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Old 03-30-2003, 09:30 AM
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Part of the electronics that came with the purchase of this Ole Mako I picked up was an old Si-tex Paper graph. The transducer is in place and I assume that the unit still functions.

I simply called Si-tex about a manual and they litteraly copied (page by page) the entire manual for this old thing and sent it out w/o asking for a dime.

I've got a 582 ducer going through the hull soon and was wondering if anyone out there has ever used the old paper graphs and if it's worth saving or what.

Any information would be appreciated.
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Old 03-30-2003, 04:10 PM
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I can't speak to the old Si-Tex paper graphs but the old Lowrance X-15 and 16 were outstanding detail, that will rival today CRTs. You may however have a problem getting paper at a reasonable cost. I'd check it out before I thru it out.

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But I have not found any other unit that show AS MUCH detail. If I had a bigger boat so I could keep it protected from salt spray, it would be my bottom machine!

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but it gets kind of expensive if you use it while your at speed trying to find new spots as your running out.
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Old 03-31-2003, 11:58 AM
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I've got an old Lowrance X1550 paper recorder that works flawlessly, but is just sitting in the garage. Includes transducer (but wire has been cut--will have to splice)

It's looking for a home. Any half way decent offer considered--plus shipping
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So the question stands:
Given that the unit is in working condition,
and that there w/b a 582 as primary, would it be worth keeping this thing on the boat?

I'm sure that I wouldn't keep the thing running while searching out bottom, or running out to the sites... well, that is unless it had a more difinative picture that would allow me to find new bottom easier... so the cost wouldn't be a factor.

Sounds like some people think that they were really good units. Are they comprable to today's units? And if so, is there any reason that someone might think that it would be worth having two?

Just picking your brains make sure to save some for yourselves..

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I've had two a paper machines one I believe was a Sitex and the detail was fantastic. Just so happens it was also on a Mako. If I had a supply of paper and room on the boat I'd keep it. Get close with the CRT unit and use the paper machine to get detailed looks at the rock pile wreck or what ever. The paper is was a pain but if you only use it on occasion you shouldn't go through that much.
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Thanks for the input guys,
I'll think that I'll hold on to the thing for a while, I've got the space and the things already set up so I'll give a shot.


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Absolutely, keep it on the boat; if you have room. Make sure the frequencies of the transducers are different if you use them both at the same time. Otherwise shut one off. The old is probably 192? Good luck.

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Good point Mumbler.. I'll look into that.

Thanks agian,
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