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Navnet 1953C

Old 05-15-2004, 03:39 PM
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I'm about to rig a new boat.Has anyone used the 1953C with the 12kw 4' array???
Is the Bird finding capability superior with this unit and does the 6 color screen define small bird pods???

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Old 05-16-2004, 05:11 AM
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I have used one many times on a friend's boat that I run for him. It is a super unit with excellent resolution and picks up bids at a distance better than anything I have seen except for the 25kW commercial units. But the one I have used has a 6 foot array. If you are interested in spotting birds, you should go with the longer array if possible. The length of the array is what controls resolution, not power. A 2kW 6 foot array would be far better for spotting birds than a 2 foot 12kW (if they made such a thing). The color helps a bit, but there are so many factors that affect the strength of the return signal (which is really all that the color gradations are showing).
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Old 05-17-2004, 07:24 AM
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I'm in the process of installing the 1953c with a 4' open array. I started to go with the 6' array but on a center console with a 9'6" beam I thought it may look like I prepared for take off.

I've talked to a few 1953c owners and most say you can pickup small packs of birds 10 miles away. Time will tell...
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