Simrad Evo 3 help setting custom depth

I need some help with my Simrad Evo 3 setting the custom depth.  I can use it and zoom on the bottom up to 8X, but if I am in deeper water it reads fine with 8X zoom.  I then try and set upper depth and lower depth, so say in 150m of water, I set the upper depth to 100m and the lower depth to 170m but it doesn't read.  I have the same problem with my Elite TI so I must be doing something wrong.  Any suggestions?

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Tackle west

Mon, 2021-07-26 19:33

Go and talk to Luke at Tackle West in Beckinham, he is the Simrad guru

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Tue, 2021-07-27 07:11

will do, I can't work it out.

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 Give this a try (for Elie Ti

Tue, 2021-07-27 08:20

 Give this a try (for Elie Ti manual P60)


Use the Sonar menu options to set up the image. When the cursor

is active, some options on the Sonar menu are replaced with cursor

mode features. Select Clear cursor to return to the normal Sonar


The range

The range setting determines the water depth that is visible on the


Auto range

By default, the range is set to Auto. With Auto, the system

automatically displays the whole range from the water surface to

the bottom. Auto is the preferred setting for most fish finding sonar


Preset range levels

Allows for the selection of a specific depth range that is not tied to

the depth of the water.

Custom range

This option allows you to manually set both upper and lower range


Note: Setting a custom range puts the sonar in manual

mode. If the bottom is well beyond the lower range set,



Cheers John


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Thanks John

Tue, 2021-07-27 17:27

Its with Custom range that I have difficulty.  Say in 120 metres, I set upper range limit to 90 metres and lower range limit to 140 metres so the actual depth is in the middle, and I don't get a picture.

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 Hey Wagyl , After you set

Wed, 2021-07-28 04:08

 Hey Wagyl , 

After you set you upper and lower limits from memory there is a side bar that you can drag the shaded area down to the bottom and get the reading , if that makes sense.


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OK, so

Wed, 2021-07-28 13:44

that might be the answer, thanks for that, Cheers


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I think when you've got a

Sun, 2021-08-01 11:54

I think when you've got a custom range the unit doesn t automatically zoom in on the bottom. Like someone said you'll have to drag down the viewable section. Or zoom out and you should see the bottom.