transducer problem

Old 04-19-2007, 01:25 PM
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Default transducer problem

Garmin 498c with dual frequency transom mount transducer- worked perfectly for 20 hours at all speeds, suddenly starts working intermittently- temperature reading always works (I assume accurately) depth will "freeze", sometimes at slow speeds it will start working on its own, but then it will freeze again when accellerated. I don't know of any contact with objects, etc, although I did have it in pretty shallow water before the problem was first noted. (By the way, the GPS fundtions fine.)

Is there something that I can do? (I'm planning on installing a seperate fishfinder soon, anyway, but would still like a dependable back up.
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Old 04-19-2007, 07:37 PM
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Sounds to me that the angle of the transducer has changed. It could have happened in shallow water or by bouncing on a wave/wake. First try tilting the rear of the transducer down one notch at a time and note the results.
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Old 04-19-2007, 07:51 PM
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Default Re: transducer problem

Thays how my transducer acted when it finally failed....
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