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Using old Furuno Sounder in deep water?

Old 09-29-2014, 08:10 AM
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Default Using old Furuno Sounder in deep water?

Ok, so we've upgraded just about everything on our boat except the sounder and a GSD 26 and transducer are on the list for this winter! But for now, I have what I have and am trying to make the best of it.

The boat came with a Furuno FCV-582

It actually works very well in depths up to about 500'. Well, hopefully this weekend I will be in 6k' ++.

I understand there is no way this setup is going to even come close to touching bottom in that, but is there anyway I can just have it look at the top 200' of the water column?

Basically I just want to watch the top 200'-300' of the water column, don't care anything about seeing the bottom. Is there any way to accomplish this with this unit?

Thanks in advance for any guidance or suggestions!

This is not my unit, but looks exactly like it (for reference).
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Just select a display range....

Page 7 of the manual

Manual:
http://www.furunousa.com/ProductDocu...%205-20-02.pdf
Old 09-29-2014, 08:32 AM
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well, that seems simple enough. Set unit to manual, Set range to 200' and adjust gain? That sound about right?

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