.
    One guy at my dealers says the display number will blink if you are too shallow...is this true?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lafjax View Post
    One guy at my dealers says the display number will blink if you are too shallow...is this true?
    This has has not been my experience. Having said this, I have seen the readout blink when in very choppy water when travelling at speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sutto View Post
    This has has not been my experience. Having said this, I have seen the readout blink when in very choppy water when travelling at speed.

    Okay!! That's what I needed to know...Thanks.
    I've decided to order a norcorss depth finder and install it in-hull my self. Has depth setting and an alarm for too shallow..

    Thanks Sutto

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    I have a depth finder with alarm in my SD Utopia 205 and have found that I disable the alarm function more often than use it. When ever you pull up to a dock or the lift, the alarm would go off and just become annoying.
    When you pull up to places like that you know it's going to be shallow and you are watching for things in the water, you don't need some buzzer screaming and distracting you.
    If it goes off while you running on plane, you draft a lot less and you have gone over the spot already.

    Just my $.02 worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R-Doo View Post
    If it goes off while you running on plane, you draft a lot less and you have gone over the spot already.
    Just my $.02 worth.
    Yep, I know what you are talking about. I had the Hawkeye finder on my
    GTX and it does alarm when docking, etc., I set the minimum depth at 6 feet for the alarm. That gives me time to react at WOT. With the black water and shifting sand we have here in Florida i't a must for me...cause you cannot see the bottom at all..

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