SIMRAD or Transducer not reading Depth

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  1. BeachWing

    BeachWing New Member

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    Aug 18, 2019
    2019 190 SPX outboard
    150 mercury 4 stroke
    My SIMRAD go5 unit is not reading depth. My SeaRay has just over 22 hours on it and has been having this issue with depth from the start of ownership.

    Very inconsistent readings and over the last month not reading at all and two weeks ago only 3 dashed lines are displayed.

    The unit has performed perfect other than this issue...Transducer is reading temperature so not sure it could be transducer, maybe a wire came loose but I have Had no luck trouble shooting.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks
     
  2. ZZ13

    ZZ13 Well-Known Member

    Nov 25, 2009
    Lady's Island, SC
    2001 400 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins 450 Diamond
    If it's a transom mounted transducer, usually that means the dealer didnt install it low enough to make sure it's always in the water. My 175 Sport had that issue and the dealer moved it down a bit to solve the inconsistencies.
     
  3. GypsmJim

    GypsmJim Active Member

    295
    Aug 8, 2018
    Western New York
    '19 SPX 190 OB, 150 & 5 Mercs
    '17 Whaler 150 Montauk
    '15 Yamaha FXHO
    '60 Mulray Dinghy
    '52 Lyman 15'
    Mercury 150 4-stroke
    68 Outboards representing 11 manufacturers
    I have the same boat and probably the same thru hull transducer. It has a dual range frequency (50 or 200 KHZ) and it defaulted to the 50 setting (needed for deep water).

    As soon as I went into the setup program and switched it to 200 KHZ all worked fine.
     
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  4. BeachWing

    BeachWing New Member

    15
    Aug 18, 2019
    2019 190 SPX outboard
    150 mercury 4 stroke
     
  5. BeachWing

    BeachWing New Member

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    Aug 18, 2019
    2019 190 SPX outboard
    150 mercury 4 stroke
    This is great information thanks so much I’ll get into the settings tmmrrw and give it a try.

    Thank you !!!
     
  6. BeachWing

    BeachWing New Member

    15
    Aug 18, 2019
    2019 190 SPX outboard
    150 mercury 4 stroke
    I’m wondering if a factory reset will accomplish same thing
     
  7. scoflaw

    scoflaw Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2011
    cape cod mass, cape coral fl
    1999 Powerquest legend 260 sx
    502 mpi Bravo 1
    I've got that same Simrad and have similar problems. With a p-79 Airmar it loses contact with the bottom in shallow water, just when you need it the most. Simrad said no cure for that setup.
     
  8. GypsmJim

    GypsmJim Active Member

    295
    Aug 8, 2018
    Western New York
    '19 SPX 190 OB, 150 & 5 Mercs
    '17 Whaler 150 Montauk
    '15 Yamaha FXHO
    '60 Mulray Dinghy
    '52 Lyman 15'
    Mercury 150 4-stroke
    68 Outboards representing 11 manufacturers
    We bought the boat brand new. It would have been set to factory specs at the beginning. That's why I thought the 50 KHZ was the factory setting.

    Ours now reads down to about 1.3 feet before it stops reading.

    I checked the ducer to get the model number, just to verify it was indeed a dual unit, but I don't remember what model it was now.
     
  9. BeachWing

    BeachWing New Member

    15
    Aug 18, 2019
    2019 190 SPX outboard
    150 mercury 4 stroke
    Update....just got back from the water, I factory reset my simrad go5 and it is NOW reading depth again. Turns out I was resetting my unit incorrectly.
     
  10. GypsmJim

    GypsmJim Active Member

    295
    Aug 8, 2018
    Western New York
    '19 SPX 190 OB, 150 & 5 Mercs
    '17 Whaler 150 Montauk
    '15 Yamaha FXHO
    '60 Mulray Dinghy
    '52 Lyman 15'
    Mercury 150 4-stroke
    68 Outboards representing 11 manufacturers
    So, your main screen should display temp, depth, etc. It also shows the ducer KHZ. What does it show now?
     
  11. BeachWing

    BeachWing New Member

    15
    Aug 18, 2019
    2019 190 SPX outboard
    150 mercury 4 stroke
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  12. BeachWing

    BeachWing New Member

    15
    Aug 18, 2019
    2019 190 SPX outboard
    150 mercury 4 stroke
    Was that what you were looking for? Oddly now however..:not reading water temperature... not really too concerned about that but defntly need to get this unit dialed in better for more consistent results.
     
  13. GypsmJim

    GypsmJim Active Member

    295
    Aug 8, 2018
    Western New York
    '19 SPX 190 OB, 150 & 5 Mercs
    '17 Whaler 150 Montauk
    '15 Yamaha FXHO
    '60 Mulray Dinghy
    '52 Lyman 15'
    Mercury 150 4-stroke
    68 Outboards representing 11 manufacturers
    Yes, you at 200 KHZ, which is what you should have for shallow water.

    I see you are reading metric. Is that what you want? Not that it makes any difference.

    I received no Simrad documentation with the boat, which was a disappointment. I was able to download a manual, but the content and completeness was lousy.

    I guess you just have to go thru all of the menus step-by-step and find out how to set up each parameter. I personally won't do a factory reset on anything because it removes any needed changes you made.
     
  14. BeachWing

    BeachWing New Member

    15
    Aug 18, 2019
    2019 190 SPX outboard
    150 mercury 4 stroke
    I didn’t receive any documents with boat as well. I don’t want metric and I can’t get an answer for what actual Airmar transducer I have ...Ill keep playing with it to see all of its capabilities and get it set up how I want. I switched temperature to F from c and now the water temp is stuck on 32 degreesat least I have depth...I think I’m going to continue to factory reset it and go through the advance personal set up
     
  15. GypsmJim

    GypsmJim Active Member

    295
    Aug 8, 2018
    Western New York
    '19 SPX 190 OB, 150 & 5 Mercs
    '17 Whaler 150 Montauk
    '15 Yamaha FXHO
    '60 Mulray Dinghy
    '52 Lyman 15'
    Mercury 150 4-stroke
    68 Outboards representing 11 manufacturers
    You can see the top of the ducer from inside the sunpad enclosure. Look down with a flashlight and you can read the model number.
     
  16. BeachWing

    BeachWing New Member

    15
    Aug 18, 2019
    2019 190 SPX outboard
    150 mercury 4 stroke
    B25FBF8F-3D60-466A-99A7-DCE8D3DD7A28.png I’ve taken pics of it and have model # but can’t track down the part
     
  17. BeachWing

    BeachWing New Member

    15
    Aug 18, 2019
    2019 190 SPX outboard
    150 mercury 4 stroke
    The transducer itself on the bottom of the boat… I’m pretty sure is a B series… It’s brass
     
  18. GypsmJim

    GypsmJim Active Member

    295
    Aug 8, 2018
    Western New York
    '19 SPX 190 OB, 150 & 5 Mercs
    '17 Whaler 150 Montauk
    '15 Yamaha FXHO
    '60 Mulray Dinghy
    '52 Lyman 15'
    Mercury 150 4-stroke
    68 Outboards representing 11 manufacturers
  19. BeachWing

    BeachWing New Member

    15
    Aug 18, 2019
    2019 190 SPX outboard
    150 mercury 4 stroke
    Yep, I had it narrowed down to about 3 models so that helps out.
     
  20. BeachWing

    BeachWing New Member

    15
    Aug 18, 2019
    2019 190 SPX outboard
    150 mercury 4 stroke
    Fast forward almost a year, still intermittent transducer and or Simrad issues. Now I get a depth reading probably 50% of the time I’m in the boat, no continuity whatsoever in regards to whether I’m going up on plane or idle sometimes it just reads for five minutes and goes off then other times that I read for 15 minutes, but I have no idea what’s going to happen each time I turn it on, I have a guy coming out to hopefully test my transducer next week
     

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