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Can I avoid drilling a hole for speed/temp/depth sensor?
I have a very nice wireless Raymarine instrument setup that includes a combination depth/temperature/speed sensor.
It's meant to be fitted through the hull and Raymanrine recommend locating it on the centreline just in front of the centreboard.
Is this advisable? Could I locate the sensor on a bracket at the stern as I have seen on a few aluminium power boats?
Martin O'Shannessy22-May-2013    Edit    Delete 
Re: Can I avoid drilling a hole for speed/temp/depth sensor?
It is not a good idea to mount on the transom a there is too much turbulence. If you don't mind losing some range the best and safest is to mount it in a tube inside the hull where Raymarine recommend and fill the tube with castor oil or another light oil. See the article in Tips and Modifications.
http://www.rlyachts.net/tips-depthsounder.asp

Keith Merkley22-May-2013    Edit    Delete 
Re: Can I avoid drilling a hole for speed/temp/depth sensor?
Thanks for the reply - However - this sensor needs to be immersed as it is a speed and temp sensor. Does anuybody have a suggestion on where to drill?
Martin O'Shannessy23-May-2013    Edit    Delete 

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