Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: What to do with the hole...

Colin - ex SV Island Pearl

We also have the P79 as a 2nd depth sounder right up in the fwd under floor section of the front cabin and can unfortunately confirm that all these particular units are really excellent with no need of another hole in your boat, but unusually all have the same ticking noise from new.

In our case it is simply an extra unit for redundancy and/or as a fwd warning sounder when entering shallowing waters so we normally leave it unplugged from the Raymarine ES97. At all other times we use the original B&G one which makes no sounds at all.

Colin & Lauren Streeter
Island Pearl II, Amel 53 #332

On Mon, Nov 14, 2016 at 12:14 AM, Bill Kinney greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

How very strange...  

I have installed two of these on different boats and never heard a thing inside the boat.  Either my ears are not very good, (they are not!) or your unit transmits on lower order harmonics of the 50 or 200 kHz signal more than it should.  

You might give Airmar tech support a try.

Bill Kinney
SM #160, Harmonie
Hilton Head Island, SC
Headed down to Fort Lauderdale this afternoon.

On Nov 13, 2016, at 04:55, 'Herbert Lackner' herbert@... [amelyachtowners] <> wrote:


We also mounted the P79 next to the old B&G transducer. Easy to install, works fine and gives good readings, but the sound that it makes is annoying, the „tock – tock - tock …“ encourages me to remove the cable from the Plotter (cannot just be switched off).  I will try to put some foam around it to make it more silent, but if that does not help I think I would not install it again.



KALI MERA, SN120, Trinidad

Colin Streeter
0411 016 445

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