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Old 15 January 2004, 04:14   #1
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Echo Sounders & Jet drives

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The previous threads talking about echo sounders and where to mount the transducer, lead me to the thought -

How well will they work with a jet drive pushing what is sometimes airated water over the sensor?

I have used boats where if you got just a bit of air in the water near the sensor it stopped working, thus with a jet which will always be running, pushing water downwards when stationary will this not also give odd readings?

Any help appreciated
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Dont know the proper" answer, but The Optomist would say that with a jet drive you don't need to know your depth!
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Hi Brian
Thanks for that, but I'm assured the putty is just as hard in a jet driven boat as a prop one
I think the other half would have a few choice words if I found the putty at speed and she went flying I would never hear the end of it!!!!
If it all works out she will be kept down in Plymouth anyway.
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If you have a jet then its presumably an inboard engine (although there are some outboard jets) which means you could put the sounder in the engine bay either through the hull or firing through the GRP so the transducer is in front of the jet and not effected.

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Hi Brian
Thanks for that, but I'm assured the putty is just as hard in a jet driven boat as a prop one
I think the other half would have a few choice words if I found the putty at speed and she went flying I would never hear the end of it!!!!
If it all works out she will be kept down in Plymouth anyway.
HAve fun
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