Ocean temp and depth reading on SmartCraft. 2300 select

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  1. 2300 Select Norway

    2300 Select Norway New Member

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    Sep 21, 2019
    Norway
    2009 Sea Ray 230 Select 50th anniversary edition.
    Mercruiser 350 Magnum 300hp bravo 2
    I have a Sea Ray 2300 select 2009, with 350 Magnum and bravo 2 outdrive. I cannot find any ocean temp or depth reading on my smartcraft guage. I have no transducer mounted outside, and wonder if there are other sources that can sense ocean temp and depth and feed the smartcraft guage? Any with 2300 select and similar experience? Is my only option to install a transducer through the hull, and link it to the smartcraft or Garmin? Thanks for any help and advice
     
  2. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    The boat came standard with a transducer already installed through the hull. Look in the bilge, under the front area of the engine and you'll see it (unless someone removed it, of course). Cycling through the SC gauge will get you to the depthfinder page. The transducer originally used may/may not have sea temp capabilities even though that page may be there on the SC gauge.

    FYI, it's a "230" Select, not a "2300". If you see "2300" badging, then this is a knock-off and not actually a Sea Ray.
     
  3. 2300 Select Norway

    2300 Select Norway New Member

    7
    Sep 21, 2019
    Norway
    2009 Sea Ray 230 Select 50th anniversary edition.
    Mercruiser 350 Magnum 300hp bravo 2
    Thanks Lazy Daze. I am pretty 100% sure my 230 Select has no through hull installed transducer.
     
  4. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
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    I can't speak for overseas builds, although I don't know why it would be different, but it was a standard feature - it was not an option. Next time you're at the boat, take a look. Even if someone remove the actual transducer, the "plug" would still be there (visible from the bilge and the underside of the hull) - otherwise there would be a hole in the bottom of the boat!
     
  5. 2300 Select Norway

    2300 Select Norway New Member

    7
    Sep 21, 2019
    Norway
    2009 Sea Ray 230 Select 50th anniversary edition.
    Mercruiser 350 Magnum 300hp bravo 2
    Thanks again and wilco. I will check first thing in april.
     
  6. 2300 Select Norway

    2300 Select Norway New Member

    7
    Sep 21, 2019
    Norway
    2009 Sea Ray 230 Select 50th anniversary edition.
    Mercruiser 350 Magnum 300hp bravo 2
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  7. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
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    No, I don't have a picture. Although you could probably find it through google. But you won't miss it - nothing else goes through the hull bottom. Once you poke your head in there, you'll see it.

    EDIT: Just saw your next post with the diagram from the manual. Yup - that's it. On the outside of the boat, you'll just see a flat, black disc - about 1/4" thick... basically flush with the hull bottom.
     
  8. 2300 Select Norway

    2300 Select Norway New Member

    7
    Sep 21, 2019
    Norway
    2009 Sea Ray 230 Select 50th anniversary edition.
    Mercruiser 350 Magnum 300hp bravo 2
    Thanks. I just bought the boat, and didn’t get to familiar with it prior to winterizing. Just got curious when it didn’t have the typical transducer installed on the rear section. Did not get the ocean temp indicated on the smartcraft, and figured out it was missing. In case my boat got a transducer as depicted in the picture, is it connected to the smartcraft, and should it show both ocean temp and depth? Do the transducers have any known issues resulting in loss of signals?
     
  9. boatmailster

    boatmailster Well-Known Member

    May 13, 2007
    NY
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    Not all transducers are capable of showing temoerature but some may even have paddle wheel built-in to show the speed YMMV
     
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  10. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    Yes, it would be connected to the SC gauge. No known issues for losing signal, other than for the reason that any transducer would (dirty or failure). Sometimes a reset of the SC system is needed. Take a look at the SC owner's manual (came with the owner's pack from Sea Ray) or try googling - you might find one that way and you can read up on SC and the capabilities/settings.

    See post #2.

    Some do have a paddlewheel - this one will not. Speed comes from the pitot pickup.
     

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