Depth sounder making random "chirps"

Discussion in 'Sport Boats' started by Searayguy185, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. Searayguy185

    Searayguy185 Member

    76
    Jul 17, 2017
    Wisconsin
    2004 Sea Ray 185 Sport 4.3 V6,

    2008 Toyota Highlander Sport
    Mercruiser 4.3 V6, Alpha 1 Generation 2
    On my 2004 SR 185 sport for the longest time I would occasionally hear a "chirp" or several "chirps" in a row, thinking it was my alarm on the engine. After talking to mercruiser and my local mercruiser dealer both people believe the chirps are coming from the depth sounder. The weird thing is I really only hear it when i'm cruising around for 5-10 minutes at 25mph or so, or when I've towed skiers or tubes. It definitely doesn't happen often but still kind of annoying. My depth sounder is a stock one from SR and the model is TFXIDD next to that there is a number not sure what it means but it is 7474678. The brand is Teleflex. Any help would great. Pictured is what it looks like. Unknown.jpeg
     
  2. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
    Does it lose contact with the bottom during this time when it beeps?
     
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  3. Searayguy185

    Searayguy185 Member

    76
    Jul 17, 2017
    Wisconsin
    2004 Sea Ray 185 Sport 4.3 V6,

    2008 Toyota Highlander Sport
    Mercruiser 4.3 V6, Alpha 1 Generation 2
    I'm not sure, come to think about it. Next time it does it i'll have to check. I think there has been times that the depth finder has lost contact and it was quite.
     
  4. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
    If you have an external transducer just make sure it's in good shape and hasn't been knocked around when trailering.
     
  5. Searayguy185

    Searayguy185 Member

    76
    Jul 17, 2017
    Wisconsin
    2004 Sea Ray 185 Sport 4.3 V6,

    2008 Toyota Highlander Sport
    Mercruiser 4.3 V6, Alpha 1 Generation 2
    This one is built in to the hull.
     
  6. Espos4

    Espos4 Active Member

    586
    Jan 1, 2017
    Long Island NY
    2007 240 Sundeck
    350 MAG Bravo 3 W/DTS
    Is it a low water alarm?

    If so, You should be able to shut it off or adjust the depth to silence the alarm.
     
  7. THJeff

    THJeff Member SILVER Sponsor

    254
    Jan 4, 2012
    Rochester Hills, MI/Belle Maer Harbor/Club Island
    2000 410 Sundancer
    CAT 3126 Diesels
    If you have a fish finder, you may have the alarm set to on. It is essentially chirping every time it detects a fish.
     

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