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    Depth sounder/guage

    I ride in rivers and its become an absolute must have.

    Im interested to know how they perform at speed and how they have been fitted.

    Will a Thru Hull Transducer work on the GPR hulls ?

    Im currently looking at purchasing http://www.humminbird.com/products.asp?id=611


    I might buy a fishfinder, anyone got one on thier ski ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by spaceman View Post
    I ride in rivers and its become an absolute must have.

    Im interested to know how they perform at speed and how they have been fitted.

    Will a Thru Hull Transducer work on the GPR hulls ?

    Im currently looking at purchasing http://www.humminbird.com/products.asp?id=611


    I might buy a fishfinder, anyone got one on thier ski ?

    I think abbott had one. You should ask him how they work considering he tested them on a ski first hand.

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    they are a pain in the arse to get to work

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    Hmmmmm...???

    Hey SpaceMan..

    This might fit the bill a little better..

    see here:.. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Hawke...QQcmdZViewItem

    I'm sure there's other's out there...

    If these worked any good i'd buy one myself.. (i might just do than anyway..??)
    The place i could see these paying for themselves is on sandbars..(trust me.. )

    EDIT:.. Here in the UK we don't have that lovely sparkling crystal blue water....
    More of an Ink Black colour..! (hence running aground, even at 3mph)
    Plus replacing a prop/liner/pump would "NOT" be cheaper than one of these gadgets..!!

    Now then where's a good spot for the transducer..??
    Top of the ride plate..?? (maybe too thick.?)
    Behind the Keel., inside the hull.?(maybe too much turbulence.?)
    Hmmmmm...??? where do Seadoo put there's..????

    Gerry
    Last edited by quadzilla; 11-21-2007 at 02:47 PM. Reason: edit

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    My problem exactly and the river is continuosly changing, they pump water out of the dam at midnight and release water from other dams into the river. so from one day to the next its a whole nother adventure.

    This is the clearest water we get, its very fresh, but carries allot of silt in it. I love it when hot girls bring white bikinis, haha they become brown very quickly.

    That particular area is 3 foot deep. and note the large rocks on the shore line..
    In our old boat, we hit a rock shelf at speed and the engines gearbox got removed (think.. new engine) and numerous props, i carry a spare prop + tools in the boat to do a quick change on the river bank.

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    You have to fit them at the back of the hull next to the pump tunnel where the hull is single skin to get them to work. They will not work at any point where the hull is double skin. Also where it is single skin there are better places to mount the transducer to get more reliable results.

    I've been through about 4 displays and one of the black box bits due to salt water getting in. The older displays would die by about the 3rd sub, but I've had more success with the later displey (the black one).

    They work OKish. Fine whilst the ski is planted in the water, but if you ride a sea, in the rough where the ski spend its time out of water then they stop working. ie depth guages don't work in the air.

    I've got them fitted to my FX160 & GP1300r. Currently the FX one has been working for the past 4 month the GP one needs a slap.

    I would say they are a pain in the arse to get working and then another load of pain to keep them working.

    But the have been useful when working.

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    Question ?????????

    Ok Kev..

    The next question is:...

    Where do you recommend for the placement of the transducer..???
    (other than in the bin..??)

    Also by the black unit... do you mean the one i posted the link for..???

    Think i will give one of these a whirl.. (do you get yours in the UK..??

    Gerry

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    there are a bunch to choose from: (this is my short list)

    Hawkeye Micro (norcross)
    http://www.norcrossmarine.com/produc...S/overview.htm

    Hawkeye Indash (norcross)
    http://www.norcrossmarine.com/produc.../technical.htm

    Humminbird Indash
    http://www.humminbird.com/products.asp?id=611

    uniden QT206
    http://www.uniden.com/products/produ...W&filter=Depth

    raymarine ST40 Depth *very expensive*
    http://www.raymarine.com/ProductDeta...25&PRODUCT=407

    navman depth 2100
    http://www.navman.com/Navman/Templat...____22150.aspx



    Then one could always go with a small fish finder , as it does depth+speed+temps+terain mapping
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    The indash ones can be mounted in the gp1300r's console on the side where they have a round plastic cover

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    Quote Originally Posted by quadzilla View Post
    Ok Kev..

    The next question is:...

    Where do you recommend for the placement of the transducer..???
    (other than in the bin..??)

    Also by the black unit... do you mean the one i posted the link for..???

    Think i will give one of these a whirl.. (do you get yours in the UK..??

    Gerry
    Gerry, see pics of the GP hull, ie just to the right of the pump tunnel where the hull is single skin and without the grate underneath. I used silcone to stick it down as you ma need to move it to get best results.

    See pic of black display and not the ones with fake carbon effect as shown on the link. These seam to work better and so far have not died due to salt water. This is even on my FX which can do better subs than the things our navy use.

    I don't buy anything for my ski in the UK. Chit I can't afford it and I hate being ripped off.

    I just hate paying the 13.50 to parcelforce for the vat collection


    these arn't the most reliable things those it's worth buying 2 to keep the things working.
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