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Old 08-16-2015, 01:44 PM   #1
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I told myself I wouldn't buy a fish finder until I could afford one with side scan.

The wife gave me the go ahead to buy one for our anniversary and I ended up picking up a Garmin 74SV.

I decided this was the best option because one transducer does everything.

Yesterday evening I started the installation process. I had to pick up a few things this morning to finish it off.

I'm super excited to get this thing in the water.

If there are any suggestions, let me know.

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Old 08-16-2015, 02:19 PM   #2
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Youll love it, I have the 94sv on the pathfinder and its NICE.
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Old 08-16-2015, 06:45 PM   #3
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Any suggestions for the contrast settings?

This is my first fish finder.


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Just fiddle with it. I personally think its more what each individual reads better.

This is a bit advanced for a first fish finder but you should be fine! Start learning to read the traditional sonar first as that will be your most important fish finding tool. However once you get the knack of side scan it will help you pin point structure. Just remember, most "structure" off the beach isnt just going to pop out at you as "OMG look at that big reef down there."
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Old 08-16-2015, 08:32 PM   #5
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I appreciate the input. I have been watching YouTube videos for years on these things and it's time to figure it out.

If you ever get a chance to get out of the boat and back into the kayak, I would be interested in going out to learn as much as possible in person.




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Wirelessly posted

Good you got it now, if hbird wins their lawsuit that will be the end of garmin sidescan.
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jealous! have really thought about upgrading to sidescan to make finding spots easier
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Old 08-16-2015, 09:21 PM   #8
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I took it out for a test spin in the sound. The water was not nearly deep enough to really use the machine. I just wanted to see how I liked the location and make any needed adjustments.


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I read an article saying you can record the side scan images and transfer the date to your computer. I'm pretty excited to figure it out!



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I read an article saying you can record the side scan images and transfer the date to your computer. I'm pretty excited to figure it out!



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Easy go to garmin and download homeport its free. Then go into machine and have it record side view. Remove the sd card and put it in computer. Run homeport and it will open the recordings. You can then transfer the recordings to the desktop on homeport. You can also save screenshots of any of the views on the fathometer or sideview. Play with it it will take time. Read the owners Manuel if you dont understand it ask any kid 10 years old or older.
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