SIMRAD or Transducer not reading Depth

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  1. Steve in Minneapolis

    Steve in Minneapolis Active Member

    108
    Jul 20, 2020
    Minnetonka
    Monterey 278SS - looking at purchase of 290 SDX
    350 Mercruiser with Bravo III
    Warranty?
     
  2. BeachWing

    BeachWing New Member

    15
    Aug 18, 2019
    2019 190 SPX outboard
    150 mercury 4 stroke
    Yes under warranty, if it is transducer, hoping for a painless warranty transducer swap
     
  3. Steve in Minneapolis

    Steve in Minneapolis Active Member

    108
    Jul 20, 2020
    Minnetonka
    Monterey 278SS - looking at purchase of 290 SDX
    350 Mercruiser with Bravo III
    One of the reasons I'm buying a new Sea Ray is my expectation that the dealer will support me with these sorts of issues. I'd take it back to them as soon as possible. You have a long warranty, they should fix it, or teach you what you are doing wrong right away.

    That said, I had transducer issues with my Monterey. The depth worked, but not the temp. They fixed it, and neither worked. They replaced it and neither worked. Then, an engineer with Monterey came to look at it. They found that it was wired backwards. They switched the black and yellow, and it's been flawless ever since.
     
  4. BeachWing

    BeachWing New Member

    15
    Aug 18, 2019
    2019 190 SPX outboard
    150 mercury 4 stroke
    I hope to have a buddy come by next week and test transducer. Unfortunately, I’ve spoke to many people who say Simrad isn’t real good with producing manuals and although I printed them online I’ve still been flying blind from day one.

    I know it has a great deal of capabilities but unfortunately I have not been able to enjoy them since I’ve kind of had issues with the depth from day one.

    We have Done plenty of troubleshooting and three different people who know a great deal more about it than I have have all said at this point it has to be transducer. Boat only 16 months old and 12 of those months I’ve had issues with depth, not enough to keep me from enjoying my boat but annoying as hell for sure. Hope to have some good updates going forward.
     
  5. Steve in Minneapolis

    Steve in Minneapolis Active Member

    108
    Jul 20, 2020
    Minnetonka
    Monterey 278SS - looking at purchase of 290 SDX
    350 Mercruiser with Bravo III
    Dude. You paid the dealer. The dealer is your warranty and service provider. He should be an expert on the product. Go to the dealer for info. That is a major reason for buying a new boat, instead of used.
     
  6. BeachWing

    BeachWing New Member

    15
    Aug 18, 2019
    2019 190 SPX outboard
    150 mercury 4 stroke
    Spoke with Dealer Friday. On the books for service call ASAP, probly 7-10 days before a tech can get to me.
     
  7. GoBlue95

    GoBlue95 New Member

    3
    Jun 8, 2020
    2021 Sea Ray SPX 210OB
    150hp Mercury Fourstroke
    My Simrad GO5 has been finicky since delivery of my SPX210OB a few weeks ago (have 27 hrs on boat (in just a few weeks!)) - sometimes goes dark on me (and acts like all sorts of commands are being entered - hard to explain - different screens just popping up randomly) and other times goes into a full factory reset and requires full setup from scratch (language, measurements, activation, etc.), and then behaves again. I've read online these devices are sensitive to voltage - have 2 batteries with a switch, and sometimes use one or both batteries, haven't narrowed issue to use of any specific battery though. Dealer looked at it but it operated fine when they checked it. Anyone come across this w/ the Simrad?
     
  8. scoflaw

    scoflaw Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2011
    cape cod mass, cape coral fl
    1999 Powerquest legend 260 sx
    502 mpi Bravo 1
    Yes but mine is older and an update fixed it. Still loses the bottom in shallow water just when you need it the most.
     

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