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Old 07-18-2013, 09:12 PM
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How is Humminbird 360?

According to their website, it is rated for 100feet range (depth, radius).
Are there any other similar fishfinder with longer range?
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I have used the 360 in both saltwater and fresh to depths of 150'. In deeper water the ability to "see" the water column in front of the boat allows me the opportunity to work my baits towards where the bait and fish are as well as the opportunity to watch fish as the approach the boat and which way they are heading even while sitting stationary.
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Originally Posted by Chimesoffreedom View Post
The imaging is nowhere near the quality of side/down scanning.
The cost of what amounts to a transducer on a pole is way over what most are willing to spend.
Just not a great success for humminbird so far.
I agree with everything except the first sentence. While the Lowrance might be slightly more refined the HB is good quality and actually WORKS at the same time.
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Originally Posted by Chimesoffreedom View Post
The imaging is nowhere near the quality of side/down scanning.
The cost of what amounts to a transducer on a pole is way over what most are willing to spend.
Just not a great success for humminbird so far.
Depends on intended use and depth of use combined. The SI is used more to find fish and 360 to catch fish for my experience. The boat has to be moving to get a detailed image for SI or DI but not for 360. For SI/DI the Captain is seeing what he has passed over or by and with 360 can see what is ahead of the boat. This is great for following a structure on a drift or troll or for watching bait/fish 360 degrees around the boat. I do work for Humminbird and have been using 360 for well over a year.
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Originally Posted by Chimesoffreedom View Post
Actually I was referring to Humminbirds Down and Side scanning. The Image 360 results in no way compares to that quality. Not even close in real work results. The ones posted by the Humminbird rep look fair but users of the 360 are not getting anything close to that. It's well documented on Bass Boat Central. On top of that software updates to try and improve the performance of the 360 have caused major issues in the image quality of the side and down scan results for HB users. Anyway it's been interesting reading on BBC. Which is the only
Internet blog that has much information on the Image 360, that I have found.

Not looking for a Lowrance/Humminbird imaging scanning debate. There has been enough of those.
Me neither but scanning is a lowrance term. Sorry for the confusion.
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Side-scan is also the generic term used

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Side-scan_sonar
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All of the electronics I use are off the same line as anyone else gets and running production software. I was with the competition for some time and have used most every piece of equipment. The SI, DI and 360 all have the ability to give many times the detail and coverage of 2D. The installation can have as much to do with delivery of detail as set up and operation. I have logged 1000,s of hours on this technology and nothing else is like it for detail in 150' or less. Remember that the screen size and amount of "real estate" your trying to look at. 1198 is 600 X 800 pixels so aspect ratio is a big consideration. I have attached a number of saltwater only screen snapshots (only exception is the bridge which is in Lake Murray, SC) I have personally taken over the past few months from Cape Cod to Florida and tunas, stripers cranes, cables,whales, etc.Enjoy!
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I assume it doesn't work well in choppy weather? What about at 8 kts?
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The first I saw of this was with a program called Dr Depth, it has since been bought by hummingbird but I think they started doing the 360 thing prior to purchase.

When Per Pelin (dr depth) did the 360 scan gizmo it was using lowrance LSS1 and a small motor mounted on a pole, the purpose of the whole setup was for ice fishing and the results were............... lets say, OK.

I'm not sure if the instructions on building your own are on the web site?
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Default humminbird 360 ice fishing

I have a newly acquired humminbird 360 which is being utilized in my "Snobear". Would like to hear from any other ice users. The choice of which GPS, the 360's or the 1198c head's, to use is somewhat confusing.

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