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TRACKF I S H 6600
CHARTPLOTTER and FISHFINDER
Installation and
Operation Manual
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FCC Statement
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a normal
installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined
by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an output on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced technician for help.
A shielded cable must be used when connecting a peripheral to the serial ports.
Contents
1 Introduction.............................................................................................8
1-1 Cleaning and maintenance.............................................................................8
1-2 Plug-in cards...................................................................................................9
1-3 Removing and replacing the display unit .....................................................10
2 Basic Operation....................................................................................11
2-1 Turning on and off / auto power ...................................................................12
2-2 Backlight.......................................................................................................12
2-3 Man overboard (MOB) .................................................................................12
2-4 Alarms ..........................................................................................................13
2-5 Simulate mode .............................................................................................13
2-6 The displays .................................................................................................14
2-6-1 Dual displays .......................................................................................16
2-6-2 Favourite displays ................................................................................16
2-6-3 Data header and compass ...................................................................17
3 Navigation: Chart..................................................................................18
3-1 Introduction to navigating .............................................................................18
3-2 Chart display ................................................................................................19
3-2-1 Chart modes ........................................................................................19
3-2-2 Latitude and longitude .........................................................................20
3-2-3 Chart scale ...........................................................................................20
3-2-4 Chart symbols & information ................................................................20
3-2-5 Find nearby places ..............................................................................20
3-3 Distance and bearing calculator ...................................................................21
3-4 GOTO: Navigating to a point or along a route ..............................................21
3-5 Projected course ..........................................................................................22
3-6 Tracks and tracking ......................................................................................23
4 Navigation: Highway display...............................................................24
5 Navigation: Waypoints.........................................................................25
5-1 Waypoints display ........................................................................................25
5-2 Managing waypoints ....................................................................................26
5-2-1 Creating a new waypoint .....................................................................26
5-2-2 Moving a waypoint ...............................................................................26
5-2-3 Editing a waypoint ................................................................................26
5-2-4 Displaying a waypoint on the chart ......................................................26
5-2-5 Deleting a waypoint .............................................................................26
5-2-6 Deleting all waypoints ..........................................................................27
5-2-7 Changing a waypoint’s data .................................................................27
5-2-8 Sort Waypoints .....................................................................................27
5-3 Navigating to a waypoint ..............................................................................27
5-3-1 Starting to navigate to a waipoint .........................................................27
5-3-2 Cancelling navigation to a waypoint ....................................................27
6 Navigation: Routes...............................................................................28
6-1 Routes display..............................................................................................28
6-2 Managing routes ..........................................................................................28
6-2-1 Creating a new route ...........................................................................28
6-2-2 Editing a route ......................................................................................29
6-2-3 Displaying a route on the chart ............................................................29
6-2-4 Deleting a route ...................................................................................29
6-2-5 Deleting all routes ................................................................................30
6-3 Navigating a route ........................................................................................30
6-3-1 Starting a route ....................................................................................30
6-3-2 Skipping a waypoint in a route .............................................................30
6-3-3 Cancelling a route ................................................................................30
7 Satellites................................................................................................31
7-1 Satellite display ............................................................................................32
8 Sonar fishfinding: Introduction...........................................................33
8-1 Using the TRACKFISH .................................................................................33
8-2 Interpreting the display .................................................................................34
8-3 Single and Dual frequency fishfinding ..........................................................36
8-4 Fish detection and display............................................................................38
8-5 Gain, threshold and range ..........................................................................39
8-5-1 Changing between automatic and manual modes ...............................39
8-5-2 Using the A-scope to set gain and threshold manually ........................40
9 Sonar fishfinding: Displays.................................................................41
9-1 Sonar history display - not split ...................................................................41
9-2 Sonar Zoom display .....................................................................................42
9-3 Sonar Bottom display ...................................................................................42
9-4 Sonar 50/200 display ...................................................................................43
9-5 Sonar A-Scope display ................................................................................43
10 Data display.........................................................................................44
11 Fuel display.........................................................................................45
12 Tides display.......................................................................................46
13 User card display................................................................................46
14 About display......................................................................................48
15 Setting up the TRACKFISH................................................................49
15-1 Setup > System .........................................................................................49
15-2 Setup > Chart ...........................................................................................51
15-3 Setup > Sonar ............................................................................................53
15-4 Setup > GPS .............................................................................................55
15-5 Setup > Fuel ..............................................................................................56
15-6 Setup > Track ............................................................................................57
15-7 Setup > Logs ..............................................................................................57
15-8 Setup > Alarms ...........................................................................................58
15-9 Setup > Units .............................................................................................59
15-10 Setup > Comms .......................................................................................60
15-11 Setup > Calibrate......................................................................................61
15-12 Setup > Time ...........................................................................................63
15-13 Setup > Favourites .................................................................................64
15-14 Setup > Simulate .....................................................................................65
16 Installation...........................................................................................66
16-1 What comes with this product? ..................................................................66
16-2 Options and Accessories............................................................................67
16-3 Mounting and removing the display unit.....................................................68
16-4 Mounting the GPS antenna and transducers .............................................69
16-5 Wiring the power/data cable.......................................................................71
16-6 Systems of several instruments ................................................................72
Appendix A - Specifications...................................................................73
Appendix B - Troubleshooting...............................................................75
B-1 General problems ........................................................................................75
B-2 GPS navigation problems ............................................................................76
B-3 Sonar fishfinding problems ..........................................................................77
B-4 Fuel consumption problems.........................................................................79
Appendix C - Glossary and navigation data.........................................80
Appendix D - How to contact us............................................................81
Important
It is the owner’s sole responsibility to install and use the instrument 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.
Global Positioning System: The Global Positioning System (GPS) is operated by the US
Government which is solely responsible for its operation, accuracy and maintenance. The
GPS system is subject to changes which could affect the accuracy and performance of all GPS
equipment anywhere in the world including the TRACKFISH. Whilst the Navman TRACKFISH
is a precision navigation instrument, it can be misused or misinterpreted, which can result in
its use being unsafe. To reduce the risk of misusing or misinterpreting the TRACKFISH, the
user must read and understand all aspects of this Installation and Operation manual. We
also suggest that the user practice all operations using the built in simulator before using the
TRACKFISH at sea.
Electronic Chart: The electronic chart used by the TRACKFISH is an aid to navigation and is
designed to supplement the use of official government charts not replace them. Only official
government charts supplemented by notices to mariners contain the information required for
safe and prudent navigation. Always supplement the information provided by the TRACKFISH
with other plotting sources such as observations, depth soundings, radar and hand compass
bearings. Should the information not agree then the discrepancy must be resolved before
proceeding any further.
Sonar fishfinder: The accuracy of the sonar depth display can be limited by many factors,
including the type of the transducers, the location of the transducers and water conditions. It is the
user’s responsibility to ensure the TRACKFISH transducers are installed and used correctly.
Fuel Computer: Fuel economy can alter drastically depending on the boat loading and sea
conditions. The fuel computer should not be the sole source of information concerning available
fuel onboard and the electronic information should be supplemented by visual or other checks
of the fuel load. This is necessary due to possible operator induced errors such as forgetting
to reset the fuel used when filling the tank, running the engine with the fuel computer not
switched on or other operator controlled actions that may render the device inaccurate. Always
ensure that adequate fuel is carried onboard for the intended trip plus a reserve to allow for
unforeseen circumstances.
NAVMAN NZ LIMITED DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY USE OF THIS PRODUCT IN
A WAY THAT MAY CAUSE ACCIDENTS, DAMAGE OR THAT MAY VIOLATE THE LAW.
Governing Language: This statement, any instruction manuals, user guides and other
information relating to the product (Documentation) may be translated to, or has been translated
from, another language (Translation). In the event of any conflict between any Translation of
the Documentation, the English language version of the Documentation will be the official
version of the Documentation.
This manual represents the TRACKFISH as at the time of printing. Navman NZ Limited reserves
the right to make changes to specifications without notice.
Copyright © 2004 Navman NZ Limited, New Zealand, all rights reserved. NAVMAN is a registered
trademark of Navman NZ Limited.
The TRACKFISH is set up with default units of feet, °F (Fahrenheit), US gallons and
knots. To change the units, see section 15-9.
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1 Introduction
The Navman TRACKFISH 6600 is a compact,
rugged, highly integrated GPS navigation
chartplotter and sonar fishfinder. It is designed
to be easy to use and has a large, easy to
read colour display. Complex navigation or
fishfinding functions can be performed with
a few key presses, taking the hard work out
of boating.
chosen and the type of transducer used.
The TRACKFISH can be used to find fish, to
locate features on the bottom such as reefs or
wrecks and to help recognize favourite fishing
spots from the bottom profile.
This manual describes how to install
and operate the TRACKFISH and gives
troubleshooting and operating tips.
The TRACKFISH uses Navman’s proprietary
SBN technology for sonar processing. Digital
adaptive filter algorithms enhance all returned
signals and filter false returns. Active noise
control rejects interference, which can often
be mistaken by fishfinders for true returns.
GPS Navigation
Other functions
The TRACKFISH has a built-in chart of the
world, suitable for route planning and general
interest. To see chart details for a region, plug in
a C-MAP™ chart card (an electronic chart).
The TRACKFISH receives GPS position
information from an external GPS antenna and
displays the boat’s position and speed.
The TRACKFISH can navigate to a point or
can navigate along a route. When the boat
is navigating to one of these points, the
TRACKFISH displays course information for
the helmsman to follow. The TRACKFISH can
control an autopilot.
Sonar fishfinding
With an optional fuel kit, the TRACKFISH
becomes a sophisticated yet easy to use
fuel computer. Navigation data can be saved
to a plug-in user card so that it can be easily
transferred to another Navman chartplotter.
The TRACKFISH is part of the Navman family
of instruments, which includes instruments
for speed, depth, wind and repeaters. These
instruments can be connected together to form
an integrated data system (see section 16-6).
For maximum benefit, please read this manual
carefully before installing and using the unit.
Special terms are explained in Appendix C.
The TRACKFISH has a 50 kHz / 200 kHz dual
frequency sonar transducer and a 600 W RMS
power output to ensure that the TRACKFISH
operates effectively in shallow and deep water.
The TRACKFISH can detect the bottom to a
depth of 3300 feet (1000 metres) depending on
the clarity of the water, the ultrasonic frequency
1-1 Cleaning and maintenance
The TRACKFISH screen is covered by a
proprietary anti-reflection coating. To avoid
damage, clean the screen only with a damp
cloth and mild detergent when dirty or covered
in sea salt. Avoid abrasive cleaners, petrol or
other solvents. If a plug-in card gets dirty or wet,
clean it with a damp cloth or mild detergent.
Cover or remove a transom-mounted
transducer when repainting the hull. If painting
over a through hull transducer with antifouling
paint, use only one coat of paint. Remove the
previous coat of antifouling paint by sanding
it lightly.
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To optimize performance, avoid walking on
or jamming cables and connectors. Keep the
transducer free of weed, paint and debris.
Do not use a high pressure water blast on a
speed sensor paddlewheel as it may damage
the bearings.
Push the dust cover over the display when the
TRACKFISH is turned off.
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1-2 Plug-in cards
C-MAP™ user cards are used to store
navigation data. Each user card expands
the TRACKFISH memory and allows
the data to be transferred to another
TRACKFISH easily (see section 13).
Note: The older 5 volt user cards are not
supported.
The TRACKFISH can use two kinds of plugin card:
C-MAP™ chart cards have chart details
required for navigating in a particular
region. When a chart card is plugged in,
the extra details automatically appear on
the TRACKFISH chart display.
Changing the plug-in card
The TRACKFISH has two card slots and can use two plug-in cards at the same time. It does not
matter which slot a card is inserted in.
Warning: Handle plug-in cards carefully. Keep them in their protective cases when not plugged
into the TRACKFISH.
Warning: Keep the holders in place in the TRACKFISH at all times to prevent moisture from
entering the card compartment.
3a
1
2
To insert card into
front slot:
Hold card with gold
contacts visible; push
card fully into front
slot.
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3b
Turn TRACKFISH off
(see section 2-1).
Pull old card out of
its slot.
Remove cover from
right side of case.
Put the old card in
its case.
Hold cover correct
way round, push back
in place.
Turn TRACKFISH on
(see section 2-1).
To insert card into
back slot:
Hold card with gold
contacts underneath;
push card fully into
back slot.
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1-3 Removing and replacing the display unit
If the display unit is bracket mounted then the
display unit can easily be removed and replaced
for security or protection.
Removing the display unit:
1 Turn the TRACKFISH off (see section 2-1)
2 Push the dust cover over the display unit.
3 Hold the display unit and remove the
knobs from the mounting bracket.
4 Unplug each plug from the back of the
display unit by turning the locking collar
anticlockwise and pulling the plug out.
5 Push the attached dust covers over the
exposed ends of the plugs to protect them.
6 Store the display unit in a dry clean place,
such as the optional Navman carry bag.
Replacing the display unit
1 Remove the dust covers from the plugs. Plug
the plugs into the back of the display unit:
Match the plug colour to the socket colour.
Insert each plug and turn the locking
collar clockwise.
Nothing will be damaged if a cable is
plugged into the wrong socket by mistake.
2 Hold the display unit in place in the
mounting bracket. Fit the mounting
bracket knobs into the display unit and do
up the knobs loosely.
3 Adjust the tilt and rotation of the display
for best viewing, then hand tighten the
knobs on the mounting bracket. Remove
the dust cover.
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Adjust
tilt, then
tighten
knobs
Knob
Mounting
bracket
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2 Basic Operation
Overview of the keys
Go back to an earlier menu or display. Any
changes are ignored. In chart mode centers
chart at boat's position.
Show a menu of the main TRACKFISH
displays. To go to a display, select it from the
menu (see section 2-6).
,
,
,
Cursor keys, to move the cursor or the
selection highlight.
Show a menu of the options for the current
display. Press MENU again to display the Setup
menu (see section 15).
Start an action or accept a change.
,
For the chart display: Zoom in or out to display
different areas and detail on the chart.
For the sonar display: Change the depth range
displayed.
Switch the display to the next in the favourites
list (see section 2-6-2).
For a navigation display: Start navigating to a
point, waypoint or along a route (see section 3-4).
For sonar display: Select a sonar operating
mode (see section 8-1).
Create an instant waypoint at the boat position
(see section 5-2-1).
Man overboard (MOB, see section 2-3).
Turn TRACKFISH on and off (see section 2-1);
adjust the backlighting (see section 2-2).
In this manual:
Press means to push the key for less
than a second.
Hold means to hold the key down.
The internal beeper beeps when a key is
pressed (to disable or enable the beep, see
section 13-1).
Selecting an item in a menu
The TRACKFISH is operated by selecting items
from menus shown on the display.
1
2
Press or to move the highlight to the
item.
Press ENTER to select the item.
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Changing a number or word
To change a number or word on the display:
1
2
3
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Press or to move the highlight to the
digit or letter to change.
Press or to change the digit or letter.
Repeat the above step to change any
other digits or letters.
Press ENTER to accept the change.
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2-1 Turning on and off / auto power
Auto power
Turning off manually
If the TRACKFISH is wired for auto power (see
section 16-5), then the TRACKFISH automatically
turns on and off with the boat power, and can not
be turned on or off manually.
If the TRACKFISH is not wired for auto power,
until the
turn the unit off by holding down
display turns off.
Turning on manually
If the TRACKFISH is not wired for auto power,
turn the unit on by pressing . If necessary,
adjust the display to be easy to read (see
section 2-2).
2-2 Backlight
The display and keys are backlit, with a choice of 16
brightness levels. To change the backlight level:
twice to return to the maximum
Press
backlight setting.
1. Press briefly to show the display
controls.
2. Press to dim or to brighten.
3. Press ENTER to confirm.
2-3 Man overboard (MOB)
No: The TRACKFISH immediately starts
navigating back to the MOB waypoint.
Yes: The TRACKFISH asks if the boat is
to go to the MOB waypoint.
Select:
Yes: to immediately start
navigating to the MOB waypoint.
The MOB feature saves the boat’s position and
then navigates back to this point.
Warning: MOB will not work if the
TRACKFISH does not have a GPS fix.
1
2
3
12
Press
.
The TRACKFISH stores the boat’s
position as a waypoint called MOB.
The TRACKFISH changes to the chart
display, with the MOB waypoint at the
centre of the chart.
The chart zooms in for accurate
navigation. If the chart can not show the
required small scale, the TRACKFISH
changes to plotter mode (a white display
with crosshatching and no chart details,
see section 15-2).
If the autopilot output (NMEA) is off
(see section 15-10) the TRACKFISH
immediately starts navigating back to the
MOB waypoint.
If the autopilot output is on, the
TRACKFISH asks if the autopilot is
active. Select:
Warning: This might result in
a sudden and dangerous turn.
No: to allow time to disengage
the autopilot; then use Goto
to navigate back to the MOB
waypoint (see section 3-4).
To cancel MOB or set another MOB.
1 Press
again to display a menu.
2 Select an option from the menu.
Tip: The MOB waypoint remains on the chart
after the MOB has been cancelled. To delete
the MOB waypoint, see section 5-2-5.
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2-4 Alarms
When the TRACKFISH detects an alarm
condition, it displays a warning message on
the display, the internal beeper sounds and any
external beepers or lights operate.
In addition, the TRACKFISH has a fixed alarm
for loss of GPS fix.
Press ESC to clear the alarm. The alarm will
sound again if the alarm condition occurs again.
The TRACKFISH has twelve user settable
alarms (see section 15-8).
2-5 Simulate mode
Simulate mode allows a user to become familiar
with the TRACKFISH off the water. There are
two simulate modes:
In GPS simulation mode, data from
the GPS receiver is ignored and the
TRACKFISH generates this data
internally. GPS simulation flashes at
the bottom of the display.
In sonar simulation mode, data from
the sonar transducers is ignored and
the TRACKFISH generates this data
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internally. Sonar simulation flashes
at the bottom of the display.
Otherwise, the TRACKFISH functions
normally. If both GPS and sonar simulation
are selected, Simulate flashes at the bottom
of the display.
To start and stop Simulate mode, see section
15-14.
Warning: Never have Simulate mode
on when the TRACKFISH is navigating on
the water.
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2-6 The main displays
To show a display, press
or
DISPLAY, press
to select the type of display
to show (Chart, Sonar or
or
to
Other), press
select the display from the
list, then press ENTER.
To return to the chart display,
press ESC.
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2-6-1 Dual displays
The active display has a yellow border.
The TRACKFISH can show two displays at
once, for example Chart + sonar or Sonar +
highway (see section 2-6). When two displays
are shown at once, one of the displays, called
the active display, is controlled by the user.
For example:
To c h a n g e t h e a c t i v e d i s p l a y, p r e s s
DISPLAY twice:
For example, if Chart + sonar is shown:
If Chart is the active window, then press
DISPLAY twice to make Sonar the active
display.
If Sonar is the active window, then
press DISPLAY twice to make Chart the
active display.
If Chart is the active window, then
pressing MENU will display the options
for Chart.
If Sonar is the active window, then
pressing MENU will display the options
for Sonar.
Yellow border
Chart display is
active
Press
DISPLAY
DISPLAY
Press
DISPLAY
DISPLAY
Chart display is
not active
Yellow border
2-6-2 Favourite displays
The TRACKFISH has a list of commonly used
displays, called favourite displays. There can
be up to six favourite displays and three can be
selected by the user (see section 15-13).
Chart,
first
favourite
Chart+
sonar,
third
favourite
Sonar,
second
favourite
Press
PAGES
To change the display to the next favourite, press
PAGES. For example, with five favourites:
Press
PAGES
Fourth
favourite
display
Press
PAGES
Sixth
favourite
display
Fifth
favourite
display
Press
PAGES
Press
PAGES
Press PAGES
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2-6-3 Data header and compass
The chart, sonar and highway displays can
show data and a compass at the top of the
display.
A typical display with data and compass
D a t a
header
Compass
The data header
1
2
3
4
5
Press MENU and select Data header.
To turn the data header off or on:
i Select Data.
ii Select Off or On.
To choose the size of the numbers:
i Select Size.
ii Select:
Small: displays three fields per
line and up to four lines.
Medium: displays two fields per
line and up to six lines.
Large: displays same amount of
data as medium but with a larger font.
To change the data header:
i Select Data setup.
ii Change a data field:
a Press the cursor keys to highlight
the field.
b Press ENTER to display a menu
of the data that can be shown in
the field.
c Select the data to show in the field;
select None to leave the field empty.
iii Repeat the above step to set the other
data fields. Press ESC.
Tip: If less than the maximum number
of lines of data are used, the data will
take up less of the display area.
Press ESC to return to the chart display.
The compass
When the boat is navigating to a point, the
compass shows the bearing to the destination
(BRG) in the middle and the boat’s course over
ground (COG), for example here BRG is 4° and
COG is 12°:
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Otherwise the compass shows the boat’s COG
in the middle, for example here COG is 12°:
BRG (red)
COG
To turn the compass off or on
1 Press MENU and select Data header.
2 Select Compass and select Off or On.
3 Press ESC to return to the display.
COG
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3 Navigation: Chart
The chart display shows the chart, the boat’s position course and navigation data. To show the
Chart display, press ESC until the chart is displayed.
3-1 Introduction to navigating
The TRACKFISH has two ways of navigating,
going straight to a point or following a route.
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3
Enter waypoints at points of interest before
starting to navigate (see section 5-2-1).
Tip: Create a waypoint at the start of the trip
to navigate back to.
Goto: Going straight to a point
The TRACKFISH can navigate straight to a
waypoint or to any arbitrary point:
1
2
3
4
Switch to the chart display
(see section 2-6).
Start navigating using the GOTO/AUTO
key (see section 3-4).
When the TRACKFISH is navigating, the
chart, data and highway displays show
navigation data. The chart shows:
The boat position .
The destination point marked with
a circle.
The boat’s plotted course to the
destination.
Two CDI lines, parallel to the boat’s
plotted course (see Appendix C, CDI).
If the TRACKFISH is connected to an
autopilot, the TRACKFISH will send data
to the autopilot to steer the boat to the
destination. Start the autopilot.
If the XTE alarm is enabled, an alarm will
sound if the boat deviates too much from
its intended course (to set the XTE alarm,
see section 15-8).
If the arrival radius alarm is enabled, then,
when the boat comes within the arrival
radius of the destination, an alarm will
sound to show that the boat has reached
the destination (to set the arrival radius
alarm, see section 15-8).
To stop the Goto, see section 3-4.
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To create a route, see section 6-2-1.
To start the route, see sections 3-4 or
6-3-1.
When the TRACKFISH is navigating,the
chart, data and highway displays show
navigation data. The chart shows:
The boat position .
The waypoint at the end of the current
leg marked with a circle.
The boat’s plotted course along the leg.
Two CDI lines, parallel to the boat’s
plotted course (see Appendix C, CDI).
If the TRACKFISH is connected to an
autopilot, the TRACKFISH will send data
to the autopilot to steer the boat to the
destination. Start the autopilot.
If the XTE alarm is enabled, an alarm will
sound if the boat deviates too much from
its intended course (see section 15-8).
If the arrival radius alarm is enabled, then,
when the boat comes within the arrival
radius of the waypoint at the end of the
current leg, an alarm will sound (to set the
arrival radius alarm, see section 15-8).
The TRACKFISH stops navigating to the
waypoint at the end of the current leg and
starts the next leg of the route:
a When the boat comes within 0.025 nm
of the waypoint.
b Or when the boat passes the
waypoint.
c Or if the waypoint is skipped (see
section 6-3-2).
When the boat has reached the final
waypoint, or to stop the boat following the
route at any time, cancel the route (see
section 6-3-3).
Following a route
A route is a list of waypoints that the boat can
follow (see section 6).
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To create waypoints before creating the
route, see section 5-2-1.
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3-2 Chart display
A typical chart display shows:
Data header. To turn the
data off or on or to change
what data is displayed,
see section 2-6-3.
A compass
(see section 2-6-3).
The chart. To change
the types of information
displayed, (see section
15-2).
Typical waypoint
(see section 5).
Boat position
(see section 3-2-1).
Boat track
(see section 3-6).
The cursor
(see section 3-2-1).
Boat course and CDI lines
(see Appendix C, CDI).
Boat is going to the
waypoint called FISH06.
Sea
Land
Distance and bearing of
cursor from boat.
3-2-1 Chart modes
The Chart has two modes, centre on boat mode
and cursor mode. These are explained below.
Centre on boat mode
To switch to centre on boat mode in the chart
display, press ESC. The boat is at the centre
of the chart. As the boat moves through the
water, the chart automatically scrolls to keep
the boat in the centre of the chart. The cursor
(see below) is turned off.
Cursor mode
The keys , ,
and
are called cursor
keys. To switch to cursor mode in the chart
display, hold down a cursor key. The cursor
appears and moves away from the boat:
Press the key which points in the direction
that the cursor will move, for example
press to move the cursor down.
Press midway between two of the cursor
keys to make the cursor move diagonally.
Hold a cursor key down to make the cursor
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move continuously across the display.
In Cursor mode:
The distance (+DST) and bearing (+BRG)
of the cursor from the boat are displayed
at the bottom, left corner of the display.
The chart does not scroll as the boat moves.
If the cursor reaches the edge of the
display, the chart will scroll.
For example, hold down to move the
cursor to the right side of the display and
the chart will scroll to the left.
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3-2-2 Latitude and longitude
3-2-5 Find nearby places
Latitude and longitude can be displayed in the
data header. Normally the position is the boat’s
position, and the latitude and longitude has a
boat symbol to show this:
If the cursor has been moved in the last ten
To find and display nearby places of interest:
36° 29.637' S
175° 09.165' E
Degrees
Latitude
1
2
3
Longitude
Minutes, to 3 decimal places
(about 2 m (6 ft) resolution)
seconds, then the position is the cursor’s
position, and the latitude and longitude has a
cursor symbol to show this:
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+ 36° 29.684' S
+ 175° 09.201' E
Warning: When reading the boat
position, make sure the position is not the
cursor position.
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3-2-3 Chart scale
Press
to zoom in and display a smaller area
to zoom
of the chart in more detail. Press
out and display a bigger area in less detail.
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The chart scale can be displayed (e.g. scale
= 8 nm, see below). The scale is the vertical
distance across the currently visible chart area.
For example if the scale is 8 nm then a portion
of chart eight nautical miles high is currently
displayed.
To see places near the boat’s position,
press ESC to switch to centre on boat
mode. To see places near a different
point, move the cursor to that point on
the chart.
Press MENU and select Find.
Select the type of place. There are three
types, Ports, Port services and Tide
stations. For a Port service, select the
type of service to find.
A list of places is displayed. If there are
more places than will fit on the display,
to scroll up or down a
or
press
page at a time.
To search for a port by name:
i Press MENU and select Find.
ii Enter some or all of the letters of the
port name. Press ENTER.
Select the place and press ENTER.
The chart display changes to show
the selected place in the middle of the
display.
To see stored information about the
selected place, press MENU and select
Chart info (see section 3-2-5). To
display a tide chart for a selected tide
station, select Tide height from the
chart info.
3-2-4 Chart symbols and
information
The chart will show symbols, such as
waypoints and chart symbols (for example
buoys, beacons, wrecks and marinas). When
the cursor is placed over a symbol for at least
two seconds, a data window appears at the
bottom left of the display with information about
the symbol.
To see stored information about a point on the
chart (for example, a chart symbol):
1
2
3
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Move the cursor to that point on the chart.
Press MENU and select Chart info.
A menu of objects is displayed:
i Select an object to display.
ii Press ESC to return to the menu.
Select other objects.
iii Finally, press ESC to return to the chart.
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3-3 Distance and bearing calculator
The distance and bearing calculator can plot a
course of one or several legs and to show the
bearing and length of each leg, as well as the
total distance along the course. The completed
course can be converted into a route.
To use the distance and bearing calculator:
1
2
3
Press ESC until the chart display is
displayed. Press MENU and select
Distance.
Move the cursor to the start of the first
leg. It does not matter if this point is a
waypoint or not. Press ENTER.
To add a leg to the course, move the
cursor to the end of the leg. It does not
matter if this point is a waypoint or not.
The display shows the bearing and length
of the leg, as well as the total distance
along the course. Press ENTER.
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To remove the last leg from the course,
press MENU and select Remove.
5 Repeat the above two steps to enter the
whole course.
6 To save the new course as a route,
press MENU and select Save. This
also saves any new points on the
course as new waypoints, with default
names. If necessary, edit the route later
(see section 6-2-2) and edit any new
waypoints later (see section 5-2-3).
7 Finally, press ESC to return to the
chart display.
Note: See section 15-7 for Log functions.
3-4 GOTO: Navigating to a point or along a route
The GOTO/AUTO key is a shortcut to start
navigating to a point on the chart, to a waypoint
or along a route.
Starting to navigate
Navigating to a point on the chart
1 Press ESC until the chart display
is displayed.
2 Move the cursor to the destination point.
3 Press GOTO/AUTO and select
Goto cursor.
Navigating to a waypoint
See section 5-3-1.
Navigating along a route
See section 6-3-1.
Cancelling navigation
Cancelling navigating to a point on the chart
or to a waypoint
1 Press ESC until the chart display is
displayed.
2 Press GOTO/AUTO and select
Cancel goto.
Cancelling navigating along a route
See section 6-3-3.
Warning: Make sure the course does not
pass over land or dangerous waters.
The TRACKFISH navigates to the destination
as described in section 3-1.
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3-5 Projected course
If Projected course is turned on, then the
TRACKFISH will display the projected position
based on the course over ground (COG), speed
and a specified time. To turn Projected course
on and off and to set the time, see section
15-2.
Projected position
Boat’s projected course
Boat position
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3-6 Tracks and tracking
Tracking records the boat’s position to memory
at regular intervals, which can be:
Time intervals.
Or distance intervals.
The track of where the boat has been can be
displayed on the chart. The TRACKFISH can
display one track while recording another.
The maximum length of a track depends on
the selected track interval: a small interval will
give a shorter, more detailed track and a long
interval will give a longer, less detailed track,
as shown in these examples:
Time intervals
Interval
Track 1
Track 2, 3, 4 or 5
To work with tracks, (see section 15-6).
1 sec
33 minutes
The TRACKFISH can store five tracks:
10 sec
5.5 hours
1.4 hours
1 min
33 hours
8 hours
Track 1 can hold up to 2000 points and is
intended to record the normal progress of
the boat.
Tracks 2, 3, 4 and 5 can hold up to 500
points each and are intended to record
sections to be retraced accurately, for
example entering a river mouth.
Tip: Record the tracks in good conditions.
When recording is on and the track
becomes full then recording continues and
the oldest points in the track are deleted.
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Distance intervals
Interval
Track 1
0.01
8 minutes
Track 2, 3, 4 or 5
20
5
1
2,000
500
10
20,000
5,000
The track lengths are in the current distance
units, for example nm.
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4 Navigation: Highway display
The highway display has a bird’s eye view of
the boat’s course to a destination:
To show the Highway display, press DISPLAY,
select Other, then select Highway.
Warning: The highway display does
not show land, dangerous waters or chart
symbols.
The highway display shows:
Optional data header (see section 2-6-3)
Optional compass (see section 2-6-3)
Destination waypoint
Boat’s plotted course to destination
CDI lines, parallel to the boat’s plotted course
(see Appendix C, CDI). The CDI lines are like a
highway over the water where the boat will move.
Boat position is at the bottom, centre
of the display
CDI scale
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5 Navigation: Waypoints
A waypoint is a position of interest that is saved
by the TRACKFISH, for example a fishing spot
or a point on a route. The TRACKFISH can
have up to 3000 waypoints. A waypoint can be
created, changed or deleted. A waypoint has:
A name (up to eight characters).
An icon showing what kind of waypoint it
is. The available icons are:
A position.
A colour for the waypoint symbol and
name on the chart.
A type:
Normal: A normal waypoint can be
navigated to or included in a route.
Danger: A danger waypoint is a point
to avoid. If the boat comes within the
danger radius of a danger waypoint
the unit can sound an alarm (see
section 15-8).
A display option:
Controls how the waypoint is displayed
when the Waypoints setup option is set to
Selected (see section 15-2):
Off: The waypoint is not displayed.
Icon: The waypoint icon is displayed.
I+N (Icon and Name): The waypoint
icon and name are displayed.
If there are many waypoints, use this
feature to select which waypoints are
displayed on the chart.
Note: The other choices for the
Waypoints setup option are Hide all
(no waypoints are displayed on the chart)
and Show all (all the waypoints are
displayed on the chart) (see section 15-2).
5-1 Waypoints display
To go to the waypoints display, press DISPLAY,
select O t h e r , then select W a y p o i n t s
(see right).
The waypoints display is a list of the waypoints
that have been entered, each with waypoint
symbol, name, latitude and longitude,
distance and bearing from the boat, type and
display option.
If there are more waypoints than will fit on the
display, press
or
to scroll up or down
a page at a time.
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5-2 Managing waypoints
Warning: Do not create a navigation
waypoint on land or in dangerous water.
5-2-1 Creating a new waypoint
Creating a new waypoint from any display
Press
. A new waypoint is created at
the boat position with the default name
and data. To change the default data, see
section 5-2-3.
Creating and editing a new waypoint from
the chart display
1 To create a waypoint at the boat position,
press ESC to switch the chart to centre
on boat mode.
Or, to create a waypoint at a different
point, move the cursor to that point on the
chart.
2 Press MENU and select New waypoint.
3 A new waypoint, with the default name
and data is created.
4 Change the waypoint data if necessary
(see section 5-2-7). Select Save.
Creating a new waypoint from the waypoints
display
1 In the waypoints display, press MENU
and select Create.
2 A new waypoint, with a default name and
data, is created at the boat position.
3 Change the waypoint data if necessary
(see section 5-2-7). Select Save.
Note: Waypoints can also be created when a
route is created (see section 6-2-1).
5-2-2 Moving a waypoint
Moving a waypoint from the chart display
1 In the chart display, move the cursor to
the waypoint to move.
2 Press MENU and select Move.
3 Move the cursor to the new position and
press ENTER.
Moving a waypoint from the waypoints
display
To move a waypoint from the waypoints
display, edit the waypoint (see section 5-2-3)
and change the latitude and longitude.
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5-2-3 Editing a waypoint
Editing a waypoint from the chart display
1 In the chart display, move the cursor to
the waypoint to edit.
2 Press MENU and select Edit.
3 Change the waypoint data (see section
5-2-7). Select Save.
Editing a waypoint from the waypoints
display
or
1 In the waypoints display, press
to highlight the waypoint to edit. Press
MENU and select Edit.
2 Change the waypoint data (see section
5-2-7). Select Save.
5-2-4 Displaying a waypoint on
the chart
This goes to the chart display, and shows the
selected waypoint at the centre of the display.
1 In the waypoints display, press
or
to highlight the waypoint to display. Press
MENU and select Display.
Or, in the Chart display, press MENU,
select Find, then select Waypoints.
Select a waypoint from the list.
2 The TRACKFISH switches to the chart
display, with the selected waypoint at the
centre of the chart.
5-2-5 Deleting a waypoint
A waypoint can not be deleted if the boat is
navigating to it or if the waypoint is used in more
than one route. A waypoint that is used in one
route can be deleted.
Warning when a waypoint is deleted from
a route, check that the changed route does
not cross land or dangerous waters.
Deleting a waypoint from the chart display
1 In the chart display, move the cursor to
the waypoint to delete.
2 Press MENU and select Delete.
3 Select Yes to confirm.
Deleting a waypoint from the waypoints
display
1 In the waypoints display, press
or
to highlight the waypoint to delete. Press
MENU and select Delete.
2 Select Yes to confirm.
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5-2-6 Deleting all waypoints
5-2-8 Sort Waypoints
1
To c h a n g e h o w t h e w a y p o i n t s l i s t i s
displayed:
2
In the waypoints display and press MENU
and select Delete all.
Select Yes to confirm.
5-2-7 Changing a waypoint’s
data
To change the waypoint data when it is
displayed in a window:
1
2
3
Select the data to change.
Press ENTER.
Use the cursor keys to change the data.
Press ENTER.
If necessary, repeat the above step to
change other data.
Select Save.
1
2
Press MENU and select Sort by.
Select how to display the list:
Name: In alphabetical order by name.
Icon: Grouped by icon type.
Distance: In order of distance from the
boat.
An arrow at at the top of a column indicates
how the waypoints are sorted.
5-3 Navigating to a waypoint
5-3-1 Starting to navigate to a
waypoint
From the chart or highway display
1 Press GOTO/AUTO and select
Waypoint.
2 Select a waypoint from the list.
From the waypoints display
1 Press
or
to highlight the waypoint
to go to.
2 Press MENU and select Goto.
Warning: Make sure the course does not
pass over land or dangerous waters.
The TRACKFISH navigates to the waypoint as
described in section 3-1.
5-3-2 Cancelling navigation to a
waypoint
1
2
Press ESC until the chart display is
displayed.
Press GOTO/AUTO and select Cancel
goto.
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6 Navigation: Routes
A route is a list of waypoints that the boat
can navigate along. Routes can be created,
changed and deleted.
The TRACKFISH can have up to 25 routes.
Each route can have up to 50 waypoints.
A route can:
Start and stop at the same waypoint .
Include waypoints more than once.
The TRACKFISH can navigate along a route
in either direction. Waypoints on the route can
be skipped.
Routes are a powerful feature when the
TRACKFISH is connected to an autopilot,
allowing the vessel to be automatically guided
along the route.
Warning: Make sure that routes do not
cross land or dangerous water.
6-1 Routes display
The routes display is a list of the routes that
have been entered, each with route name,
start waypoint, end waypoint, number of legs
and total distance.
To go to the routes display, press DISPLAY,
select Other, then select Routes.
If there are more routes than will fit on the
or
to scroll up or down
display, press
a page at a time.
6-2 Managing routes
Warning: After creating or changing
a route, display the route on the chart
and check that it does not cross land or
dangerous water.
2
3
6-2-1 Creating a new route
A. Creating a new route from the chart
display
While creating the route:
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Press
to change the range;
or
scroll the chart by moving the cursor to
the edge of the chart.
A data box at the top, left of the display
shows the route name and total distance.
If the cursor is near a leg, it shows the
length and bearing of the leg as well.
The legs of a route must start and end at
waypoints. If a leg does not start or end at
an existing waypoint then a new waypoint
will be created automatically (to change
the new waypoint data, see section 5-2-7).
In the chart display, press MENU and
select New route.
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The route is given a default name:
i Change the name if necessary.
ii Select Ok.
To enter the first leg of the route:
i Move the cursor to the start of the
route and press ENTER.
ii Move the cursor to the end of the first
leg and press ENTER.
To add a waypoint at the end of the route:
i Press ENTER.
ii Move the cursor to where the new
route waypoint will be.
iii Press ENTER.
To insert a waypoint in the route:
i Move the cursor to the chosen leg to
insert the waypoint.
ii Press MENU and select Insert.
iii Move the cursor to where the new
route waypoint will be.
iv Press ENTER.
To move a waypoint in the route:
i Move the cursor to the waypoint to
move.
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iii
Press MENU and select Move.
Move the cursor to where the waypoint
will be.
iv Press ENTER.
7 To remove a waypoint from the route:
i Move the cursor to the waypoint to
remove from the route.
ii Press MENU and select Remove. The
waypoint is removed from the route,
but the waypoint is not deleted.
8 Repeat this process until the route is
finished. Review the route and check
that the route does not cross land or
dangerous water.
Then press ESC.
Or, to delete the route that is being created:
i Press MENU and select Delete.
ii Select Yes to confirm.
Tip: The distance and bearing calculator can
also be used to enter a course and save it as a
route (see section 3-3).
B. Creating a new route from the routes
display
1 In the routes display, press MENU and
select Create.
2 A new route, with a default name and no
waypoints, is displayed.
3 To change the route name:
i Select the route name at the top of the
display and press ENTER.
ii Change the name if necessary.
iii Press ENTER.
4 To insert a waypoint in the route:
i Select where the waypoint will be:
To insert the first waypoint in a
new route, select Leg 1.
To insert a waypoint at the end of
the route, select the unused leg at
the end of the list of waypoints.
Otherwise, select the waypoint to
insert the new waypoint in front of.
ii Press ENTER. A list of waypoints is
displayed. Select the waypoint to use.
As waypoints are inserted, the distance
and bearing of each leg is shown
automatically. If the route has more
waypoints than will fit on the display,
press
or
to see them.
5 To remove a waypoint from the route:
i Select the waypoint to remove.
ii Press MENU and select Remove.
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7
8
Repeat this process until the route is
finished.
Press ESC.
Display the route on the chart (see
section 6-2-3) and check that the route
does not cross land or dangerous water.
6-2-2 Editing a route
Editing a route from the chart
1 In the routes display, select the route to
edit. Press MENU and select Edit on
chart.
2 The selected route is displayed on
the chart, with a circle around the first
waypoint.
3 Edit the route as described in section 6-21 A, starting at step 4.
Editing a route from the routes display
1 In the routes display, press
or
to
highlight the route to edit. Press MENU
and select Edit.
2 The selected route is displayed: the route
name and a list of the waypoints.
3 Edit the route as described in section 6-21 B, starting at step 3.
6-2-3 Displaying a route on the
chart
To view the selected route at the centre of
the display:
or
1 In the routes display, press
to highlight the route to display. Press
MENU and select Display.
Or, in the Chart display, press MENU,
select Find, then select Route. Select a
route from the list.
2 The TRACKFISH displays the selected
route on the chart.
6-2-4 Deleting a route
1
2
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or
to
highlight the route to delete. Press MENU
and select Delete.
Select Yes to confirm.
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6-2-5 Deleting all routes
1
2
In the routes display, press MENU and
select Delete all.
Select Yes to confirm.
6-3 Navigating a route
6-3-2 Skipping a waypoint in a
route
6-3-1 Starting a route
To start the boat navigating along a route:
1
2
3
In the routes display, press
or
to
highlight the route to use. Press MENU
and select Start.
Or, from the chart or highway display,
press GOTO/AUTO and select Route,
then select a route from the list.
The TRACKFISH asks for the direction to
traverse the route.
Select Forward (the order the route was
created) or Reverse.
It displays a chart with the route marked and
starts navigating from the start of the route.
To skip a waypoint when the boat is navigating
along a route:
In the chart display, press MENU and
select Skip.
The TRACKFISH starts navigating straight
towards the next waypoint on the route.
Warning: Skipping a waypoint with
the autopilot on might result in a sudden
course change.
6-3-3 Cancelling a route
To stop the boat navigating along a route:
Warning: Make sure the course does not
pass over land or dangerous waters.
In the chart display, press MENU and
select Cancel route.
The TRACKFISH navigates along the route as
described in section 3-1.
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7 Satellites
GPS worldwide navigation
The US Government operates the GPS
system. Twenty-four satellites orbit the earth
and broadcast position and time signals. The
positions of these satellites are constantly
changing. The GPS receiver analyses
the signals from the closest satellites and
calculates exactly where it is on earth. This is
called the GPS position.
The accuracy of the GPS position is typically
better than 10 m (33 ft) for 95% of the time.
A GPS antenna can receive signals from the
GPS satellites when it is almost anywhere
on earth.
DGPS
A DGPS system uses correction signals to
remove some of the errors in the GPS position.
The TRACKFISH can use one of two types of
DGPS system:
WAAS and EGNOS DGPS
WAAS and EGNOS are two satellite based
DGPS systems. The correction signals are
broadcast by satellites and are received by
the TRACKFISH’s standard GPS antenna.
The accuracy of the corrected GPS position
is typically better than 5 m (16 ft) for 95% of
the time.
WAAS covers all of the USA and
most of Canada. EGNOS will cover
most of Western Europe when it
becomes operational.
Differential beacon DGPS
Differential beacons are land based radio
transmitters that broadcast correction
signals that can be received by a special
receiver on the boat. Differential beacons
are usually only installed near ports and
important waterways, and each beacon
has a limited range. The accuracy of the
corrected GPS position is typically better
than 2 to 5 m (6 to 16 ft).
antenna to give enhanced accuracy within
range of land based differential beacons
in areas where WAAS or EGNOS are
not available. Such a DGPS antenna
has both a GPS receiver and a beacon
receiver, and it automatically applies the
beacon correction to the GPS position.
•
The TRACKFISH can use GPS satellite
data from a optional compatible
instrument or antenna connected by
NavBus or NMEA (see section 16-6). In
this case, the TRACKFISH does not need
its own antenna.
To configure the TRACKFISH for different
antenna options, see section 15-4. For more
information, contact your Navman dealer.
Startup
Each time a GPS receiver is turned on, it
normally takes about 50 seconds before
it outputs the first position. Under some
circumstances it will take up to two minutes
or longer.
GPS antennas
The TRACKFISH must be used with an external
GPS antenna:
•
Normally, use the GPS antenna supplied.
•
Fit an optional differential beacon DGPS
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7-1 Satellite display
The satellite display has information about the
GPS satellites and GPS position.
To go to the satellite display, press DISPLAY,
select Other, then select Satellite.
The satellite display shows:
Time and date from
GPS satellites. Time is
local time (UTC [GMT]
plus local offset, see
section 15-12)
Status of GPS antenna, for example Acquiring, GPS fix,
No GPS. If the unit is in GPS Simulate mode it displays GPS
Simulation (see section 2-5)
Positions of visible
GPS satellites:
Outer circle is
horizon
Inner circle is 45°
elevation
Centre is directly
above
North is at top of
display
If the boat is
moving, COG is a
line from centre
HDOP: The error in the
GPS position caused by
satellite geometry. A low
value indicates a more
precise fix, a high value
a less precise fix
Signal strengths of up
to twelve visible GPS
satellites. The higher
the bar the stronger
the signal
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8 Sonar fishfinding: Introduction
This section explains how to interpret the sonar
displays, when and why to use the different
frequencies and how fish are detected and
displayed.
It also describes Gain and Range and shows
examples of some of the different sonar
displays.
8-1 Using the TRACKFISH
The TRACKFISH uses a sonar transducer
attached to the hull. The transducer generates
an ultrasonic pulse (sound that is above the
hearing range of the human ear), which travels
down towards the bottom at a speed of about
4800 ft/sec (1463 m/sec), spreading out into
a cone shape.
When the pulse meets an object, such as a
fish or the bottom, it is partly reflected back
up towards the boat as an echo. The depth
of the object or bottom is calculated by the
TRACKFISH by measuring the time taken
between sending a pulse and receiving the
echo. When an echo has been returned, the
next pulse is sent.
The TRACKFISH converts each echo into an
electronic signal, displayed as a vertical line
of pixels. The most recent echo appears on
the extreme right of the display, with the older
echoes being scrolled towards the left, eventually
disappearing off the display.
The scroll speed depends upon the water
depth and scroll speed setting. See sections
15-3 and section 8-2, for more information.
The appearance of echoes displayed are
affected by:
•
•
•
the TRACKFISH settings
(see section 8-5)
echoes (different fish types, different
bottom types, wrecks and seaweed; see
section 8-2)
noise (water clarity and bubbles; see
section 8-2).
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Cruise, Fishing and Manual
Modes
The TRACKFISH has three sonar
operating modes:
•
Cruise mode: Use this when on the
move. The TRACKFISH automatically
adjusts its settings to compensate for
water clarity and to display the bottom.
•
Fishing mode: Use this when fishing.
The TRACKFISH automatically adjusts its
settings to compensate for water clarity
and to best display fish, the bottom and
other details.
Manual mode: Use this to fine-tune
the TRACKFISH settings by hand. Best
results are often achieved in manual
mode, but practice and experience are
required to obtain the optimum settings
for different conditions.
To select an operating mode, press GOTO/
AUTO and select the mode. When you select
Manual mode, the TRACKFISH reverts to your
last manual settings.For more information on
operating modes and the TRACKFISH settings,
see section 8-5.
•
Warning: Use the automatic Cruise or
Fishing modes when learning to use the
TRACKFISH or when travelling at speed.
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8-2 Interpreting the display
The sonar displays do not show a fixed distance
travelled by the boat; rather, they display a
history, showing what has passed below the
boat during a certain period of time.
The history of the sonar signal displayed
depends the depth of the water and the scroll
speed setting.
In shallow water, the echoes have a short
distance to travel between the bottom and the
boat. In deep water, the history moves across
the display more slowly because the echoes
take longer to travel between the bottom and
the boat. For example, when the scroll speed
is set to Fast, at depths over 1000 ft (300 m)
it takes about 2 minutes for the data to move
across the display, whereas at 20 ft (6 m) it
takes only about 25 seconds.
The scroll speed can be set by the user to
display either a longer history with less fish
information or a shorter history with more fish
details (see section 15-3).
If the boat is anchored, the echoes all come
from the same area of bottom. This produces
a flat bottom trace on the display.
Strength of echoes
The colours indicate differences in the strength
of the echo. The strength varies with several
factors, such as the:
• Size of the fish, school of fish or other object.
• Depth of the fish or object.
• Location of the fish or object. (The area
covered by the ultrasonic pulse is a rough
cone shape and the echoes are strongest
in the middle.)
• Clarity of water. Particles or air in the water
reduce the strength of the echo.
• Composition or density of the object
or bottom.
Note: Planing hulls at speed produce air
bubbles and turbulent water that bombard
the transducer. The resulting ultrasonic noise
may be picked up by the transducer and
obscure the real echoes.
Kelp / Weed
Soft bottoms
such as mud,
weed and
sand show
as narrow
bands
The screen shot shows a typical sonar display
with the Fish symbols turned Off.
Hard
bottoms
such as
rock or coral
show as
wide bands
Single fish
Large
school of
fish
Small
school of
fish
Bottom
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Bottom types
Mud, weed and sandy bottoms tend to
weaken and scatter the sonar pulse, resulting
in a weak echo. Hard, rocky or coral bottoms
reflect the pulse, resulting in a strong echo.
See section 9-3.
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Frequency and cone width
The sonar pulse
generated by
the TRACKFISH
transducer travels
down through the
water, spreading
outwards in a cone
shape. The cone width
is dependent upon
the frequency of the
pulse; at 50 kHz it is
approximately 45°,
and at 200 kHz it is
approximately 11°.
The differences in
the cone width affect
what is displayed. See
section 8-3.
Water
Depth
25
50
100
150
200
Cone width
at 50 kHz
20
40
80
45° cone
130
170
Cone width
at 200 kHz
5
10
20 11°
30 cone
40
300
250
60
400
330
80
600
500
120
800
660
150
1000
830
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Shadows
Shadows are created around areas where the ultrasonic beam cannot ‘see’. These areas include
hollows on the bottom or beside rocks and ledges, where the strong echoes returned off the rocks
obscure the weak echoes of the fish and may also create a double bottom trace. See following
for an example of the sonar display in such an environment. A double bottom trace is shown on
the display.
When looking for fish with the wide angled 50 kHz frequency, be aware of increased shadows. Use
the high frequency 200 kHz in areas that have rocks and ledges because this frequency reduces
the shadow effect considerably.
Example of shadows
Sonar display of same area
fish is visible on the display
fish is hidden by the strong echoes off the
bottom and is not shown on the display
fish is visible on the display
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8-3 Single and Dual frequency fishfinding
Sonar frequencies
The TRACKFISH has two sonar frequencies,
200 kHz and 50 kHz. To select the sonar
frequency to use, set Frequency (see
section 15-3).
When to use 200 kHz
The 200 kHz frequency is especially suitable
for use in shallow and medium depth water,
typically less than 500 ft (150 m) and while
running at speed.
At 200 kHz, the narrow cone reduces any noise
caused by air bubbles.
The 200 kHz frequency generates a higher
definition pulse which produces little shadow
and returns excellent detail over a small area
of bottom. Therefore, it gives excellent bottom
discrimination capability and is particularly good
at showing individual fish, including bottom
dwellers.
interest can be identified and then examined in
detail with the 200 kHz frequency.
When to use Mixed
The Mixed frequency combines the 200 kHz
and the 50 kHz echoes on one sonar display,
filling in detailed echoes in the centre of the
sonar cone.
When to use 50/200 kHz
Operating the TRACKFISH at both 50 kHz
and 200 kHz simultaneously on a split display
can be very useful when operating in shallow
to medium water, typically less than 500 ft
(150 m), because the 50 kHz section of the
display shows the general area, while the 200
kHz section can be viewed simultaneously for a
more detailed look at any interesting feature.
To use 50/200 kHz, select the Split 50/200
display (see section 9-4).
When to use 50 kHz
The 50 kHz frequency is particularly suitable for
use in deep water, typically greater than 500 ft
(150 m).
At 50 kHz, the cone covers an area of water
about four times wider than the 200 kHz cone
and penetrates to a greater depth with minimal
loss of the return signal.
However, it produces a lower definition display
with more shadow compared to the 200 kHz
frequency. This means that a group of small
fish, for example, could be displayed as a single
item, while any fish very close to the bottom
may not be found at all.
wide angle,
less detailed
50 kHz cone
narrow angle,
more detailed
200 kHz cone
This frequency is useful for getting a deep,
wide overview of the area so that any areas of
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Comparison of the same fish scenario displayed at different frequencies:
Now
30 seconds ago
1 minute ago
50 kHz display
200 kHz display
Note the
smaller,
defined fish
arches and
more bottom
detail.
Note the wider
bottom trace
50/200 kHz display
50+200 display
dual sceen
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8-4 Fish detection and display
Where to find fish
Underwater features like reefs, wrecks and rocky
outcrops attract fish. Use the 50 kHz or 50/200 kHz
frequency display to find these features, then look
for fish by passing over the feature slowly several
times using the Zoom display (see section 9-2).
If there is a current, the fish will often be found
downstream of the feature.
When fishing with the TRACKFISH with the Fish
symbols Off, a weak fuzzy band may appear
between the bottom trace and surface. This
might indicate a thermocline - a rapid change
in water temperature, such as the edge of
a warm or cold current. The temperature
difference can form a barrier which the fish
may not swim through. In fresh water, fish
often collect around a thermocline.
The TRACKFISH uses Navman’s SBN
technology to analyse sonar echoes and
identify which are likely to be fish. The
TRACKFISH can be set up to display a fish
symbol and the depth over these echoes (see
section 15-3, Fish symbols). While SBN is very
sophisticated it is not foolproof - there will be
times when the TRACKFISH will not be able to
differentiate between fish and large air bubbles
or rubbish.
Depending on the strength of a fish signal, the
TRACKFISH can display a small, medium or
large symbol (see section 15-3, Fish filter).
To see the maximum amount of information
from the echoes, turn Fish symbols off. Fish
appear as arches on the display.
Fish arches
In good conditions, a fish passing through the
cone-shaped ultrasonic pulse is displayed as
a fish arch. The 50 kHz frequency uses a wider
cone than the 200 kHz frequency. This makes
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There are many reasons why fish arches may
not be seen. For example:
• Poor transducer installation (see Transom
Transducers Installation Guide).
Fish symbols
Fun fish symbol
the fish arches easier to see.
A fish arch starts when a fish enters the
weak edge of the sonar cone, generating a
weak echo that is displayed as the start of
the fish arch. As the fish moves closer to the
middle of the cone, the distance between the
transducer and the fish reduces and the echo
is displayed at progressively shallower depths,
producing a rising shape. When the fish passes
directly beneath the middle of the cone, the
echo becomes strongest and thickest. As the
fish passes out of the middle of the cone the
reverse happens with a progressively weaker
and deeper echo.
• If the boat is anchored then fish will tend to
show on the display as horizontal lines as
they swim into and out of the transducer
sonar beam. Slow speeds in deeper water
give the best fish arch returns.
• Range is important. It will be much easier
to see fish arches when using zoom mode
to concentrate on a particular section of
water, rather than just displaying everything
from the surface to the bottom. Zooming
increases screen resolution and is
necessary for good fish arches.
• It is difficult to get fish arches in shallow
water as the transducer sonar beam is very
narrow near the surface and fish do not
stay within the beam long enough to display
an arch. Several fish in shallow water
tend to display as randomly stacked areas
of colour.
• Wave motion may result in distorted
fish arches.
Normal fish symbol
Fun symbol + depth
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8-5 Gain, threshold and range
The TRACKER has three settings that affect
the sonar display:
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•
•
Gain: The gain of the sonar receiver. The
gain should be high to display good detail,
but if the gain is too high then information
from the strong bottom signal is lost and
false echoes might be displayed. There
is a separate gain setting for each sonar
frequency, 50 kHz and 200 kHz.
Threshold: Return echoes less than
the threshold are ignored. The threshold
should be as low as possible, but if the
threshold is too low, unwanted noise
will be displayed. Threshold is set as a
percentage of gain. For example, if the
threshold is 50 %, then return echoes
less than 50 % of the maximum signal are
ignored. There is a separate threshold
setting for each sonar frequency, 50 kHz
and 200 kHz.
To display the current settings for gain
and threshold, select a sonar display and
press ENTER:
Range: The vertical depth covered by a
TRACKFISH sonar display. For example,
if the range is 100 m, then the sonar
display shows depths between 0 and 100
m. The range is displayed at the bottom,
right corner of a sonar display.
If the bottom is deeper than the specified
depth range, it will not be shown on
the display.
The TRACKFISH has three operating modes,
Cruise, Fishing and Manual (see section 8-1).
In Cruise and Fishing modes, the TRACKFISH
automatically adjusts gain and threshold for
good performance and adjusts range to always
show the bottom. In manual mode, you can
hand adjust the settings.
8-5-1 Changing between
automatic and manual modes
Select a sonar display before changing mode
(see section 9).
a
b
c
Using an automatic mode
Press GOTO/AUTO and select Cruise
or Fishing (see section 8-1). The
TRACKFISH will adjust gain, threshold
and range automatically.
Using manual mode
Press GOTO/AUTO and select Manual.
The TRACKFISH reverts to your last
manual settings (see section 8-1).
Adjusting gain or threshold manually
1 Press ENTER to display the
gain window:
2 Press
or
to select the setting
to adjust.
3
Press
or
adjust the setting.
If the TRACKFISH is in Cruise or Fishing
modes, it will stop adjusting gain and
threshold automatically but will continue
to adjust range automatically.
Tip: Use the A-scope display to help
set gain or threshold manually (see
section 8-5-2).
To revert to automatic:
•
•
This display is called the gain window.
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Either press GOTO/AUTO and select
Cruise or Fishing.
Or press ENTER to display the gain
window, select Manual and press .
The TRACKFISH will not adjust
threshold automatically; if gain is
manual it will stay manual.
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d
Adjusting range manually
•
Either press
or
to increase or
decrease range.
•
9
If required, repeat these steps to
adjust gain and threshold for the other
frequency.
Note: Setting the gain higher will display more
detail from weak echoes, like fish, but will loose
detail from the strong echo from the bottom.
Or press MENU, select Range
and select Manual. Range does
not change.
If the TRACKFISH is in Cruise or Fishing
modes, it will stop adjusting range
automatically but will continue to adjust
gain and threshold automatically.
Manual range is useful in areas of
rapidly changing bottom depth, such as
around pinnacles, to prevent the display
from redrawing often to always show
the bottom.
Threshold
line
To revert to automatic range, with the
bottom always displayed:
•
•
Either press GOTO/AUTO and select
Cruise or Fishing.
Or press MENU, select Range and
select Auto. If gain and threshold are
manual, they will stay manual.
8-5-2 Using the A-scope to set
gain and threshold manually
It is convenient to use the A-scope display when
adjusting gain and threshold manually. Follow
this procedure to adjust gain and threshold for
normal circumstances:
1
2
Gain line
Unwanted noise signal
If necessary, select the sonar frequency
to adjust the settings for
(see section 15-3).
Select the sonar display (see section 2-6).
If necessary, press
or
to adjust
range so that the bottom is displayed.
3
Press MENU, select Sonar splits
then select Split A-scope.
4
Press ENTER to display the Gain
window. To adjust gain or threshold for
a frequency, press
or
to select the
setting to adjust, then press
or
to
change the setting.
5
Set threshold to zero.
6
Adjust Gain so the peak of the strong
signal from the bottom just touches the
gain line.
7
Adjust threshold so that it is just to the
right of the noise.
8
Press ESC to close the gain window.
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Peak of
b o t t o m
signal
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9 Sonar fishfinding: Displays
To show the Sonar display, press DISPLAY,
select Chart or Sonar, then select a sonar
display.
There are five kinds of sonar display. To use
a display:
1
Press MENU and select Sonar splits.
Sonar history display at a single or mixed frequency
- not split (see section 9-1)
Sonar split display: history plus a zoomed section
(see section 9-2)
Sonar split display: history plus a flat bottom trace
in a zoomed section (section 9-3)
Sonar split display: histories at 50 and 200 kHz
frequencies (section 9-4)
Select the type of display to use.
2
Sonar split display: history plus echo strength
(section 9-5)
If the display is split, adjust the split ratio if
required:
a
b
c
Press MENU and select Sonar
window split.
Press
or
to adjust the ratio.
Press ENTER.
9-1 Sonar history display - no split
Optional data header
(see section 2-6-3)
Surface
Optional compass
(see section 2-6-3)
Depth (medium size digits)
Fish symbols with depth
Colour bar
Note: The display scrolls from
right (most recent echoes) to
left (oldest echoes).
Bottom
Range
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9-2 Sonar Zoom display
Depth line
marks the
centre of the
zoomed area
Zoom bar
Divider line
Zoom section Sonar history
The display shows the sonar history on the right
and the zoomed section on the left.
The zoom bar on the far right shows the
area of the history that is magnified in the
zoom section:
or
to adjust the zoom range
• Press
(the range of depths included in the zoom
section).
• If Bottom lock is on, the zoom depth
(the depth of the zoom section) is
adjusted automatically so that the bottom
is always displayed in the zoom section.
If Bottom lock is off, press
or
to
manually adjust the the zoom depth. If
bottom lock is on it will turn off.
Bottom lock
To turn Bottom lock on or off:
1
Press MENU and select Bottom lock.
2
Select On or Off.
or If Bottom lock is on, pressing
will turn it off.
or
9-3 Sonar Bottom display
The display shows the sonar history on the
right and the bottom signal as a flat trace in
the centre of the zoom section on the left. The
flat trace make it easy to compare the echo
strengths shown in the bottom signals. This can
help to identify the type of bottom and objects
close to the bottom.
Sonar history
Zoomed
bottom signal
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The zoom bar on the far right shows the
area of the history that is magnified in the
zoom section:
• Use the
or
keys to adjust the zoom
range.
• The TRACKFISH calculates the zoom
depth automatically.
It is not necessary to turn Bottom lock on
for this display.
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9-4 Sonar 50/200 display
The display shows the 50 kHz sonar history on
the left and the 200 kHz sonar history on the
right. Gain can be set independently for each
frequency (see section 8-5). Range applies to
both frequencies (see section 8-6).
50 kHz
200 kHz
sonar history sonar history
9-5 Sonar A-Scope display
the weakest echo to display on the sonar
history
• a vertical line showing the gain setting;
echoes above this strength will display as
the maximum signal strength
Use the A-Scope while adjusting the gain and
threshold settings manually (see section 8-5).
Threshold
line
Unwanted
noise
signal
Fish recognition
Peak of
bottom
signal
Gain line
Sonar history A-scope display
The display shows the sonar history on the
left and the A-Scope display on the right. The
A-Scope shows:
• the strengths of echoes from different
depths - the longer the horizontal line the
stronger the signal
• a vertical line showing the gain threshold,
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The echo strengths shown on the A-scope
can be useful in recognising the type of fish.
Different species of fish have different sizes
and shapes of swim bladders. The air in the
swim bladder reflects the ultrasonic pulse, so
the strength of the echo varies between fish
species according to the size and shape of the
swim bladder.
When catching fish from a school, note the
species and the strength of the echo that
it returns on the A-scope. Then, when that
particular echo is seen again, it is likely to be
the same fish species.
Bottom type
The shape of the echo strengths in the A-Scope
can help you to recognise the type of bottom.
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10 Data display
The data display has eight large numeric data
fields, four lines with two fields per line, plus a
graph of the water temperature and depth over
the last 20 minutes.
To show the data display, press DISPLAY, select
Other, then select Data.
To select what data is displayed:
1
2
3
4
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Press MENU and select Data setup.
Change a data field:
i Press the cursor keys to highlight the
field.
ii Press ENTER to display a menu of
the data that can be shown in the
field.
iii Select the data to show in the field;
select None to leave the field empty.
Repeat the above step to set the other
data fields.
Press ESC.
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11 Fuel display
Used shows total fuel used since this was last
reset with the Clear Used command.
R e m a i n i n g shows the amount of fuel
remaining in the tank(s).
Flow shows the fuel consumption per hour.
For twin engine installations, the fuel flow for
each engine is shown separately. This is useful
for checking that both engines are under the
same load.
To show the Fuel display, press DISPLAY,
select Other, then select Fuel. The Fuel
display can only be used when the optional
single or twin engine fuel kit has been
installed. See section 15-5 for information
about setting up the fuel display. If the
number of engines is set to 0, the fuel
features are turned off.
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Economy is the distance travelled per unit of
fuel used. The TRACKFISH calculates this from
the boat speed and fuel used. The bigger this
number, the better the fuel economy. Adjust
the throttle and trim to achieve the best fuel
economy. Note that the TRACKFISH uses a
paddlewheel transducer to measure speed,
used to calculate the fuel economy. Therefore,
calibration of the boat speed measurement is
essential for an accurate fuel economy reading.
See section 15-11.
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12 Tides display
The tides display shows tide information at a
tide station for the selected date.
To show the tides display for the tide station
nearest to the boat, press DISPLAY, select
Other, then select Tides.
To go to the tides display for any tide station:
1
redraws with the tide station centred.
4 Press MENU and select Chart info.
5 Select Tide height.
Choosing the date of the tide chart
1 Press MENU.
2
From the chart display, press MENU and
select Find.
Select Tide stations.
A list of tide stations are displayed. Select
the tide station to display. The chart
2
3
Select Today, Next day or Prev day.
To choose a different date from these,
select Set date, edit the date, press
ENTER.
The tides display shows data for the chosen date:
Tide station name
Distance from boat
Moon phase for moon
at the current time on
the chosen date
Current time
Chosen date for display
Tide chart
Night
Night
Dawn
Dusk
Day
Day
Tide height cursor.
Press
or
to move
cursor up and down.
Tide height
Height of cursor
Time cursor
Press
or
to move
cursor sideways
Time of day, 0
to 24 hrs
Time of cursor
Tide height at that time
Times on
selected date
Height and time of highest high water
and lowest low water on tide chart.
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13 User card display
A C-MAP™ user card is an optional plug-in
card that can store data files (see section 12). There are three types of files: waypoints,
routes or a track.
To go to the user card display, press DISPLAY,
select Other, then select User card.
Note: The older 5 volt cards are not
supported.
The user card display has:
File list
A list of the files on any user card in the
TRACKFISH. If there are more files than
will fit on the display, press
or
to
scroll up or down a page at a time.
Waypts, Routes
The number of waypoints and routes
currently in the TRACKFISH.
Track 1 to Track 5
The number of points in tracks 1 to 5
currently in the TRACKFISH.
Note:
To save TRACKFISH data onto the
user card, use the Save command
(see below).
Data stored on the user card and shown
on the file list is not available to be used
by the TRACKFISH until loaded into the
TRACKFISH with the LOAD command
(see below).
Saving data to the user card
This saves all the TRACKFISH’s waypoints,
all the TRACKFISH’s routes or one of the
TRACKFISH’s tracks to one file on the
user card.
1
2
3
4
Press MENU and select Save.
Select Waypts, Routes or Tracks.
For Tracks, select the track number
to save.
The new file is created. Change the name
if required. The new file appears in the
file list.
Loading data from the user card
to the TRACKFISH
This loads one file from the user card to the
TRACKFISH:
A waypoints file: The new waypoints
are added to any existing waypoints in
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the TRACKFISH. If a new waypoint has
the same name as an existing waypoint
but has different data, the TRACKFISH
displays both waypoints. Select:
Skip: Do not load the new waypoint.
Replace: Load the new waypoint and
replace the existing one.
Skip all: Do not load any new
waypoints which have the same
names as existing waypoints.
Rplc. all: Load all new waypoints
which have the same names as
existing waypoints; the new waypoints
replace the existing waypoints.
A routes file: The new routes are added
to any existing routes in the TRACKFISH.
If a new route has the same name as
an existing route but has different data
then the TRACKFISH asks which route
to keep.
A track file: The new track will replace the
existing track in the TRACKFISH.
To load a file to the TRACKFISH:
1 Select the file to load.
2 Press MENU and select Load.
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Deleting a file from the user card
Formatting the user card
1
2
3
Formatting prepares a user card for use. Format
the card if there is an error message saying that
the card is not formatted. Any data files on the
card are deleted.
1 Press MENU and select Card.
2 Select Format.
3 Select Yes to confirm.
Select the file to delete.
Press MENU and select Delete.
Select Yes to confirm.
Reading the file information
This reads the file names from the user card
and displays them. Reading does not load any
file data into the TRACKFISH.
1 Press MENU and select Card.
2 Select Read.
Sorting the file names
This sorts the displayed file names.
1
2
Press MENU and select Sort.
Select sort by Name, Type or Time.
14 About display
To show the about display, press DISPLAY,
select Other, then select About.
The about display shows:
The software version and date.
The world chart version.
Any card fitted.
The number of waypoints, routes and
tracks in the TRACKFISH.
Wiring information for the TRACKFISH
connectors.
In the unlikely event of having to contact a
Navman dealer for service, quote the software
version number and date.
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15 Setting up the TRACKFISH
The TRACKFISH has a number of advanced
features which are set up through the setup
menu. We recommend that you become familiar
with the operation of the unit using the default
settings before making any changes to the data
in these menus.
The Setup menu and options are summarized
on the next page. The factory default settings
are shown where applicable.
Each Setup menu option is explained in the
following sections.
Press MENU one or more times, to show the
Setup menu, then select a particular option
using the
or
cursor keys. (Section 2
describes how to use the keys in more detail.)
15-1 Setup > System
Press MENU once or more until the Setup
menu is displayed, then select System:
Factory reset
This option returns all of the TRACKFISH
settings (except the language) to the default
factory settings shown on the next page.
A warning box asks: Are you sure? Select
Yes and press ENTER to confirm.
Instant display changing
Controls how the display changes when you
press the DISPLAY key and use the display
menu to choose a new display (see section
2-6). The options are:
Language
Select the language for the displays. The
options are: English, Italian, French, German,
Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Portuguese, Finnish
and Greek.
Tip: In case you can’t read the current
language, the language setting is found at the
top of the system menu.
Off: The display only changes when you
press finally ENTER to choose a display..
On: The display changes each time you
highlight another display in the display
menu.
Backlight
The backlight control is displayed. The bar setting
represents the current level of backlighting.
Key beep
Enables or disables the beep when a key
is pressed.
Auto power off
Select On to have the TRACKFISH power off
automatically every time the boat’s ignition is
switched off. This applies only if the display
unit is wired for Auto Power. See section 6-5
Wiring Options.
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Setup menu and options
Chart (see 15-2)
System (see 15-1)
Factory default settings are shown
where applicable.
Sonar (see 15-3)
Water depth (see 15-2)
GPS (see 15-4)
Fuel (see 15-5)
Track (see 15-6)
Alarms (see 15-8)
Logs (see 15-7)
Simulate
(see 15-14)
Units (see 15-9)
Comms (see 15-10)
Favourites
(see 15-13)
Calibrate (see 15-11)
Time (see 15-12)
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15-2 Setup > Chart
Press MENU once or more until the Setup
menu is displayed, then select Chart:
Projected course
The TRACKFISH can estimate the course after
a given time, based on the current speed and
heading (see section 3-4). The options are 2
minutes, 10 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour, 2
hours or Off.
CDI Scale
The CDI Scale is described in Appendix C, CDI.
The options are 0.05, 0.1, 0.2, 0.5, 1.0, 2.0, 4.0
and 10.0 distance units.
Plotter mode
Occasionally it is desirable to use a chart
scale which is not available on a chart card.
Examples are:
To zoom in to a small scale to track very
small boat movements.
If there is no detailed chart for an area, for
example when crossing an ocean.
If Plotter mode is On, then if the chart
zooms to a scale which is not available, the
TRACKFISH will enter plotter mode and will
only display the boat position and track (if
enabled). Chart information will no longer be
displayed and the display is white with black
crosshatch lines.
For normal use, turn Plotter mode to Off.
Details
Select the amount of map detail to display. The
options are:
Rotation
Off: Display less detail.
On: Display more detail. The chart might
look cluttered.
The options for chart rotation are:
North up: North is always at the top of
the chart display.
Track up: The chart is rotated so
that the boat direction is to the top of
the display. This option is useful for
navigating narrow harbours or rivers. The
TRACKFISH asks for a course deviation;
this is how much the boat direction needs
to change to make the chart redraw.
Tip: If the chart redraws too
frequently, increase the course
deviation setting.
Course up: This option is only available
if the boat is navigating to a destination.
The chart is rotated so that the plotted
course to the destination is vertical.
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Palette
Select the colour scheme for the LCD display.
The options are:
Normal
Sunlight: Brighter colours, more visible
in sunlight.
Night: Reversed colours for night, to
preserve night vision.
Map datum
TRACKFISH GPS positions are based on a
worldwide reference (datum) known as WGS
84. Most paper charts are based on WGS
84. However, some paper charts are based
on other datums In these cases, the latitude
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and longitude coordinates of objects on the
TRACKFISH chart display are different to the
latitude and longitude coordinates of these
objects on the paper chart. This applies to all
objects, such as the boat, waypoints, tracks,
lines of latitude and longitude and cartographic
features such as land, rocks, buoys and
depth contours.
Use Map datum to select the TRACKFISH map
datum to match the datum of the paper chart.
Then, the latitude and longitude coordinates
of objects displayed on the TRACKFISH will
change to match the corresponding coordinates
on the paper chart.
Setting map datum
1 In the Chart setup menu, select Map
datum.
2 Select the map datum for the paper chart
you are using.
3 The TRACKFISH asks if you want to
apply the datum offset to latitude and
longitude coordinates sent on the NMEA
output. The options are:
Yes: Latitude and longitude coordinates
displayed on any NMEA repeaters match
the coordinates on the TRACKFISH.
However, latitude and longitude
coordinates broadcast on any NMEA
VHF transmitter will be slightly offset from
coordinates on a WGS 84 chart.
No: Latitude and longitude coordinates
displayed on any NMEA repeater
do not match the coordinates on the
TRACKFISH. Latitude and longitude
coordinates broadcast on any NMEA
VHF transmitter will be the same as the
coordinates on a WGS 84 chart.
Warning: When you change to a
chart with a different datum, change the
TRACKER map datum again.
Map shift
Warning: Map shift is for eliminating
minor offsets. It should not be used if the
correct datum is available. Use map shift
with caution: incorrect application will
cause incorrect boat positions.
Applying a map shift
1 Move the boat to a known point on the
chart, for example a marina berth.
2 In the Chart setup menu, select
Map shift.
3 Move the cursor to the position on the
chart where the boat actually is.
4 Press ENTER to set the new map shift.
The boat will now be displayed at its
actual location.
Clearing the map shift
Clearing the map shift removes any map
shift from the cartographic features on the
TRACKFISH chart display.
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2
In the Chart setup menu, select
Map shift.
Press MENU and select Clear.
Waypoints
Controls how waypoints are displayed on the
chart. The options are:
Hide all: No waypoints are
displayed (except for waypoints on any
selected route).
Show all: All waypoints are displayed.
Selected: Waypoints with their display
option set to Icon or I+N (Icon and Name)
are displayed (see section 5).
Chart display options
The other chart setup options allow an extensive
range of chart card features to be shown.
Configure the most useful display format.
Note:
Some charts have consistent position errors.
To correct this, apply a map shift. After a
map shift:
The positions of cartographic features
(such as land, rocks, buoys and depth
contours) move on the TRACKFISH chart
display to where they should be.
The positions of the boat, waypoints,
tracks, and lines of latitude and longitude
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on the TRACKFISH chart display remain
unchanged.
Bathymetric Lines and soundings
Chart cards contain a large amount of spot
sounding and depth contour data. This can be
selectively displayed by turning Bathymetric
Lines and Spot Soundings on, then selecting
the range to display with Bath and Sndgs Min
and Max.
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Attention Areas
Areas of importance, such as restricted
anchorages and shallow areas, are highlighted
as Attention Areas.
The options are:
On: displays attention area boundaries
and information icons .
Off: does not display attention area
boundaries or information icons .
Note: In some early chart cards the information
icons
are inactive.
Depth area limits
The depth area limits control the chart water
colours for different depths. There are three
water colours:
Surface to Depth area limit 1:
Shallow water colour.
Depth area limit 1 to Depth
area limit 2:
Medium water colour.
Below Depth area limit 2:
Deep water colour.
The actual water colours depend on the palette
in use (see above).
15-3 Setup > Sonar
Press MENU once or more until the Setup
menu is displayed, then select Sonar:
Faster scroll speeds combined with a slow
boat speed (typically between 2 and 6 knots)
shows the most fish detail. Medium or Slow
scroll speeds result in sonar information being
displayed over a longer period, but with less
detail (see Section 8-2).
Fish symbols
The TRACKFISH always displays echoes
from fish (fish arches, see section 8-4). If fish
symbols are on, a symbol is displayed over the
arch (see section 8-4). The options are:
• Off: No fish symbol is displayed..
• Fun or Normal: A fish symbol is
displayed.
• Fun
depth or Normal
depth: A fish symbol is displayed and the
depth shown beside the fish symbol.
Fish filter
Frequency
There is a choice of: 200 kHz, 50 kHz and
50+200. For information about selecting a
suitable frequency for the water conditions,
see section 8-3.
Scroll speed
Use this to set the scroll speed on the display.
There is a choice of: Very Fast, Fast,
Medium, Slow and Pause. The depth of the
water also affects the speed of the display.
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Use this to select the minimum fish size to be
displayed and to trigger the Fish alarm. The
options are: Small, Medium and Large.
Digit size
Use this to remove or change the size of the
depth display on the sonar displays. There is a
choice of: Small, Medium and Large.
Depth line
This is a horizontal line that can be moved up or
down using the
or
cursor keys. The depth
line can be used to find the depth of a fish or
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other object shown. When in the Sonar Zoom
display, the depth line marks the centre of the
zoomed area.
It can be switched On or Off. If switched On, it
appears on all the sonar displays.
Colour bar
This shows the range of colours used for the
selected colour palette.
It can be switched On or Off. If switched On,
it is displayed down the left hand side of all the
sonar displays.
Zoom bar
This shows the vertical range that is enlarged
in the Zoom section.
It can be switched On or Off. If switched On, it
appears as a vertical scroll bar displayed on the
right hand side of all the sonar displays.
Palette
Use this to select a colour palette. Each colour
within the palette represents a different echo
strength, as shown on the sonar displays.
There is a choice of five colour palettes: Black,
Blue, White, Vivid and 8 colour. The
first four pallettes display more detail, and
each colour covers a 1.5 dB signal range. The
8 colour palette displays less detail, and each
colour covers a 3 dB signal range.
Interference filter
This filters the echo signal to reduce high-level,
spiky interference, such as engine noise.
It can be switched On or Off.
Pulse length
This can be used to specify the length of the
transmitted ultrasonic pulse. A short pulse
length improves the display detail but contains
less energy, therefore it does not penetrate as
deeply into the water as a longer pulse.
There is a choice of Auto, Short, Medium or
Long. The Auto setting is recommended.
Pulse power
This can be used to specify the power output
of the transmitted ultrasonic pulse. Low power
output conserves the battery and produces a
clear display in shallow water.
There is a choice of Auto, Low, Medium or
High. The Auto setting is recommended.
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15-4 Setup > GPS
Press MENU once or more until the Setup menu
is displayed, then select System:
averaging them.
A lower value averages measurements
over a shorter period of time. This gives
the most accurate value but has the most
fluctuations.
A higher value averages measurements
over a longer period of time. This gives
the most stable value but will ignore some
true speed changes.
Set the Speed and Course filters to the lowest
values which give stable readings. The range of
each filter is 1 to 60 seconds or Off (0).
GPS Source
There are two options:
•
•
NMEA: Use the external GPS antenna
supplied or an external GPS or DGPS
source connected via NMEA (see
section 16-6).
NavBus: Use an external GPS or DGPS
source connected via NavBus (see
section 16-6).
DGPS Source
Enables or disables the satellite based DGPS
correction (see section 7). The options are None
or WAAS/EGNOS. Do not enable WAAS/EGNOS
outside their coverage areas or the accuracy of
the position might be degraded.
WAAS covers all of the USA and most of
Canada. To use WASS, the GPS antenna
must have a clear view of the sky towards the
equator. EGNOS will cover most of Western
Europe.
Static Navigation
When the boat stops or moves very slowly, the
calculated GPS speed and course become
erratic. Static navigation is a number, and the
options are:
•
•
0.01 to 99.9: If the boat speed is
slower than this, the speed is displayed
as zero and the course stays unchanged.
0 (Off): The calculated speed and
course are always used.
Speed and Course Filter
Waves and wind cause the boat position, speed
and course to fluctuate slightly. To give stable
readings, the TRACKFISH calculates these
values by taking several measurements and
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15-5 Setup > Fuel
These features can be used only when the
optional single or twin engine fuel kit has been
installed. Press MENU once or more until the
Setup menu is displayed, then select Fuel:
Clear Used
Select Clear used to set Used (the amount
of fuel used) to zero. Do this to start measuring
the amount of fuel used over a certain time or
distance.
When asked Are you sure? select Yes.
Tank size
Enter the capacity of the fuel tank.
Num. engines
Set the number of engines to 0, 1 or 2. If 0 is
selected the fuel features are turned off.
Calibrate
See section 3-8 Setup > Calibrate, for information
about calibrating the fuel transducer(s).
Warning
Navman fuel kits are only suitable for petrol/
gasoline engines. Fuel consumption can
change drastically depending upon the
boat loading and the sea conditions. Always
carry adequate fuel for the journey, plus
a reserve.
It is recommended that the fuel tank capacity is
measured by draining the fuel tank, then filling
it to capacity. After filling, note the reading from
the fuel dispenser’s gauge.
Note: Beware of air pockets, especially in
underfloor tanks.
Tank full
Select Tank full each time the fuel tank(s)
are completely refilled. When asked Are you
sure? select Yes. Otherwise, the Fuel display
and the Low Fuel Alarm are meaningless.
Flow filter
Most engines do not draw fuel from the tank at
a steady rate. To give a stable fuel flow reading,
the TRACKFISH calculates the flow value(s) by
taking several measurements and averaging
them. Use the Flow filter to set the period over
which the fuel flow is averaged.
The Flow filter can be set from 0 to 30 seconds.
Use the lowest value which gives a stable flow.
Usually a value of 5 to 10 seconds will give a
satisfactory result for two-stroke carburettor
engines. Fuel injected or four-stroke engines
may require a larger value.
This setting affects the Fuel flow and Fuel
economy reading on the Fuel display but it does
not affect the Fuel used reading.
Set remaining
Before doing a partial refill of the tank or
removing fuel manually from the tank (for
example, by siphoning it off):
1. Note the Remaining reading on the
Fuel display.
2. Note how much fuel is added or removed.
3. Calculate how much fuel is now in
the tank.
4. Select Set remaining and update
the reading.
It is essential to do this whenever some fuel is
added or removed. Otherwise, the reading on
the Fuel display and the Low Fuel Alarm are
meaningless.
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15-6 Setup > Track
Press MENU one or more times until the Setup
menu is displayed, then select Track:
Plotting Interval
The options are Distance or Time.
Distance
Select the distance plotting interval: 0.01, 0.05,
0.1, 0.5, 1.0, 2.0, 5.0 or 10.0 distance units.
Time
Select the time plotting interval: 1, 5, 10 or 30
seconds or 1 minute.
Memory used
The percentage of memory used in the track
being recorded.
Tracking records and displays the boat’s course
on the chart (see section 3-6). Five different
tracks can be recorded: track 1 has up to 2000
points and tracks 2, 3, 4 and 5 have up to 500
points each.
Record
Off: The TRACKFISH stops recording
a track.
1 to 5 (select a track number): The
TRACKFISH starts recording the boat’s
course into the selected track.
Tip: Use the user card display to check the
number of points recorded in each track (see
section 11).
Send track
This option is included for compatibility with
older units. For information, see your Navman
dealer.
Delete track
The data in the track selected for Record (see
above) is deleted.
Display
Off: No track is shown on the chart.
1 to 5 (select a track number): The
selected track is shown on the chart.
15-7 Setup > Logs
Press MENU one or more times until the Setup
menu is displayed, then select Logs:
The values can be changed independently of each
other. These log values are saved when the unit
is turned off.
Reset trip dist
This resets the trip distance to zero.
Reset total dist
This option resets the total distance to zero.
Reset engine hours
Use this option to reset the engine hours to zero.
This can be useful after an engine service or to count
the engine hours between service intervals.
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15-8 Setup > Alarms
Press MENU one or more times until the Setup
menu is displayed, then select Alarms:
The TRACKFISH has thirteen alarms. All
except Loss of GPS fix can be turned on
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(enabled) or off (disabled).
The Fish and Loss of DGPS fix alarms
can be set to on or off. For the other alarms,
enter a trigger value to turn the alarm on. The
alarm will sound each time the alarm value
equals the trigger value. For example, the
Too shallow alarm will sound if the depth is
less than its trigger value and the Too deep
alarm will sound if the depth is more than its
trigger value. To turn these alarms off, enter a
trigger value of 0 (zero).
Icons for alarms that are on can be displayed
in the data header (see sections 2-6-3 and 10).
An alarm icon is normally black and turns red
when the alarm sounds.
Alarm
Alarm sounds when it is on and the:
Arrival radius
boat is closer to the destination or to a waypoint
than the alarm trigger value
Anchor alarm
boat moves by more than the alarm trigger value
XTE
boat moves off course by more than the alarm
trigger value
Danger
boat comes closer to a danger waypoint than
the alarm trigger value
Too shallow
depth is less than the alarm trigger value
Too deep
depth is greater than the alarm trigger value
Fish
echo matches the profile of a fish
Temperature
temperature equals the alarm trigger value
Temperature rate
rate of change of temperature equals the alarm
trigger value
Low battery
battery voltage is less than the alarm trigger value
Low fuel
fuel remaining equals the alarm trigger value
Loss of DGPS fix
TRACKFISH can not receive the DGPS signal
(beacon, WAAS or EGNOS)
Loss of GPS fix
TRACKFISH can not receive the GPS signal
(this alarm is always on)
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15-9 Setup > Units
Press MENU one or more times until the Setup
menu is displayed, then select Units:
Depth
Select from:
• ft (feet)
• m (metres)
• fa (fathoms)
Fuel
Select from:
• Litres
• USGal (US gallons)
• ImpGal (Imperial Gallons)
Compass
The default units are shown in this example.
Distance
Select from:
• nm (nautical miles)
• mi (miles)
• km (kilometres)
Speed
Select from:
• kn (knots)
• mph (miles per hour)
• kph (kilometres per hour)
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• °T (True north)
• °M (Magnetic north)
Temperature
Select either:
• °F (Fahrenheit)
• °C (Celsius)
Wind (optional)
Select either:
• True
• App (Apparent)
Note: that the units for wind speed are the
speed units.
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15-10 Setup > Comms
Use this feature when the TRACKFISH is
connected to other Navman instruments
through NavBus or any compatible NMEA
instrument.
Press MENU once or more until the Setup
menu is displayed, then select Comms:
NMEA
NMEA is generally used with third party
instruments (see section 16-6). Select On to
transmit NMEA sentences, for example to an
autopilot. Otherwise, select Off.
NMEA data
Use this to specify which NMEA sentences will
be transmitted (see Appendix A).
NavBus
NavBus is the preferred method for connecting
the TRACKFISH to other Navman instruments.
Select On if the instruments are connected
using NavBus. Otherwise, select Off.
NavBus Group
Use this when a group of Navman instruments
are connected together using NavBus, to
specify a group of instruments for backlighting,
if required. Then, if the backlight setting on one
instrument in the group is adjusted, the other
instruments change automatically. Otherwise,
select 0.
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15-11 Setup > Calibrate
Press MENU once or more until the Setup
menu is displayed, then select Calibrate:
The
fuel
options can
be calibrated
only when
the optional
single or twin
engine kit is
installed on
petrol/gasoline
engines.
Speed
This calibrates the speed from the paddlewheel
transducer. Calibration may be required
because different hull shapes have different
flow characteristics.Obtain an accurate
measurement of the boat's speed from a GPS
receiver; or by following another boat travelling
at a known speed; or by making a timed run
over a known distance.
Note: for accurate calibration:
• The speed from a GPS receiver should be
greater than 5 knots.
• The speed from another paddlewheel
transducer should be between 5 and
20 knots.
• Best results are achieved in calm
conditions where there is minimal current
(best at high or low tide).
Press
or
to change the displayed speed
to the true value.
Speed filter
Waves and wind cause the boat speed from
the paddlewheel transducer to fluctuate slightly.
To give stable readings, the TRACKFISH
calculates these values by taking several
measurements and averaging them. Set the
Speed filter to the lowest value which gives
stable readings. The range is 1 to 30 seconds
or Off (0).
Temperature
The factory settings should be sufficiently accurate
for normal usage. To calibrate the temperature
readout, first measure the water temperature with
a thermometer known to be accurate.
Use the cursor keys to display the temperature
readout box, then increase or decrease the
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value to match the measured temperature. The
temperature can be set from 32° to 99.9°F (0°
to 37.7°C) with a resolution of 0.1° unit.
To change the units between °F (Fahrenheit)
or °C (Celsius), see section 15-9.
Temperature filter
Water turbulence and currents cause the water
temperature to fluctuate slightly. To give stable
readings, the TRACKFISH calculates these
values by taking several measurements and
averaging them. Set the Temperature filter to
the lowest value which gives stable readings.
The range is 1 to 30 seconds or Off (0).
Fuel
Calibrating the fuel usage can improve the
accuracy of fuel measurements.
Twin engine installations require each fuel
transducer to be calibrated. This can be done
at the same time with two portable tanks or at
different times using one portable tank.
Calibrating the fuel transducer(s) requires
accurate measurement of the fuel consumption.
This is best done using a small portable tank. At
least 4 gallons (15 litres) of fuel should be used
to ensure an accurate calibration.
It is often very difficult to fill underfloor tanks
to the same level twice due to air pockets,
so the more fuel used, the more accurate
the calibration.
To calibrate the fuel transducer(s), perform the
following steps:
1. Record the level of the fuel in the tank(s).
2. Connect the portable tank(s) to the
engine through the fuel transducer(s).
3. Run the engine at normal cruising speed
until at least 4 gallons (15 litres) of fuel
has been used per engine.
4. Check the actual amount of fuel used per
engine by refilling the portable tank(s) to
the original level and noting the reading(s)
from the fuel dispenser’s gauge.
5. Select Fuel. Use the cursor keys to
change the reading for each engine to
match that on the fuel dispenser’s gauge.
6. Press ENTER when the reading
is correct.
Note: If the fuel calibration options appear
to give erroneous readings after a while,
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first check that the fuel sensor has been
installed correctly according to the installation
instructions supplied with it, then see Appendix
B - Troubleshooting.
Keel Offset
Keel offset is a depth correction representing the
vertical distance between the depth transducer
and the location from which the depth is to be
measured.
Enter a positive keel offset value when the
transducer is located below the water surface
but the total depth is required.
Enter a negative keel offset value when the
depth below the deepest part of the boat is
required (such as the keel, the rudder or the
propeller) and the transducer is located closer
to the water surface.
Use the cursor keys to select Keel offset,
to display the Keel offset box.
then press
Use the
or
cursor keys to adjust
the value.
Water surface
Positive
value
Negative
value
Depth of transducer
Transducer
Note: Boat illustrated uses a through hull transducer
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15-12 Setup > Time
Press MENU once or more until the Setup
menu is displayed, then select Time:
Local offset
The difference between local time and UTC
(GMT). Change local offset when daylight
saving time starts and ends. The range is 0 to
± 13 hours, in 30 minute steps.
Time format
The options are 24 hour or 12 hour.
Date format
The options are dd/MMM/yy, MMM/dd/yy,
dd/MM/yy or MM/dd/yy.
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15-13 Setup > Favourites
Press MENU once or more until the Setup
menu is displayed, then select Favourites.
The favourites are used by the PAGES key (see
section 2-6-2).
The first three favourites are preset to Chart,
Sonar and Chart + sonar, and can not be
altered. To select a display for Favourite 4,
5 or 6:
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Select the favourite to set.
A list of choices is displayed. Select one.
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15-14 Setup > Simulate
Simulate mode is a way of becoming familiar
with the TRACKFISH (see section 2-5).
Press MENU once or more until the Setup
menu is displayed, then select Simulate:
point, move the cursor to that point on
the chart..
Tip: To calculate a heading, use the
cursor (see section 3-3).
Tip: As the boat moves, vary Heading
to simulate the boat moving off course.
Demo
Simulates the boat moving along a route
at a given speed. When it reaches one
end it retraces the route in the other
direction. Before setting this mode enter
at least one route (see section 6-2-1). The
options required for Demo are:
Speed: The simulated boat speed
to use.
Route: The route to follow.
Warning: Never have sonar or GPS
simulate mode on when the TRACKFISH is
navigating on the water.
Sonar simulation
The data from the sonar sensor is ignored and
the TRACKFISH generates this data internally
to simulate the depth of the water. Turn sonar
simulation Off or On.
GPS simulation
The data from the GPS receiver is ignored and
the TRACKFISH generates this data internally
to simulate the movement of the boat. Turn GPS
simulation Off or On.
Mode
There are two choices for Mode:
Normal
Simulates the boat moving from the
selected start point at the given speed
and heading. The options required for
Normal are:
Speed: The simulated boat speed
to use.
Heading: The simulated bearing for
the boat to follow.
Note: To select the start point, go to
the chart display before starting the
simulation. Then:
• To start the simulation from the boat
position, press ESC to switch to
centre on boat mode.
• To start the simulation from a different
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16 Installation
Correct installation is critical to the performance
of the unit. There are three components to
install, the TRACKFISH display unit, the
sonar transducer and the GPS antenna. In
addition, install the optional fuel kit to use the
TRACKFISH as a fuel computer.
The TRACKFISH can:
Drive external beepers or lights for the
alarm.
Send and receive data from other
Navman instruments connected via
NavBus. The backlight setting is shared
(see section 16-6).
Send NMEA data to an autopilot or other
instrument.
Accept and display NMEA wind data from
an optional compatible wind instrument.
The TRACKFISH can be wired for auto power
so that it automatically turns on and off with
the boat power and can not be turned on or off
manually. Wire auto power if the fuel option is
installed, so that the TRACKFISH records all
the fuel that is used (see section 16-5).
It is vital to read the entire installation section of
this manual and the documentation that comes
with the antenna and any other units before
starting installation.
16-1 What comes with this product?
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TRACKFISH display unit, with a holder
for plug-in cards and blanking cap for fuel
connector.
Dust cover for display unit
Power cable
Mounting bracket (screws included)
Warranty registration card
This manual
Navman 1240 GPS antenna
Flush mounting kit
Dual frequency transom sonar transducer
(includes cable kit and screws)
Transom Mount Transducer Installation
Manual.
Screws
Mounting bracket
Display unit
Dual frequency
transom transducer
GPS antenna
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16-2 Options and Accessories
•
Through hull dual frequency
sonar transducer
• Through hull speed/temperature
transducer
• Fuel kit for single or twin petrol/
gasoline engines.
If a fuel kit is installed, wire auto power on
so that the TRACKFISH is on all the time
the engine is on and no fuel consumption
is missed (see section 15-3).
If the NMEA input on the fuel sensor
cable is used, then a Navman special fuel
cable is required (see section 16-6).
• Replacement paddle wheel
• Navman’s REPEAT 3100 (see section
16-6).
• C-MAP™ chart cards.
• C-MAP™ user cards (3 V) for storing data.
(The older 5 volt cards are not supported)
• Beepers with built-in drivers or lights. The
TRACKFISH output is switched to ground,
30 V DC and 200 mA maximum. If the
beepers and lights require more than 200
mA, fit a relay.
• 5 m (16 ft) extension cable for Navman
1300 GPS antenna.
• GPS or DGPS antenna (see section 7).
• Navman carry bag.
Please consult your Navman dealer for
more information.
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Through hull
Through hull
speed/temperature dual frequency
Transducer
Transducer
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16-3 Mounting the display unit
There are two mounting arrangements:
• Flush mounting requires a solid panel
with access behind for wiring and
mounting screws. After flush mounting, the
TRACKFISH cannot be tilted or moved after
installation to reduce any unwanted glare or
reflections. Carefully select the best viewing
position before installation. This would
generally be in a shaded area.
•
Bracket mounting requires a panel
for mounting the bracket. Ensure that
the panel is not likely to deform and is
not subject to excessive vibration. The
bracket can be tilted and rotated so the
TRACKFISH can be removed after each
use.
Select a position where the display unit will be:
Adjust
tilt, then
tighten
knobs
Knob
Mounting
bracket
Adjust
rotation
Bracket mounting
• At least 4" (100 mm) away from
the compass.
• At least 12" (300 mm) away from any
radio transmitter.
Bracket Mounting
• At least 4 ft (1.2 m) away from
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any antenna.
Easy to read and operate. If possible,
mount the display unit in front of the
navigator or to the right of the navigator
because the LCD display is more readable
from these positions.
Not exposed to the direct sun or water.
Protected from physical damage during
rough sea passages.
Easy to access the 12 / 24 V DC
power source.
Convenient to route the transducer cables.
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2
3
Fix the mounting bracket onto the boat
using the three stainless steel screws. Do
not overtighten the screws, as the bracket
may not rotate.
Hold the display unit in place in the
mounting bracket. Fit the mounting
bracket knobs into the display unit and do
up the knobs loosely.
Adjust the tilt and rotation of the display
for best viewing, then hand tighten the
knobs on the mounting bracket.
Flush Mounting
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2
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4
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Cut a hole in the bulkhead for the display
unit using the flush mount template.
Drill four holes for the mounting studs
using the flush mount template.
Screw the four studs into the brass inserts
in the back of the display unit.
Sit the display unit in place and fit the
washers and nuts to the studs.
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16-4 Mounting the GPS antenna and transducers
GPS antenna
Fit the GPS antenna (see section 7) and install
the antenna cable back to the TRACKFISH.
Follow the instructions in the manual supplied
with the antenna. Connect the antenna to
the TRACKFISH:
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The cable on the GPS antenna supplied
has a plug with a yellow collar. Plug this
into the connector on the back of the
TRACKFISH with a yellow nut. Tighten
the locking collar.
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If the GPS source is NavBus or NMEA,
see section 16-6.
Sonar transducer
Either:
Fit the transom mount sonar transducer
supplied, following the instructions in the
Transom Mount Transducer Installation
Manual supplied with the TRACKFISH.
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For enhanced performance, fit an
optional through hull dual frequency
sonar transducer and through hull
speed/temperature transducer.
Contact the nearest Navman dealer for
more information.
The sonar transducer cable has a plug with a
blue collar. Plug this into the connector with a
blue nut on the back of the TRACKFISH.Turn
the collar to lock the connector.
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Optional fuel kit
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2
3
Fit the optional fuel kit following the
instructions supplied with the kit.
Note: If the NMEA input on the fuel
sensor cable is used, then a Navman
special fuel cable is required (see section
16-6).
Wire the TRACKFISH for auto power (see
section 16-5)
The fuel sensor cable has a plug with
a white collar. Plug this plug into the
connector with a white nut on the back of
the TRACKFISH. Turn the collar to lock
the connector.
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Connections
GPS antenna
Power/data
cable
Blue
connector
Black
connector
Yellow
connector
White
connector
Optional fuel
sensor
Transom mount dual
frequency sonar
transducer
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Power/data cable
Pin Wire
Function
1 Black
Ground: power negative,
NMEA ground
Note: The cable has two wires with black
coverings, the black wire (pin 1) and the
shield (covered with heatshrink). These
wires are connected within the cable and
therefore it does not matter which black
wire you use.
2 Brown
Power out, 9 V DC (NOT
USED)
3 White
NMEA out
4 Blue
NavBus5 Red
Positive power in, 10 to
35 V DC
6 Orange
NavBus+
7 Yellow
Auto power in (connect to
red wire [positive power in] to
enable Auto power).
8 Green
External beeper or light out,
switched to ground, 30 V DC
200 mA maximum.
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16-5 Wiring the power/data cable
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Wire the power:
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Either Basic wiring: When the main
switch is on, the TRACKFISH must be
powered on manually with the key.
The engine hours counter and fuel
counter are disabled.
Basic wiring
Fuse 2 A
Main
switch
Black
12/24 V DC
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Or Auto power wiring: The
TRACKFISH turns on and off
automatically when the ignition is
turned on and off. The engine hours
counter and fuel counter are enabled.
Choose auto power when the optional
fuel kit is fitted.
Note: With auto power, the
TRACKFISH can not be turned off
using the key.
2
Wire any external beepers or lights. If the
current is more than 200 mA, fit a relay.
3
The power/data cable has a plug with a
black collar. Plug this plug into into the
connector with a black nut on the back of
the TRACKFISH. Turn the collar to lock
the connector.
Red
Yellow
Power/data
cable
Auto power wiring
Ignition
Ignition
switch
Fuse 2 A
Fuse 2 A
Main
switch
Yellow
Red
Black
Power/data
cable
12/24 V DC
Wiring external beepers or lights
Red
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beepers
or lights
Green
Power/data
cable
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16-6 Systems of several instruments
Several Navman instruments can be connected
together to share data. There are two ways of
connecting instruments together, NavBus
or NMEA.
NavBus and the TRACKFISH
The TRACKFISH can:
Display wind speed and direction from
an optional Wind instrument, such as a
Navman Wind 3100 or 3150.
NavBus
Receive data from an optional GPS or
GPS/DGPS source.
NavBus is a Navman proprietary system that
allows systems of multiple instruments to be
built using a single set of transducers. When
instruments are connected by NavBus:
If the units, alarms or calibration are
changed in one instrument, then the
values will automatically change in all
other instruments of the same type.
Each instrument can be assigned to
a group of instruments (see section
15-10). If the backlight is changed in an
instrument in group 1, 2, 3 or 4 then the
backlight will automatically change in the
other instruments in the same group.
If the backlight is changed in an
instrument in group 0 then no other
instruments are affected.
If an alarm sounds, mute it by clearing
the alarm on any instrument which can
display that alarm.
Send data to optional Navman
instruments, for example to a repeater.
NMEA
NMEA is an industry standard, but is not as
flexible as NavBus as it requires dedicated
connections between instruments. The
TRACKFISH can:
Receive and display wind data from an
optional compatible wind instrument.
Receive data from an optional compatible
GPS or GPS/DGPS source.
Note: To use the NMEA input, a Navman
special fuel cable is required (see below).
Send GPS position and other navigation
data to an autopilot or other instrument.
An autopilot requires APB, APA and VTG
sentences (see section 15-10).
Connecting the TRACKFISH to other instruments
NavBus connection, to
other NavBus instruments
Orange
+
Power/data cable
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NMEA out, to other compatible
instruments
Blue
White
Other power/data wires
(see section 16-5)
Black connector
NMEA in, from other
compatible instruments
White
Special fuel cable
White connector
To optional fuel sensors
(see section 16-4)
To set up the TRACKFISH for these options, see sections 15-4 and 15-10.
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REPEAT 3100
DEPTH 2100
Repeater for depth, speed,
water temperature and
battery voltage. Accepts
NavBus or NMEA data inputs
from other instruments.
Depth Repeater
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Appendix A - Specifications
GENERAL
Size: 201 mm H x 190 mm W x 72 mm D
(7.9" x 7.5" x 2.8").
Weight: display unit 115 g (2.2 lB).
Display: 6.4" diagonal, TFT colour,
800 x 480 pixels.
Backlight: Display and keys
Supply voltage
10.5 to 30.5 V DC.
Supply current: at 13.8 V
350 mA min - no backlighting.
1 mA max - full backlighting.
External beeper or light output: Switched
to ground to sound alarm, 30 V DC, 1 A
maximum.
Operating temperature
0° to 50°C (32° to 122°F)
ALARMS:
User set: Arrival radius, anchor, XTE,
danger, too shallow, too deep, fish,
temperature, temperature rate, low
battery, low fuel (optional), loss of
DGPS fix
Fixed: Loss of GPS fix
GPS NAVIGATION
Chart and user cards:
Capacity: Two cards
Type: C-MAP™ NT cards and NT+ cards,
3.3 V C-MAP(tm) user cards.
Waypoints: Up to 3000, with default or userdefined alphanumeric names up to eight
characters.
Routes: 25 Routes, with up to 50 points each
Tracks: By time or distance, one track of
2000 points and four of 500 points.
Chart datums
121 Chart datums (see next page)
One user-defined map shift.
Chart scale: 0.05 to 4096 nm for chart
(chart dependent) down to 0.01 nm in
plotter mode.
SONAR FISHFINDING
Depth range:
0.6 m (2 ft) to 1000 m (3300 ft )
Sonar output:
Power: Variable, up to 600 W RMS
Dual frequency: 50 kHz and 200 kHz
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Transom transducer cable length:
10 m (33 ft)
Depth acquisition time from startup:
Typically 2 seconds at 30 m (100 ft)
Temperature:
Range 0° to 37.7°C (32° to 99.9°F)
Resolution of 0.1° unit.
Speed (from paddlewheel transducer):
1 to 96.6 kph (57.5 mph, 50 kn).
FUEL COMPUTER
(Optional fuel sensor(s) required)
Engine types:
Outboard carburetted two stroke and EFI
petrol/gasoline engines: 50 to 300 hp.
Outboard four stroke petrol/gasoline
engines: 90 to 300 hp.
Inboard petrol/gasoline engines: 70 to
400 hp.
Flow rate:
Minimum: 5 litres per hour (1.3 U.S.
gallons per hour).
Maximum: 130 litres per hour (34 U.S.
gallons per hour).
COMMUNICATIONS
NavBus
Connection to other Navman instruments.
NMEA
NMEA 0183 ver 2 4800 baud
Input, from GPS or DGPS receiver: GGA,
GLL, GSA, GSV, RMC, VTG
Input, from a wind sensor: MWV
Output, for autopilot or other instrument:
APA, APB, BWR, GGA, GLL, GSA, GSV,
RMB, RMC, VTG, XTE, DBT, DPT, VHW,
MTW, XDR
STANDARDS COMPLIANCE
EMC:
USA: FCC Part 15 Class B.
Europe: (CE) EN64000-6-1 and
EN64000-6-3
New Zealand and Australia: (C Tick) ASNZS 3548.
Environment: IPx6/IPx7/CFR46 (with card
holder and connections in place)
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9.3" (236.0 mm)
7.2
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(18
4.0
9.3" (236.0 mm)
mm
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7.5" (190.0 mm)
6.1" (156.0 mm)
6.1" (110.0 mm)
List of datums
Adindan
American Samoa 1962
ARC 1950
Astro Beacon 'E' 1945
Astro Tern Island (Frig) 1961
Ayabelle Lighthouse
Bissau
Camp Area Astro
Cape
Chatham Island Astro 1971
Corrego Alegre
Djakarta (Batavia)
European 1950
Gan 1970
Guam 1963
Herat North
Hong Kong 1963
Indian 1954
Indonesian 1974
ISTS 073 Astro 1969
Kerguelen Island 1949
L. C. 5 Astro 1961
Luzon
Massawa
Minna
Nahrwan United Arab Emirates
North American 1927
Observatorio Meteorolog. 1939
Oman
Pitcairn Astro 1967
Porto Santo 1936
Puerto Rico
Qornoq
S-42 (Pulkovo 1942)
Sapper Hill 1943
Sierra Leone 1960
South Asia
Tokyo
Voirol 1874
Wake-Eniwetok 1960
Zanderij
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Afgooye
Anna 1 Astro 1965
ARC 1960
Astro DOS 71/4
Australian Geodetic 1966
Bellevue (IGN)
Bogota Observatory
Campo Inchauspe 1969
Cape Canaveral
Chua Astro
Dabola
DOS 1968
European 1979
Geodetic Datum 1949
Gunung Segara
Hermannskogel
Hu-Tzu-Shan
Indian 1960
Ireland 1965
Johnston Island 1961
Kertau 1948
Leigon
M'Poraloko
Merchich
Montserrat Island Astro 1958
Nahrwan Saudi Arabia
North American 1983
Old Egyptian 1907
Ord. Survey Great Britain 1936
Point 58
Provis. South American 1956
Pulkovo 1942
Reunion
Santo (DOS) 1965
Schwarzeck
S-JTSK
Tananarive Observatory 1925
Tristan Astro 1968
Voirol 1960
WGS 84
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AIN EL ABD 1970
Antigua Island Astro 1943
Ascension Island 1958
Astro Station 1952
Australian Geodetic 1984
Bermuda 1957
Bukit Rimpah
Canton Astro 1966
Carthage
Co-ord. Sys.1937 Estonia
Deception Island
Easter Island 1967
Fort Thomas 1955
Graciosa Base Sw 1948
GUX 1 Astro
Hjorsey 1955
Indian
Indian 1975
ISTS 061 Astro 1968
Kandawala
Kusaie Astro 1951
Liberia 1964
Mahe 1971
Midway Astro 1961
Nahrwan Masirah Is. Oman
Naparima, BWI
North Sahara 1959
Old Hawaiian
Pico de las Nieves
Pointe Noire 1948
Provis. South Chilean 1963
Qatar National
Rome 1940
Sao Braz
Selvagem Grande 1938
South American 1969
Timbalai 1948
Viti Levu 1916
Wake Island Astro 1952
Yacare
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Appendix B - Troubleshooting
This troubleshooting guide is written with
the assumption that the user has read
and understood the relevant sections in
this manual.
It is possible in many cases to solve
difficulties without having to send the display
unit back to the manufacturer for repair.
Please follow this troubleshooting section
before contacting the nearest Navman dealer.
There are no user serviceable parts.
Specialized methods and testing equipment
are required to ensure that the display unit is
reassembled correctly and is waterproof. Users
who service the product themselves will void
the warranty.
Repairs to the product may only be carried out
by a service centre approved by NAVMAN.
If the product must be sent into a service
centre for repair, it is essential to send in the
transducer(s) at the same time.
More information can be found on our Website:
www.navman.com.
B-1 General problems
1-1 The TRACKFISH won’t turn on:
a The TRACKFISH is designed to operate
on a 12/24 volt battery system, where the
voltage may vary from 10 to 35 volts. If an
excessive voltage is supplied, a fuse will be
tripped, turning the display unit off. Check
the fuse.
b Check that the power cable connector at the
back of the display unit is securely plugged
in and the collar is locked in place. The collar
must be secure for watertight connection.
c Measure the battery voltage while the
battery is under load - turn on some
lights, radio or other electrical equipment
connected to the battery. If the voltage is
less than 10 volts:
- the battery terminals or wiring on the
terminals may be corroded.
- the battery may not be charging
correctly or may need replacing.
d Inspect the power cable from end to
end for damage such as cuts, breaks,
squashed or trapped sections.
e Ensure that the red wire is connected to the
positive battery terminal and the black wire
to the negative battery terminal. If wired for
the Auto Power option, ensure the yellow
wire is connected to the ignition circuit. Also
check the boat’s main switch circuit (see
section 16-5).
f Check for corrosion on the power
cable connector and clean or replace
if required.
g Check fuses that are placed in line with the
power cable. A fuse can be blown despite
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appearing to be good or the fuse may be
corroded. Test the fuse or replace it with a
fuse known to be good.
1-2 The TRACKFISH won’t turn off:
The TRACKFISH may have been wired for
Auto power. In this case, the TRACKFISH
cannot be turned off while the ignition power
is on (See Auto power in section 16-5).
1-3 If the TRACKFISH beeps when turned
on but nothing is displayed:
The TRACKFISH may be operating, but the
backlight settings may have been set too
low (see section 2-2).
1-4 The wrong language is displayed:
See section 15-1.
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B-2 GPS navigation problems
2-1 No GPS fix or long time to get fix
at startup:
a May occur occasionally if the antenna
does not have a clear view of the sky.
The satellite positions are constantly
changing.
b Antenna cable not connected to
display unit.
2-2 TRACKFISH GPS position different
from true position by more than 10 m
(33 ft):
a TRACKFISH in simulate mode. Turn
simulate mode off (see section 15-14).
b The normal error in GPS position will
exceed 10 m (33 ft) for about 5% of
the time.
c Under special circumstances the US
Department of Defence may introduce a
deliberate and changing error in the GPS
positions of up to 300 m (1000 ft).
2-3 TRACKFISH position different from
same position on local charts:
a TRACKFISH in simulate mode. Turn
simulate mode off (see section 13-10).
b Incorrect chart datum. Select the correct
chart datum (see section 15-2).
c Map shift has been applied wrongly. Clear
map shift, then reapply if necessary (see
section 15-2).
2-4 Can not see boat on chart:
Press ESC to switch to centre on boat
mode (see section 3-2).
2-5 The time or date on satellite display is
wrong or off:
a No GPS fix.
b In simulate mode. Turn simulate mode off
(see section 15-14).
c Local time offset is wrong (see section
15-12). The Local Time Offset must be
changed when daylight saving time starts
or ends.
2-6 Autopilot not responding to
TRACKFISH; no NMEA output:
a NMEA output disabled or the required
NMEA sentences are not turned on.
Check NMEA settings (see section 15-9).
b Check that the instrument is
connected correctly.
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2-7 No DGPS fix or loss of DGPS fix:
a To receive a DGPS fix, WAAS/EGNOS
must be enabled or an optional DGPS
antenna fitted (see section 7).
b With WAAS/EGNOS: Boat out of
coverage area (see section 7).
c With WAAS: GPS antenna does not
have a clear view of the horizon towards
the equator.
d With beacon DGPS: boat out of range of
a DGPS beacon.
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B-3 Sonar fishfinding problems
3-1 The TRACKFISH operates erratically:
a Check that the transducer does not have
debris (e.g. weed, plastic bag) caught
around it.
b The transducer may have been damaged
during launching, running aground or
while underway with debris etc. If the
transducer has been impacted, it may have
been kicked up on the bracket. If it is not
physically damaged, reset the transducer
back to its original position. (See the
Transom Transducer Installation Guide.)
c When the transducer is less that 2 ft (0.6 m)
from the bottom, the depth readings may
become inconsistent and erratic.
d Manual Gain may be set too low, which may
cause weak bottom echo or no fish signals.
If in Manual Gain, try increasing the Gain.
e Ensure the back of the bottom surface
of the transducer is slightly lower than
the front and the front is as deep in the
water as possible in order to minimize the
generation of bubbles through cavitation.
(See the Transom Transducers Installation
Guide.)
f Check the transducer and power cable
connectors at the back of the display unit
are securely plugged in and the collars are
locked in place. The collars must be secure
for watertight connection.
g Inspect the power cable from end to end for
damage such as cuts, breaks, squashed or
trapped sections.
h Ensure there is not another fishfinder
or depth sounder turned on, which may
interfere with this TRACKFISH.
i Electrical noise from the boat’s engine or
an accessory may be interfering with the
transducer(s) and/or the TRACKFISH.
This may cause the TRACKFISH to
automatically decrease the Gain unless
using Manual Gain.
The TRACKFISH thus eliminates weaker
signals such as fish or even the bottom
from the display. This may be checked
by switching off other instruments,
accessories (e.g. bilge pump) and
the motor until the offending device is
located. To stop problems from electrical
noise, try:
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re-routing the power and transducer
cable(s) away from the boat’s other
electrical wiring.
- routing the display unit’s power cable
directly to the battery with an inline fuse.
3-2 Bottom is not displayed:
a The TRACKFISH may have Manual
Range selected and the depth may
be outside the range value selected.
Either change the TRACKFISH to Auto
Range or select another depth range
(see section 8-5).
b The depth may be outside the TRACKFISH’s
range. While in Auto Range, the display unit
will display “--.-” to indicate that there is no
bottom detected. A display of the bottom
should reappear when in shallower water.
3-3 The bottom is displayed too far up
the screen:
The TRACKFISH may have Manual
Range selected and the selected
Range value is too high for the depth.
Either change the TRACKFISH to Auto
Range or select another depth range
(see section 8-5).
3-4 Bottom echo disappears or erratic
digital reading while the boat is moving:
a Ensure the back of the bottom surface
of the transducer is slightly lower than
the front and the front is as deep in the
water as possible in order to minimise the
generation of bubbles through cavitation.
(See the Transom Transducers Installation
Guide, for more information.)
b The transducer may be in turbulent water.
Air bubbles in the water disrupt the echoes
returned, interfering with the TRACKFISH’s
ability to find the bottom or other targets.
This often happens when the boat is
reversed. The transducer must be mounted
in a smooth flow of water in order for the
TRACKFISH to work at all boat speeds.
c Electrical noise from the boat’s motor can
interfere with the TRACKFISH. Try some
suppression spark plugs.
3-5 There is a double bottom
trace displayed:
a The boat may be in an area that
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generates shadows (see section 8-2).
In shallow water, the echoes may bounce.
Reduce the gain setting (see section 8-5)
and/or reduce the sonar pulse power (see
section 15-3).
Decrease the Range.
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B-4 Fuel consumption problems
Note: For the TRACKFISH to measure fuel
consumption, the optional fuel flow kit must
be fitted.
4-1 Fuel used or remaining seem
inaccurate:
a If the engine is run while the TRACKFISH
is powered off, the TRACKFISH does not
record the amount of fuel used during
that engine run. Consequently, the Fuel
remaining value will be higher than
the actual amount of fuel remaining in the
tank.
To avoid this problem, use the Auto Power
Wiring option (see section 16-5).This
ensures that the TRACKFISH powers on
automatically whenever the boat’s ignition
is switched on.
b In rough seas, fuel may surge back and
forth through the fuel transducer, resulting in
incorrect readings. Try installing a one-way
valve between the fuel transducer and the
fuel tank.
c The S e t r e m a i n i n g fuel value
must be reset after every refuelling
(see section 15-5).
d The fuel tank may not refill to the same
capacity each time due to air pockets. This is
particularly noticable with underfloor tanks.
e Fuel transducers wear out over time and
should be replaced after every 5000 litres
of fuel.
4-2 Flow indicates no fuel or low fuel:
a Check that the number of engines is set
to 1 (see section 15-5).
b Check that the fuel cable connectors are
securely plugged in and the collar is locked
in place. The collar must be locked in place
to give a watertight connection.
c A fuel transducer may be clogged. If so,
remove the transducer from the fuel line
and gently blow through it in the opposite
direction to the fuel flow.
A fuel filter between the fuel transducer and
the fuel tank must be installed as per the
fuel installation guide. Failure to do so will
void the warranty.
d Inspect the fuel cable from end to end for
damage such as cuts, breaks, trapped or
squashed sections.
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e Check that the fuel filter is clean.
4-3 A twin engine installation shows only
one flow rate:
a Check that the number of engines is set
to 2 (see section 15-5)
4-4 Erratic Fuel Flow readings:
a The fuel flow transducer may have been
mounted too close to the fuel pump or may
be subject to excessive vibration. Refer to
the installation instructions supplied with the
fuel transducer.
b Check for leaks in the fuel line or in the fuel
pickup in the tank.
c The Flow filter value is not suitable for
the engine. Check that the value is not set
to zero, then try increasing the value until
a steady flow rate is shown (see section
15-5)
4-5 There is no reading for fuel economy:
a The boat must be travelling through the
water to generate an Economy reading.
b Check that the paddlewheel on the
transducer is spinning freely and that the
two magnets in the paddlewheel are still in
place.
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Appendix C - Glossary and navigation data
Glossary
Attention Area - An important area on a chart,
such as a restricted anchorage or a shallow
area (see section 15-2).
Bathymetric line - A depth contour line on
the chart.
Chart card - A plug-in card that stores chart
data for a region (see section 1-2).
symbol on the display (see
DGPS - Differential Global Positioning System.
A navigation tool based on GPS with some
errors corrected (see section 7).
Goto - A simple way of navigating straight
to a waypoint or to the cursor position (see
section 3-4).
GPS - Global Positioning System. A satellitebased navigation tool (see section 7).
Leg - The straight segments of a route between
waypoints. A route with four waypoints has
three legs.
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MOB function - Starts navigating back to
the place where someone fell overboard (see
section 2-4).
NavBus - A way of connecting Navman
instruments together to share data (see
section 16-6).
NMEA - National Marine Electronics
Association.
C-MAP™ chart card - See Chart card.
C-MAP™ user card - See User card.
Cursor - A
section 3-2).
MOB - Man overboard.
NMEA 0183 - A standard for interfacing marine
electronic devices (see section 16-6).
Route: Two or more waypoints linked in
sequence to form a course for the boat (see
section 6).
User card - A plug-in card that stores waypoints,
routes and tracks (see section 1-2).
UTC - Universal Time Coordinated or
Coordinated Universal Time, which is a
standard world time, formerly called Greenwich
Mean Time (GMT).
Waypoint - A user-definable chart position
(see section 5).
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Navigation data
The boat is sailing from the start to the destination and has moved off the plotted course from the
start to the destination.
BRG
Bearing to Destination: Bearing to the destination from the boat.
+BRG Bearing to cursor: Bearing to cursor from boat (cursor mode, see section 3-2)
CDI
Course Deviation Indicator: When the boat is navigating to a point, the chart and highway
displays show a parallel line on either side of the plotted course. These two lines are called
the Course Deviation Indicator (CDI) lines. The distance from the plotted course to a CDI
line is the CDI scale.
Set the CDI scale (see section 15-2) to the maximum distance that the boat should deviate
from the plotted course. The chart and highway displays show the CDI lines, which are like
a highway over the water where the boat will move. The displays show how far the boat
has deviated from the plotted course and if the boat is approaching a CDI line. If the XTE
alarm is enabled (see section 15-8) an alarm will sound if the boat reaches a CDI line.
COG
Course Over Ground: Direction in which the boat is moving over the ground.
CTS
Course To Steer: Optimum course to steer to return to the plotted course.
DTG
Distance To Go: Distance from the boat to the destination.
ETA
Expected Time of Arrival: At the destination, assuming that SOG and COG remain constant.
+RNG Range to cursor: Distance from boat to cursor (cursor mode, see section 3-2)
SOG
Speed Over Ground: Current boat speed over the ground. This is not necessarily the
same as the boat speed through the water nor the speed at which it is approaching the
destination.
STR
Steering: The difference between COG and CTS.
TTG
Time To Go: The estimated time to reach the destination.
XTE
Cross Track Error: The distance from the boat to the nearest point of the plotted course.
XTE may have a letter: R means steer to the right to return to the plotted course, L means
steer to the left.
VMG
Velocity Made Good: The speed at which the boat is approaching the destination.
Destination
Destination
STR
VMG (speed)
COG
CTS
Plotted
course
XTE
(distance)
Boat
position
BRG
CDI line
SOG (speed)
CDI scale
(distance)
CDI line
Plotted
course
DTG (distance)
CDI scale
(distance)
Boat position
Start
Start
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Appendix D - How to contact us
NORTH AMERICA
Brunswick New Technologies - Marine Electronics
30 Sudbury Rd, Acton, MA 01720.
Toll Free: +1 866 628 6261
Fax: +1 978 897 8264
e-mail: sales@navmanusa.com
web: www.navman.com
AUSTRALIA
Navman Australia Pty. Limited
Unit 2 / 5-13 Parsons St.
Rozelle, NSW 2039, Australia.
Ph: +61 2 9818 8382
Fax: +61 2 9818 8386
e-mail: sales@navman.com.au
web: www.navman.com
OCEANIA
New Zealand
Absolute Marine Ltd.
Unit B, 138 Harris Road,
East Tamaki, Auckland.
Ph: +64 9 273 9273
Fax: +64 9 273 9099
e-mail: navman@absolutemarine.co.nz
Papua New Guinea
Lohberger Engineering,
Lawes Road, Konedobu.
PO Box 810, Port Moresby.
Ph: +675 321 2122
Fax: +675 321 2704
e-mail: loheng@online.net.pg
web: www.lohberger.com.pg
LATIN AMERICA
Argentina
Costanera Uno S.A.
Av Pte Ramón S. Castillo y Calle 13
Zip 1425 Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Ph: +54 11 4312 4545
Fax +54 11 4312 5258
e-mail:
purchase@costanerauno.com.ar
web: www.costanerauno.ar
Brazil
Equinautic Com Imp Exp de Equip
Nauticos Ltda.
Rua Ernesto Paiva, 139
Clube dos Jangadeiros
Porto Alegre - RS - Brasil
CEP: 91900-200.
Ph: +55 51 3268 6675
+55 51 3269 2975
Fax: +55 51 3268 1034
e-mail:
equinautic@equinautic.com.br
web: www.equinautic.com.br
Realmarine
Estrada do Joa 3862,
Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil. CEP: 22611-020.
Ph: +55 21 2483 9700
Fax: +55 21 2495 6823
e-mail: tito@realmarine.com.br
web: www.realmarine.com.br
Chile
Equimar
Manuel Rodrigurez 27
Santiago, Chile.
Ph: +56 2 698 0055
Fax +56 2 698 3765
e-mail: mmontecinos@equimar.cl
Mera Vennik
Colon 1148, Talcahuano,
4262798, Chile.
Ph: +56 41 541 752
Fax +56 41 543 489
e-mail: meravennik@entel.chile.net
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Mexico
Mercury Marine de Mexico
Anastacio Bustamente #76
Interior 6 Colonia Francisco Zarabia,
Zapapan, Jalisco, C.P. 45236 Mexico.
Ph: +52 33 3283 1030
Fax: +52 33 3283 1034
web: www.equinautic.com.br
ASIA
China
Peaceful Marine Electronics Co. Ltd.
Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Dalian,
Qingdao, Shanghai
1701 Yanjiang Building
195 Yan Jiang Zhong Rd. 510115
Guangzhou, China.
Ph: +86 20 3869 8839
Fax: +86 20 3869 8780
e-mail: sales@peaceful-marine.com
web: www.peaceful-marine.com
India
Access India Overseas Pvt. Ltd.
A-98, Sector 21,
Noida - 201 301, India.
Ph: +91 120 244 2697
TeleFax: +91 120 253 7881
Mobile: +91 98115 04557
e-mail: vkapil@del3.vsnl.net.in
Esmario Export Enterprises
Block No. F-1, 3rd Floor, Surya Towers
Sardar Patel Rd, Secunderbad 500 003.
Ph: +91 40 2784 5163
Fax: +91 40 2784 0595
e-mail: gjfeee@hd1.vsnl.net.in
web: www.esmario.com
Korea
Kumhomarine Technology Co. Ltd.
#604-842, 2F, 1118-15, Janglim1-Dong,
Saha-Gu, Busan, Korea.
Ph: +82 51 293 8589
Fax: +82 51 265 8984
e-mail: info@kumhomarine.com
web: www.kumhomarine.com
Maldives
Maizan Electronics Pte. Ltd.
Henveyru, 08 Sosunmagu.
Male', Maldives.
Mobile: +960 78 24 44
Ph: +960 32 32 11
Fax: +960 32 57 07
e-mail: ahmed@maizan.com.mv
Singapore and Malaysia
RIQ PTE Ltd.
Blk 3007, 81 Ubi Road 1, #02-440,
Singapore 408701.
Ph: +65 6741 3723
Fax : +65 6741 3746
e-mail: riq@postone.com
Taiwan
Seafirst International Corporation
No. 281, Hou-An Road, Chien-Chen
Dist. Kaohsiung, Taiwan R.O.C.
Ph: +886 7 831 2688
Fax: +886 7 831 5001
e-mail: seafirst@seed.net.tw
web: www.seafirst.com.tw
Thailand
Thong Electronics (Thailand) Co. Ltd.
923/588 Ta Prong Road, Mahachai,
Muang, Samutsakhon 74000, Thailand.
Ph: +66 34 411 919
Fax: +66 34 422 919
e-mail: sales@thongelectronics.com
admins@thongelectronics.com
web: www.thongelectronics.com
Vietnam
HaiDang Co. Ltd.
763 Le Hong Phong St. Ward 12
District 10, Hochiminh City, Vietnam
Ph: +84 8 863 2159
Fax: +84 8 863 2524
e-mail: haidang-co@hcm.vnn.vn
web: www.haidangvn.com
MIDDLE EAST
Lebanon and Syria
Balco Stores
Balco Building, Moutran Street,
Tripoli (via Beirut). - Lebanon
P.O. Box: 622.
Ph: +961 6 624 512
Fax: +961 6 628 211
e-mail: balco@cyberia.net.lb
United Arab Emirates
Kuwait, Oman, Iran, Saudi
Arabia, Bahrain and Qatar
Abdullah Moh’d Ibrahim Trading, opp
Creak Rd. Baniyas Road, Dubai.
Ph: +971 4 229 1195
Fax: +971 4 229 1198
e-mail: sales@amitdubai.com
AFRICA
South Africa
Pertec (Pty) Ltd (Coastal Division)
16 Paarden Eiland Road.
Paarden Eiland, 7405
PO Box 527,
Paarden Eiland, 7420
Cape Town, South Africa.
Ph: +27 21 508 4707
Fax: +27 21 508 4888
e-mail: info@kfa.co.za
web: www.pertec.co.za
EUROPE
France, Belgium and Switzerland
Plastimo International
15, rue Ingénieur Verrière,
BP435,
56325 Lorient Cedex.
Ph: +33 2 97 87 36 36
Fax: +33 2 97 87 36 49
e-mail: plastimo@plastimo.fr
web: www.plastimo.fr
Germany
Navimo Deutschland
15, rue Ingénieur Verrière
BP435- 56325 Lorient Cedex.
Ph: +49 6105 92 10 09
+49 6105 92 10 10
+49 6105 92 10 12
Fax: +49 6105 92 10 11
e-mail:
plastimo.international@plastimo.fr
website: www.plastimo.de
Italy
Navimo Italia
Nuova Rade spa, Via del Pontasso 5
16015 Casella Scrivia (GE).
Ph: +39 1096 80162
Fax: +39 1096 80150
e-mail: info@nuovarade.com
web: www.plastimo.it
Holland
Navimo Holland
Industrieweg 4,
2871 JE Schoonhoven.
Ph: +31 182 320 522
Fax: +31 182 320 519
e-mail: info@plastimo.nl
web: www.plastimo.nl
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United Kingdom
Navimo UK
Hamilton Business Park
Bailey Road, Hedge End
Southhampton, Hants S030 2HE.
Ph: +44 01489 778 850
Fax: +44 0870 751 1950
e-mail: sales@plastimo.co.uk
web: www.plastimo.co.uk
Sweden, Denmark, Finland and
Norway
Navimo Nordic
Lundenvägen 2,
473 21 Henån.
Ph: +46 304 360 60
Fax: +46 304 307 43
e-mail: info@plastimo.se
web: www.plastimo.se
Spain
Navimo España
Avenida Narcís Monturiol, 17
08339 Vilassar de Dalt,
Barcelona.
Ph: +34 93 750 75 04
Fax: +34 93 750 75 34
e-mail: plastimo@plastimo.es
web: www.plastimo.es
Portugal
Navimo Portugal
Avenida de India N°40
1300-299 Lisbon.
Ph: +351 21 362 04 57
Fax: +351 21 362 29 08
e-mail: plastimo@siroco-nautica.pt
web: www.plastimo.com
Other countries in Europe
Plastimo International
15, rue Ingénieur Verrière BP435
56325 Lorient Cedex, France.
Ph: +33 2 97 87 36 59
Fax: +33 2 97 87 36 29
e-mail:
plastimo.international@plastimo.fr
web: www.plastimo.com
HEADQUARTERS
Navman NZ Limited
13-17 Kawana St.
Northcote.
P.O. Box 68 155,
Newton,
Auckland,
New Zealand.
Ph: +64 9 481 0500
Fax: +64 9 481 0590
e-mail: marine.sales@navman.com
web: www.navman.com
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Lon 174° 44.535`E
Lat 36° 48.404`S
TRACKFISH 6600
Made in New Zealand
MN000244A
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