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Old 28 March 2008, 10:06   #11
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Re-align the image to smooth out all the ups and downs caused by waves.

Diver, there is a forum had you seen it?

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Old 28 March 2008, 11:02   #12
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Ok, no I dont know if it can be done... but if the sea is calm, then its no problem to get it almost straight..

Yeah, I have seen the forum. Usefull, have posted there a few times, the pros are really cool, fast replies. But they are not doing much wreck search "over there" and most of the picures they post are from shallow water.

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diver were is the unit mounted & how ,.can you see it from stearing possition wilst sat down ..i have a1197 on order for the uk delivery june may be .if i mount into consul to my left i am conserned about if i will be able to see it in sun light
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Hi Paul,

The 1197 should be more bright than the 997, which is not the best (really faint compared to my Garmin 4012), but still able to see the needed details in bright daylight. You can choose from different coulors for the scan mode.. Gray is best in light and inverse is best in clouded conditions.

My 1197 is stuck in the US, waiting for a friend to come over in May.

Here´s a picture of my setup.


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Old 29 March 2008, 06:34   #15
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12 dives already!

Hi Henrik,
Now you are making me jealous,12 dives this year'in the baltic?.
The Irish sea is not so forgiving!wind wind wind and more wind this year,
the only uk dives i get are in puddles(quarrys).
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Hey Adrian,

Every time the wind is calm, we go out, no matter what day of the week. We are so lucky to be a group who manage our work time pretty much as we want...

Well, the baltic includes Øresund and Kattegat, the more northern part of the Baltic, closer to the North Sea, a bit saltier. Thursday we went 21 nautical miles out dived 3 dives! Brrr.. very cold:-)

Pictures show at speed and the catch.

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Great looking Cod!

Hi henrik,
What depths are you diving?is it mainly wrecks?do you think i should go fo the 1197?is it that much different from the 997?
I used to visit denmark,my girfriend was from Koge copenhagen.where are you?
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GPS maps

Hi Henrik.
Another question,do the maps work on gps?
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Hi agian,

I think the 1197 is better. Not only because of the size, but also the set up on the screen is better. The data boxes is in the lower part of the screen not to the side as on the 997, so the sonar image goes all the way from side to side, an there fore a larger image and easier to spot the details.

I have not tried the maps on the 997, as I have an other plotter too, so only use the sonar and for bacpup gps, but it is a chart plotter.

I do only do wreck diving. We dive on air down to 55-58m, but most wrecks is from 40-50m. We were out yesterday again, found a new wreck in 45m of water. Probably a really old wooden wreck. We didnt dive it, as the water is to cold for long deco!

I live in Copenhagen, that is 30 km north of Køge.

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I have a 987cx si. The US version does not have metric option so opted for uk model (extra £200) so you are stuck with feet for depths. Navionics charts are very clear. I wanted metric because when navigating tricky / unknown areas off the beaten track I always have a paper chart to see drying heights of rocks which aren't very clear on electronic charts.

Bigger screen will definitely be a benefit. As said in previous posts the system requires a lot of patience in setting up both transducer position and operating functions. Best speed for scanning is around 3-4 knots but depth / echosounder works well at speed.

I have had some very good images of known wrecks and have also found a couple of small wrecks in shallow water (less than 30m). Have not had much success in deeper water but then have not tried extensively either.

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