sounder queery

hey all. just a quick question to see people's thoughts. I have a furuno 600l sounder on my boat. the transducer is installed on the left side of the boat. i like the sounder very much but the only thing is traveling at speed it gets lots of interference, could this be because its on the left and not the right. it reads the bottom depth ok no matter how fast i go but i get lots of mixed data on the screen. my motor sits out on a pod and its got about 500mm between the motor and the transducer. should i move the transducer to the right hand side. does anyone own the same sounder apart form andy  that has any ideas


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Interference

Mon, 2008-02-18 18:00

Probably electrical intereference from the motor, the side of the boat shouldnt have any bearing although your transducer cable should be kept away from the electrical cables from the motor which are probbaly on the right, so I would say leave it where it is unless the water is not clean as it passes under the transducer then relocate on the same side of the boat

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not sure really at a nice

Mon, 2008-02-18 18:08

not sure really at a nice slow speed of up to 10km its fine but if i start to move more it just gets scrambled. im thinking it may be ari bubbles but not entirely sure. the power cables are on the opposite side of the cable.

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transducer

Mon, 2008-02-18 18:10

Mike it doubt be interference because that its the only cable running up the port side of your boat. Have a play with transducer height. mine cable runs next to my engine harness without any interference. I played with the height on the new boat and it reads at 40kts. Ring me after work one day and ill tell ya how to measure transducer height.
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you around

Mon, 2008-02-18 18:13

you home now dude.  its just been getting worse lately and its killing me

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Rain

Mon, 2008-02-18 18:16

yer mate im home, but not going outside. ill need to swim to the carport where the boat is if it keeps raining.

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fair enough

Mon, 2008-02-18 18:20

hey i just looked at the prop too on mine. the nut was loosish. not the bearing at all. had to take it off cause i hit a cray pot float the other day. did a bit of bending again. hey also how have you chnaged your back ground colour and also can you minus colours out light light blue and green. the manua doesnt really tel me much. hows the storms hey got to be hurting you.

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na its not that bad were we

Mon, 2008-02-18 18:49

na its not that bad were we are, just a bit of rain. did tightening it take out the play? prob just that plastic hub suffering from a bit of wear. I dunno how i did it ill have a look at my settings, scott plays with it a fair bit. ill ring ya tomorow after work.
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Try!

Thu, 2008-02-21 10:35

Mike,

 

Most transducers have been installed on the rights hand side (starboard) that i've had on previous boats, changing over may help as it maybe taking prop water.

As for reducing the blue signals, use your SL (signal level) button and increase that level to eliminate the blue (try to leave one shade of blue if possible). Back ground colour can be changed in Menu, i think its called Background Hue or something.....you have that option in that unit!

 

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If you read the installation

Thu, 2008-02-21 10:42

If you read the installation guide for installing your transducer you will see why most are installed on the starboard side it has to do with which way your prop spins