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Old 02-24-2012, 07:04 PM
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Default WAASP Sonar....just interesting.

For anyone who has never heard of WAASP sonar it is a very interesting system used in commercial fishing etc.
It uses real time 2D and 3D or side scan.






Now this is what is great about WAASP..you can see the whole seabed around you in 2 or 3d.

















HMNZS Canterbury sund as an artificial reel.

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Very Nice.. What kind of trandusces use that?
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what kind of cost for that?
I could mortgage my house.
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Originally Posted by splinter25 View Post
Very Nice.. What kind of trandusces use that?
They are a multibeam transducer with a beam width of 120 degrees.

And they fire 100 times faster than the B60 you have on your boat.

But then ...yours costs a good deal less.
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so the wassp is strictly used for commercial fishing? why doesn't furuno make a scaled down cheaper version for recreational purposes.
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Probably could buy a brand new house, i assume...
That could be very good for BF fishermans.
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Gil where is the HMNZS Canterbury sunk? That sure looks like the norcal coast
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The one i use at work cost us a few million. Its a bit over kill for fishing but i can tell you what is on the bottom of the marinas trench. Right now i am in 4600m of water and can see 5000m to ether side of me.
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Originally Posted by karlk1125 View Post
Gil where is the HMNZS Canterbury sunk? That sure looks like the norcal coast
Deep Water Cove, New Zeland...close to Cape Brett.


http://www.tapeka.com/Canterbury.htm
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Is this something Lowrance Structure scan?
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The guy next to me had one put in last year on his 42 Henriques. I think it was the first one on the east coast. Amazing machine and I think the cost is around 50K.
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Originally Posted by termite View Post
The guy next to me had one put in last year on his 42 Henriques. I think it was the first one on the east coast. Amazing machine and I think the cost is around 50K.
You have some very deep pocked neighbors !

I spend a 4 days on a boat with a WAAS system in Alaska...the boat had come up from New Zealand.
WAAS really spoiled me...like watching a movie in an IMAX theatre.

Made my system look like I was was watching a movie on a 5" B&W TV with a coat hanger antenna.
And we run a Furuno FCV1150 and an Airmar R309 on our work boat.

I know what I want for my birthday.

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Any comments on the new Hummingbird 360 degree all around scan system? Not the same, of course, but for us little guys it's a possibility.
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Originally Posted by Butch Davis View Post
Any comments on the new Hummingbird 360 degree all around scan system? Not the same, of course, but for us little guys it's a possibility.
I have not even seen one but think it must be great fun.

In the old days my dad would take a transducer mounted on a pole and put it in the water..turn it around to see what was out there.
Poor mans side sonar.

Worked too...kinda of..
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He showed me how it works. If you go to an artificial reef and go back and forth across the whole reef the computer will stitch all the images together to give you a complete map of the bottom and will store the image and recall it any time you want.
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To my knowledge the only WAASP systems installed in the US were on the west coast. I was initially quoted around 37K for the unit. Definately not cheap however when you compare to other multi beam systems it seems like a deal.

Can you verify that the 42 Henriques has this WAASP system installed? I would really like to see it put to use without having to go to the west coast.
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I am 99% sure that is what it was. He had the furuno big dogs down to the boat to set it up and make sure it was working right. I wont see him until the spring but you can verify with the furuno guys. You could also check with Martek in south Jersey. They did the install I believe.
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I assume WAASP is Wide Area Acoustic Signal Processing?

Sure looks sweet....
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Originally Posted by capecuddy View Post
I assume WAASP is Wide Area Acoustic Signal Processing?

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Nope...


WAASP is ......WHAT AN AMAZING SONAR PLAYTHING
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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
Nope...


WAASP is ......WHAT AN AMAZING SONAR PLAYTHING
You got that right. Another cool thing is after you map something and store the image you can locate any structure waypoint from the map back at the dock. It also works like google earth in 3D. Turn and rotate the image any way you want.

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