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Old 29 November 2009, 13:38   #21
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Yes, very interested in the depth limits for Humminbird side-imaging and Lowrance StructureScan.

Thanks for the detailed info.
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Old 06 December 2009, 05:27   #22
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side scan

lowance side scan is supposed to be at london excel boat show in jan 2010
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Old 06 December 2009, 14:12   #23
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There is little infor on the mounting of the transducer and how it is fixed to the transom, some available shows it mounted to the middle of the hull which is hardly appropriate for a planing hull.
Anybody got better info?
The Humminbird site shows it mounted to the hull as per a normal transducer which won't work because of the outboard, how do you get round this other than pole mounting or making a towfish conversion?
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This from our mates over the pond;

"PLEASE NOTE: Currently, the Lowrance LSS-1 StructureScan system is in process for CE-approval; therefore, the product will not be sold in countries requiring CE-approval (primarily outside the U.S.). When CE-approval is acheived, we will begin sales of the LSS-1 StructureScan system in the affected countries, and a notification will be posted here."
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Here is a scan made yesterday with my Humminbird 1197, with the new update. With this new Amber II pailette and a few other features is really an improvement and with the new "down imaging" feature as an update in 2010, I really dont think I will gain much with the LSS-1 and HDS 10.

Oh.. image is a 50 meter long wooden steamer, sank in 1883! 4m above the seafloor.

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Hi Henrik
Have you any scans in the 50m (165 -170ft) range ?
I am led to understand this is beyond the max for side scan with the Hummingbird but wondered if your practical experience proves otherwise
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Hi Jeff,

I have not done any scans deeper than 160 feet. I know of a few examples of deeper scans with ok result, but not done by me.

Here is a scan from Baltic sea. With these conditions I probably could have stretched it further. 100m long light cruiser from WWI. We are so lucky, that we have plenty of wrecks not deeper than this, so so far there is no need of gong deeper (we have found 6 new wrecks this year).

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Hi Jeff,

I have not done any scans deeper than 160 feet. I know of a few examples of deeper scans with ok result, but not done by me.

Here is a scan from Baltic sea. With these conditions I probably could have stretched it further. 100m long light cruiser from WWI. We are so lucky, that we have plenty of wrecks not deeper than this, so so far there is no need of gong deeper (we have found 6 new wrecks this year).

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Those are great pictures. Thanks for posting.
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structure scan

if any one goes to boat show in london have a look at the lowrance structure scan and humminbird 1197give your veiws on this post site . how deap will they go and can you see anything any way.ect ect
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Humminbird.....way to go!!!

I bought my humminbird 987 Si about 4 years ago at what I considered a reasonable sum for Side imaging capability. The unit has been awesome. Have found a few wrecks, identifying the shape of rock formations, bottom hardness and scouring is all possible. All this talk of Down Imaging from Lowrance got me quite interested in the Lowrance units.

Last week Humminbird released a software update for their units to introduce Down Imaging, my unit at the time was not included but has since been added. Great service, a 4 year old unit with next generation software for no upgrade costs. Will be testing the down imaging this week so will save some screen shots (this is so easy as they get saved straight onto an sd card).

The only things that I would like to change for are a bigger screen for the chartplotter and more power / range when using sidescan. The side scan is good to about 40m depth. The usual 2d sounder is perfect in much deeper water and you can track your fishing rig 50m below the boat with ease.

The humminbird forums are a fantastic resource and the free PC software is great for managing wpts and routes. The 3rd party software available as mentioned above looks really exciting but I have not had time to try it. Would like to give Yellowfin a go sometime soon.


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