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  • David replied to the topic Depth-sounder in the forum Cruising 1 year, 3 months ago

    Thanks so much Peter, I’ll bear all that in mind when I start to put this plan into action.  It would seem I owe you a pint.

  • David replied to the topic Depth-sounder in the forum Cruising 1 year, 3 months ago

    Thanks Peter that’s very useful.  Front buoyancy tank sounds like the place.   Sounds like 1 1/4 ” , I’ll probably find out the hard way whether solvent weld cement works, a screw top is available which I might try.  This seems like a cost effective solution.  What sort of outlet did you get the battery from?

  • David replied to the topic Depth-sounder in the forum Cruising 1 year, 3 months ago

    Thanks Peter, that sounds very useful and interesting.  I was assuming I’d have to put a hole in the boat, so that’s good news.  So was the bathroom pipe pushfit (Flexible) or solvent weld (hard) and what diameter? I know making a Wayfarer into a mini cruiser is anathema to some folk, but having an awareness of depth is helpful to the style of p…[Read more]

  • David started the topic Depth-sounder in the forum Cruising 1 year, 3 months ago

    Whilst well aware that either a centreboard or a paddle work well as a depth-sounder in shallow water and require no batteries; who on here has experience of fitting a depth-sounder to a Wayfarer/dinghy and using it?

    Thanks

    David Harris

    The Lynette 9759

     

  • After doing several Broads Cruises years ago with her owner, somewhat to my surprise I have now acquired W9759 ‘The Lynette’. Looking forward to meeting some more of the cruising fraternity at Calshot this weekend.

  • Yes, PTFE spray gets my vote, its fairly generic.  I’m not sure how much it costs from a Chandlers, but from a Plumbers Merchants it should be about £6

    David Harris 9759 The Lynette