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I am upgrading my perfect pass from Pitot tube to the 6.4n with a paddlewheel. I have always noticed that I have had a black round plug about where a paddlewheel would be and the PP manual talks about a plug. The boat is a 2000 Malibu Sunsetter and I didn't think they were using paddlewheels back then. Before I start messing with this thing can someone tell me if it is the plug as decribed for the paddlewheel?

Thanks as always

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If you can unscrew it and see through the bottom of the boat I would think thats what it is. Did someone have the boat before you?? Maybe they had PP installed.

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Just took it apart and it's the depth finder puck. I thought they had depth finders that could just sit in the bottom of the boat? The hole is about 6 inches forward and to the left of the drain plug. Could this be to far forward for the paddlewheel?

I sure don't want to drill a hole in the bottom of the boat if I don't have to.

If you can unscrew it and see through the bottom of the boat I would think thats what it is. Did someone have the boat before you?? Maybe they had PP installed.
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Isn't that about the same price as it is from Perfect Pass?

The holes are different sizes, so you're going to have A LOT more work figuring that out than just drilling a new hole.

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I put the paddlewheel just to the center of the front of the alternator. It has worked well there. After I got over the fact that I was drilling a 2" hole in the bottom of my boat, the actual drilling it wasn't too bad & the 3M 4200 sealed it up tight.

I have a drill bit angle attachment that let me start drilling from the bottom, then once the pilot bit penetrated, start drilling a bit from inside just to get a nice clean cut on the gel, then finished it from underneath. I then used a little sand paper to chamfer the edges to avoid spider cracks.

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