Your Marine Water Heater Specialists Explain How Imaging Sonar Helps You Locate the Fish
Raritan Engineering Company your marine water heater analysts would like to share with you these topics we thought would be of interest to you this month regarding how to make imaging sonar your new fishing partner.
When Humminbird introduced side-imaging sonar for recreational boats more than 10 years ago, no one knew where the technology could take us. Your marine water heater dynamos know that today’s imaging, or scanning, sonar, available from a half-dozen electronics brands, can ping to the side, downward or literally all around the boat with photolike quality.
The technology expansion drove prices down, too. Imaging sonar now comes on units that cost as little as $150. Your water heaters for boats specialists want you to ask, just how does imaging sonar work? Why is it monochromatic? And can it help an angler find fish?
Simple but Different
Most anglers understand how traditional sonar works. A transducer – mounted on the transom, in the hull or through the hull – emits sound waves using one or more ceramic elements that are usually round in shape.
Your boat water heater installation professionals know that the transducer sends out sound at a specified frequency that radiates toward the ocean bottom in a cone shape – narrow at the top and wide at the bottom, like a flashlight beam.
Those marks, which show as yellow or red blobs or arches, usually against a white or blue background, help anglers know that fish swim nearby.
Your boat water heater experts know that imaging sonar likewise employs a transducer with one or more ceramic elements. But the elements are bar-shaped or even cylindrical.
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Your Marine Water Heater Professionals Continues to Prepare You Immediately for Using Your Imaging Sonar
Side, Down or 3-D
Imaging-sonar transducers angled to both sides of the boat capture slices left and right. Those slices usually create arcs that measure 60 to 85 degrees, meaning the display will show returns starting near surface level and down to that angle.
When side and down views combine, anglers can see photolike displays of everything from the surface to directly below the boat on both sides.
The 3-D products help anglers better decipher what imaging sonar shows. Your marine water heater installation analysts feel that historically, side-scan sonar has been tough for anglers to read. In addition, because imaging sonar cuts a slice of the water column, the boat must be moving (albeit slowly) to really paint a complete view.
That monochrome palette and its slightly 3-D presentation (showing relief using shadow) for side and down views can also confuse anglers who are more familiar with bright colors distinguishing fish and structure.
Manufacturers also suggest using a split-screen view on a multifunction display to show down-scan views next to traditional sonar, or to show side- and down-scan views side by side.
Ten years from now, where will imaging sonar have taken us? I can only assume that the 3-D underwater view will be positively lifelike.
So don’t forget these helpful tips on why imaging sonar is a great fishing partner. 1) Even though it is different, it is very easy to use; 2) this technology is very cost-effective; and 3) it gives you a more complete view of your fishing targets.
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