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Old 06-29-2008, 05:28 AM   #1
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Default depth finders.

Any recs, on a brand of Depth finders. My depth finder works occasionally, and when it does I question its accuracy. I have a Maxum 1993 23 SCR.

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Old 06-29-2008, 06:41 AM   #2
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well...go to the gallery and look at my instl.....I have just installed a garmin 160c...works great and the color is outstanding.....definitely worth the effort..

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Old 06-29-2008, 08:41 AM   #3
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Hey enivalg -
Do you know what kind of transducer you have? If you have a 'puck' type (like mine), it is the least reliable as it is basically glued to the hull, and needs to shoot readings through the fiberglass.

If you're looking for a depth sounder only, and do not want to integrate with a GPS then I might consider the LST-3800 P http://www.lowrance.com/en/Products/...uges/LST-3800/
The LST-3800 has both depth and water temp readings, and it also includes a transom mount transducer in the box - price is pretty good too.
(BTW, I don't work for, or am affiliated with Lowrance, just did some research lately and this fit my needs)

As I mentioned, Im in the market as well - looking into a Garmin setup which will take advantage of the sonar capabilities of my GPS. This is probably the more expensive route (it requires an additional analog sounder box and a transom mount transducer), but this will free up one of my 2" gauge mounts and give me everything I need in one spot on my GPS.

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Old 06-29-2008, 08:37 PM   #4
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I love my Humminbird 717.

Here are the details:
http://store.humminbird.com/sonar/70...&display_qty=6


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Old 07-28-2008, 12:00 PM   #5
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I've searched all over for the farina digital depth finder that came in my 2100sc all to no avail. This season I wanted to set the alarm a little shallower, (Goes off at 3.4) but cannot recall how to do it. There's one switch on the bottom. Mode, on/off - but I don't want to play with it until I understand how it works. Anybody have a link where I can download the instructions?

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Old 07-28-2008, 01:34 PM   #6
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Just in case someone else winds up here looking for the answer, here's the link... It helps if you spell the manufacturer correctly... arghhh


faria-instruments.com/site_manuals/IS0091F.pdf

That will get you the manual..

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Old 12-07-2008, 02:44 AM   #7
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The Faria that came with my Maxum works pretty well!
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I saw that when you originally made the post and I thought it was just a typo. Glad you found what you were looking for.

I made your link clickable (I'm not sure if that is a word.)
http://faria-instruments.com/site_manuals/IS0091F.pdf
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Old 02-03-2009, 07:58 AM   #9
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The depth finder on our 2001 2700 SCR is questionable as well. Sometimes it seems to give an nearly accurate reading, then it goes to --- not sure why, I had assumed when the water was too deep. Last weekend we were in a cove where I could see bottom and the depth finder stayed on --- Any ideas?

Our boat came with a Lowrance 1600 Global Map. GPS is working, but no sonar How hard is it to install sonar? I fear any drilling cutting right now, plus I am in a slip with no trailer....

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well...sometimes bottom contours can scatter the beam that is going down to the bottom, thus giving you a false reading of ---..meaning that there is no return signal....or the depth has gone beyond it's limits....sometimes while underway ours will read to --- momentarily and then come back....which tells me that the beam got scattered probably from a temp inversion..which will not allow the beam to return to the transducer...
how it reads is a direct relationship to the quality of bottom..water temps and anything that might block the transducer..if your bottom is dirty..it will block the xdcr.....if the bottom is so close that the xdcr can't calculate the return time..you'll get a false reading....there are tons of things that can affect the signal of your sonar xdcr .....so...just get into an area that you know the depth and hopefully it's all flat..and watch the return signal....it should stay consistant...
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