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Hello. Does anyone have the depth finder? If so does it work well? I heard someone had it and it didn't want to adhere to the material the spark is made of and had to have it attached a different way. Anyone have any issues with it sticking? If so what did they do to get it to adhere better? I'm considering getting one.
 

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I'm holding off for now. From what I hear it doesn't have an alert feature like most depth finder do. It should have the ability to set a depth and put off audible alert if you get under X feet.
 

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ya dm, i'd like a beep when it hits like 5' deep. i wonder if after market ones would be better and perhaps cheaper. ( i know it wouldn't hook into the same system ) maybe something better will be out by the time id want to install it (during the first 50hr servicing)
 

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I'm thinking bilge pump and depth finders are my upgrades for either later in the summer, or for next year. Waiting to see how things unfold, and to save a little money...
 

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Fyi I'm at 6 hrs hard riding wave jumping and sloshing never had a single drop come out the drain plug. I can't see a reason for a bilge. I want a depth finder bad though!
 

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doesnt it come with a bilge ? i heard that through the Spark testing and trials they stayed dryer inside than any other ski
 

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The dealer fix is holding so far. No problems. But yeah no beeper but you do get a set of wavy lines with a downward faceing arrow on the display in shallow. Goes off once you hit about 10 ft again.
 

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What was the dealer fix? (so if i get it i can tell them how to make it stay on better ) i forgot who it was that said it came off and had to have it fixed but i guess thats you bug. wavy lines and arrows huh? it doesnt always show the foot depth under you? as a kid my aunt had a boat and i remember it saying 80 feet deep and id be 5 yrs old jumping off the boat into the water. i do remember my aunt getting in trouble with my grandmother when i would get home for me saying i got to do that :)
 

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Well, I have 2, have flipped them both. The orange one stayed bone dry. The pink one dripped water out the plug for 10 minutes. had to bring it back to shore to empty it out. Figured a bilge pump keeps them on the water after a capsize.
 

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In the manual it says if its upside down more than 5 min take it to be checked, dont drive. but under 5 min drive it uner 5000RPM for 5 minutes to get the water out. Interesting both stayed dry.

at the dealership the sales guy said something about " the bilge pump inside " so i figured it had its own thing in there
 

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What was the dealer fix? (so if i get it i can tell them how to make it stay on better ) i forgot who it was that said it came off and had to have it fixed but i guess thats you bug. wavy lines and arrows huh? it doesnt always show the foot depth under you? as a kid my aunt had a boat and i remember it saying 80 feet deep and id be 5 yrs old jumping off the boat into the water. i do remember my aunt getting in trouble with my grandmother when i would get home for me saying i got to do that :)
Yes, think I'm the first on the forum with the depth finders and the first to have both replaced and become loose due to the glue not liking the Spark plastic.

Dealer fix was to replace sounder that really broke. Other was working but both had come unfixed from the hull inside. Both were glued back down with RTV.

To clairfy. with the depth finders you get depth display function displayed in feet when you push the red button several times. It'll show your depth. In all display functions, (speed, RPMs etc) IF you enter shallow water, top part of display shows a pair of wavy lines with a down arrow icon.

It's a consolation of sorts for not have a warning klaxxon, beeper, buzzer for entering shallow water. Head back out to deep water and the icon goes away.

This way you don't always have to have the display on depth. You can pick speed etc but just watch for the wavy lines icon.
 

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Yes, think I'm the first on the forum with the depth finders and the first to have both replaced and become loose due to the glue not liking the Spark plastic.
It's bad luck, Bug, but all the great pioneers had to overcome challenges and setbacks! ;) Thanks for posting up your experience with these because I reckon they're an upgrade many of us will look at in future.
 

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Curious on how the RTV sealant was applied? Was it smeared to the place where the original adhesion pad went or sounder re-placed (like instructed) and a bead around the housing at the hull and sounder unit?
 

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want to install my plotter/gps/fishy

Greetings.

I have a Lawrence LMS522C gps/plotter/sonar. It's a 12v portable. Found a 12v cig-lighter type plug in so I can ditch the heavy battery.
Hoping you smart people can give me some insight into how it would drain the battery? Hate to be way offshore and not be able to start it up.
Not full time running, just when fishing or venturing into unfamiliar waters.

If you have any thoughts, would appreciate hearing from you.

Michelle. :)



Hello. Does anyone have the depth finder? If so does it work well? I heard someone had it and it didn't want to adhere to the material the spark is made of and had to have it attached a different way. Anyone have any issues with it sticking? If so what did they do to get it to adhere better? I'm considering getting one.
 
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