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Re: Livescope install [Re: Sealyon] #13662806 08/10/20 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Sealyon
Does anybody know if I need to update my software to make this thing work?
93sv echo map...thanks


Yes, you will (at least very likely). Congrats on the purchase!

A few lessons i learned, it is entirely up to you on what works best.

1. Tried the PVC ram mount option and did not like it. not stable enough for me and requires two hands to set up and take down.
2. Graph, you will soon be wanting it way higher - say 12 to 18 inches
3. zip ties, easy but switch to electrical tape.
4. zero degree mount, much better than the offset mount they come with. makes it easier to find your jig.
5. 93sv - auto hide the menu at the bottom to increase available screen size. you can make this adjustment in settings. the new software update makes it easier to adjust depth, forward view, and gain.

Good luck!


**My 2021 Goal is to fish my first crappie tourney!** Send me your advice....

1997 Nitro Savage 896, 200 HP Mercury EFI, Garmin Force, Garmin GPSMAP 1022 w/ Livescope, Garmin 93sv UHD (x2)
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Re: Livescope install [Re: ThaDudeAbides] #13662821 08/10/20 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by ThaDudeAbides
Originally Posted by Sealyon
Does anybody know if I need to update my software to make this thing work?
93sv echo map...thanks


Yes, you will (at least very likely). Congrats on the purchase!

A few lessons i learned, it is entirely up to you on what works best.

1. Tried the PVC ram mount option and did not like it. not stable enough for me and requires two hands to set up and take down.
2. Graph, you will soon be wanting it way higher - say 12 to 18 inches
3. zip ties, easy but switch to electrical tape.
4. zero degree mount, much better than the offset mount they come with. makes it easier to find your jig.
5. 93sv - auto hide the menu at the bottom to increase available screen size. you can make this adjustment in settings. the new software update makes it easier to adjust depth, forward view, and gain.

Good luck!

Thank you sir !!

Re: Livescope install [Re: ThaDudeAbides] #13662845 08/10/20 04:50 PM
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Dude - what did you change to, since you didn't like the PVC option? Other 'commercial' options are $$...mo money, mo money.

Re: Livescope install [Re: Sealyon] #13662902 08/10/20 05:19 PM
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On my mount from Fishing specialties , the cable runs inside the aluminum shaft,

My install was relatively painless , only a couple of hours .


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Re: Livescope install [Re: Sealyon] #13663092 08/10/20 07:36 PM
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ha ha, good work on that. I started, then packed it up and went back to the shop and had them put it in for me. Did not have the patience. You will love it.


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Re: Livescope install [Re: Sealyon] #13663099 08/10/20 07:42 PM
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zip ties beats elec tape in Texas,.... 2cents

Re: Livescope install [Re: flogORfish] #13664141 08/11/20 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by flogORfish
Dude - what did you change to, since you didn't like the PVC option? Other 'commercial' options are $$...mo money, mo money.


I went with the LS pole mount from Liftsaver (Blue Nitro on this forum). Shut up and Fish has a quality one, also look at Fishing Specialties or SeeLite. yes, they are more money but why spend two grand + on the electronics and then skimp on the install.

Some people never tire of the PVC ram mount option, it just wasn't for me.


**My 2021 Goal is to fish my first crappie tourney!** Send me your advice....

1997 Nitro Savage 896, 200 HP Mercury EFI, Garmin Force, Garmin GPSMAP 1022 w/ Livescope, Garmin 93sv UHD (x2)
Re: Livescope install [Re: Sealyon] #13664173 08/11/20 03:50 PM
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Is anyone else running the zero degree offset mount on the transducer? I’ve read several mixed reviews on whether or not it actually makes a difference when mounting the transducer to a dedicated pole mount rather than the trolling motor shaft. I’m still running the factory angled transducer mount on a poleducer but was curious if it would help to switch to the zero offset.

Re: Livescope install [Re: Sealyon] #13665101 08/12/20 12:18 PM
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I just finished installing mine. Pulling the wires through the hull sucked, but otherwise so issues. I mounted my graph on a balzout mount which moves it up about a foot off the deck, still get a sore neck after a few hours looking down. My pvc pole works great, easy to put in and stow for running. Your gonna love it!

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