Tacktick SpeedMaster bracket

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Postby Guest » Mon Jun 11, 2001 8:02 pm

Just hit the water for the first time this weekend. I have the Race Master & Speed Master. No problem with removing the former each time, but with a plug in the back I would expect it to be just a matter of time before the Speed Master will develop a poor connection with the repeated connect/disconnect. Anyone have any longer term experience with same?
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Postby Guest » Tue Jun 12, 2001 8:41 am

wipe off the connections with a dry towel(or shirt)
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Postby Guest » Mon Jun 18, 2001 12:32 am

Buy yourself some silcon paste. Not sealant mind you, but paste, a non-drying greaselike substance that is usually available at electrical supply outfits. Will greatly extend the life expectancy of your connections.
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Postby Guest » Fri Aug 31, 2001 7:19 pm

Just acquired a new-to-me J80, and ordered the TackTick instruments. The Burning question of the day is if, where and how to make the thru-hull opening for the knotmeter, and if , where and how for the depth sounder. Can any one help?
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Postby Guest » Sat Sep 01, 2001 10:07 am

Mike

I'm going to be adding the Speedmaster to my boat (#261)this year as well. When the boats are built, TPI creates a 10in square patch of non cored hull for the insertion of through hulls. On my boat this seems to be starbord side, just forward of the mast butt, next to the keel.
Look under the posting for Tacktick transducers in the Racing Tools section of this forum for some more info.

regards

John
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Postby Guest » Thu Nov 01, 2001 5:26 pm

I recently installed a sailamster.

For the depth sounder, I glassed the unit to the inside of the hull, starboard side of the mast. This is where a section of solid glass exists, an option as described by the installation instructions. One differnce was I first sanded the area, then taped a cardboard ring from a used roll of masking tape to the thru-hull area and filled it with resin(no bubbles!!). This step levels off the area so that you will get a true reading under the keel. After the resin set, I applied a thin coat to the transducer and placed it inside the ring.
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