Which FF and GPS are you using?

Jskd82

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Jun 19, 2019
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Jason
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Fiberform
I have a Furuno fcv 585 with 1kw 50/200hz thru hull transducer but having some issues with it losing bottom anywhere from 90-130 fathoms. Also looking to buy a new GPS.... curious to see what you guys are using for our deep waters.
 

yakmandan

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May 30, 2007
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638
AZ.
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DAN
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19ft Bayrunner Baja
Sinrad go9 with Total scan transducer I've had it for a year and a half. I'm still learning all it's functions but starting to get it dialed in.
 

Jskd82

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Jun 19, 2019
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Hawaii
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Jason
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Fiberform
Sinrad go9 with Total scan transducer I've had it for a year and a half. I'm still learning all it's functions but starting to get it dialed in.
What's the deepest you have seen it pick up? I'm hoping it's just settings on mine that's messing it up.
 

yakmandan

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May 30, 2007
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DAN
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19ft Bayrunner Baja
200+ ft but I'm usually not looking any deeper than 250. I'll check it out on Thursday and report back. I'm still learning the unit. I'm sure there's others here that have theirs dialed in and can give better feedback.
 

kapnd

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Jul 22, 2007
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haleiwa Hawaii
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don
Boat
ss minnow
The 585 with 1 kw should read bottom in the thousands of feet.
check your connections and grounding, make sure the transducer is not painted over with copper containing bottom paint.
If you don’t have a manual, download one and make sure your installation and setup is kosher, and not suffering from interference from other sources.
The 585 is not new tech, but it sets the standard in my mind for what a real depth finder should do!
 
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KD4

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Jun 16, 2020
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Kailua
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Kepa
Boat
Kili’opu
On my old boat I ran a Simrad set up after years of Garmins. It took away to get it dialed in, but once we did it went well. My new boat came with a Raymarine system that while amazing and powerful, will take a fair amount of time to get used to in the coming weeks. I’m running 3 transducers with straight down and 2 sides which are an interesting change of pace.
 

MauiGage

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Mar 11, 2018
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MauiGage
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26' Twin Vee 'Manu-o-Kū'
How's your batteries? My mechanic told me that electronics start acting weird once the battery is losing kick. Just to share...aloha.
 
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mahi

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Jan 5, 2005
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laguna niguel
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Bob
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Henriques 28 Express
Stick with Furuno. 585 and Family are good sounders.
Which transducer are you using?
Show a pic of the display.
There are a variety of adjustments. I hope you run in Manual mode and not in Auto.