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Offline gros21

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1198 waterproofness? and cheap visor/screen gurad ideas?
« on: September 08, 2012, 07:55:43 AM »
well im putting my 1198 on my kayak the HB is rated for submersion at 1m but still keen to water oroof it a touch more silcone spray on terminals a good idea?

also i think i will need a glare guard and screen gurad any ideas on this guys?


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Re: 1198 waterproofness? and cheap visor/screen gurad ideas?
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2012, 07:34:40 AM »
It is also rated to float and it does. Silicone spray is not a bad Idea.

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Re: 1198 waterproofness? and cheap visor/screen gurad ideas?
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2012, 07:46:04 AM »
Yea or even lanolin or a Marine grease on all connectors. I've ordered 32gb cards so I won't need to change on the water.

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Re: 1198 waterproofness? and cheap visor/screen gurad ideas?
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2012, 01:30:50 PM »
there is an electrical tube of stuff to waterproof connections and connectors. I use it on the connectors since HB does not see the need to put good connectors on their units..
the card door is not very water proof so if you do sink it be prepared to try and do an light warm air dry of the compartment..
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Re: 1198 waterproofness? and cheap visor/screen gurad ideas?
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2012, 01:44:40 PM »
Yea it's one area I was worried about. I think a I will tape cover shut.

Does anyone know if a wifi card works in these?

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Re: 1198 waterproofness? and cheap visor/screen gurad ideas?
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2012, 09:10:09 PM »
gross21, I have used many Humminbird units on watercraft from 9'6" Yak to 36'on the Big Blue, Rivers and Swamps in +115'f to -10'f in rain, fog, snow and sun shine. Waterproofing has not ever had a fail due to water in the plugs.

A little  silcone spray is all I use.

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Re: 1198 waterproofness? and cheap visor/screen gurad ideas?
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2012, 09:21:00 PM »
Kool works for me then. Just getting parranoid for having a $4000us (thats its rrp here) sounder on the kayak. I will need to insure it I think

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Re: 1198 waterproofness? and cheap visor/screen gurad ideas?
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2012, 10:46:41 AM »
The unit connectors are sealed with epoxy from the inside, so there should be no worries there.  That IPX rating is for 1 meter submersion for 30 minutes and is a standard used in the marine industry.  I would just make sure that you seat the memory/map card cover correctly as this is the only area of the unit that the user controls the seal on.  Not re-installing it correctly is an invitation to water intrusion.

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