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Old 12-07-2011, 10:35 AM   #1
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Default Santa Came Early: New higher-power side-scan sonar fish

Santa (the UPS guy) dropped off a new side-scan sonar fish today. My old fish could go down to 150' and scanned a 600' wide (max) path. The new fish can go down to 500' and will scan up to a 3,200' wide path. It should also provide slightly higher resolution images of close targets.

I welcome your suggestions for things and places to scan.

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Old 12-07-2011, 10:36 AM   #2
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Nice can't wait to see your posts!
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Old 12-07-2011, 12:34 PM   #3
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Default Scan the Edge spots...

Always wondered what all that stuff on the fish finder was.
And if you find some really good spots PM me the coordinates???
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What brand is it?

Any pics of scans would be great to see. Can't wait.

How about some stuff 15-20 miles and closer to shore?



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HOLY CRAP, 500 and 3200'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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What brand is it?
Here is a link to info on the my new system: http://www.jwfishers.com/sss.htm

I also picked up 300' of tow cable and the mapping software.


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Any pics of scans would be great to see. Can't wait.

How about some stuff 15-20 miles and closer to shore?
Sure, I'll post some pics and numbers.

With sealark's help, I am planning to dive some big rock formations out past the edge. Most are in 180-250' of water. A few are down past 300'.

However, I would like to get pictures of some stuff closer in. Let me know if you can think of anything specific that would be intersting.

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What does something like that cost? Do you have to have a genset to power the unit? Sounds like something with that power would draw quite a few amps. BTW, if you need another hand from from time to time, I'm going to have quite a few days off between now and Spring Break.
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What does something like that cost? Do you have to have a genset to power the unit? Sounds like something with that power would draw quite a few amps. BTW, if you need another hand from from time to time, I'm going to have quite a few days off between now and Spring Break.
Thanks!

You can run it all day off of a marine 12v battery. My old sonar fish, plus a laptop, oniy uses about 10 amp hours during a day of scanning.
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That cost as much as my boat! Thanks again for sharing.
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Wow ! nice, uh, i would have to sell my boat to buy one of those!! hehehehe, nice!
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