Hook2 Series
Operator Manual
5 HDI, 5 TS, 7X GPS TS, 7 HDI, 7 TS, 9 TS, 9 HDI,
and 12 TS
ENGLISH
Preface
Disclaimer
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It is the owner’s sole responsibility to install and use the equipment
in a manner that will not cause accidents, personal injury or
property damage. The user of this product is solely responsible for
observing safe boating practices.
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Navico product references
This manual can refer to the following Navico products:
• DownScan Imaging™ (DownScan)
• DownScan Overlay™ (Overlay)
• StructureMap™ (StructureMap)
• StructureScan® (StructureScan)
Compliance statements
This equipment complies with:
• CE under 2014/53/EU Directive
• The requirements of level 2 devices of the Radio communications
(Electromagnetic Compatibility) standard 2008
About this manual
This manual is a reference guide for operating the following
Hook2models: 5 HDI, 5 TS, 7X GPS TS, 7 HDI, 7 TS, 9 TS, 9 HDI, and 12
TS. As a result, screenshots of menus and dialogs may not match the
look of your unit.
These units are only capable of the sonar views and frequencies
indicated in the specification included in the transducer’s installation
guide for the transducer provided with the unit. The model is
provided on the front of the unit. The following is a list of models,
the transducer which should be used and the sonar functionality
available.
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• HDI models: The SplitShot transducer should be used which
provides traditional sonar and DownScan functionality.
• TS models: The TripleShot transducer should be used which
provides traditional sonar, DownScan and Side/StructureScan
functionality.
Transducers added via one of the optional transducer adapter
cables will still only have the available views and frequencies that
the display is designed to work with. Airmar transducers are not
supported via the adapter cable.
In the manual, important text that requires special attention from
the reader is emphasized as follows:
Ú Note: Used to draw the reader’s attention to a comment or
some important information.
Warning: Used when it is necessary to warn
personnel that they should proceed carefully to
prevent risk of injury and/or damage to equipment/
personnel.
Manual version
This manual is written for software version 1.0. The manual is
continually updated to match new software releases.
The Software version
The software version currently on this unit can be found in the
About dialog. The About dialog is available in the System Settings.
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Introduction
Front controls
1
4
6
2
3
5
7
1
Pages - Press to activate the Home page.
2
Zoom in/out - Press to zoom the image.
Press both keys simultaneous to create a MOB (Man Over
Board) waypoint at the vessel's position.
Ú Note: Creating a MOB waypoint is not available on 4x
Sonar only models.
3
Arrows - On any full screen page: press to position the
cursor on the image. Press to pan the image in any direction.
On multiple panel pages: press to select a panel.
In menus and dialogs: press to highlight an option.
4
Exit (X) - On a maximized multiple panel page: press to
return to the multiple panel page.
In menus and dialogs: press to return to previous menu level
and to exit a dialog.
5
Menu/Enter - On any full screen page with no menu or
dialog active: press to display the menu.
On multiple panel pages: press to maximize the current
selected panel.
In menus and dialogs: press to confirm a selection.
6
Cursor/Waypoint - Press to activate/deactivate the cursor.
Press and hold to save a waypoint.
7
Power - Press to display the System Controls dialog.
Press and hold to power the unit on/off.
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Micro SD card
Depending on model the card reader is located either on the side or
on the front.
The Home page
The Home page is accessed from any operation by a short press on
the Pages key.
Ú Note: Page icons on the Home page vary with model type.
1
2
3
1
Tools panel - Select a button to access dialogs used for
carrying out a task, or for browsing stored information.
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Application page icons - Select a button to display the
application page.
3
Customize - Activate customize mode to delete or modify
custom pages.
Application pages
1
2
3
4
5
1
Application panel
2
Menu - Panel specific menu.
3
System Controls dialog - Quick access to basic system
settings.
4
Dialog - Information to or input from the user.
5
Alarm message - Displayed if dangerous situations or
system faults occur.
Each application connected to the system is presented on panels.
The application can be presented as a full page, or in combination
with other panels in a multiple panel page.
All application pages are accessed from the Home page.
Custom pages
The system is delivered with one preconfigured custom page, and
you can create your own. All custom pages can be modified and
deleted. To add a custom page, refer to "Adding new custom pages" on
page 20.
To edit or delete a custom page, refer to "Edit or delete custom pages" on
page 21.
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Multiple panel custom pages
You can have up to 4 panels on a custom page. Refer to "Adding new
custom pages" on page 20.
2 panels page
3 panels page
4 panels page
Panel sizes in a multiple panel page can be adjusted from the
System Controls dialog. Refer to "Adjusting the split on multiple panel pages"
on page 21.
• With cursor not active on any panel, switch active panel by using
the Arrow keys. An active panel is indicated with an orange
border.
• Maximize the active panel by pressing the Menu/Enter key. Press
the Exit (X) key to go back to the multiple panel page.
• To display the panel menu, it must first be maximized. Once
maximized, press the Menu/Enter key (again) to display the
menu for the maximized pane. Press the Exit (X) key to close the
menu, press the Exit (X) key again to go back to the multiple
panel page.
• Activate the cursor on the active or maximized panel by pressing
the Cursor/Waypoint key, then use the Arrow keys to position the
cursor. Press the Cursor/Waypoint key again to remove the
cursor.
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Basic operation
System Controls dialog
The System Controls dialog provides quick access to basic system
settings. You display the dialog by making a short press on the
Power key.
The icons displayed on the dialog can vary. For example, the adjust
splits option is only available if you are viewing a multiple panel
page when you open the System Controls dialog.
Activating functions
Select the icon of the function you want to set or toggle on or off.
For those functions that toggle on and off, an orange bar across the
top of the icon indicates the function is activated, as shown in the
Data overlay icon above.
Turning the system on and off
You turn the system on and off by pressing and holding the Power
key. You can also turn the unit off from the System Controls dialog.
If the Power key is released before the shut-down is completed, the
power off process is cancelled.
Standby mode
In Standby mode, the Sonar and the backlight for screen and keys
are turned off to save power. The system continues to run in the
background.
You select Standby mode from the System Controls dialog.
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Switch from Standby mode to normal operation by a short press on
the Power key.
Display illumination
Brightness
The display backlighting can be adjusted at any time from the
System Controls dialog.
You can also cycle the preset backlight levels by short presses on
the Power key.
Night mode
The night mode option optimizes the color palette and backlight for
low light conditions.
Ú Note: Details on the panel may be less visible when the Night
mode is selected.
Stop sonar
Select the Stop sonar option in the System Controls dialog to stop
all sonar from pinging. Use the stop sonar option anytime you want
to disable all sonar but not power off the unit.
Using menus and dialogs
Menus
The menu is used to operate the system and to adjust settings.
Press the Menu/Enter key to display the page menu. Press the
Menu/Enter key again to close the menu.
Use the Arrow keys to highlight a menu option, then press the
Menu/Enter key to confirm the selection.
Scroll bars - activate the scroll bar in the menu and use the Arrow
keys to adjust it. Press the Menu/Enter key to save your adjustment.
The status of the cursor (active vs. inactive) changes the menu
options.
Dialog boxes
Use the Arrow keys to highlight a dialog option, then press the
Menu/Enter key to confirm the selection.
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Numeric and alphanumeric keyboards are automatically displayed
when required for entering user information in dialogs.
A dialog is closed by saving or cancelling the entry. A dialog can
also be closed by pressing the Exit (X) key.
Using the cursor on the panel
The cursor can be used to mark a position, and to select items.
By default, the cursor is not shown on the panel.
Display the cursor by pressing the Cursor/Waypoint key and use the
Arrow keys to move the cursor on the panel.
When the cursor is active on the chart page, the cursor position
window is displayed. The bottom line of the window shows the
distance and heading from the vessel to the cursor.
When the cursor is active on the sonar page, the window also
shows the depth and temperature at the cursor.
To remove the cursor and cursor elements from the panel, press the
Cursor/Waypoint key.
Creating a Man Overboard waypoint
If an emergency situation should occur, you can save a Man
Overboard (MOB) waypoint at the vessel’s current position by
pressing both the Zoom keys simultaneously.
When you activate the MOB function the following actions are
automatically performed:
• A MOB waypoint is created at the vessel’s position
• The display switches to a zoomed panel, centered on the vessel's
position
• The cursor is positioned on the MOB waypoint, and navigation
information to the MOB waypoint is shown in the cursor
information window
Multiple MOB waypoints are saved by repeatedly pressing the zoom
keys. The cursor information window continues to show navigation
information to the initial MOB waypoint until the cursor is moved or
removed from the panel.
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Cancel navigation to MOB
The system continues to display navigational information towards
the MOB waypoint until you cancel the navigation from the menu.
Display MOB waypoint information
You can display MOB information by selecting the MOB waypoint so
the MOB waypoint pop-up is displayed. Open the menu and select
the Info option in the menu.
The MOB waypoint menu option
When an MOB waypoint is activated, you can use the Waypoint
MOB menu option to:
• Move it on the panel
• Edit its attributes
• Delete it
• Goto it
When you select the Edit menu option the Edit Waypoint dialog
opens.
Screen capture
Simultaneously press the Pages key and Power key to take a screen
capture. Screen captures are saved to internal memory.
To view files, refer to "Files" on page 78.
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Customizing your system
Customizing the Home page wallpaper
The Home page's wallpaper can be customized. You can select one
of the pictures included with the system, or you can use your own
picture in .jpg or .png format.
The images can be available on any location that can be seen in the
files browser. When a picture is chosen as the wallpaper, it is
automatically copied to the Wallpaper folder.
Data Overlay
You can have data information as overlay on a page.
Turning Data overlay on and off
You can turn overlay data on or off for any active page by selecting
the Data overlay icon on the System Controls dialog. When Data
overlay is on, an orange bar appears above the icon.
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Edit overlay data
Use the Edit overlay option on the System Controls dialog to access
edit menu options to:
• Add a new data overlay to the active panel.
• Delete a selected data overlay.
• Change a selected data overlay to display different data.
• Configure a selected data overlay appearance (digital or analog,
size, etc.).
• Re-locate an item by selecting it and then the Move menu
option. Use the Arrow keys to move selected item.
Adding new custom pages
A maximum of 9 pages are allowed. You can have up to 4 panels on
a custom page.
1. Select the add page icon on the Home page to open the page
editor dialog
2. Use the Arrow keys to highlight a panel, then press the Menu/
Enter key. The panel is added to the page.
3. (Optional) Repeat step 2 to add additional panels. A maximum
of 4 panels are allowed.
- To change the layout: use the Arrow keys to select the layout
option. Use this option to specify how you want the panels
displayed.
- To remove a panel: use the Arrow keys to select the pane on
the right side of the dialog and to highlight the delete (X) icon
in the top right corner of the panel. Press the Menu/Enter key.
The panel is removed from the pane on the right side of the
dialog.
- To move a panel: use the Arrow keys to select the pane on the
right side of the dialog and to highlight the arrows icon in the
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top left corner of the panel you want to move. Press the
Menu/Enter key. A larger arrows icon is displayed. Use the
Arrow keys to move the highlighted panel. Press the Menu/
Enter key to save your adjustment.
4. Save the page layout.
The system displays the new custom page, and an icon for the new
page is included on the Home page.
Edit or delete custom pages
1. On the Home page, use the Arrow keys to highlight the
customize option and press the Enter/Menu key to turn ON the
customize option.
2. Use the Arrow keys to:
- Select the X option on a custom page icon, and press the
Menu/Enter key to remove the page
- Select the tool option on a custom page icon, and press the
Menu/Enter key to display the page editor dialog
3. Change the layout, add, and remove panels using the custom
page editor dialog. Refer to Step 3 in "Adding new custom pages" on
page 20.
4. Save or discard your changes to leave edit mode.
Adjusting the split on multiple panel pages
1. Open the multiple panel page
2. Quick-press the Power key to open the System Controls dialog
3. Select the adjust splits option. The cursor arrows icon appears
on the multiple panel page.
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4. Use the Arrow keys to move the split to the desired position
5. Press the Menu/Enter key to save the split adjustment.
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Charts
Ú Note: Charts are not available on 7x TS models. Instead the GPS
function is available, refer to "GPS plotter" on page 34.
The chart function displays your vessel’s position relative to land
and other chart objects. On the chart panel you can plan and
navigate routes, and place waypoints.
You can overlay a StructureScan image. Refer to "StructureMap" on
page 70.
The Chart panel
1
Waypoint*
2
Vessel with extension line (extension line is optional)
3
Route*
4
North indicator
5
Grid lines*
6
Range rings*
7
Trail*
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Chart range scale
9
Range rings interval (only displayed when Range rings are
turned on)
* Optional chart items. You turn the optional chart items on/off
individually from the Chart settings dialog.
Selecting chart type
You specify the chart type shown on the Chart panel by selecting
one of the available chart types in the chart settings dialog. Refer to
"Chart settings" on page 32.
Vessel symbol
When the system has a valid GPS position lock, the vessel symbol
indicates vessel position. If no GPS position is available, the vessel
symbol includes a question mark.
Chart scale
You zoom in and out on the chart by using the Zoom keys.
Chart range scale and range rings interval (when turned on) are
shown in the lower right corner of the chart panel.
Panning the chart
You can move the chart in any direction by using the Arrow keys to
move the cursor to the edge of the chart panel in the desired
direction.
To remove the cursor and cursor elements from the panel, press the
Cursor/Waypoint key. This also centers the chart to the vessel
position.
Waypoints, Routes, and Trails
You can position and manage waypoints, routes and trails on the
page. For more information, refer to "Waypoints, Routes, and Trails" on
page 38.
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Navigating
You can use the page for navigating to the cursor, to a waypoint, or
navigate a route. Refer to "Navigating" on page 46.
Displaying information about chart items
When you position the cursor over a chart item, waypoint, trail or a
route, basic information for the selected item is displayed as a popup.
Ú Note: Pop-up information has to be enabled in chart settings to
see basic item information.
Select the info option in the menu to display a list of items near the
cursor. Select an item in the list to display all available information
for that item.
Find objects on chart panels
Select the find menu option to search for chart items.
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Chart overlay
Structure (StructureMap) information can be displayed as overlay on
your chart panel.
Ú Note: Structure overlay (StructureMap) is only available on
models that have TripleShot/SideScan capability.
When Structure overlay is selected, the chart menu expands to
include basic menu functions for the overlay. Refer to "StructureMap"
on page 70.
Positioning the vessel on the chart panel
Chart orientation
You can specify how the chart is rotated in the panel. The chart
orientation symbol in the panel’s upper right corner indicates the
north direction.
North up
Course up
North up
Displays the chart with north upward.
Course up
The chart direction is depending on if navigating or not:
• when navigating: the desired course line is oriented up
• if not navigating: the direction the vessel is actually traveling
(COG) is oriented up
Look ahead
Moves the vessel icon on the panel to maximize your view ahead of
the vessel.
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C-MAP specific chart options
Chart overlay, orientation, and look ahead options (previously
described in this section) are common to both C-MAP and
Navionics charts. The following describe C-MAP specific chart
options.
Chart detail
• Full
All available information for the chart in use.
• Medium
Minimum information sufficient for navigation.
• Low
Basic level of information that cannot be removed, and includes
information that is required in all geographic areas. It is not
intended to be sufficient for safe navigation.
Depth palette
Controls the Depth palette used on the map.
Depth filter
Filters out depth values shallower than the selected depth filter
limit.
Safety depth
C-MAP charts use different shades of blue to
distinguish between shallow (lighter shades) and deep (darker
shades) water. After enabling Safety depth, specify the
desired safety depth limit. The Safety depth sets the limit at which
depths will be drawn without blue shading.
Chart categories
Several categories and sub-categories are included. You can turn
on/off the categories individually depending on which information
you want to see.
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Navionics charts
Some Navionics features require the most current data from
Navionics. For those features, a message is displayed stating that the
feature is unavailable if you do not have the appropriate Navionics
charts or chart card inserted.
You can also get a message if you try to use a restricted feature
when the Navionics chart card is not activated. To activate the card,
contact Navionics.
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Navionics specific chart options
Chart overlay, orientation, and look ahead options (previously
described in this section) are common to both C-MAP and
Navionics charts. The following describe Navionics specific chart
options.
Community edits
Toggles on the chart layer including Navionics edits. These are user
information or edits uploaded to Navionics Community by users,
and made available in Navionics charts.
SonarChart Live
SonarChart Live is a real-time feature where the device creates an
overlay of depth contours based on your own live sonar soundings.
In the Navionics chart menu, select Overlay and then SonarChart
Live to display it as an overlay on the chart.
When you select SonarChart Live overlay the menu expands to
display SonarChart Live Options. Use the options to set the
transparency and minimum depth.
Transparency
The SonarChart Live overlay is drawn on top of other chart data. The
chart data is completely covered at minimum transparency. Adjust
the transparency to allow the chart details to be seen.
Minimum depth
Adjusts what SonarChart Live rendering treats as the safety depth.
This affects the coloring of the SonarChart Live area. As the vessel
approaches the safety depth, the SonarChart Live area will gradually
change from a simple grey/white to red.
Navionics dynamic tide and current icons
Shows tides and currents with a gauge and an arrow instead of the
diamond icons used for static tides and current information.
The tide and current data available in Navionics charts are related to
a specific date and time. The system animates the arrows and/or
gauges to show the tides and currents evolution over time.
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Dynamic tide information
Dynamic current information
The following icons and symbology are used:
Current speed
The arrow length depends on the rate, and the
symbol is rotated according to flow direction. Flow
rate is shown inside the arrow symbol. The red
symbol is used when current speed is increasing,
and the blue symbol is used when current speed is
decreasing.
Tide height
The gauge has 8 labels and is set according to
absolute max/min value of the evaluated day. The
red arrow is used when tide is rising, and the blue
arrow is used when tide is falling.
Ú Note: All numeric values are shown in the relevant system units
(unit of measurement) set by user.
Easy View
Magnifying feature that increases the size of chart items and text.
Ú Note: There is no indication on the chart showing that this
feature is active.
SonarChart
The system supports the Navionics SonarChart feature.
SonarChart displays a bathymetry map showing high resolution
contour detail and standard navigational data.
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Fishing range
Select a range of depths between which Navionics fills with a
different color.
This allows you to highlight a specific range of depths for fishing
purposes. The range is only as accurate as the underlying chart data,
meaning that if the chart only contains 5 meter intervals for contour
lines, the shading is rounded to the nearest available contour line.
No Depth highlight range
Depth highlight range: 6 m - 12 m
Shallow water highlight
Highlights areas of shallow water.
This allows you to highlight areas of water between 0 and the
selected depth (up to 10 meters/30 feet).
No shallow water highlighted
Shallow water highlight: 0 m - 3 m
Presentation type
Provides marine charting information such as symbols, colors of the
navigation chart and wording for either International or U.S.
presentation types.
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Safety depth
The Navionics charts use different shades of blue to distinguish
between shallow and deep water.
Safety depth, based on a selected limit, is drawn without blue
shading.
Ú Note: The built in Navionics database features data down to 20
m, after which it is all white.
Chart details
Provides you with different levels of geographical layer information.
Chart settings
Select the settings option in the System Controls dialog to access
the chart settings dialog.
Chart source
Change chart source if a chart card is inserted.
Pop-up information
Selects whether basic information for panel items is displayed when
you select the item.
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Range Rings
The range rings can be used to present the distance from your
vessel to other panel objects.
The range scale is set automatically by the system to suit the panel
scale.
Grid lines
Turns on/off viewing of longitude and latitude grid lines on the
panel.
Waypoints, Routes, Trails
Turns on/off displaying these items on panels.
Course extension line
Turns on/off displaying the Course Over Ground (COG) extension
line on the panel. The COG is based on information from the GPS.
Extension line length
When the course extension option is turned on, specify the length
of the line to be displayed.
SonarChart Live tide correction
When selected, the tide correction feature uses information from
nearby tide stations (if available) to adjust the depth values used by
SonarChart Live as the sonar is recorded.
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GPS plotter
Ú Note: The GPS plotter page is available on 7x TS models only.
The GPS plotter page displays your vessel’s position. On the GPS
plotter page you can plan and navigate routes, see your vessel's
trail, and place waypoints.
GPS plotter page
2
3
4
5
1
6
1
Data overlay (Can be edited, moved or removed. Refer to
"Data Overlay" on page 19).
2
Waypoint*
3
Vessel with trail (displaying the trail is optional*)
4
Route*
5
North indicator
6
Range scale
* Optional items. You turn the optional items on/off individually
from the GPS settings dialog.
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Vessel symbol
When the system has a valid GPS position lock, the vessel symbol
indicates vessel position. If no GPS position is available, the vessel
symbol includes a question mark.
GPS plotter page scale
You zoom in and out on the GPS plotter page by using the Zoom
keys.
The GPS plotter page range scale and range rings interval (when
turned on) are shown in the lower right corner of the page.
Panning the GPS plotter image
You can move the image in any direction by using the Arrow keys
to move the cursor to the edge of the panel in the desired direction.
To remove the cursor and cursor elements from the page, press the
Cursor/Waypoint key. This also centers the image to the vessel
position.
GPS view options
GPS overlay
Structure (StructureMap) information can be displayed as overlay on
your chart panel.
When Structure is selected, the GPS menu expands to include basic
menu functions for Structure (StructureMap) overlay. For more
information refer to "StructureScan" on page 60.
Positioning the vessel on the page
GPS image orientation
You can specify how the GPS image is rotated in the panel. The
orientation symbol in the panel’s upper right corner indicates the
north direction.
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North up
Course up
North up
Displays the GPS plotter image with north upward.
Course up
The GPS plotter image direction is depending on if navigating or
not:
• when navigating: the desired course is oriented up
• if not navigating: the direction the vessel is actually traveling
(COG) is oriented up
Look ahead
Moves the vessel icon on the panel to maximize your view ahead of
the vessel.
Waypoints, Routes, and Trails
You can position and manage waypoints, routes and trails on the
page. For more information, refer to "Waypoints, Routes, and Trails" on
page 38.
Navigating
You can use the page for navigating to the cursor, to a waypoint, or
navigate a route. Refer to "Navigating" on page 46.
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GPS plotter settings
Pop-up information
Selects whether basic information for panel items is displayed when
you select the item.
Range Rings
The range rings can be used to present the distance from your
vessel to other panel objects.
The range scale is set automatically by the system to suit the panel
scale.
Grid lines
Turns on/off viewing of longitude and latitude grid lines on the
panel.
Waypoints, Routes, Trails
Turns on/off displaying these items on panels.
Course extension line
Turns on/off displaying the Course Over Ground (COG) extension
line on the panel. The COG is based on information from the GPS.
Extension line length
When the course extension option is turned on, specify the length
of the line to be displayed.
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Waypoints, Routes, and Trails
Waypoints, Routes, and Trails dialogs
The Waypoints, Routes, and Trails dialogs give access to advanced
edit functions and settings for these items.
The dialogs are accessed from the Tools panel on the Home page.
Select the menu icon on the dialog to access additional options.
Waypoint options
Routes options
Trails options
Waypoints
A waypoint is a user generated mark positioned on the chart or GPS
plotter panel. Each waypoint has an exact position with latitude and
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longitude coordinates. A waypoint is used to mark a position you
later may want to return to. Two or more waypoints can also be
combined to create a route.
Saving waypoints
Press and hold the Cursor/Waypoint key to save a new waypoint.
• With cursor inactive, the waypoint is placed at the vessel's
position
• With cursor active, the waypoint is placed at the cursor position
Moving a waypoint
1. Press the Cursor/Waypoint key.
2. Maneuver the cursor so it is over the waypoint
3. Activate the menu and select the waypoint in the menu. The
menu expands to include the move option.
4. Select the move option in the menu
5. Use the Arrow keys to move the waypoint to the new position
6. Press the Menu/Enter key.
The waypoint is saved at the new position.
Edit a waypoint
You can edit all information about a waypoint from the Edit
Waypoint dialog.
The dialog is activated by positioning the cursor over the waypoint,
selecting the waypoint in the menu, and then the Edit menu option.
The dialog can also be accessed by activating the Waypoints,
Routes, Trails dialog on the tools panel on the Home page. Select
the Waypoints tab and then the waypoint you want to edit.
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Delete a waypoint
You can delete a waypoint from the Edit Waypoint dialog or by
selecting the Delete menu option when the waypoint is activated.
The Edit Waypoint dialog is activated by positioning the cursor over
the waypoint, selecting the waypoint in the menu, and then the
delete menu option.
The Edit Waypoint dialog can also be accessed by activating the
Waypoints, Routes, Trails dialog on the tools panel on the Home
page. Select the Waypoints tab, the waypoint you want to delete
and then the delete option.
You can delete MOB waypoints the same way.
Routes
A route consists of a series of routepoints entered in the order that
you want to navigate them.
When you select a route on the panel it turns green, and the route
name is displayed.
Creating a new route on the page
1. Select the new route option from the menu
2. Press the Cursor/Waypoint key to activate the cursor on the
panel
3. Use the Arrow keys to position the cursor at the first routepoint
on the panel
4. Press the Menu/Enter key to create the routepoint
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to continue positioning new routepoints
on the panel until the route is completed
6. Press the Exit (X) key when completed and save the route.
Edit a route from the panel
You can edit a route by placing the cursor over the route and then
selecting the route in the menu. Select the edit option in the menu.
This opens the Edit route dialog.
The dialog can also be accessed by activating the Waypoints,
Routes, Trails dialog on the tools panel on the Home page. Select
the Route tab and then the route you want to edit.
To edit the route from the panel:
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1. Maneuver the cursor over the route in the panel. The route popup is displayed.
2. Press the Menu/Enter key and use the Arrow keys to select the
route in the menu. The menu expands with additional options.
- The edit option allows you to move and remove routepoints
on the panel.
- The details option opens the edit route dialog where you can
set route options, rename and manage details.
3. Use the Arrow keys to select the option you want to use and
press the Menu/Enter key.
4. Follow the prompts to make changes and save your changes.
Delete a route
You can delete a route by placing the cursor over the route and
then selecting the route in the menu and then select the delete
option in the expanded menu.
Creating routes using existing waypoints
You can create a new route by combining existing waypoints from
the New Routes dialog.
The dialog is activated by selecting the route tab in the dialog
displayed when you select the Waypoint, Routes, and Trails tool on
the Home page. Next, select the New route option.
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You can also insert existing waypoints in an existing route from the
Edit Routes dialog.
From the Edit Routes dialog, select the routepoint in the list where
you want to insert the waypoint and press the Menu/Enter key.
Converting Trails to Routes
You can convert a trail to a route from the Edit Trail dialog.
The dialog is accessed by selecting the Trails tab in the dialog
displayed when you select Waypoint, Tracks, Trails tool on the Home
page and then selecting the trail you want to convert.
Select the create route option to convert the trail to a route.
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The Edit Route dialog
You can add and remove routepoints, and change route properties
using the Edit Route dialog.
This dialog is activated by placing the cursor over the route and
selecting the route in the menu.
The dialog can also be accessed by selecting the route tab in the
dialog displayed when you select the Waypoint, Routes, and Trails
tool on the Home page.
Select the name field to change the name. Turn on Display to show
the route on the panel.
Trails
Trails are a graphical presentation of the historical path of the vessel,
allowing you to retrace where you have travelled.
Trails can be converted to routes from the Edit Trails dialog. Refer to
"Converting Trails to Routes" on page 42.
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From the factory, the system is set to automatically track and draw
the vessel's movement on the panel. The system continues to
record the trail until the length reaches the maximum points, and
then automatically begins overwriting the oldest points.
The automatic tracking function can be turned off from the Edit
Trails dialog.
Creating new Trails
You can start a new trail from the Trails dialog, activated by using
the Waypoints, Routes, Trails tool on the Home page and selecting
the Trails tab.
Trails settings
Trails are made up of a series of points connected by line segments
whose length depends on the frequency of the recording.
You can select to position trail points based on time settings,
distance, or by letting the system position a trail point automatically
when a course change is registered.
To specify how trail points are positioned on a trail, select the menu
icon on the Trails dialog and then the Settings option.
Ú Note: The Trails option must also be turned ON in the panel
settings dialog to be visible.
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You can color trails by selecting the trail in the Trails dialog and set
the color in the Edit Trail dialog.
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Navigating
The navigation function included in the system allows you to
navigate to the cursor position, to a waypoint, or along a predefined
route.
For information about positioning waypoints and creating routes,
refer to "Waypoints, Routes, and Trails" on page 38.
When you select to navigate to the cursor position, to a waypoint or
a predefined route, the Navigation option appears in the menu.
Select Navigate to access cancel, restart, and skip a routepoint
options.
Navigate to cursor position
You can start navigating to a cursor position on any chart/GPS
plotter or sonar panel.
Position the cursor at the selected destination on the panel, and
then select the Goto Cursor option in the menu.
Ú Note: The Goto Cursor menu option is not available if you are
already navigating.
Navigate to a waypoint
You can start navigating towards a waypoint on the panel. Position
the cursor over the waypoint, select the waypoint in the menu and
then the Goto waypoint option in the menu.
Navigate a route
You can navigate a route on the image by positioning the cursor
over the route, selecting the route in the menu and then the start
route option in the menu.
When route navigation is started, select the Navigation menu
option for canceling the navigation, skipping a waypoint, and
restarting the route from current vessel position.
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Navigation settings
Arrival radius
Sets an invisible circle around the destination waypoint.
The vessel is considered arrived at the waypoint when it is within
this radius.
XTE limit
This setting defines how far the vessel can deviate from the selected
route, if the vessel goes beyond this limit, an alarm is activated.
XTE alarm (Cross track error)
Turns on/off the XTE alarm.
Trails
Opens the Trails dialog where trails settings can be adjusted and
trails can be converted into routes for navigation. Refer to "Trails" on
page 43.
Logging type
You can select to record trail points based on time, distance, or by
letting the unit position a point automatically when a course
change is registered.
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Specify one of the following logging types in the Navigating
Settings dialog:
• Auto - the unit positions a point automatically when a course
change is registered.
• Distance - select the Distance field and enter the distance you
want to record.
• Time - select the Time field and enter the time you want to
record.
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Sonar
The Sonar function provides a view of the water and bottom
beneath your vessel, allowing you to detect fish and examine the
structure of the bottom.
The Sonar image
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Fish arches
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Speed over ground*
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Depth*
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Water Temperature*
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Frequency
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Bottom
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Range scale
* Optional Sonar data overlay that you can modify. Refer to "Data
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Zooming the image
You can zoom the image by using the Zoom keys.
The zoom level is shown on the bottom left side of the image.
When zooming with no active cursor, the sea floor is kept near the
bottom of the screen. If the cursor is active, the unit zooms where
the cursor is pointed.
You can also zoom the image as a split screen and display zoom
bars. Refer to split screen "Zoom" on page 53.
Viewing history
You can view sonar history by panning the image. To pan the
image, position the cursor on the image. This stops automatic
scrolling.
• Use the left Arrow key to move the cursor to left edge of the
image. Continue pressing the left Arrow key so the image pans to
the left and the historical image is viewed.
• Use the right Arrow key in the same manner to pan the image
back to the right and display the most current image.
• To resume normal scrolling, press the Cursor/Waypoint key to
remove the cursor from the image.
Customize the image settings
By default the unit is set to Auto mode, and most settings are
automated. It is recommended that only experienced sonar users
use the customize settings to further customize the image.
Select Auto in the menu and change to custom or ice fishing mode
to customize image settings.
Use More options in the menu, to set access additional options for
the image. Refer to "More options" on page 53.
Custom and Ice Fishing mode options
Custom and Ice fishing modes allow access to controls for manually
tuning the sonar.
Ú Note: The options below are only visible in Custom or Ice
Fishing modes.
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The range
The range setting determines the water depth that is visible on the
screen.
Frequency
The unit supports several transducer frequencies. Available
frequencies depend on the transducer model that is connected.
Sensitivity
Increasing Sensitivity shows more detail on the screen. Decreasing
Sensitivity displays less. Too much detail clutters the screen.
Conversely, desired echoes may not be displayed if Sensitivity is set
too low.
Ú Note: Auto Sensitivity is the preferred mode for most
conditions.
Auto sensitivity
Auto sensitivity automatically adjusts the sonar return to the
optimal levels. Auto sensitivity can be adjusted (+/-) to your
preference while still maintaining the auto sensitivity functionality.
Adjusting Sensitivity
1. Select the Auto sensitivity menu option to turn off the auto
setting.
2. Use the Arrow keys to highlight the scroll bar menu option.
3. Press the Menu/Enter key to activate it.
4. Use the Arrow keys to adjust it.
5. Press the Menu/Enter key to confirm the setting.
6. Press the Exit (X) key to leave the menu.
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Advanced options
Ping speed
Ping speed controls the rate the transducer transmits the signal into
the water. By default, the ping speed is set to max. It may be
necessary to adjust the ping speed to limit interference or to adjust
for specific fishing conditions.
Scroll speed
You can select the scrolling speed of the image on the screen. A
high scroll speed updates the image fast, while a low scroll speed
presents a longer history.
Ú Note: In certain conditions it may be necessary to adjust the
scroll speed to get a more useful image. Such as adjusting the
image to a faster speed when vertically fishing without moving.
Noise rejection
Signal interference from bilge pumps, engine vibration and air
bubbles can clutter the image.
The noise rejection option filters the signal interference and reduces
the on-screen clutter.
Surface clarity
Wave action, boat wakes, and temperature inversion can cause
onscreen clutter near the surface. The surface clarity option reduces
surface clutter by decreasing the sensitivity of the receiver near the
surface.
Colorline
Allows the user to adjust the colors of the display to help
differentiate softer targets from harder ones. Adjusting the Colorline
can help separate fish and important structures on or near the
bottom from the actual bottom.
Use the up and down Arrow keys to adjust the scroll bar.
Restore mode default
This menu option is available if you customize one or more settings.
When selected all the customized settings are changed back to the
default settings.
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More options
Split screen options
Split screen options are available on the split screen sub-menu.
Zoom
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Zoom level
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Zoom bars
The Zoom mode presents a magnified view of the sounder image
on the left side of the panel. By default, the zoom level is set to 2x.
You can zoom up to 8x, using the Zoom keys. The range zoom bars
on the right side of the display shows the range that is magnified. If
you increase the zooming factor the range is reduced. You see this
as reduced distance between the zoom bars.
Bottom lock
The bottom lock mode is useful when you want to view echoes
close to the bottom. In this mode, the left side of the panel shows
an image where the bottom is flattened. The range scale is changed
to measure from the seabed (0) and upwards. The bottom and the
zero line are always shown on the left image, independent of the
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range scale. The scaling factor for the image on the left side of the
panel is adjusted as described for the Zoom option.
Flasher
The Flasher mode shows a flasher-style sonar view in the left panel
and a normal sonar view in the right panel.
Amplitude scope
The Amplitude scope is a display of real-time echoes as they appear
on the panel. The strength of the actual echo is indicated by both
width and color intensity.
Palettes
You can select between several display palettes optimized for a
variety of fishing conditions.
Fish ID
You can select how you want the echoes to appear on the screen.
You can also select if you want to be notified by a beep when a fish
ID appears on the panel.
Traditional fish echoes
Fish symbols
Fish symbols and depth
indication
Ú Note: Not all fish symbols are actual fish.
Fish ID beeps
When selected the system beeps when a fish is identified.
Overlay downscan
When a DownScan source is connected to your system, you can
overlay DownScan images on the regular Sonar image.
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When activated, the Sonar menu expands to include basic
DownScan options.
Measuring distance
The cursor can be used to measure the distance between the
position of two observations on the image.
1. Position the cursor on the point from where you want to
measure the distance
2. Start the measuring function from the More options menu
option
Ú Note: The measure function is not available in the menu unless
the cursor is placed on the image.
3. Position the cursor on the second measuring point
- A line is drawn between the measuring points, and the
distance listed in the Cursor Information window
4. Continue selecting new measuring points if required
You can use the menu to re-position the start point and the end
point as long as the measuring function is active.
When you select Finish measuring or press the Exit (X) key, the
measuring function stops. Press the Cursor/Waypoint key to remove
the cursor from the image and the image resumes to normal
scrolling.
Start recording sonar log data
You can start recording sonar log data and save the file internally in
the unit, or save it onto a card inserted into the unit’s card reader.
The Log sonar dialog is activated from the System Controls, or from
the Sonar Settings dialog.
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When the data is being recorded, there is a flashing red symbol in
the top left corner and a message appears periodically at the
bottom of the screen.
Filename
Specify the name of the recording (log).
File format
Select a file format from the drop-down, slg (Sonar only), xtf
(Structure only*), or sl2 (Sonar and Structure).
Ú Note: XTF format is for use only with select 3rd party Sonar
viewing tools.
Save to
Select whether the recording is to be saved internally or to a
memory card in the card reader.
Create StructureMap
Ú Note: This option is only available on models that have
TripleShot/StructureScan capability.
If your model has TripleShot/StructureScan capability, you can
convert the .sl2 logs to StructureMap format (.smf) when recording
completes.
The log file can also be converted to StructureMap format from the
Files option.
Time remaining
Shows the remaining allocated space available for recordings.
Stop recording sonar log data
Select Stop logging in the System Controls dialog and then Stop in
the Logging Sonar dialog to stop the recording of all sonar log data.
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Ú Note: If you have selected the Create StructureMap option in
the record sonar dialog, the Convert structure log to map dialog
is displayed when you select Stop in the Logging Sonar dialog.
Select Convert to create a smf file in the Log folder. Refer to
"Files" on page 78.
Viewing the recorded sounder data
Both internally and externally stored sounder records may be
reviewed when the view sonar log option is selected in the Sonar
settings dialog. Refer to "Sonar settings" on page 58.
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Sonar settings
Log sonar
Select to start and stop recording of Sonar data. For more
information, refer to "Start recording sonar log data" on page 55.
View Sonar log
Used to view sonar recordings.
The log file is displayed as a paused image. You control the scrolling
and display from the Control menu option. You can use the cursor
on the replay image, and pan the image as on a normal sonar
image.
You exit the view function by pressing the Exit (X) key.
Depth offset
All transducers measure water depth from the transducer to the
bottom. As a result, water depth readings do not account for the
distance from the transducer to the lowest point of the boat (for
example; bottom of the keel, rudder, or skeg) in the water or from
the transducer to the water surface.
Before setting the offset, measure the distance from the transducer
to the lowest point of the boat in the water or from the transducer
to the water surface.
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A
A
Lowest point of vessel offset: Set the distance from the
transducer to the lowest point of the boat in the water - this
should be set as a negative value. For example, - 0.3 m (-1 ft).
B
Depth below surface (waterline) offset: Set the distance from
the transducer to the surface - this should be set as a
positive value. For example, +0.5 m (+1.77 ft).
For depth below transducer, set the offset to 0.
Water temperature calibration
Temperature calibration is used to adjust the water temperature
value from the sonar transducer. It may be required to correct for
localized influences to the measured temperature.
Calibration range: -9.9° - +9.9°. Default is 0°.
Ú Note: Water temperature calibration only appears if the
transducer is temperature capable.
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StructureScan
StructureScan uses high frequencies to provide a high resolution,
picture-like image of the seabed.
You must have a TripleShot enabled unit to use StructureScan
features.
The StructureScan image
The view
The StructureScan image can be set up to show left side, right side,
or both left and right side scanning.
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Speed over ground
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Depth
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Temperature
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Frequency
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Range scale
Zooming the StructureScan image
You can zoom a StructureScan image by using the Zoom keys.
Zoom level is shown on the bottom left side of the panel.
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Using the cursor on the StructureScan
panel
By default, the cursor is not shown on the StructureScan image. To
position the cursor on the image, press the Cursor/Waypoint key.
Use the Arrow keys to position the cursor.
When you position the cursor on a SideScan image, the screen
pauses, and the cursor information window is activated. On a
SideScan image, the left/right distance from the vessel to the cursor
are shown at the cursor position.
To remove the cursor and the cursor elements from the panel, press
the Cursor/Waypoint key.
Viewing StructureScan history
You can view StructureScan history by panning the image. To pan
the image, press the Cursor/Waypoint key to position the cursor on
the image. This stops automatic scrolling.
• Use the down Arrow key to move the cursor to bottom edge of
the image. Continue pressing the down Arrow key so the image
pans down and the historical image is viewed.
• Use the up Arrow key in the same manner to pan the image back
up and display the most current image.
• To resume normal scrolling, press the Cursor/Waypoint key to
remove the cursor from the image.
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Recording StructureScan data
You can record StructureScan data and save the file internally in the
unit, or onto a memory card as described in "Start recording sonar data" on
page 55.
Setting up the StructureScan image
By default the unit is set to Auto mode, and most settings are
automated. It is recommended that only experienced sonar users
use the customize settings to further customize the image. Select
Auto in the menu and change to custom mode to customize image
settings. Refer to "Custom options" on page 62
Additional options are available for the Auto and Custom modes.
Refer to "More options" on page 64.
When the cursor is active, some options in the menu are replaced
with cursor mode features. Press the Cursor/Waypoint key to
remove the cursor from the image and cursor menu options.
Custom options
Range
The range setting determines the water depth and SideScan range
that is visible on the screen.
Auto range
When the range is set to Auto the system automatically sets the
range depending on the water depth.
Preset range levels
You can select between several preset range levels.
StructureScan frequencies
StructureScan supports two frequencies. 455 kHz provides ideal
range and image quality in most situations, while 800kHz is used to
provide higher detail in shallow water.
Contrast
Determines the brightness ratio between light and dark areas of the
screen.
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Ú Note: We recommend you use Auto contrast.
To adjust the contrast setting:
1. Select the contrast option in the menu
2. Select Auto contrast and press the Menu/Enter key to turn off
auto-contrast
3. Use the Arrow keys to highlight the adjustment bar and press
the Menu/Enter key to activate it
4. Use the Arrow keys to adjust the setting
5. Press the Menu/Enter key to save your settings
Advanced StructureScan settings
Surface clarity
Wave action, boat wakes and temperature inversions can cause onscreen clutter near the surface.
The surface clarity option reduces surface clutter by decreasing the
sensitivity of the receiver near the surface.
Ú Note: By default, surface clarity is set to Low, for optimal image
return and clarity.
Restore mode default
This menu option is available if you customize one or more settings.
When selected all the customized settings are changed back to the
default settings.
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More options
Flipping the Structure image left/right
If required, the left/right SideScanning images can be flipped to
match the direction of the transducer installation.
Range Lines
Range lines can be added to the image to make it easier to estimate
distance.
Palettes
You can select between several display palettes optimized for a
variety of fishing conditions.
View
You can set up the StructureScan page as left only, right only, or
left/right side scanning.
Measuring distance
The cursor can be used to measure the distance between the
position of two observations on the image.
1. Position the cursor on the point from where you want to
measure the distance
2. Start the measuring function from the More options menu
option
Ú Note: The measure function is not available in the menu unless
the cursor is placed on the image.
3. Position the cursor on the second measuring point
- A line is drawn between the measuring points, and the
distance listed in the Cursor Information window
4. Continue selecting new measuring points if required
You can use the menu to re-position the start point and the end
point as long as the measuring function is active.
When you select Finish measuring or press the Exit (X) key, the
measuring function stops. Press the Cursor/Waypoint key to remove
the cursor from the image and the image resumes to normal
scrolling.
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DownScan
DownScan provides detailed images of structure and fish directly
below your boat, down to 91 m (300 ft) at 455 kHz and 46 m (150 ft)
at 800 kHz.
The DownScan image
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Speed over ground
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Depth
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Temperature
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Frequency
Depth
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Range scale
Zooming the DownScan image
You can zoom a DownScan image by using the Zoom keys.
Using the cursor on the DownScan panel
By default, the cursor is not shown on the DownScan image. To
position the cursor on the image, press the Cursor/Waypoint key.
Use the Arrow keys to position the cursor. When you position the
cursor on a DownScan image, the screen pauses, and the cursor
information window is activated. The distance from the vessel to the
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cursor is shown in the bottom row of the cursor information
window.
The cursor depth is shown to the left of the cursor position.
To remove the cursor and the cursor elements from the panel, press
the Cursor/Waypoint key.
GoTo cursor
You can navigate to a selected position on the image by positioning
the cursor on the panel, then using the Goto Cursor option in the
menu.
Viewing DownScan history
You can view DownScan history by panning the image. To pan the
image, press the Cursor/Waypoint key to position the cursor on the
image. This stops automatic scrolling.
• Use the left Arrow key to move the cursor to left edge of the
image. Continue pressing the left Arrow key so the image pans to
the left and the historical image is viewed.
• Use the right Arrow key in the same manner to pan the image
back to the right and display the most current image.
• To resume normal scrolling, press the Cursor/Waypoint key to
remove the cursor from the image.
Customize the image settings
By default the unit is set to Auto mode, and most settings are
automated. It is recommended that only experienced sonar users
use the customize settings to further customize the sonar image.
Select Auto in the menu and change to custom mode to customize
image settings.
Additional options are available for the Auto and Custom modes.
Refer to "More options" on page 68.
When the cursor is active, some options in the menu are replaced
with cursor mode features. Press the Cursor/Waypoint key to
remove the cursor from the image and cursor menu options.
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Custom mode options
Range
The range setting determines the water depth that is visible on the
image.
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.
Preset range levels
Allows for the selection of a specific depth range that is not tied to
the depth of the water.
Frequency
DownScan can be used at 800 kHz or 455 kHz. 800 kHz provides the
highest resolution with less range. 455 kHz has the best range, but
with lower resolution.
Restore mode default
This menu option is available if you customize one or more settings.
When selected all the customized settings are changed back to the
default settings.
Contrast
Determines the brightness ratio between light and dark areas of the
screen.
Ú Note: We recommend you use Auto contrast.
To adjust the contrast setting:
1. Select the contrast option in the menu
2. Select Auto contrast and press the Menu/Enter key to turn off
auto-contrast
3. Use the Arrow keys to highlight the adjustment bar and press
the Menu/Enter key to activate it
4. Use the Arrow keys to adjust the setting
5. Press the Menu/Enter key to save your settings
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Advanced options
Surface clarity
Wave action, boat wakes and temperature inversions can cause onscreen clutter near the surface.
The surface clarity option reduces surface clutter by decreasing the
sensitivity of the receiver near the surface.
Ú Note: By default, surface clarity is set to Low, for optimal image
return and clarity.
More options
Range Lines
Range lines can be added to the image to make it easier to estimate
depth.
Palettes
You can select between several display palettes optimized for a
variety of fishing conditions.
Measuring distance
The cursor can be used to measure the distance between the
position of two observations on the image.
1. Position the cursor on the point from where you want to
measure the distance
2. Start the measuring function from the More options menu
option
Ú Note: The measure function is not available in the menu unless
the cursor is placed on the image.
3. Position the cursor on the second measuring point
- A line is drawn between the measuring points, and the
distance listed in the Cursor Information window
4. Continue selecting new measuring points if required
You can use the menu to re-position the start point and the end
point as long as the measuring function is active.
When you select Finish measuring or press the Exit (X) key, the
measuring function stops. Press the Cursor/Waypoint key to remove
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the cursor from the image and the image resumes to normal
scrolling.
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StructureMap
Ú Note: StructureScan overlay (StructureMap) is only available on
models that have TripleShot transducers.
The StructureMap feature overlays SideScan images from a
StructureScan source on the map. This makes it easier to visualize
the underwater environment in relation to your position, and aids in
interpreting SideScan images.
The StructureMap image
The example below shows a chart panel with Structure overlay,
combined with a traditional SideScan panel.
You move around in the chart as usual when you have a Structure
overlay.
Use the Zoom keys to zoom the chart and the scanned image.
Activating Structure overlay
1. Turn on Structure overlay from the chart menu
- The chart menu is increased to show Structure options
- Structure data starts to appear on the chart screen as soon as
Structure overlay is enabled
2. Select Structure source
- Live data is default
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Ú Note: Structure overlay can also be activated by selecting a
saved StructureMap file in the files browser.
StructureMap tips
• To get a picture of taller structures (a wreck, etc.) — do not drive
over it, instead, steer the boat so the structure is on the left or
right side of your vessel.
• Do not overlap history trails when conducting a side-by-side scan
of an area.
Recording StructureScan data
StructureScan data can be recorded from a chart panel with
Structure overlay enabled.
StructureScan recordings can also be started from a StructureScan
panel.
When StructureScan data is being recorded, there is a flashing red
symbol and a message appears periodically at the bottom of the
screen.
Ú Note: The message includes information about file size. Keep
the size of your logs to 100MB or less to allow for faster file
conversion.
The recording is stopped by re-selecting the record function.
Converting StructureScan data to StructureMap format
A StructureScan log file (.sl2) is converted to StructureMap format
(.smf ) after recording from the recording dialog, or from the files
browser.
You can create standard or high resolution files. High resolution .smf
files capture more detail, but take longer to convert and are larger
than standard resolution files.
To save space it is recommended to remove the StructureScan (.sl2)
files after conversion.
Using StructureMap with mapping cards
StructureMap allows you to maintain full chart capability and can be
used with preloaded cartography as well as C-MAP, Navionics, and
other third-party charting cards compatible with the system.
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When using StructureMap with mapping cards, copy the
StructureMap (.smf ) files to the unit’s internal memory. We
recommend keeping copies of StructureMap files on external
mapping cards.
Structure options
You adjust the StructureMap settings from the Structure options
menu. The menu is available when Structure overlay is enabled.
Not all options are available when saved StructureMap files are used
as the source. Unavailable options are greyed.
Transparency
Sets the opaqueness of the Structure overlay. With minimum
transparency settings, the chart details are almost hidden by the
StructureMap overlay.
Palette
Selects Structure palette.
Contrast
Determines the brightness ratio between light and dark areas of the
screen.
Water column
Shows/hides the water column in Live mode.
If turned OFF schools of bait fish might not be seen on the SideScan
image.
If turned ON the accuracy of the SideScan image on the map might
be affected by the water depth.
Clear live history
Clears existing live history data from the screen and begins showing
only the most current data.
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Alarms
Alarm system
The system continuously checks for dangerous situations and
system faults while the system is running. When an alarm situation
occurs, an alarm message pops up on the screen.
If you have enabled the siren, the alarm message is followed by an
audible alarm.
The alarm is recorded in the alarm listing so that you can see the
details and take the appropriate corrective action.
Type of messages
The messages are classified according to how the reported situation
affects your vessel. The following color codes are used:
Color
Importance
Red
Critical
Orange
Important
Yellow
Standard
Blue
Warning
Green
Light warning
Alarm messages
An alarm message is displayed with the name of the alarm as the
title, and with details for the alarm.
Acknowledging a message
The following options are available in the alarm dialog for
acknowledging a message:
• Close
Sets the alarm state to acknowledged, meaning that you are
aware of the alarm condition. The siren / buzzer stops and the
alarm dialog is removed.
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However, the alarm remains active in the alarm listing until the
reason for the alarm has been removed.
• Disable
Disables the current alarm setting. The alarm does not show
again unless you turn it back on in the Alarms dialog.
There is no time-out on the alarm message or siren. They remain
until you acknowledge the alarm or until the reason for the alarm is
removed.
Alarms dialog
Enable the alarm siren from the Alarms dialog.
Select the settings option to open the Alarms Settings dialog. All
alarms are setup in the Alarms Settings dialog.
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Tools
By default, the Tools panel includes icons used for accessing options
and tools that are not specific to any panel.
The Tools panel is located on the Home page.
Settings
Provides access to application and system settings.
System settings
The system settings provides access to the following:
Language
Controls the language used on this unit for panels, menus, and
dialogs. Changing the language causes the unit to restart.
Text size
Used for setting the text size in menus and dialogs.
Default setting: Normal
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Key beeps
Controls the loudness of the beep sound when a key is pressed.
Default setting: Loud
Time
Controls the local time zone offset, and the format of the time and
date.
Datum
Ú Note: Charts are not available on 7x TS models.
Most paper charts are made in the WGS84 format, which also is
used by the unit.
If your paper charts are in a different format, you can change the
datum settings accordingly to match your paper charts.
Coordinate system
Several coordinate systems can be used to control the format for
latitude and longitude coordinates displayed on the panel.
Magnetic variation
Magnetic variation is the difference between true bearings and
magnetic bearings, caused by different locations of the Geographic
and the Magnetic north poles. Any local anomalies such as iron
deposits might also affect the magnetic bearings.
When set to Auto, the system automatically converts magnetic
north to true north. Select manual mode if you need to enter your
own local magnetic variation.
Satellites
Status page for active satellites.
Restore defaults
Allows you to select which settings are to be restored to their
original factory settings.
Warning: If waypoints, routes, and trails are selected,
they are permanently deleted.
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Advanced
Shows a panel with more advanced settings. Used for setting how
your system displays various user interface information. In addition,
controls which features are shown in the interface.
About
Displays copyright information, software version, and technical
information for this unit.
The Support option accesses the service assistant, refer to "Service
assistant" on page 81.
Navigation
Provides options and dialogs where you specify settings for your
navigation, such as arrival radius, XTE limit, XTE Alarm, Trails, and
Logging Type. Refer to "Navigation settings" on page 47.
Chart
Ú Note: Charts are not available on 7x TS models.
Provides options and dialogs where you specify settings for your
charts. Settings and display options made in the Chart settings page
are common for all chart panels. Refer to "Chart settings" on page 32.
Sonar
Provides options and dialogs where you specify settings for your
sonar. Refer to "Sonar settings" on page 58.
Alarms
Provides the option to enable the siren. It also provides a dialog
where you specify turning on alarms for items, and includes active
alarm information and alarm history. Refer to "Alarms dialog" on page
74.
Units
Provides setup of units of measure used on various data types.
Simulator
Provides for manually controlling the simulator. For more
information, refer to "Simulator" on page 85.
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Waypoints/routes/trails
List of waypoints, routes, and trails with details.
Select the waypoint, route, or trail you want to edit or delete.
Info
Access to Sun/moon, Tides and Trip information.
Sun, Moon
Displays sunrise, sunset, moonrise and moonset for a position based
on entered date and the position’s latitude/longitude.
Tides
Ú Note: Tides are not available on 7x TS models.
Displays tide information for the tide station nearest to your vessel.
Available tide stations can be selected from the Tide station field.
To change the date, use the Arrow keys to access the date field and
press the Menu/Enter key to access the calendar function.
Trip
Provides trip information. Use to reset trip information.
Storage
Access to the file management system.
Files
File management system, used to browse the contents of the unit's
internal memory and inserted SD card.
Viewing files
Select a file in the Files panel and then the view file option in the
Details dialog.
Copying files to a card in the card reader
You can copy screen captures and logs to a card in the card reader.
You can also export System Settings, Waypoints, Routes, and Trails
to a card. Exporting files is covered in the section "Maintenance" on
page 80.
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Maintenance
Preventive maintenance
The unit does not contain any field serviceable components.
Therefore, the operator is required to perform only a very limited
amount of preventative maintenance.
It is recommended that you always fit the protective sun cover
when the unit is not in use.
Ú Note: The protective sun cover is an accessory (sold separately).
Refer to the Installation guide provided with your unit.
Cleaning the display unit
To clean the screen:
• A micro-fiber or a soft cotton cloth should be used to clean the
screen. Use plenty of water to dissolve and take away salt
remains. Crystallized salt, sand, dirt, etc. can scratch the protective
coating if using a damp cloth. Use a light fresh water spray then
wipe the unit dry with a micro-fiber or a soft cotton cloth. Do not
apply pressure with the cloth.
To clean the housing:
• Use warm water with a dash of liquid dish soap or detergent.
Avoid using abrasive cleaning products or products containing
solvents (acetone, mineral turpentine, etc.), acid, ammonia, or
alcohol as they can damage the display and plastic housing.
Do not use a jet or high pressure wash. Do not run your unit
through a car wash.
Checking the connectors
The connectors should be checked by visual inspection only.
Push the connector plugs into the connector. If the connector plugs
are equipped with a position key, ensure that it is in the correct
position.
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Service assistant
The system has a built-in service assistant that creates a report of
the unit which includes the software version, serial number, and
information from the settings file to assist in technical support
enquiries.
1. Insert an empty memory card in the unit.
2. Open the About page of the System settings dialog
3. Select Support and then Create report
4. Follow the instructions
5. Save the report to the memory card.
You can add screenshots and log files that will be attached to the
report. There is a 20MB limit for the report attachments. If you call
technical support first, you can enter an incident number to assist
with tracking.
Email the report from the memory card to support using a smart
device or PC connected to the internet.
Software upgrades
Before initiating an update to the unit itself, be sure to back up any
potentially valuable user data. Refer to "Backing up your system data" on
page 82.
Update software
Ú Note: Do not download software updates to mapping cards.
Use a non-mapping memory card with sufficient storage for
software updates, or saving reports or files to it.
Ú Note: Do not turn off the unit until the update is completed.
1. Download the software update to a memory card inserted in a
smart device or PC connected to the internet.
2. Power off your unit and then insert the card containing the
software updates in your unit.
3. Power on your unit. A progress bar appears showing the
software is being updated. Let the update complete, do not
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power off the unit. Do not remove the card until after the unit
has restarted.
Backing up your system data
Waypoints, Routes, and Trails that you create are filed in your
system. It is recommended to regularly copy these files and your
system settings files as part of your back-up routine. The files can be
copied to a card inserted in the card reader.
There are no export file format options for the system settings file.
The following output formats are available for exporting Waypoints,
Routes, and Trails files:
• User Data File version 6
This is used to import and export waypoints, routes and colored
Trails.
• User Data File version 5
This is used to import and export waypoints and routes with a
standardized universally unique identifier (UUID), which is very
reliable and easy to use. The data includes such information as
the time and date when a route was created.
• User Data File version 4
This is best used when transferring data from one system to
another, since it contains all the extra bits of information these
systems store about items.
• User Data file version 3 (w/depth)
Should be used when transferring user data from one system to a
legacy product (Lowrance LMS, LCX)
• User data file version 2 (no depth)
Can be used when transferring user data from one system to a
legacy product (Lowrance LMS, LCX)
• GPX (GPS Exchange, no depth)
This is the format most used on the web that shares among most
GPS systems in the world. Use this format if you are taking data to
a competitor's unit.
Export all Waypoints, Routes and Trails
Use the export option if you want to backup all Waypoints, Routes,
and Trails on your system.
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Export region
The export region option allows you to select the area from where
you want to export data.
1. Select export region
2. Place the cursor over one of the boundary box corners and
press the Menu/Entry key. to select it
3. Use the Arrow keys to move the selected boundary box corner
to expand the box
4. Press the Menu/Entry key to place the corner
5. If needed, repeat steps 2-4 to the other boundary box corner
6. Press the Exit (X) key to indicate that the box covers the region
you want to export. The Export Region dialog opens.
7. Select the export option
8. Select the appropriate file format
9. Select Export and follow the prompts for specifying the
destination folder and a file name.
Purging Waypoints, Routes and Trails
Deleted Waypoints, Routes and Trails are stored in the display unit's
memory until the data is purged. If you have numerous deleted,
unpurged Waypoints, purging may improve the performance of
your system.
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Ú Note: When user data is deleted and/or purged from the
memory, it cannot be recovered.
Importing backed up files
1. insert the memory card containing the backed up files in the
unit's card reader.
2. Open the Files dialog from the tool panel and select the
memory card.
3. Browse to the file you want to import and select it. This opens
the details dialog.
4. Select the import option and follow the prompts.
A message advises when the import is completed.
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Simulator
The simulation feature lets you see how the unit works in a
stationary position and without being connected to other devices.
You access the simulator from Settings tool.
Demo mode
In this mode the unit automatically runs through the main features
of the product; it changes pages automatically, adjusts settings,
opens menus, etc.
Ú Note: Demo mode is designed for retail/showroom
demonstrations.
Simulator source files
You can select which sonar data files are used by the simulator. A
set of source files is included in your system, and you can import
files by using a card inserted into the card reader. You can also use
your own recorded sonar log data files in the simulator.
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Advanced simulator settings
The Advanced simulator settings allows for manually controlling the
simulator.
GPS source
Selects where the GPS data is generated from.
Speed, Course and Route
Used for manually entering values when GPS source is set to
Simulated course or Simulated route. Otherwise, GPS data including
speed and course come from the selected source file.
Set start position
Moves your vessel to the current cursor position.
Ú Note: This option is only available when the GPS source is set to
Simulated course.
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