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#11271308 - 12/08/15 10:36 PM Getting side scan leveled out
John-Mark Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/13/13
Posts: 427
Loc: Kilgore Tx
Am I the only big guy out there? Lol
I have my structure scan sonar mounted level on the transom ... Well when I'm alone ... 75% of the time... My boat "leans" a little to the right haha
So when trolling around graphing I get a great right side image and [censored] on left side... Has anyone else set their structure scan off level to account for the lean? It's not a huge deal because I troll most of the time looking right anyways... But it would be nice to have equally as great an image on both left and right... However my right side image is so dead on I don't really wanna mess it up...
Guess I could always load a couple of cases of water on my left side storage haha
Just curious is all if anyone else has had this issue...
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#11271315 - 12/08/15 10:42 PM Re: Getting side scan leveled out [Re: John-Mark]
grout-scout Online   content
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Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 5418
Loc: Boerne, Texas
Nope, never had that problem. Maybe you need to put heavier junk on the opposite side of the boat to balance it. It would ride better too.

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#11271358 - 12/08/15 11:26 PM Re: Getting side scan leveled out [Re: John-Mark]
Bobby Milam Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 2014
Loc: Arlington
are you sure it isn't your engine being trimmed down causing interference? my boat leans but the left view on my screen is always from the motor

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#11271367 - 12/08/15 11:50 PM Re: Getting side scan leveled out [Re: John-Mark]
John-Mark Offline
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Registered: 04/13/13
Posts: 427
Loc: Kilgore Tx
Hmm never thought of that? Gonna trim up next time out and report back
Thanks for the tip it is mounted to the right of the motor so that makes sense
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#11271711 - 12/09/15 08:37 AM Re: Getting side scan leveled out [Re: John-Mark]
airforcefishin Offline
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Registered: 01/16/13
Posts: 1247
Loc: Houston, tx
^^ yep I have to trim up if I plan on using the left side
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#11272197 - 12/09/15 11:42 AM Re: Getting side scan leveled out [Re: John-Mark]
ifeliciano Offline
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Registered: 07/29/07
Posts: 415
Loc: Mansfield/Arlington, TX
Buy a cheap angle finder and with your boat in the water with you at the helm. Measure and record your bow to stern angle, and your port to starboard angle. When you go home put the angle finder back on the boat and adjust your trailer until the angles match the recorded angles done on the water.

Once that is done, adjust your x-ducer to level.

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#11272281 - 12/09/15 12:26 PM Re: Getting side scan leveled out [Re: ifeliciano]
1hoghunter Offline
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Registered: 02/10/09
Posts: 41
Loc: Texas Panhandle
Brilliant
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#11272342 - 12/09/15 01:17 PM Re: Getting side scan leveled out [Re: John-Mark]
shotgunwilly Offline
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Registered: 06/22/08
Posts: 686
I guarantee you it's not the boat leaning causing the bad image. A slight angle like that wouldn't have a noticeable affect. Your engine or jackplate is probably interfering with the image if your transducer is on the right. You may have to lower the transducer.


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#11273488 - 12/09/15 10:35 PM Re: Getting side scan leveled out [Re: John-Mark]
John-Mark Offline
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Registered: 04/13/13
Posts: 427
Loc: Kilgore Tx
Reporting back I trimmed up 1/4 and boom perfect image
I could re mount but not a big deal.... Don't want more screw holes and it isn't any trouble
Thanks guys i thought from looking that it was far enough down but I always look at my boat outside the trimmed up but trimming it all the way down it just barely gets in the way...
Little touch on the trim and picture is great now
Again thanks simple fix!
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#11273495 - 12/09/15 10:38 PM Re: Getting side scan leveled out [Re: John-Mark]
David Burton Offline
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Registered: 07/14/11
Posts: 1500
Loc: McKinney, TX
Good Deal! Glad to hear you didn't have to change anything. Now, all you need is a jack plate, and you won't ever have to worry about it! wink
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#11273498 - 12/09/15 10:40 PM Re: Getting side scan leveled out [Re: David Burton]
John-Mark Offline
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Registered: 04/13/13
Posts: 427
Loc: Kilgore Tx
Originally Posted By: David Burton
Good Deal! Glad to hear you didn't have to change anything. Now, all you need is a jack plate, and you won't ever have to worry about it! wink


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#11273531 - 12/09/15 11:14 PM Re: Getting side scan leveled out [Re: John-Mark]
Bobby Milam Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 2014
Loc: Arlington
Glad to know it worked and you didn't have to take the drastic measure of losing weight.

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