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Old 06-01-2016, 06:41 AM
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Currently I have a Airmar B175HW and a Garmin GT51M-TM.

Did anyone test one of these transducers vs a Garmin Panoptix PS30 in Quickdraw?
With a Panoptix PS30 in Quickdraw will i be able to cover the same area with less passes?
If i buy a Panoptix i will probably sell my GT51. However i like my DownVu and SideVu views more than the Panoptix views, but probably with Panoptix i'll be more able to find fish and structure, right?

I usually do bottom fishing with the boat still from 60 to 170 foot of water. Does Panoptix RealVu help me to be more aware of whats appening bellow the boat than with the Airmar B175 HW?

Do you thin i should keep my GT51?

Does Panoptix have views more alike SideVu, somewat like Lowrance 3D Transducer, that seems like a SideVu in realtime?

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Id keep the GT51. Sideview reaches out further to the sides so you can see more bottom.

Downview gives you more details.

Regular 2D works better for other things especially in CHIRP mode.

Panopitx is very cool but it doesnt replace the other modes - it just adds a new mode. I use every one at differen times depending on what Im doing or trying to find or fish for.
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I agree..do not give up the GT51.


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Thanks Guys

However, can you please help me on the bellow questions:

With a Panoptix PS30 in Quickdraw will i be able to cover the same area with less passes?

With Panoptix i'll be more able to find fish, right?

I usually do bottom fishing with the boat still from 60 to 170 foot of water. Does Panoptix RealVu help me to be more aware of whats appening bellow the boat than with the Airmar B175 HW (With the boat still)?
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Garmin people have stated that the PS30 is the best one to use. I dont know of anyone who has done a lot of mapping with one so far and I dont have one so cant comment from first hand experience.

On the other questions, you need to find someone who has used on to comment.
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Originally Posted by Yrral3215 View Post
Garmin people have stated that the PS30 is the best one to use. I dont know of anyone who has done a lot of mapping with one so far and I dont have one so cant comment from first hand experience.

On the other questions, you need to find someone who has used on to comment.
Ok
If we could map the area with less passages, we will spend less time and fuel and get more time fishing...
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I have used a B265, GT51 and B744 for quickdraw mapping......all work about the same but then again all 3 transducers give excellent readings in all sea conditions which is probably the most important factor.


I did not think quickdraw took into account the sideview extra range....my feeling was it just logged the single depth signal from the conventional sounder, although I may be wrong?
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Originally Posted by Conquest235 View Post
I have used a B265, GT51 and B744 for quickdraw mapping......all work about the same but then again all 3 transducers give excellent readings in all sea conditions which is probably the most important factor.


I did not think quickdraw took into account the sideview extra range....my feeling was it just logged the single depth signal from the conventional sounder, although I may be wrong?
I think you are right!
However, with Panoptix its diferent, and i want to know how much diferent it is...
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Originally Posted by Jorinho View Post
I think you are right!
However, with Panoptix its diferent, and i want to know how much diferent it is...

The PS30 creates the highest detailed maps most efficiently, as it is multibeam, providing mapping data further out to each side, perpendicular to the boat’s direction of travel
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Originally Posted by Todd Driscoll View Post
The PS30 creates the highest detailed maps most efficiently, as it is multibeam, providing mapping data further out to each side, perpendicular to the boat’s direction of travel
Hi Todd

Did you manage to compare Quickdraw Contours with Panoptix PS30 and with other transducer in terms of coverage area?
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Originally Posted by Jorinho View Post
Hi Todd

Did you manage to compare Quickdraw Contours with Panoptix PS30 and with other transducer in terms of coverage area?
I ran this by the engineers, and after some detailed mathematical calculations, the average rule of thumb is that the Panoptix PS30 is 12 times more efficient at collecting QD mapping data when compared to the single-beam xducers. In other words, you would have to do 12 passes with a single beam xducer to fill in all the data fields that can be recorded in a single pass with the PS30.
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That gives a clear view of it!

Thanks Todd

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