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 Post subject: Re: Fish Finders
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:04 am 
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Good info, thanks, but we will have to agree to disagree on the Garmin FF units.

Coming from a Lowrance color unit I swapped to a Garmin Echo unit on advice read here and the Lowrance found a new home in the junk bin. No offense to Lowrance fans but the clarity and accuracy of the Garmin Ehco put my X67 to shame. Just my .02.


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 Post subject: Re: Fish Finders
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:32 am 
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Agreed. The X67 is about as 'cheap' as they come.
Not even in the same family tree as the Elite-7 DSI or HDS series.

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 Post subject: Re: Fish Finders
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:07 pm 
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I read on the internet (so it MUST be true ;) ) that DSI is not the best choice if you are not moving. Any comments on that statement? If so, is it rectified by having both dsi and side imaging?


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 Post subject: Re: Fish Finders
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:04 pm 
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Regarding ARCH for fish display. The arch is a function of the fish moving through the transducer beam. The wider the beam the higher the arch. The fish enters the beam at the edge where the distance is greater for the depth of the fish versus the center. So as the fish moves through the beam or the beam moves over the fish you get a return that appears deeper going to shallower going to deeper again. So the height of the displayed arch is more a function of the beam width than anything else.

The units using fish symbols of different sizes just display one size or the other for a return based on the strength of the return.

For the OP I find the Humminbird 798 to be a great little machine. I have had top of the line Lowrance, Raytheon, and a Garmin 15 inch touchscreen and the little Humminbird has many of the same features in a smaller package.

The Humminbird portable sidefinder is a great item. It is all my buddy uses for his small boats both in Ohio, Lake Erie and in Cedar Key on the Florida west coast.

Almost all the modern fishfinders work to find the reflection that is produced by a change in density in the water. Mostly we are seeing the fishes swim bladder.

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