Transducer Upgrade with Sounder Shots

 Recently upgraded the sounder on the Regulator from 1 kW to 3 kW. Went with a wet faced, keel mounted R509 with Garmin GSD26 black box, hooked up to 2 x 16 inch monitors. 

 

Had to cut a bloody massive hole in the keel of a new boat and semi recess the tranny to ensure it was sitting down a few inched into clean water...hard to do, but we wanted the best results so this is what it took based on my research. All Marine Services did the install, too big a job for me, they did a bloody nice job. 

 

 

Finally got the chance to test it out on the weekend, and results exceeded expectation. In shitty conditions well off shore, we did not hit a speed or depth that did not result in a pretty good image, all on FULL AUTO with no adjustment of any settings.  

 

41 knots in shallow. 

500m deep. Nice fish, two vertical lines are waypoints, will go back and have a crack at these.  

1000m deep. 

1600m was as deep as went, Still pinging away happily. 

 

 

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trailer mods needed?

Mon, 2019-02-11 14:30

 most issues with mounting a fairing block in trailer boats, apart from having actual hull space to do it, revolve around actually getting it on the trailer. certainly returning a good picture.

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 certainly a good pic out

Mon, 2019-02-11 14:53

 certainly a good pic out bloody deep. im assuming you were out in the trench. 

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Yep, in the trench. It was

Mon, 2019-02-11 15:01

Yep, in the trench. It was interesting to see the Deep Scattering Layer, which was nearly 100m thick from 350-450m......We have never had a sounder powerful enough to pick it up before.

 

Would be good to be out there at night and see it come up towards the surface....hopefully together with a Sword...... 

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 Nice one John. Great result!

Mon, 2019-02-11 15:06

 Nice one John. Great result!

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jeesarz fark me,

Mon, 2019-02-11 15:08

you wont need a rod and reel with that transducer, you could just microwave the fuckerZ, and they'd pop up medium-to-well done!

awesome vessel and set up, very jelly.

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 Bloody hell John, you going

Mon, 2019-02-11 16:26

 Bloody hell John, you going into competition with the pros mate ? Either that or you are building some new naval submarine detection system.

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Deep fish

Mon, 2019-02-11 16:48

 Hey John is that fish in your last pic between 1250-1500m ?? If so what are they ?? 

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 Geezus you dont do things by

Mon, 2019-02-11 18:29

 Geezus you dont do things by halves do you.

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Extreme

Mon, 2019-02-11 19:03

We need an  'extreme' forum board.

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 Thankfully I have two other

Mon, 2019-02-11 20:01

 Thankfully I have two other blokes as dumb as me (co-owners) to share the costs with.....

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Flash

Mon, 2019-02-11 21:35

 

Bit flash John.

Takes some guts to cut a hole like that in a new boat

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Awsome

Mon, 2019-02-11 21:33

Now that's the shit John. Well done. I'm impressed  

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Great job!

Tue, 2019-02-12 08:07

 Show the yanks up! Lol

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1600m....some power there,

Tue, 2019-02-12 12:07

1600m....some power there, unreel!

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no marlin? 

Wed, 2019-02-13 20:22

no marlin?

 

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Asks the bloke with a marlin

Fri, 2019-02-22 21:14

Asks the bloke with a marlin in his arms.... 

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 no.....

Thu, 2019-02-14 18:00

 no.....

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