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jigstick

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    Pittsburgh / Chautauqua
  • Interests
    Fishing, Hunting, Shooting
  • Home Port
    Barcelona
  • Boat Name
    Team Lucid

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  1. Sorry guys. Been away from the computer. No we never got it working. Tried everything under the sun in regards to settings. Tried new and different transducers. Updated the software. Nothing worked.
  2. Would like to sell 6 of these Smith adjustable stainless rod holders. Make an offer. In good condition. have plastic liners and drain holes.
  3. Selling 4 Cannon Dual Axis Rod Holders. In excellent condition. Come with track bases. Asking $75/piece also have two grab rail mounts for $15/piece
  4. 455mhz side imaging "may" get you to 100ft. far from the 200-250 distance I typically run my big boards. These combo transducers...ie...the ones that do chirp, DI, and SI don't do anything particular well. they do all of it mediocre. I tried one. Found the info less useful than my Airmar P58 traditional transducer which cost 1/3 the price. Im not willing to sacrifice accurate wide angle sonar covering directly under the boat to get mediocre 100ft side imaging/downimaging/traditional sonar. If it works for you that's great. I didn't increase my productivity and reduced my regular sonar capabilities.
  5. It’s showing you stuff. I’m not disputing that. But given the frequency range of SI transducers and the power output of that Humminbird I don’t think it’s giving you the distance you think it does
  6. Side imaging isn’t showing you what’s out that far. Not even close. Atleast it didn’t for me when I used it with my boards 200ft off each side. In theory it sounds awesome. I fell for it. Tried it. And the performance wasn’t there. And I was stuck with a DI SI transducer that didn’t give me any data that I couldn’t acquire with a regular transducer
  7. For trolling there are much better options than down or side imaging in my opinion. The key with trolling is seeing what is under / around your boat. And the key to that is CONE ANGLE. DI and SI transducers have extremely narrow cone angles...giving you limited coverage area. You are much better off using traditional or mid band chirp transducers with wide cone angles to see what's going on around you in a trolling application. At least in my opinion. Its like comparing your view through a rifle scope on 3x vs 25x. Your field of view is much smaller with narrow cone angles. DI, SI, high band chirp transducers typically have cone angles under 20*. A traditional 50 or 77khz transducer pumping out 1000watts of power will have a cone angle 45*. Youre gonna see a lot more.
  8. if you already have hydraulic steering you are in great shape. You can buy any system from the big names...Raymarine, Garmin, Simrad...etc. Im partial to the Garmin systems and their shadow drive hydraulic pump. I think its smoother and has better software than my Raymarine Evolution. When i originally installed autopilot on my boat I had cable steering So i went with a Raymarine Evolution Sport Pilot system. Two years ago I switched to hydraulic steering so I was kind of forced to stick with a Raymarine pump to use with my Raymarine CPU and control head. But If i was starting from scratch I would try to pair your autopilot system with whatever type of sonar you are running. It makes integration of the autopilot into the chart plotter much easier. However there are ways to working around non matching brands. For example..I have my Raymarine Evolution autopilot integrated with my Garmin chart plotter.
  9. for jigging you may benefit from down imaging and chirp sonar. you get much better detail and target separation with chirp. the depth you plan on jigging will determine the band of chirp you want. high band chirp is going to give you the most detail, but is best for shallow water. Mid band chirp will give less detail and target separation, but is better for deeper water. Low band chirp is for "very deep" water....800-1200ft etc. what depths do you plan on fishing?
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