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LeoMagill
Aug-25-2016 @ 6:52 PM                           Permalink
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Best I keep quiet about the chart plotter/radar/ais/dsc vhf then......
Geeky is the home made variable intermitant wash/wipe, remote anchor & deck light, phone operated eberspacher, and I recon the homemade temp gauge that covers both raw water pumps and sternglands falls well into the geeky catagory. Cool Indifference
You mods stick to swinging a lead line and towing a knotted rope behind with a log attached.  Playful

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If it isn't too geeky, my version of the depth sounder is incredibly cheap and reliable....

When I run out of depth, (less than about 3-4 feet) the 3/4 ton keel stirs up the mud so looking behind to check the colour of the water usually does the trick....when it gets even shallower (about 3 feet) we start to slow down, sometimes quite quickly.

Then we usually have to reverse off again, with quant or engine..

Low-tech indeed, but cheap and utterly reliable - it's never needed servicing or power and is always on.....

Offered for consideration as alternative to more tech....  tounge-in-cheek boat-sail

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Agree that the Nasa depth sounder mounted in a tube inside the hull is well worth considering. Its not expensive compared with other sounders and is well made and reliable. Dave R.

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It is said that the whole of the east coast has no bottom, the water just gets much thicker....

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