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  1. #1
    My Boats:
    1999 Spectre 36
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    Oct 2000
    Fells Point MD

    Laser Temp Sensor

    Where can I get a decent laser temperature sensor?

    Anyone have any history with a specific brand?


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    Registered WHITE-DIAMONDS's Avatar
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    1979 Excalibur 31'
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    Aug 2002
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Funny.....I was just now trying to get the same information....I know you can get a cheapo from Radio Shack for $30 and you can get a Stanley for $100.

    I would like to know as well if price does matter on one of these units??? Which brand is good for the money??

  3. #3
    AT Cult Member #3 VIP Member R Addiction's Avatar
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    '99 Active Thunder Tantrum
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    Raytec makes a 100$ unit. I use one at work, works well!! Talk to any tool men they all stock 'em.

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    Charter Member #30 Charter Member Scott's Avatar
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    PQ 38 Avenger
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    I keep a Radio Shack unit on the boat. Had to do some quick comparison checking last week and gave me piece of mind that it was a gauge problem and not the motor.

    Keep in mind your not trying to compare temps in some nuclear fusion experiment if you just need to be close then save the $ and buy the Radio Shack unit.

    I have also compared it with room thermometers and it has been right on with them.
    I have Steps & Bubbles!

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    Forum Regulator VIP Member Sydwayz's Avatar
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    37' Active Thunder AVH; 17' Speedliner Cat OB
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    Send a PM to 'skater'. Mark has one that I have used before, and it works well. They depend on it for the race boats.

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    Charter Member #34 Charter Member Dock Holiday's Avatar
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    Oct 2000
    Beautiful North Carolina
    I bought my Raytec from WW Grainger, basic model was around $90.00 if my memory serves be right. I have had it a couple of years now and it is the best money I have spent.

    They have a thousand uses, but I mainly use mine to check tire and hub temperatures on the trucl and boat trailer when I trailer long distances.

    There is no better way to tell if a tire is fixing to go on you.

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    Gold Member Gold Member Turbojack's Avatar
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    2003 Eliminator 30' Daytona
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    Houston, TX, USA
    Originally posted by Dock Holiday
    They have a thousand uses, but I mainly use mine to check tire and hub temperatures on the trucl and boat trailer when I trailer long distances.

    There is no better way to tell if a tire is fixing to go on you.
    Are you seeing that your back hubs are running hotter that the other ones. My front & back axle both have brakes & the rear axle is running about 10-20 degrees warmer.

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    Charter Member Charter Member Ted G's Avatar
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    Marlago 35 FS, 18 Neptune CC
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    Jan 2001
    Edgerock Baby!!
    The RS one works fine, just doesn't have the laser in it. I use one all the time and it is very accurate. Remember too that most times you are doing relative temps on a boat so it is fine.
    Chesapeake Bay Powerboat Association

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    Charter Member #1055/Moderator Charter Member GO4BROKE's Avatar
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    Sonic 386
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    I  Voted
    The lasers the fun part! I have a raytec, lately the wife uses it to check oven temps.

  10. #10
    Mr. Demeanor
    I got the small Raytech at Napa last year for $60. The laser is nothing but a pointer to let you know exactly where your getting the reading from. Shiny surfaces will give you erratic readings.

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