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 Posted: Sat Sep 22nd, 2018 09:46 pm
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Jaco_V
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Good day,

Sorry, this is not strictly fishing related, but I think you guys would be most able to help.

We have a small sail boat (26 ft), that we want to use for acoustic monitoring of sea mammals. We have a small receiving hydrophone (about 1 cm diameter, and 2 cm long, weighing about 200 g) connected to a cable, 3 mm diameter, and 9 meters at the moment. We want to tow this hydrophone behind the sailboat. Currently, there is a small weight connected close to the end, but the problem is that when we sail (max 6 knots), the hydrophone is close to the surface of the water. I would like the hydrophone to "dive" to a depth of at least 5 - 10 meters, or even deeper. (I know I will have to extend the cable in order to do that.)

Are there any diving lures or "trolling planers" locally available that can do the job? I have read that "dipsy divers" can do the job. Are these locally available?

Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated,
Jaco

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 Posted: Sat Sep 22nd, 2018 10:47 pm
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Dr halibut hoffman
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 Posted: Sat Oct 13th, 2018 03:44 pm
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Yes chat to chris pike at tuckers they have a lovally made diving planer

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