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Old 03-19-2013, 02:48 PM
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Depth Finder Question

I read thru the many depth finder threads but could not get an answer to my question...how does the a depth guage that has a water temp sensor read the actual water temp? In order to read the water temp, a transom mounted puck / sensor would be needed correct?


We have a hummingbird on the BF200 and the puck just sits in the bilge near the rear of the boat. We do not have an air sensor or water temp sensor on the Hummingbird...just the depth sensor.


So on the 190, I would like to get a Lowrance that has all three options...air, water and depth sensors. Can anyone shoot me a link to one on Amazon for example that would contain all three options? Is there such a model with a thru-hull puck? My guess is no...



Thanks Doug for the PM about the Faria model you have!
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:52 PM
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^faria has a "thru hull" that will work with several models but don't think they sell it as a package. The transom units will pick up water temp but I can't stand them.
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:55 PM
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As much as I would like the water temp one, I would rather just have the depth guage and locate the puck placement right next to the shaft on the flat spot like others have done.
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:26 PM
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Do you just want a Lowrance or will another brand work? Thru hull or just epoxied in the bilge area? I did the epoxy method and then put the water temp sensor in place of one of the speedo pickups.

http://www.boatersland.com/far-13852.html
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:47 PM
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Check your PM. I sent you a link to mine yesterday. The water temp sensor is very discreetly placed on the transom, below the waterline with the wiring run through the hole where the speedo tubing comes out (or came out). Pretty handy feature, especially this past weekend when we were wondering how cold the water was (beats jumping in to find out).

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Old 03-19-2013, 04:04 PM
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Others have installed the water temp unit in a fitting on the raw water hose before the trans cooler.

I believe it takes some modification of the temp pickup unit.
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:37 PM
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Do you just want a Lowrance or will another brand work? Thru hull or just epoxied in the bilge area? I did the epoxy method and then put the water temp sensor in place of one of the speedo pickups.

http://www.boatersland.com/far-13852.html
Jeff, I would prefer to just epoxy the depth finder in the bilge area...I will look at the Faria as you and Doug have mentioned. I need to replace both speedo pickups so I will just to the depth guage install at the same time.
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I glued the ppuck to the floor and installed the temp sensor in the raw water intake by installing a tee in the line.
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I glued the ppuck to the floor and installed the temp sensor in the raw water intake by installing a tee in the line.
That is pretty clever!

I bought a H650 to put in prior to the summer season, just have not got around to installing it. Just going to epoxy the sensor in the bilge.

This video is humorous and informative should anyone be interested in the project. The poster is quite a character IMHO (not me!):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm07PMOwU9E
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That is pretty clever!

I bought a H650 to put in prior to the summer season, just have not got around to installing it. Just going to epoxy the sensor in the bilge.

This video is humorous and informative should anyone be interested in the project. The poster is quite a character IMHO (not me!):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm07PMOwU9E
Then he sunk it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXJINL7AFWg
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