Simple Topside Deployment Fixture

Note: We DO NOT recommend using the ROVL electrical cable by itself as a handle or as a deployment apparatus!

The figures below show a simple fixture for deploying a topside unit (either transmitter or receiver). The chain, pipe and weights keep the unit submerged and somewhat vertical even if the boat is drifting. Once the IMU is calibrated (receiver only), just drop the unit into the water. The chain should be long enough to let the unit be 1+ meters deep (deeper is better). Obviously, the electrical connections at the user end of the cable need to be kept dry.

The fixture uses US 1-inch size PVC pipe and fittings.

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