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Old 08-19-2018, 01:39 PM
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Hey Gil. Looking to expand/improve my system a bit. Currently have a 94sv/cv51M-TM system and a 2nd 741xs that is not connected to a sonar, as well as a GCV-10 that is not being used.
The Live view stuff caught my eye - and I'd like to add a 2nd transom mount 'ducer to hopefully put the 741 to work again (this unit has had power issues in the past, turning off randomly, loosing signal, etc.)
I currently run the 94 on Traditional scan, with chirp. Run in the salt, fishing salmon and ling mostly in 90 - 200 feet of water. But out depths here can get up to 900'.
Is the above Livescope compatible with my 741? What's your opinion on the Livescope system?
One additional feature I'd like to take advantage of is the Quickdraw personal maps, as I typically fish in the same area's all the time. My manual on the 94 talks about it, but I dont believe it has that capability - would the 741 have that (i dont have a manual for it, as it came with the boat).
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Old 08-19-2018, 01:56 PM
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Hi,
Sorry no, the 741 is not compatible.
The echoMAP Plus series is.

Live scope is best under 100' .....I think best for fresh water applications....bass, walleye, pike etc.
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Old 10-05-2018, 09:09 PM
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What do you think of the PS31 for saltwater conditions, 100' or less? I see alot of freshwater applications online but not many in the salt.
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Old 01-11-2019, 04:49 PM
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Gil - given that panoptix isn’t going to give me the depths I need, I’m thinking that stepping up in power is probably my best all around solution. What wiuld you recommend to get into the 1KW class given My current set up?
Updated info - I fish salmon in 90 -200' (need to see the bait), Ling in up to 100' (need bottom detail), and hopefully soon Halibut in up to 600'.
Downsides to the current set up - blinks out at 10 knots and above. Only thing I get any kind of bait signal is on traditional chirp (and its actually a quite good image). Side view and down view just show fuzz if anything. They give fair bottom detail, but from images I've seen I know they can be better.
I'd like something that gets some kind of bait signal while running, and with enough power to have good side and down view images also. Buddy of mine always tells me that there is no substitute for power....hence my thought on a 1K system.
If my current displays throw the above out, then I'll bite the bullet on those also.
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Old 01-14-2019, 07:54 PM
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For bait and fish in the water column...the B175HW is the best transducer.
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Old 01-15-2019, 07:36 PM
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Thanks Gil - I assume the TM185HW is the equivalent transom mount? I scrubbed these forums but havent been able to find your pricing on these two.
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Old 01-16-2019, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by JThiessen View Post
Thanks Gil - I assume the TM185HW is the equivalent transom mount? I scrubbed these forums but havent been able to find your pricing on these two.

A TM185C-HW for Simrad,Garmin,Raymarine ...$995.
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