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Old 07-08-2014, 06:14 AM
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Garmin has a screenshot contest going on right now with a monthly winner. I won for June with this screenshot taken on my 1040xs that I purchased from Gil a few months ago. My prize is a VIRB Elite camera, T-shirt, and hat.

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Check it out on the Garmin Facebook page or go to http://www8.garmin.com/onthewater/ma...nshot-contest/.
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Charles ...nice to hear one of our own THT members won...good for you!
That was Lake Murray wasn't it?

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Wow..thats an awesome shot!
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Yes Gil, that is the Wyse's Ferry Bridge that was built across the Saluda River back in the early 1900's. It was left intact when the lake was flooded starting in 1929. For a comparison, here's a photo of the bridge taken in 1919. http://bridgehunter.com/sc/lexington/wyse-ferry/. Note the accuracy in detail between the photo and the sonar screenshot taken with my 1040xs.
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Interesting it is still together after all these years...I bet there a few hundred lures snagged on it.
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great shot. Can you tell me, are there any fish located near the bridge? I am trying to figure out how chirp works? I am very confused about chirp, structure scan, side scan, etc. I have a traditional fish finder however it is a good one. Furuno 620 FCV and works great but does not have the detail as this. I am also having a hard time trying to view the screen that is split with the bridge on both sides. Is that the left and right side of the boat? Perhaps I am just not used to this type. However, your screen shot is amazing.
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Here is another screenshot with fish and baitfish:

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These are the penstocks (intake structures) for the turbines of the Lake Murray dam (Dreher Shoals Dam). You can see fish and baitfish swimming around one of the towers. On the SideVu shot, the center line out to the bottom or structure, is what's right below the boat. In the bridge shot, I was right over the top of it, so each side (each element) of the SideVu was seeing it. That's why it looks like a mirror image. I may have actually been a little off to one side and that's why the left and right sides look a little different. In the penstock screenshot, I am actually coming around the end of the towers from left to right in the photo below, so the first tower appears twice in this shot. There are only 5 towers, but that is fish and bait around the biggest tower. Great place to catch a striper and this time of the year, there is always multiple boats fishing there. Here is what the towers look like above the surface:

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Hope this helps some and anyone out there with more knowledge/experience, feel free to chime in. I am still learning about this stuff also and admittedly, not even remotely close to being an expert.
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Originally Posted by vman24 View Post
great shot. Can you tell me, are there any fish located near the bridge? I am trying to figure out how chirp works? I am very confused about chirp, structure scan, side scan, etc. I have a traditional fish finder however it is a good one. Furuno 620 FCV and works great but does not have the detail as this. I am also having a hard time trying to view the screen that is split with the bridge on both sides. Is that the left and right side of the boat? Perhaps I am just not used to this type. However, your screen shot is amazing.
Structure Scan , Side Scan, DownScan is basically designed to show greater detail on hard targets....such as bottom, rocks, underwater objects like pilings and more.
It will show some targets like fish but that is basically only as a side issue..and fish are not the main targets so they may not show all that clearly.

But below is what fish look like on some Strucre scans..



The main use is to show details of bottom,structure etc.




Traditional sonar will show bottom also and some good structure but it is designed primarily to show soft target like fish...your Furuno FCV620 uses traditinal sonar technology and is one of the better tone burst sonars made in its time.




Both of the above systems can be accomplished using traditional tone bust sonar technology and also using a higher quality system employing CHIRP technology.

Almost all of the manufactures now employ CHIRP in one form or another..just think of it as a system to give the user a bit more detail and quality etc.

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Originally Posted by vman24 View Post
great shot. Can you tell me, are there any fish located near the bridge? I am trying to figure out how chirp works? I am very confused about chirp, structure scan, side scan, etc. I have a traditional fish finder however it is a good one. Furuno 620 FCV and works great but does not have the detail as this. I am also having a hard time trying to view the screen that is split with the bridge on both sides. Is that the left and right side of the boat? Perhaps I am just not used to this type. However, your screen shot is amazing.
vman, I just wanted to point out that what you see in my screenshots is pretty much how the unit comes out of the box. Other than setting the range (depth) to manual and changing the color palette, there was no special setup of my 1040xs required. IMO, it is a very user friendly system. My system consists of the 1040xs, GCV10, and Airmar B150M all purchased from Gil.
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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
Structure Scan , Side Scan, DownScan is basically designed to show greater detail on hard targets....such as bottom, rocks, underwater objects like pilings and more.
It will show some targets like fish but that is basically only as a side issue..and fish are not the main targets so they may not show all that clearly.

But below is what fish look like on some Strucre scans..



The main use is to show details of bottom,structure etc.




Traditional sonar will show bottom also and some good structure but it is designed primarily to show soft target like fish...your Furuno FCV620 uses traditinal sonar technology and is one of the better tone burst sonars made in its time.




Both of the above systems can be accomplished using traditional tone bust sonar technology and also using a higher quality system employing CHIRP technology.

Almost all of the manufactures now employ CHIRP in one form or another..just think of it as a system to give the user a bit more detail and quality etc.

Gil,
Thanks for explaining. I purchased my NSS8 from you this past spring with 3g Radar. If i wanted to add this sonar is it just the transducer that is needed and what else? I think it might be good to add CHIRP at some point and keep my Furuno fish finder as well. What do you think? If so, what is the approximate cost to do this? I would assume a thru hull transducer is what is needed vs. transom mount correct?
Thanks alot,
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Originally Posted by vman24 View Post
Gil,
Thanks for explaining. I purchased my NSS8 from you this past spring with 3g Radar. If i wanted to add this sonar is it just the transducer that is needed and what else? I think it might be good to add CHIRP at some point and keep my Furuno fish finder as well. What do you think? If so, what is the approximate cost to do this? I would assume a thru hull transducer is what is needed vs. transom mount correct?
Thanks alot,
Keith

Keith,

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The detail that your getting is great on these screen shots. I noticed that your in 130 to 140 feet of water. In your experience what is the depth range on the side scan or structure scan. I am thinking of buying a new system and fish in 60 to 250 feet of water and was looking for someone with some experience at the deeper water.
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Originally Posted by Flying W View Post
The detail that your getting is great on these screen shots. I noticed that your in 130 to 140 feet of water. In your experience what is the depth range on the side scan or structure scan. I am thinking of buying a new system and fish in 60 to 250 feet of water and was looking for someone with some experience at the deeper water.
The lake that I mostly fish is only about 200' at it's deepest and I have not yet had the opportunity to try anything deeper. I would expect similar results to at least 300'.
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Glad to see the B150 produce such clear images, I just received one for an NSS7 evo2 I installed for a client and we were a little concerned because it being the cheapest CHIRP ducer - but it looks like it will perfect for him.
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If you can get this detail to 300' this machine will be an awesome bottom fishing machine in the Gulf of Mexico. being able to see the bottom a couple of hungred feet either side of the boat is great. I did not think that it was going to work that good. I have seen lots of pictures of side scan but they all have been in shallower water 25 to 60'.

Anyone know if the Simrad side scan will do the same.
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Originally Posted by Flying W View Post
If you can get this detail to 300' this machine will be an awesome bottom fishing machine in the Gulf of Mexico. being able to see the bottom a couple of hungred feet either side of the boat is great. I did not think that it was going to work that good. I have seen lots of pictures of side scan but they all have been in shallower water 25 to 60'.

Anyone know if the Simrad side scan will do the same.
Yes Flying W, the Simrad will go out to approx 250' but depending on the target size i.e. Ship vs. Tires/Tanks it could be harder to see the definition, plus the further out/deeper the more distorted the view might be, but at least you'll be able to find it by doing a sweep with that kind of range and then once you get closer you will get a much clearer picture to record.
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Originally Posted by mahimahi99 View Post
Glad to see the B150 produce such clear images, I just received one for an NSS7 evo2 I installed for a client and we were a little concerned because it being the cheapest CHIRP ducer - but it looks like it will perfect for him.
I purchased the B150 because of the depths that I typically fish in my home lake and near shore at the coast are less than 100'. If I was going any deeper than 300' on a regular basis, I would have gotten the 75.
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Originally Posted by FishLife View Post
I purchased the B150 because of the depths that I typically fish in my home lake and near shore at the coast are less than 100'. If I was going any deeper than 300' on a regular basis, I would have gotten the 75.
That's exactly what I told him, we fish here on the West Coast of FL where it's a rare, rare moment for us to get out to 200'+, not to mention the amount of fuel it takes to get out that far. So that's why I was glad to see how good it has performed for you and a couple of others so far. Thanks again for sharing your images

Oh and Congrats on your winnings!
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For those of you who enjoy looking at these types of screen shots, there's a competition also running at raymarine with some great pics there too.....

http://www.raymarine.com/view/?id=7655
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How about SALTWATER SHOTS??? Show me that kind of detail at that depth in SW and I will be ordering one myself!!!

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