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Old 06-24-2014, 07:09 AM
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So this past weekend we were heading back in from offshore, we spot something out in the distance pull up to it.... and it's a 4' furuno open array floating.. Clean it up back at our place, open her up and water intruded through the data/power rubber grommet. Worth selling it for the housing or putting a bit of $$$ into getting it fixed up?
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Old 06-24-2014, 03:05 PM
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I'd contact the Coast Guard. That's a fairly odd thing to find and it might relate to a missing boat/boater. If the serial number is still on the gearbox it might be helpful.
I certainly wouldn't put money into it.
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Very strange..
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Any phins under it??
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Any phins under it??
Man's gotta have priorities
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It's possible it washed off of a submarine. They use radars temporarily set up on conning towers when navigating on the surface. Is the cable still attached severed?
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Looks like the cables were cut with wire cutters or of that sorts very clean break.. The first thing we did was throw lures at it if any schoolers were there! None sadly, took the array off and some water poured out of it.

We were almost thinking that it may have been off a stolen boat.. Thieves may have dumped it to shed weight, but who really knows. It was found in about 80' that's roughly 30 miles out.
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Looks like the cables were cut with wire cutters or of that sorts very clean break.. The first thing we did was throw lures at it if any schoolers were there! None sadly, took the array off and some water poured out of it.

We were almost thinking that it may have been off a stolen boat.. Thieves may have dumped it to shed weight, but who really knows. It was found in about 80' that's roughly 30 miles out.
read my mind...first thought i had was cast to it....
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You could call Furuno. The owner might like to have it back.
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How the hell was it still floating? My Raymarine is about 70 lbs... I didn't think the 4' antenna would provide enough flotation... that's definitely odd.
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You might go back and make a few more visits to the area. Enough trips and you may be able to piece together a whole boat. Johnny Cash built a car the same way! Should be a nice boat too if you're first piece is a Furuno Open Array. ..... "built it one piece at a time, and it didn't cost me a dime"
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Originally Posted by Butch Davis View Post
You could call Furuno. The owner might like to have it back.
The guts of the unit are corroded.. That unit must have been floating for at least a week or so.

The unit is older from the looks of it, on the model # the newer ones have for example rob-0070 - 64 or so fourth. This unit is just an RSB-0070.

So to find the current owner will be difficult as units are sold used.. I wont start an investigation to find the last owner.. We find some odd things out on our coast quite often.. Last year an empty boat floating out 80 miles offshore. Looked like a cuban one, water cans all over it. Bunch of other things as well..
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Like Cubans?
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Like I said, it was empty. Just drifting out there, maybe coasties picked them up. No idea with the back story..
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Anyway, give it to the coasties or nail it to your wall of "weird ocean shit".

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Put a little 12V motor in it and mount it next to your other one.
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Very unusual indeed!
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Originally Posted by Think Done Deals View Post
Put a little 12V motor in it and mount it next to your other one.
I was thinking on mounting it on my truck just for the hell of it with a little motor. Might put it up on craigslist if someone wants to mess around with it, or just keep it as a display.
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