Stus-List New sonar transducer

Jim Watts paradigmatism at gmail.com
Wed Feb 22 12:32:59 EST 2017


My old Raymarine ST60 depth unit will read to over 600' in the right
conditions. In the wrong conditions it reads to about 450'.

Jim Watts
Paradigm Shift
C&C 35 Mk III
Victoria, BC

On 22 February 2017 at 08:07, Joel Aronson via CnC-List <
cnc-list at cnc-list.com> wrote:

> My Ray/Airmar stuff reads to 600, then reads a random number.  In the Gulf
> Stream it must read thermal layers.
>
> Joel
>
> On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 10:59 AM, Della Barba, Joe via CnC-List <
> cnc-list at cnc-list.com> wrote:
>
>> I sold a ton of Raytheon stuff back in the day that was supposed to read
>> down to between 600 and 1500 feet. Modern combination GPS/fishfinder units
>> should easily see 600 feet and some can pass 10,000 feet.
>>
>> Fishermen use these depth ranges. For sailing strictly to keep off a
>> sandbar, the first 100 feet are important. I use a Standard Horizon DS41
>> unit that fits in a 2” hole and can forward NMEA data.  In theory it reads
>> 2-600 feet, but given my old transducer I have no idea if I could actually
>> see that far. Offshore at night we used to see thermoclines and other stuff
>> that looked like it was 300-400 feet deep.
>>
>> Joe
>>
>> Coquina
>>
>>
>>
>> *From:* CnC-List [mailto:cnc-list-bounces at cnc-list.com] *On Behalf Of *Matthew
>> L. Wolford via CnC-List
>> *Sent:* Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:18
>> *To:* cnc-list at cnc-list.com
>> *Cc:* Matthew L. Wolford <wolford at erie.net>
>>
>> *Subject:* Re: Stus-List New sonar transducer
>>
>>
>>
>> I wondered that, too.  I generally worry about less than 20 feet.
>>
>>
>>
>> *From:* Rick Brass via CnC-List <cnc-list at cnc-list.com>
>>
>> *Sent:* Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:09 AM
>>
>> *To:* cnc-list at cnc-list.com
>>
>> *Cc:* Rick Brass <rickbrass at earthlink.net>
>>
>> *Subject:* Re: Stus-List New sonar transducer
>>
>>
>>
>> Jeremy;
>>
>>
>>
>> In 24 years of keelboat ownership, covering several boats and several
>> iterations of sounders and plotter/sounders from Raymarine, Garmin,
>> Lawrence, and Standard Horizon, I don’t recall ever having a sounder that
>> would work for depths over 200 feet. I suspect there are “professional”
>> units that will do it, but also suspect they are more expensive than the
>> units we would buy for our recreational boats.
>>
>>
>>
>> Maybe Fred Street can weigh in on what would be needed for greater depth.
>>
>>
>>
>> But my question is” Why do you need depths over 200 ft.?”
>>
>>
>>
>> Rick Brass
>>
>> Washington, NC
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> *From:* CnC-List [mailto:cnc-list-bounces at cnc-list.com
>> <cnc-list-bounces at cnc-list.com>] *On Behalf Of *Jeremy Ralph via CnC-List
>> *Sent:* Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:06 AM
>> *To:* cnc-list at cnc-list.com
>> *Cc:* Jeremy Ralph <jeremy.ralph at gmail.com>
>> *Subject:* Stus-List New sonar transducer
>>
>>
>>
>> Planning to install new thru hull transducer when I haul the boat in the
>> coming weeks.  Trying to decide on: i) a simple depth only display, or ii)
>> a more elaborate chart plotter with depth.
>>
>>
>>
>> For chart and depth, I currently use my iPhone in a waterproof case on a
>> RAM mount. Navionics for charts and for depth a SonarPhone TBox with an
>> in-hull transducer.  This works fine for my purposes but it would be good
>> to have redundancy and something that works for deeper depths (>200ft).
>>
>>
>>
>> Any recommendations?
>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>>   Jeremy
>>
>>
>>
>>
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