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Bad reading from new transducer #13450195 02/24/20 09:14 PM
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I just installed a totalscan for my Lowrance hds 7 gen 3. The bottom of the lake is showing up as really wavy. Any idea how to fix this?

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Re: Bad reading from new transducer [Re: Stankygato] #13450238 02/24/20 09:45 PM
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Mine looks like that when the boat is rocking side to side causing the transducer angle with the bottom to change. Were you setting still?


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Re: Bad reading from new transducer [Re: Boomerbrewer] #13450467 02/25/20 12:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Boomerbrewer
Mine looks like that when the boat is rocking side to side causing the transducer angle with the bottom to change. Were you setting still?



It was doing this at multiple speeds, and settings

Re: Bad reading from new transducer [Re: Stankygato] #13450543 02/25/20 01:48 AM
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What makes you think the lake bottom is flat?

Re: Bad reading from new transducer [Re: Stankygato] #13450756 02/25/20 12:43 PM
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looks like a lake bottom to me.
maybe your old one had the bad reading?
if you are bobbing at all you will get that too, does not take much with as sensitive as sonar is now.


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Re: Bad reading from new transducer [Re: Stankygato] #13450788 02/25/20 01:13 PM
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Photo looks fine to me.


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Re: Bad reading from new transducer [Re: Stankygato] #13451107 02/25/20 06:20 PM
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Maybe its better then the last 1.

Re: Bad reading from new transducer [Re: T Bird] #13451132 02/25/20 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by T Bird
Photo looks fine to me.


What he said,... fish

Re: Bad reading from new transducer [Re: Stankygato] #13456691 03/01/20 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Stankygato
I just installed a totalscan for my Lowrance hds 7 gen 3. The bottom of the lake is showing up as really wavy. Any idea how to fix this?


is this a joke?
hmmm

Re: Bad reading from new transducer [Re: Stankygato] #13456959 03/02/20 12:57 AM
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Fished Saturday and on the windless side of a bridge the bottom looked pretty smooth, on the windy side with chop up to white capping it looked like your screenshot.

Re: Bad reading from new transducer [Re: Oldrabbit] #13457049 03/02/20 02:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Oldrabbit
Fished Saturday and on the windless side of a bridge the bottom looked pretty smooth, on the windy side with chop up to white capping it looked like your screenshot.


I notice a definite difference in mine fishing up a cove vs. main lake. I also noticed the "bumpy" bottom and had to do a quick experiment to make sure it was in fact the waves on the boat. Today's depth finders are amazing!


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