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#10909591 - 06/10/15 07:15 PM Pitchin' the bouy...
Tx_ThumpAddict Offline
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I recently upgraded to a elite 5 chirp unit.and I'm having trouble landing on top of my target.with my other unit(elite 4xdsi) I had no problem. I'm Guessing the cone is larger. Anybody care to shares any tips or tricks.my transducer is on back of boat.
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#10915193 - 06/13/15 04:37 PM Re: Pitchin' the bouy... [Re: Tx_ThumpAddict]
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Anyone confused
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#10915353 - 06/13/15 06:22 PM Re: Pitchin' the bouy... [Re: Tx_ThumpAddict]
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I use both of mine the GPS at the Console gets me close ; my front one gets me dead on that's when I mark it BINGO thumb did ya keep your 4 dedicate it to your TM ?
Originally Posted By: Grenadaslabs
Anyone confused
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#10915412 - 06/13/15 06:49 PM Re: Pitchin' the bouy... [Re: Tx_ThumpAddict]
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I just finished installing it on my trolling motor,do you throw A bouy on first pass then pass back over with front unit? In relation to where the brush is on your screen where do you pitch your bouy? At front middle or back of boat( when using console unit) thanks for input cheers
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#10915418 - 06/13/15 06:53 PM Re: Pitchin' the bouy... [Re: Tx_ThumpAddict]
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I throw behind the boat.
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#10916139 - 06/14/15 08:42 AM Re: Pitchin' the bouy... [Re: Tx_ThumpAddict]
crappiegetter Offline
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I like to throw A bouy on first pass then pass back over with front unit dead on and remark it wink
Originally Posted By: Grenadaslabs
I just finished installing it on my trolling motor,do you throw A bouy on first pass then pass back over with front unit? In relation to where the brush is on your screen where do you pitch your bouy? At front middle or back of boat( when using console unit) thanks for input cheers
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#10916572 - 06/14/15 02:06 PM Re: Pitchin' the bouy... [Re: Tx_ThumpAddict]
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Mark it on gps. Drive back over it INTO the wind. When you see it appear on the screen, wait til it disappears and pitch buoy right over rear of the boat. Not far, just behind the motor. The buoy will be just upwind of the pile and you'll be able to fish comfortably without running over the buoy with your trolling motor.
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#10916641 - 06/14/15 02:59 PM Re: Pitchin' the bouy... [Re: Jacob]
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Originally Posted By: Jacob
Mark it on gps. Drive back over it INTO the wind. When you see it appear on the screen, wait til it disappears and pitch buoy right over rear of the boat. Not far, just behind the motor. The buoy will be just upwind of the pile and you'll be able to fish comfortably without running over the buoy with your trolling motor.


Exactly the way I do it thumb
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#10916679 - 06/14/15 03:21 PM Re: Pitchin' the bouy... [Re: Tx_ThumpAddict]
Tommy Ezell Offline
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Once you've marked a point correctly and you know it's directly on cover drive back over it. You can adjust your screen speed accordingly at that point. Screen speed is most likely the problem.

Heck you can drive by a pylon, no wake bouy or visible timber as well to check screen speed.


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#10917255 - 06/14/15 09:02 PM Re: Pitchin' the bouy... [Re: Tx_ThumpAddict]
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Tommy is there a way to adjust screen speed or I just adapt to it and get my timing right ? And thank you guys for your tips and input cool
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#10917259 - 06/14/15 09:04 PM Re: Pitchin' the bouy... [Re: Tx_ThumpAddict]
Jacob Offline
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I know on my Elite-5 DSI there is no adjustment. Key is to get the right speed while graphing. 3 to 3.5mph is best
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#10917309 - 06/14/15 09:28 PM Re: Pitchin' the bouy... [Re: Tx_ThumpAddict]
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Now you've got me confused. Are you using down scan or 2D because I don't get a picture until the rear of the boat passes over the object and if I waited until the pic was off the screen, I'd miss my target a long ways. I generally pitch my bouy over the motor just as soon as I see the object appear on the screen.

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#10917333 - 06/14/15 09:41 PM Re: Pitchin' the bouy... [Re: bush hog]
Tommy Ezell Offline
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+1 on pitching as soon as it's seen as I drive into wind.


I just looked at my Elite 5 dsi that is the older model and it does not have screen speed adjustments. This one is on my kayak.

My HDS units on my boat have this option. I'd scan visible cover and start there to see when cover is shown and as also suggested find that speed sweet spot to get the best picture.

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#10917351 - 06/14/15 09:50 PM Re: Pitchin' the bouy... [Re: Tx_ThumpAddict]
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Thanks guys flehan
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#10917386 - 06/14/15 10:09 PM Re: Pitchin' the bouy... [Re: bush hog]
Jacob Offline
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Originally Posted By: bush hog
Now you've got me confused. Are you using down scan or 2D because I don't get a picture until the rear of the boat passes over the object and if I waited until the pic was off the screen, I'd miss my target a long ways. I generally pitch my bouy over the motor just as soon as I see the object appear on the screen.


Sorry, I may have been unclear. Wait til you see the brush pile end, this is usually when it disappears for me because I keep my gps/sonar split and on a 5" screen, there's not much room!

Like in this pic, I would have thrown the buoy right when the pic was taken.
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