Furuno FCV-1100 questions

Old 10-05-2011, 06:11 AM
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I have a FCV 1100 with a 1kw thru hull. How deep is this unit good to. I having some difficulty getting it dialed in on the manual settings for bait and thermocline. Anybody have and good ideas about setting in the manual mode and overall performance of the unit.

I really like it but I don't feel I'm getting the best view by leaving on the auto mode. Very nice unit overall

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Old 10-05-2011, 07:53 AM
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According to Furuno's web site, it should go to 6,000 ft with a range shift to 12,000 ft. Have you looked through the operators manual on setting the manual mode? I don't have this fish finder, so I don't know how to dial in the performance. Have you asked the dealer that installed it or called Furuno for help? The other thing you can try is posting this question to Furuno's forum and see if they will answer it directly. Here's the link:

Sorry I couldn't be of more help, but good luck!

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Old 10-05-2011, 07:54 AM
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I have used this unit and found it excellent for working to 3,500- 4,000' with good results...but not with a 1 kw transducer.
What is the transducer model number you are currently using?
Your depth limitations with this sonar is its transducer selection. This sonar works best with any transducer that allows adjustment of the beamwidth...such as the R299 which can operate at any freq between 33 kHz to 60 kHz and 130 kHz to 210 kHz.

The FCV1100 is capable of 1 kW, 2kW or 3 kW.
It also has selectable frequency ranges of 28/38/50/88/107/200 kHz.

So, with the correct transducer ..for example with an R209/R309 /R299/R299/R399 etc you should be capable of 3,000' to 4,000' plus...working depths on LF. ( straight bottom reading is deeper but for good targets I find 3000'- 4000' a real world working depth)

This unit was replaced by the FCV295.

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