Global Water Flow Probe Alignment Fin Kit
- Helps keep probe parallel to direction of flow
- Reduces errors from non-parallel measurements
- For use when probe can't be seen due to cloudiness or depth of water
|BA2010||FP-FIN flow probe alignment fin kit|
|Usually ships in 1-2 weeks|
- (1) Alignment fin
- (1) Set of mounting hardware
The alignment fin clamps on to the rod of the flow probe. The clamps should be attached first, and then the fin should be slid into place on the propeller housing and screwed onto the clamps. The mounting hardware is included. Directions are available under the documents tab.
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