Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel 54 - Electronic Options

Shann, Mark V <shannmv@...>

Hi, I have also installed a twinscope in a Maramu, using a hard epoxy
mount custom made to make the sensor stand out and see round both sides
of the hull, set about a metre in front of the depth gauge and behind /
offset the speed sensor.

Works great, no interference and I agree with Gary, almost exclsuively
used in look ahead mode, when in the Red Sea, super for slow entry to
reef anchorages and now in Turkey slow entry into crowded small town

All the best, Mark (Synnefoula)

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of amelliahona
Sent: 01 September 2006 16:06
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel 54 - Electronic Options

Martin Queried:
" 7. Has anyone any experience of fitting/using the Probe forward
scanning sonar depth sounder.> Regards, Martin"

I had Amel install the Interphase TwinScope on my SM2000 Hull # 335 in
2001. They installed the display for the TwinScope but would only
install the forward scanning transducer (scans from straight forward to
down 90 degrees is a 3 degree beam width). It was Amel's contention
that the dual transducer was too large and would cause bubbles that
would interfere with the B & G sonic speed transducer system. This was
a legitimate concern. I subsequently installed the side-to-side
(individual) transducer behind the transducer that Amel installed and
ran the appropriate wiring. I was nervous about the bubble issue but
the system has worked well and I have seen no interference with the
sonic speed in this configuration (two separate transducers). You must
install the second transducer so that the curve of the bow allows it not
to "see" the forward scanning transducer.

I must admit that I seldom use the side-to-side mode as I find it a bit
hard to interpret and there aren't many coral heads in the areas that I
am cruising.

I will post a picture of the installation in the photo's section.

Best regards, Gary "Liahona"

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