I received the following question via email from
(I presume) another forum user...
I was curious. How good does the down imaging work for you in your yak? I was thinking about buying the 597ci-HD-DI for mine. Just wanted to ask someone who is using the DI in a yak and the results they have. Thanks a bunch.
I'm not sure if this is what was meant, but my transducer
mounted inside the hull of my ProAngler. I have
a Side Imaging model which requires the transducer to
have a clear left and right view. My 798 transducer is
mounted to a RAM arm on the rear carrying bar. I manually
lower the arm when I'm launching and raise before leaving.
Anyway, both the Down and Side Imaging features work
amazingly well and have been very helpful in the type of
fishing I pursue. Speed tracking, temp, traditional fish-finder
view all work well. It's a very well designed user-interface
and I'm very pleased.
My only complaint is that the GPS direction vector is
practically useless at slow speeds. Other makers and GPS
plotters can accurately display a direction vector down to 0.2
mph. Humminbird uses a poor algorithm for this feature in
my opinion. The vector is too twitchy and reactive. The GPS
charplotting shows my position history very well. But that
darn direction arrow jumps all over the place at the slightest
whim. Trolling jigs or minnows down a creek channel at slow
speeds is rather challenging. I suspect a firmware upgrade
is needed to resolve the issue.
Hope this quick review helps.