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Old 21 January 2004, 04:57   #21
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Once the signal is lost on the 160 the only way to get it back is to slow to a halt. If you want to spend your day stopping and starting get a 160, if you want to avoid problems get something else.

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Try mounting the transducer lower in the water, I found that using the dimensions given in the manual I had much the same problems with the sounder continually losing the bottom and taking ages to get it back.
Moving the transducer about three times deeper than the recommendations seems to have helped a lot and it works not too bad now (most of the time) although it is still a bit lost sometimes at speed. it seems to reaquire the bottom a bit faster now compared to before as well.
Still not completell happy with it though


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Old 21 January 2004, 05:45   #22
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Or, buy a lowrance and be done with the problem once and for all. Mount it in the hull and fire it through the GRP or on the stern. They are high power sounders, very tollerant and stand up to dive boat usage very well.

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Old 21 January 2004, 07:22   #23
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Buying a lowrance is exactly what I would do if replacing it, the advice was aimed at another Ribber who has bought a Garmin and is stuck with trying to make it work!
I think in the relatively near future I will probably get fed up and replace it.
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I don't think I could handle replacing the whole thing, especially after drilling into the console the first time, which got through several (9) jigsaw blades, 3 drill bits, and a corer bit.

If anything, I'd replace the airmar transducer on the stern - that's the bit that's causing the problem.... the display is great, clear to read both in daytime and darkness.

The last 160blue I had had a smaller airmar transducer, which worked great at all speeds from 0 to 35knots - if I can find the same thing again, I'll post the model number up on the forums cos it was much smaller, and still had all the functionality of the larger version.

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I don't think I could handle replacing the whole thing, especially after drilling into the console the first time, which got through several (9) jigsaw blades, 3 drill bits, and a corer bit.

Ah, a ferro-concrete rib I presume.
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Ah, a ferro-concrete rib I presume.
Felt like it

The console is of pretty substantial build, which is very comforting to know, but not so good for the drill

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