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How's your Garmin SV ?

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Hi all,

I have a Garmin echomap SV 73 plus. The 2D sonar and CV are ( to my eye ) sharp and crisp. The side view not so much. If I go past a rock pile on the bottom I can see that there is something there but I can't really pick out rocks. If I go past a cement block on the bottom I don't really see it, same with uprights on docks. I have tried numerous adjustments but don't see a big difference. The transducer in on the transom, I thought maybe motor interference so I raised the motor and moved along with just the TM, no real difference. 

Before I call Garmin I was wondering, Is there a particular setting that you finds works better, and how much detail should I expect to see using SV?

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                                                                        Jim

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I don't know how the Gs work but I see better sometimes with my Ls by changing frequency.

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Dosen't sound right. 

I have a 7sv on the bow and a 93sv on the console and both do great. 

I adjust my scoll speed to match my boat speed as much as possible and they both do a good job. 

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On default settings my 93SV is great, I'll get some pics tomorrow while I'm out with my boys.

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6 hours ago, Junger said:

On default settings my 93SV is great, I'll get some pics tomorrow while I'm out with my boys.

Thanks

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If you haven't, limit your sidevu distance to 40 or 50 feet.

 

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^^^^^^ this. The shorter you have the distance set the better the image will be. 

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I've tried keeping the range to 40-50 ft. and every other adjustment I can think of.

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Interesting. My step dad just got a 93sv non plus and everything was great out of the box. 

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8 hours ago, jbmaine said:

Thanks

Unfortunately, my fishfinder battery was drained, thought it was charged but when I got out there it was not.

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20 minutes ago, Junger said:

Unfortunately, my fishfinder battery was drained, thought it was charged but when I got out there it was not.

Thanks for the effort.

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UPDATE-- I was out on a clear body of water today and the SV was amazing. I was picking up rocks, logs, 50+ feet out. I can only assume the lake I was having SV issues on had so much silt, weeds, floating in the water column, it was distorting the image.

                       Thanks again for the input everyone.

                                                     Jim

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Thanks for the update and glad everything worked out.

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