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By Mark Morris - Posted on 20 August 2010

RAY, I WAS READING AN ARTICLE IN THE CRAPPIE ANGLER MAGAZINE ABOUT SIDEIMAGING.. THE ARTICLE SAID SI DOESN'T WOEK PROPERLY AT SPEEDS OF UNDER 3 MILES PER HOUR. I HADN'T HEARD THIS BEFORE BUT MAYBE THATS WHY MY VIEWS ARE NOT AS CLEAR AS THE ONES YOU POST ON CRAPPIE 101. MY TRANSDUCER IS ON MY TROLLING MOTOR, AND I NEVER GO 3 MPH WITH THE TROLLING MOTOR DOWN.THIS WAS KINDA SURPRISING INFO. ANYBODY GOT A DIFFERANT INSITE ON THIS. THANKS MARK MORRIS

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Hey Mark as you know I run the SI on both the TM and the transom. The TM Si is just as effective as long as it is tuned as evidenced by as many as half of the images I have posted came from the TM SI. If you want clear images from the TM at lower speeds you will need to adjust the chart speed down to accommodate the lower speed and keep the trolling motor straight. So just set the chart speed to actual mph speed +1 and you will get clear images. All that said the optimum speed for SI out of the box is 3 to 5 MPH.

Ray

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If you don't keep your tm straight you won't get a very good image on your screen

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If you have it mounted on your tm,you could be gettin backwash from the prop.

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THANKS FOR THE FEEDBACK GUYS. YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE SCOOP FROM THIS SITE. MARK

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