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Old 22 September 2010, 20:22   #71
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Pics from todays divetrip as promised. The skimmer does not sit at the best location. Looses track above 10 knots. But have a lack of sprayrails!
I might be being a bit thick here but is that two separate transducers for two different systems, or two to feed the structure scan unit?
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Old 23 September 2010, 03:15   #72
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I might be being a bit thick here but is that two separate transducers for two different systems, or two to feed the structure scan unit?
The Lowrance will take a standard depth feed which works at speed (so long as the transducer is in the water) as well as the Structurescan data which only works at displacement speeds.
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With setup its the other way around. The skimmer/broad band sounder looses track at speed and the structurescan keeps track up to 27 knots at least. You can not interpret anything on the screen at that speed though. I think its a matter of the right tuning and placement.

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What is the cheapest way to get the Structure Scan if you don't need a complete combined plotter/sounder unit?

My boat will have a Garmin GPSmap 556s on it so I don't need the chartplotter capability, but I think I'll be getting the structure scan system once the wallet has recovered a bit, I left a space on the console for "something in the future" and I think I now know what that something is

It seems that the cheapest model that supports structure scan is the Lowrance HDS-5x which is just a fishfinder for about 400 ish, and on top of that you need the LSS-1 which is a black box and a transom mount transducer for about 500 ish, is that correct?

How do you save the images and get them out of the unit and onto a computer - is anything else required?

Does it interfere with an existing sounder or does it use a completely different frequency range? I have a through-hull transducer for the Garmin which I'll want to keep so that it works at speed, but not sure if the two units will screw each other up with interference?
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The cheapest of the Structure scan enabled fishfinders is about 350 ex-vat.

Exporting pics is just a matter of pressing a key and the image is saved to SD card.

The transducers should not interfere, but not clustering them would be a good idea.

The black box and t/d should be about 390 ex-vat.
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The cheapest of the Structure scan enabled fishfinders is about 350 ex-vat.
Thanks is that the HDS-5x or is something else which is cheaper?
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Thanks is that the HDS-5x or is something else which is cheaper?
Thats the HDS-5x

It is a shame they don't bring out a dumb screen, your not the only one to have a plotter and fishfinder already while their broadband radar and Structurescan both offer killer features.
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improvement

Today scans looks much better Thanks for advise. Parker also change place of transducer mounting they put it lower - I know that is not ideal place (much easer to damage) but seem to work better.
Wreck on scan shallower Stuttgart (this same as previous) and second is to WWII minesweeper (ca. 30m long)
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