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Old 03-26-2003, 05:41 AM
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I recently purchased an older CVS 106 and I cant figure out hoe to change the depth setting from meters to feet. I do not have the manual. I may just be overlooking something in the menu but I wasted 30 minutes last night trying to figure it out. Thanks
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Old 03-26-2003, 05:52 AM
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I have the CVS 106
I'm at work right now and I don't have the manual with me. I'll let you know how to change it later today.
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Old 03-26-2003, 06:59 AM
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Yup, You could probably spend a whole day trying to figure it out.

Did this just happen? If it did and the unit was displaying ft. and all of a sudden went to meters, then your internal battery is bad. You need to send the unit back to si-tex to have them install a new internal battery.
But the unit will work ok for awhile but, at some point the batter acid will leak on the mother board a destroy the unit.

This is what you need to do to get the unit to read ft...

1. With the unit off, Hold the menu button and the power button at the same time and a main menu will appear. Release the menu button.

2. Look for the option that you need, I think it will be the fourth section down. Change it from meters to ft.

3. Push the mode button.

You’re all set!
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I also bought a boat with a CVS 106 but no manual. You can call Si-Tex and get one for about $10.

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I bought a new CVS-106L from Boatersworld this winter. So far only lake testing but it seems to be an excellent unit. Basically the 106 MKII with a LCD screen. Any body else using these?


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Thanks for your responses. I changed my unit over to feet last night. Thanks to the hulltruth. Otherwise I love my Sitex Color unit.
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Hi Guys, I have the posting called, "SI-TEX ColorMax 11 vs. Garmin 2010c" and a few points of concern has come from it.

Do you guys find in any way a cheapness associated to your Si-Tex products; in any way shape or form?

Would you say your products are what one would call, "user friendly?"

Would you hesitate in buying another Si-Tex product?

I'm at a disavantage because I have yet to see their product line in the store; I've only read on the net. I'm interested in the ColorMax 11 and yet some very interesting threads.

Thanks in advance.

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I have a Sitex 106. I just replaced it with a Furuno 582L, only because I got the Furuno at a low low price. I liked my 106. I did not think it was cheap at all. It was easy to use. I would but another sitex product.
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CP, Ok.

The 582L is a very nice unit. I know I've been looking at the 600L; I don't need that type of depth.

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I ran a CVS-106 CMT color unit on a 17' cc mako w/o a t-top for about 6 years. It got put through hell. Direct exposure day after day, salt spray, bow breaking wash overs, white out rain storms, and constant beatings from running that little boat where little boats shouldn't have been. It took it all and was a great little unit.
After about 5 years or so I started getting screen 'shut downs'.. took the unit apart and noticed a hairline crack on the very end of the small part of the screen.. I gobbed silicone around it, made a base of rubber to set the unit on and ran it for another year or so b-4 I sold the unit with the boat.
I can only hope that my 582 w/ serve me as well on this 21' CC I've got now.

I can also attest to there old EZ loran unit as well.. it rode beside the depth finder w/o a hint of wimpering through it all.

P.S Si-tex, in my experience has excellent service as well.
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P.S.

On this 21' cc mako I picked up there was an old si-tex paper graph depth finder w/o a manual.

I called them up and they COPIED page by page
and entire manual from one they had in there office and mailed it out the next day w/o so much as asking for postage.

That, is, service.
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You say you ran that unit on an open CC. No trouble reading the display in direct sunlight?

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Yes, Ozzie the screen view with the sun to my back was troublesome. At times even w/ the visor in place it was hard to read.

I sometimes would put my hat over the unit, sometimes had someone hold up a shirt or towel.

I do a lot of diving Ozzie, and have a pretty extensive log of a lot of my numbers. I.e.; depth; structure; direction that the ledges run; what types of fish I see at what times of year etc.

Where I could, (wind direction/wave height and direction permitting) as I approached the site, I would position the boat heading so that the sun was least bothersome to the picture and then throw out my sure mark on the passover.

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