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Lake Water Temperature Gauge

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Lake Water Temperature Gauge

Postby Midnightsun » June 27th, 2018, 5:18 pm

Wish I knew how many times I am asked what is the water temp before we go swimming. Problem is I need to power up the depth sounder and the chart plotter not to mention power them down when done. Came across this rather inexpensive oled unit that is easy to install and discrete. I will mount in the transom doors where my shore power is located as this is right beside the door leading to the swim platform. Pretty easy to install and with a small momentary push button located beside it, just push to get the temp reading. Again this comes from the reverse side of the world so it will be late summer before I report back. Do keep in mind this unit is in Celsius and cannot be changed to Fahrenheit. https://www.ebay.com/itm/12V-24V-Car-Bo ... 0005.m1851
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Re: Lake Water Temperature Gauge

Postby pepmyster » June 27th, 2018, 6:16 pm

Very smart and very inexpensive to try!!!!! Good find!!!!
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Re: Lake Water Temperature Gauge

Postby throwback2 » June 27th, 2018, 7:24 pm

That's a pretty good deal.I have been using a temperature scan gun for a couple years now.
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Re: Lake Water Temperature Gauge

Postby Midnightsun » June 28th, 2018, 3:31 am

throwback2 wrote:Source of the post That's a pretty good deal.I have been using a temperature scan gun for a couple years now.


Though about that however that would only register surface temp then again a foot or two down is probably not much different. Nice alternative with no install required.
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Re: Lake Water Temperature Gauge

Postby RGrew176 » June 29th, 2018, 12:13 am

Sticking my toe in the water works OK for me but a good device is better. When I was younger before I would go swimming I kind of liked the water temp to be at least 67* before I dove in. Now 70* seems much better.
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Re: Lake Water Temperature Gauge

Postby Midnightsun » July 27th, 2018, 6:01 am

Just an update. I did receive the unit and powered it up, looks great and works great however, the sensor wire is rather short so you need to extend it for most applications. Not too keen on the supplied round sensor/wire as it is difficult to mount on our boats and the wire used (similar to speaker wire) is difficult to seal properly unless you don't mind a wad of sealant.

I ordered this sensor/wire which I have received and can confirm it works perfectly with the unit. Wire is about 30' long so suitable for almost any application and round which is easy to seal. The unit is marine tuff stainless and designed to be transom mounted made by Airmar that supplies most transducers and sensors for most all brands of marine electronics. These normally cost $100++ but this is what they call new old stock so $20. :-D https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Airmar-Ext ... 2749.l2649
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Re: Lake Water Temperature Gauge

Postby SplashyLady » July 31st, 2018, 9:38 am

RGrew176 wrote:Source of the post Sticking my toe in the water works OK for me but a good device is better. When I was younger before I would go swimming I kind of liked the water temp to be at least 67* before I dove in. Now 70* seems much better.


70 degrees? Brrrrrrr! Lake Norman is mid-80s now. Very nice! I guess latitude makes a difference... ;-)
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Re: Lake Water Temperature Gauge

Postby bud37 » July 31st, 2018, 10:12 am

SplashyLady wrote:Source of the post
RGrew176 wrote:Source of the post Sticking my toe in the water works OK for me but a good device is better. When I was younger before I would go swimming I kind of liked the water temp to be at least 67* before I dove in. Now 70* seems much better.


70 degrees? Brrrrrrr! Lake Norman is mid-80s now. Very nice! I guess latitude makes a difference... ;-)

Ya all just remember that in the winter when we can go ice fishing and dog sledding and of course the popular sport of ice boating... :-D ... :lol:
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Re: Lake Water Temperature Gauge

Postby Midnightsun » July 31st, 2018, 11:26 am

SplashyLady wrote:Source of the post
RGrew176 wrote:Source of the post Sticking my toe in the water works OK for me but a good device is better. When I was younger before I would go swimming I kind of liked the water temp to be at least 67* before I dove in. Now 70* seems much better.


70 degrees? Brrrrrrr! Lake Norman is mid-80s now. Very nice! I guess latitude makes a difference... ;-)


That is the same temperature as our urinal. :lol: It's supposed to be refreshing, not a hot tub. ;-)
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Re: Lake Water Temperature Gauge

Postby RGrew176 » July 31st, 2018, 11:09 pm

80* is getting warm. That is about as warm of water I would want to swim in. Any warmer would be to warm for me. I have swam in Lake Superior and the Atlantic Ocean in Massachusetts. Those two places do not know warm waters.
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