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    Quote Originally Posted by lchauvin88 View Post
    Ill be in the canal in 20' of water and it wil Flash. Or in 6' and it Flash. Ill check the gauge connection friday. Weathers looking crappy as of now for Saturday. We may have to reschedule.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BajaDan View Post
    I just bolted a new handle on and told Denise to hang on.

    No. That didn't work. It was worth a shot though.
    My wife had bad experience in my dads 19' Cobia. We crossed Bayou St Denis and Mud Lake on a windier than usual day, and the chop was enough to put her through pain. The seat on front of the Cobia was Nothing like the Islander bolster seats. So she was very hesitant about riding in the Baja when i got it. Our first day out I ran across some other boats wake and she flinched but felt Nothing! The look of delight and surprise on her face, "This boat rides soo much Better than your dads!".

    Even in 2' chop a few weeks back she didnt feel discomfort. But 3', well i dont have enough boat for 3' seas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j21black View Post
    First a tropical storm, now this....Looks like I'm never going off shore!
    This has been the rainiest summer I can remember. Lots of weekends off work that we couldnt go boating Because of the weather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lchauvin88 View Post
    My wife had bad experience in my dads 19' Cobia. We crossed Bayou St Denis and Mud Lake on a windier than usual day, and the chop was enough to put her through pain. The seat on front of the Cobia was Nothing like the Islander bolster seats. So she was very hesitant about riding in the Baja when i got it. Our first day out I ran across some other boats wake and she flinched but felt Nothing! The look of delight and surprise on her face, "This boat rides soo much Better than your dads!".

    Even in 2' chop a few weeks back she didnt feel discomfort. But 3', well i dont have enough boat for 3' seas.
    Try having her stand up in the bolster when it gets choppy. It makes a huge difference to be able to use your legs as shock absorbers. There's a reason the bottoms "drop out" of the bolsters. I've had my boat 17 years and I've still NEVER run the boat sitting down. Not even one time. Doesn't even feel right "sitting" at the helm. I've also got scoliosis and and artificial disk implant in my neck. Have her try standing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j21black View Post
    Easy fix.

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    Forgive me. What am I looking at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hook'em View Post
    Try having her stand up in the bolster when it gets choppy. It makes a huge difference to be able to use your legs as shock absorbers. There's a reason the bottoms "drop out" of the bolsters. I've had my boat 17 years and I've still NEVER run the boat sitting down. Not even one time. Doesn't even feel right "sitting" at the helm. I've also got scoliosis and and artificial disk implant in my neck. Have her try standing.
    If were in choppy water and its too much ill have her do that. I love these seats!

    I stand while docking, while leaving the dock, while pulling the tubes. But running back from Grand Isle through the bays and Ship channel Saturday, I took it easy and sat. If i position Myself just right, I can see through the glass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lchauvin88 View Post
    Forgive me. What am I looking at?
    High end transducer mounted thru the hull. Yes after a 1" hole is cut. Takes out about half the stuff Kefurr listed above because is not glued to the hull and "shooting thru."

    Edit: My depth gauge does the same thing at times, I think they all do. I find it works best with a little water in the bilge. Any air under the puck, be it in the bilge or under the boat will confuse the depth sounder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hook'em View Post
    High end transducer mounted thru the hull. Yes after a 1" hole is cut. Takes out about half the stuff Kefurr listed above because is not glued to the hull and "shooting thru."
    I, uh, I dont know if I have the balls to drill a hole in my hull.
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    Fuel level gauge

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    I, uh, I dont know if I have the balls to drill a hole in my hull.
    I didn't either so I paid someone else to do it.

    Not happy about it but the shop said that or they have to pull the engine to install a thru hull unit.

    Sounds like that's bad information, but I'm not sure a 30lb midget could fit in there to do it.

    It was that or no depth. Plus it gave me some other added benefits that tie in with my plotter.

    Dan made some good points along the way. A lot of boats have these installed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j21black View Post
    Easy fix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 92nsx View Post
    Na it isn't that bad. The hard part was figuring out why the fuck mine wouldn't update, Kendell even did some weird internet thing and took over my computer form a 1000 miles away wile drinking.
    The older GPSMaps units can old read up to a 2 GB card with out a software update, Then it still only has a 8 GB max. But good enough for maps

    Buy or dig threw your old memory cards for a 2GB SD card

    Or here are the steps
    Buy this
    Samsung 2GB SD 2G SD Secure Digital Flash Memory Card - BULK Package
    Download this
    Garmin: Legacy GPSMAP with SD Card Updates & Downloads
    move that file to the SD card.

    Power on garmin, once booted up insert SD card and push the ok on update.

    Done. Now you are up to date and and can use new maps. Or spend $800 on a new unit. What ever you want to do.
    I bought that exact Samsung card. Heres what they sent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j21black View Post
    I didn't either so I paid someone else to do it.

    Not happy about it but the shop said that or they have to pull the engine to install a thru hull unit.

    Sounds like that's bad information, but I'm not sure a 30lb midget could fit in there to do it.

    It was that or no depth. Plus it gave me some other added benefits that tie in with my plotter.

    Dan made some good points along the way. A lot of boats have these installed.
    Is there one that will work with my current meter or do I need to buy a whole new setup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lchauvin88 View Post
    Is there one that will work with my current meter or do I need to buy a whole new setup?
    What brand is your gauge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kefurr View Post
    What brand is your gauge?
    Lowrance i believe.

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    Looks like this
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    Quote Originally Posted by lchauvin88 View Post
    Looks like this
    Not 100% sure but think this will be it
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/TRANSDUCER-S...hZekwC&vxp=mtr
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    Use this when installing the new transducer
    Part number is 1109, make sure you get boatlife seal not boatlife caulk
    They make both and the packaging looks the same

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    Not sure how well the one you have matches the other gauges but I'd consider a complete new setup, nothing says you won't replace the transducer and still end up buying a complete setup

    This isn't a bad looking similar unit
    http://www.iboats.com/Faria-Chesapea...iew_id.1163868
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kefurr View Post
    Not sure how well the one you have matches the other gauges but I'd consider a complete new setup, nothing says you won't replace the transducer and still end up buying a complete setup

    This isn't a bad looking similar unit
    http://www.iboats.com/Faria-Chesapea...iew_id.1163868
    I was considering a new unit but was serriously thinking about the thru hull mount. I just am not sure about making a hole in my boat.

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    Personally I wouldn't put a hole in the bottom of my boat. If your staying with the type gauge you have all you can gain is water temp. I can figure water temp without a hole in my boat, January = cold, may-October = jump in!
    I just noticed your gauge is black and chrome the faria comes in that version also
    http://www.iboats.com/Chesapeake-SS-...view_id.886691
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    I think the white ss unit would Match my gauges Better.

    Haha i agree about water temp. I had been looking at the gauges on eBay a few days ago trying to decide on a brand. I like that Faria unit.

    Where would you recommend plscing the pickup unit in the bilge? I think theres a V shape under the engine but I hadnt paid much attention.

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