Like Tree0Likes

Depth finder on steped hulls?

Reply
Old 05-15-2003, 12:46 AM
  #1
Rob
VIP Member
Thread Starter
Trade Score: (6)
 
Strip Poker 388's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Madison,Mississippi
My Boats: Hustler 388
Posts: 21,567
Default Depth finder on steped hulls?

On a stepped hull is it coming for the depth finder not to work when on plane because it aerates the water and it cant get a Reading ?Mine works at idle but doesn't on plane .Whats your experience?
__________________
.

The Only Time You Have To Much Ammo Is When Your Swimming Or On Fire.
Strip Poker 388 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2003, 12:48 AM
  #2
Registered
 
Wardey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Palm Harbor, FL
My Boats: 2005 Extreme 29
Posts: 3,959
Default

They don't work.....Wardey
Wardey is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2003, 07:44 AM
  #3
Registered
 
Jana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Houston, TX
My Boats: 1996 Fountain 29 Fever
Posts: 929
Default

Same - fine till I get on plane, then nothing.
Jana is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2003, 08:26 AM
  #4
Gold Member
Gold Member
 
Dave M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: LaPlata, MD, USA
My Boats: 2017 30 Concept, 300 Verados
Posts: 5,221
Default

Mine won't work at anything over a fast idle. I have a transom mounted transducer. It might work better inside but i have coring in my bottom and the manufacturer made it sound like it wasn't a good idea to mess with it.

As long as mine works at idle, I'm OK. If I have any doubts on the depth I am not going to be on plane.


Dave M.
Dave M is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2003, 08:52 AM
  #5
Registered
 
dockrocker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Deeee-troit!
Posts: 3,356
Default

Same deal - 28' Powerquest, worked great at idle, never worked at speed.
dockrocker is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2003, 11:56 AM
  #6
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
Interceptor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Traverse City, Michigan
My Boats: one slow Fountain, one fast ice boat.
Posts: 3,836
Default

I've tried a number of things over the last four years with little success. Transom mount at centerline, transom mount to one side, engine compartment shoot thru none work well once th ehull is on plane and the step begins to draw air in and across the hull bottom. The wetted contact is lost and the transducer function is shot.The only sweet spot for a transducer on a step hull would be forward of or against the step and before the air enters. I'm guessing the step can be completely off the water surface with higher speed and trim setting.
I've discussed this a number of times with Fountain and they have not provided anything of value.

I keep dreaming Airmar or any of the transducer manufacturers will invent a transducer that works thru air and water.

ed
Interceptor is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2003, 01:11 PM
  #7
Registered
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Mission Viejo
My Boats: 2001 Powerquest 380 Avenger
Posts: 158
Talking

I have a 38 Powerquest with no problems, even at high speeds it reads better than my fishing boat.
Quest for Speed is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2003, 11:18 PM
  #8
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
Steve 1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Beautiful Fort Lauderdale www.cheetahcat.com
My Boats: Slippery when wet!
Posts: 10,833
Default

Mike you are right keep it in the "Clean Water" I have a lot of equipment out there with ventilated hulls and transducers they work just fine.
Steve 1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2003, 02:18 AM
  #9
Registered
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, NJ
My Boats: 2004 PANTERA SURVIVOR
Posts: 513
Default

they are worthless anyway. by the time they tell you that your out of water you hit bottem anyway

Treadwell
Treadwellmotorsports is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2003, 08:02 AM
  #10
Charter Member #30
Charter Member
 
Scott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Bellville,Oh
My Boats: PQ 38 Avenger
Posts: 2,159
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Quest for Speed
I have a 38 Powerquest with no problems, even at high speeds it reads better than my fishing boat.
I have the same boat and mine does not work at speed Where is your pickup mounted?
__________________
I have Steps & Bubbles!
Scott is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
hdtvned
General Q & A
3
08-08-2007 08:48 PM
dencam7
General Q & A
1
07-30-2007 01:28 PM
baja bailey
General Q & A
15
07-25-2007 01:20 PM
speedchangesyou
General Q & A
4
08-02-2005 02:33 PM
Strip Poker 388
General Boating Discussion
3
03-17-2004 09:08 AM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:53 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.