Question about Furuno FCV-582L GPS Receiver
Ability to read the bottom at speed depends on several variables. Output
strength of the sounder trasducer (usually need a 1 KW to get constant
bottom readings in deeper water), placement and fairing of the tranducer
and any bottom appendages that may create disturbed water (air) over
the transducer face. Transducers can also go bad over time.
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Posted on Jun 02, 2010
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The FCV585 automatically knows if it connected to 600w or 1kw. That setting has to do with the accu-fish feature. Speaking of the accu-fish feature, make sure it is turned off as it will use both the 50 and 200hz even if you have the unit set to one frequency.
What mode do you have the FCV-585 operating in? If in auto, it will automatically set gain as needed to show the bottom. To actually see a few fish you'll have to operate in some sort of zoom mode since in the full depth view there are too few pixels to show more than a dot (for example 600 vertical pixels showing 600 feet of water is just one pixel per foot of water, hence one fish will likely light just one pixel if at all, while a big dense school of fish will light up a 'cloud').
Is your transducer mounted properly, i.e. away from turbulence and angled properly?
Operating in AUTO mode is not going to do it for you. Your best performance at the limits of your machine's capabilities will only be achieved by fine tuning your gear in the MANUAL mode. You must set your RANGE manually to the desired depth. You must set your machine to 50kHz (or both 50/200) for the extreme depths (from a recreational point of view) you are interested in fishing. You must manually adjust your GAIN to higher and higher levels after you stop your boat out on the grounds. You may find that ZOOMING in on a narrow depth range of perhaps 30 feet will help. In this mode, your screen will display the bottom and only the water column 30 feet above it.
You may have good equipment, but there are limits. You may be expecting too much detail (fish) at the depths you are in. Adjust your gain and range manually and you really ought to be able to get a reading in stuff so deep you wouldn't even think about fishing in. It comes to a point and depth when auto functions are of a hindrance. Same goes with radar.
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Posted on Jun 02, 2010
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