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I have been running Mayfly successful for several months now for water level measurment (Maxbotix). Very nice platform! Recently, I installed one in the field. Anyone can advise me a method for making a “DIY staff gauge” for instaling besides my sensor? I want to learn to make them myself so I can customize the marking, and, I want to avoid import taxes and shipping costs (I unfortunately live in Paraguay, so no local providers).
From online research, I understand that most staff gauges are “porcelain”, so not an DIY option for me (Guess I would need a BIG oven). Other possible materiales are:
• Fiberglass encapsulation
• Stainless steel
• Aluminum / die-bond backed
• Lexan or Polycarbonte coated Mylar
To make the staff itself, I dont see much as a problem, but how to make marking so it will last in the water and UV, that seems to be the challenge. Anyone any suggestions or links of interest?