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Old 08-23-2003, 04:07 PM
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Default Hit stick or bark, speedo stopped working???

I must have hit a stick or wooden object... I found the inlet on the outdirve for the speedo on my bravo3 filled with wood. My speedo is stuck on 20mph while on the trailer. I tried to pull out as much off the wood as possible, but the speedo is still on 20mph... How do I correct this problem??

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blow the line out with air from the other end
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Buy a GPS Speedo. That will fix the problem.
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Try and use a small piece of wire to snake up there. You can also some times use a drill bit to free it up.

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I'm assuming that once I get it free, the speedo will drop to zero? Is there pressure in the line that is holding the speedo at 20mph?

Thanks for your thoughts guys!!!
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MIne has not worked since I bought the boat 4 years ago. I finally just bought a GPS. Boat was 1 year old when I bought it....

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Old 08-24-2003, 12:53 AM
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Yes, there is water pressure in the line. You still have debris in there. You can use a thin drillbit if careful.

I had that happen to my current boat many times & as soon as I freed the line the water sprayed out & the speedo went back to zero.

I agree GPS is the only way to go..
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yep, what they said. Drill bit and GPS
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After I got the wood out that was visible, I took a paper clip and unfolded it and started probing the water inlet. Kept turning it around and around sort of drilling into it, I could see little bits of wood coming out... finally some water and walah!!! Some water came out and the speedo dropped...... ... My boat isn't top end boat, I mainly view the speedo as a guage to tell me if it's running correctly or not...... so a gps isn't really warrented.. maybe next boat!!!! Thanks for everyone's comments!!!
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glue a drill bit in a piece of wood dowel. Can jump in and use it while you are anchored if necessary. If you drop it, it will float to the top.
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