Marine Electronics Forum - Sitex VS. Cruz Pro Independent temp sensor/readout

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ytmorris
03-21-2012, 07:00 PM
I am looking to put an independent sea temp gauge on my Regulator since my Airmar ducer quit reading temperature. The electronics guy threw these at me for options:

1. Sitex SST110TH Temp Gauge w/Probe 4.3" x 4.3"

2. Cruz Pro WPT-65 Temp Gauge w/Probe 2.5" Round or Square

3. Cruz Pro WPT-110 Temp Gauge w/Probe 4.3" x 4.3"


I don't know anything about either of these companies but they do have stand alone units with the NMEA (?) port so that I can link it into my Garmin 4212/4208 and mount the unit remotely. While an Dytek would be ideal, it is obviously not available anymore. Any imput on these or any other stand alone units? The only way to fix what i have to to tear out the Airmar, which is not a great option for me.


wahoo wacker
03-21-2012, 07:14 PM
what transducer do you have?

ytmorris
03-21-2012, 07:32 PM
I am going to have to look. All I remember off the top of my head is that is is an Airmar set into the pocket on the boat.

Also, I am going to have another sensor run, I am aware that I can't run the temp unit to a ducer that doesn't read temps.


Blue_Moon
05-02-2012, 03:28 PM
He.y,

Which one did you go with?

I am leaning strong towards the Sitex ST110.

Bounty
05-02-2012, 04:10 PM
I installed the Cruz Pro WPT-65 Temp Gauge last year and it's done the job.
My temp sensor went out on my transducer as well, so a cheaper way to go was the separate sensor.
The Cruz Pro reads in tenths and seems to be accurate. Although I haven't checked it since calibrating at installation. You do have to drill a hole in the bottom, but it's not a big one. Steve

wahoo wacker
05-03-2012, 07:12 AM
you may be able to just swap out the temp. sender on the transducer depending on what type it is. Its a real easy job if you have the removable type, took me about 15 minutes...

Blue_Moon
05-03-2012, 03:50 PM
It's an airmar B60. I may drive down to GPS store tomorrow and pickup the Sitex SST110, it's about the same price as a new B60.



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