Owner`s manual | Garmin 140 Fish Finder User Manual

Owner’s Manual
Fishfinder 90/140
full feature sonar
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Introduction
Introduction
This manual covers the features and operation of the
Fishfinder 90/140.
About This Manual
To get the most out of your Fishfinder 90/140, take time to
read this manual and learn the operating procedures for your
unit in detail. This manual is organized into the following
sections.
The Introduction sections contains the Table of Contents,
Product Registration, and Product Support Information.
The Getting Started sections contain information about
sonar and the Fishfinder.
The Installing Your Fishfinder section provides instruction
on installing the Fishfinder and the Transducer. If you
experience difficulty installing the Fishfinder, contact
Garmin Product Support or an installation professional in
your area.
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The Operating Your Fishfinder section describes the
features and operation of the Fishfinder 90/140.
The Appendix contains unit specifications ,optional
accessories, and care information. You can also find
warranty information, the Software License Agreement and
European Licensing Requirements in the Appendix.
An Index is provided at the end of the manual for reference.
Manual Conventions
This manual uses the term Warning to indicate a potentially
hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could result in
death or serious injury.
This manual uses the term Caution to indicate a potentially
hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, may result
in minor injury or property damage. It may also be used
without the symbol to alert you to avoid unsafe practices.
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Table of Contents
Introduction.............................................................. iii
About This Manual............................................................iii
Manual Conventions.........................................................iii
Product Registration......................................................... v
Contact Garmin................................................................. v
Warning............................................................................ vi
Getting Started.......................................................... 1
Appendix................................................................. 19
Specifications..................................................................19
Optional Accessories......................................................19
Caring for the Fishfinder.................................................19
Software License Agreement..........................................21
Limited Warranty.............................................................21
Declaration of Conformity (DoC).....................................23
Index........................................................................ 24
Understanding the Fishfinder............................................1
Using Simulator Mode.......................................................4
Installing Your Fishfinder........................................ 5
Installing the Transducer...................................................6
Installing the Fishfinder Unit............................................10
Installing the Wiring Harness..........................................12
Testing the Transom Mount Installation..........................13
Operating Your Fishfinder..................................... 14
Understanding Basic Functions......................................14
Using the Main Menu......................................................15
Using the Setup Menu....................................................16
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Product Registration
Help us better support you by completing our online
registration today. Go to http://my.garmin.com. Keep the
original sales receipt, or a photocopy, in a safe place.
Contact Garmin
Contact Garmin Product Support if you have any questions
while using your Fishfinder 90/140. In the USA, go to
www.garmin.com/support, or contact Garmin USA by
phone at (913) 397.8200 or (800) 800.1020.
In the UK, contact Garmin (Europe) Ltd. by phone at 0808
2380000.
In Europe, go to www.garmin.com/support and click
Contact Support for in-country support information,
or contact Garmin (Europe) Ltd. by phone at +44 (0)
870.8501241.
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Warning
Failure to avoid the following potentially hazardous situations could result in an accident or collision resulting in death or serious
injury.
When navigating, carefully compare information displayed on the Fishfinder 90/140 to all available navigation sources, including information
from visual sightings, and maps. For safety, always resolve any discrepancies or questions before continuing navigation.
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Getting Started
Getting Started
To get the most out of your new Fishfinder:
• Before you install and use your Fishfinder, read the
information in this manual.
• Assemble and install the hardware (page 5).
• Practice using your Fishfinder in Simulator Mode
(page 4).
• Use the Fishfinder (page 14).
Understanding the Fishfinder
The Fishfinder 90 or 140 is a fully automatic sonar unit
that allows you to go out on the water and find fish without
having to configure a lot of settings; or, if from experience
you know exactly how you want your Fishfinder screen to
look and function, you can customize each setting to your
specific needs.
If you have used a Fishfinder before, and you know how
to interpret the sonar information on the screen, you can
skip this section. If you have not used a Fishfinder before,
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you might want to learn a bit about sonar: what it is, how it
works, and what you might see on the Fishfinder 90 or 140
screen. This manual does not go into technical detail about
sonar, but it can give you a general understanding of those
things that you need to know about sonar that can help you
interpret the screen and find the fish.
Understanding Sonar
During installation, you connect your Fishfinder 90 or 140
to a transducer. The transducer uses sound to determine
information about what is in the water beneath your boat.
Then the transducer sends the information to your Fishfinder
to be displayed on the screen for you to view and interpret.
The transducer sends sound waves down into the water
in a cone shape, similar to a flashlight beam (covering a
smaller circular area at the top and angling out to a larger
circular area at the bottom). These sound waves reflect off
of any object that they hit, and then the waves travel back
up to the transducer. These objects could be fish, branches,
the bottom, or any other object that has density that is
different from the water. The transducer receives the sound
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wave information, and then sends the information to the
Fishfinder. The Fishfinder displays the information on the
screen for you to see and interpret. The type of transducer
and settings you choose determine how the information is
shown on the screen.
Understanding Dual Beam Transducer
Coverage
A dual beam transducer can transmit a narrow or a wide
beam. The water area covered by the transmitted sound
waves is determined by the beam width of the transducer
and the water depth. The narrow beam provides crisp detail
of what is under your boat, and is helpful if you are fishing
in deeper water where the beam covers more area (for
example, at a 30-foot depth, the narrow beam covers the
area of about a 7-foot circle).
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Narrow
Beam
Wide
Beam
The wide beam is more helpful in shallow water, because
it gives you a much wider view of objects in the water,
including areas beyond the sides of your boat. At a 30-foot
depth, the wide beam covers the area of approximately a
20-foot circle.
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Understanding the Fishfinder Screen
Experimentation and experience are the keys to successfully
interpreting your Fishfinder screen. We recommend that you
take your Fishfinder out on familiar water, and spend time
learning to interpret what you see on the Fishfinder 90 or
140 screen.
Think of the Fishfinder screen as if you took a picture
from the side of an aquarium in your home. You can see
how deep a fish is in the water (how close it is to the top
or bottom), but you cannot tell where the fish is located
horizontally in the water (whether it is near the front or the
back of the aquarium). Remember this when you are trying
to locate exactly where something is in the water.
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Water depth
Depth range
Water
temperature at
the transducer
You see
suspended targets
as arches or fish
symbols.
Structure
Simulator
mode
indicator
Bottom shape and type
The strongest sonar returns appear on your screen as solid,
dark areas. The weakest returns appear less intense, less
solid. The bottom of the water body returns the strongest
signal, so you can identify the bottom as the continuous,
solid line running across the bottom of the screen. The
strength of the sonar return can also help you interpret the
hardness of the bottom. The thicker the bottom line, the
harder the bottom.
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The Fishfinder 90 and 140 include the latest technology
in interpreting bottom signals; they can see through fish,
structures, and thermoclines (shown in the weakest hues).
Even so, large schools of fish or dense structures close to
the bottom can affect water depth return readings.
NOTE: If the Fishfinder is unable to track the bottom for
any reason, the digits which indicate depth flash on and off
to alert you that the Fishfinder is not tracking the bottom.
Along the top of the screen, you might see a grouping of
intense hues. This area is surface clutter, which can be
caused by waves or any other sonar interference at the
surface of the water. Too much surface clutter can obscure
your view of fish. You can turn down the Gain setting to
reduce this surface clutter (page 15).
instead of arches (page 17).
Using Simulator Mode
Use Simulator Mode to practice and learn the operation of
the Fishfinder. If the Fishfinder does not detect a transducer
at startup, it automatically starts in Simulator Mode.
While in Simulator Mode, the Fishfinder displays a bottom
scene, and you can control the Fishfinder (except the Gain
and Auto Gain options) just as if it were on the water.
If no keys are pressed for two minutes, the Fishfinder
automatically resets to default settings while in Simulator
Mode.
To exit Simulator Mode, turn off the Fishfinder.
You can see in the previous illustration how the fish are
indicated in a few different ways. By default, fish appear
as arches. Actual fish returns might not always appear as
perfect arches, due to the speed, fish orientation, or other
conditions. You can also turn on the Fish Symbols setting if
you want to see suspended targets indicated by a fish shape
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Installing Your Fishfinder
Installing Your Fishfinder
Make sure you completely read and understand all
instructions before you install and use your Fishfinder. If
you have problems, contact Garmin Product Support, or
seek other professional assistance.
You can install the Fishfinder hardware on a transom or on
a trolling motor. Before installation, make sure the wiring
harness can reach the Fishfinder and transducer locations.
B1
A—Fishfinder sonar unit
B1—Swivel mount bracket (Fishfinder
140; optional for Fishfinder 90); or
B2—Tilt mount bracket (Fishfinder 90)
C—Swivel base (Fishfinder 140)
D—Mounting knobs
E—Mounting knob spacer
F—Snap ring
G—Transducer with power cable
H—Transducer mount
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D
(Fishfinder 140)
I—Trolling motor mount gasket
J—5 mm Flat washers (2)
K—5 x 30 mm Screws (2)
L—10-32 Lock nut
J
M—4 x 12 mm Screws (4)
K
N—10-32 x 1.75 Screw
O—1/4" Cable clamps (2)
L
P—Plastic spacer
M
Q—1/4" Rubber washer
R—Cable tie, 5.6" (4)
S—Cable tie, 20”
B2
C
(Fishfinder 90)
Check the packing list below. If you are missing any items,
contact your Garmin dealer.
Packing List (one of each, unless otherwise noted):
E
F
A
(Fishfinder 90)
G
S
(Cable not shown)
H
I
N
O
P
Q
R
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Installing the Transducer
Assembling the Transducer
1. Insert the rubber washer (Q) and plastic spacer (P) into
the transducer (G) at the same time. DO NOT lubricate
the rubber washer.
2. Route the cable toward the back of the transducer. Slide
the transducer into the transducer mount (H).
3. Place a 5 mm flat washer (J) on the 10-32 x 1.75" screw
(N), and insert the screw through the transducer mount,
spacer, and rubber washer.
4. Place the remaining 5 mm flat washer on the exposed
end. Install the 10-32 lock nut (L) finger tight. You can
tighten the transducer further after installation on the
boat.
Back of the transducer
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Mounting the Transducer on a
Trolling Motor
1. Slide the large cable tie (S) through the slot on the
transducer mount (H) with the ridges of the band facing
up until equal lengths extend on both sides of the mount.
(NOTE: For cold water, or heavy timber or debris areas,
a metal 4-5" worm gear clamp is recommended.)
2. Position the mount gasket (I) on the curved top of the
transducer mount.
3. Place the transducer assembly against the motor body of
the trolling motor, with the front of the
transducer pointed away from the
trolling motor propeller.
Cable tie
slot
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4. Wrap the two ends of the cable tie around the motor
body. Place the pointed end of the cable tie through the
fastener hole on the opposite end and pull it through until
it is snug but not tight. (The cable tie clicks when you pull
it.)
5. Position the transducer so that it is parallel with the
bottom when in use, and make sure the gasket is aligned
properly. Pull the cable tie end until tight. Trim off the
excess, if necessary. Tighten the 10-32 locking nut until
it touches the mounting bracket and then tighten 1/4 turn
more. (Do not overtighten.)
6. Route the 20’ (6 m) transducer cable using the supplied
cable ties to secure the cable to the motor shaft. You
can fill the forward-facing portion (except the cable tie
pocket) of the transducer mount with sealant to avoid
accumulating debris.
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Mounting the Transducer on a Transom
Tool List (not included)—drill, 3/8" wrench or socket,
5/32" and 1/8" drill bits, masking tape, #2 Phillips
screwdriver, and marine sealant.
When selecting a transom mount location, consider the
following for optimal performance:
• For your sonar to operate properly, the transducer must
be located in calm water. DO NOT mount the transducer
behind strakes, rivet lines, struts, fittings, water intake,
discharge ports, eroding paint, or anything that creates
turbulence.
• Mount the transducer as close to the center of the boat as
possible.
• DO NOT cut the transducer lead. (This voids your
warranty.)
• DO NOT mount the transducer in locations where it
might be jarred when launching, hauling, trailering, or
storage.
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• DO NOT mount the transducer in the path of the prop on
single-drive boats. The transducer can cause cavitation
that can degrade the boat’s performance and damage the
prop. On twin-drive boats, mount the transducer between
the drives, if possible.
Do not mount the transducer behind
strakes, rivet lines, struts, fittings, water
intakes or discharge ports.
Mount the transducer
parallel with the water line.
Make sure the transducer is below
water level when the boat is on plane
at high speed.
Apply marine sealant to all screw threads to prevent
water from seeping into the transom.
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To mount the transducer on a transom:
1. Position the transducer mount at the selected transom
location. Make sure the transducer is parallel with the
water line. Mark the center locations of each hole on the
transducer mount. (See the figures on the next page.)
2. Using a 5/32" bit, drill the pilot holes approximately 1"
(25 mm) deep at the marked locations. To avoid drilling
the holes too deep, wrap a piece of tape around the bit
at 1" from the point of the bit.
3. Apply marine sealant to the 5 x 30 mm screws. Attach
the transducer assembly to the transom using the 5 x 30
mm screws. Adjust the transducer assembly to extend
beyond the bottom of the transom approximately 1/8"
(3 mm) on fiberglass hulls or 3/8" (10 mm) on aluminum
hulls. Adjust the transducer assembly to be aligned
parallel with the water.
4. Tighten the 10-32 locking nut until it touches the
mounting bracket, and then tighten 1/4 turn more. (Do
not overtighten.)
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5. Place the first cable clamp on the transducer cable
approximately one third of the distance between the
transducer and the top of the transom. Mark the location.
Using a 1/8" bit, drill a pilot hole approximately 3/8" (10
mm) deep.
6. Attach the cable clamp using a 4 x 12 mm screw. Coat
the screw with marine sealant before installation. Repeat
steps 5 and 6 using the other cable clamp.
7. Route the transducer cable, as needed, to the Fishfinder.
DO NOT CUT THE CABLE. Avoid routing the cable with
electrical wires or other sources of electrical interference.
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Installing the Fishfinder Unit
Drill pilot holes here.
Selecting a Fishfinder installation Location
Align with the
transom bottom. The
transducer should
extend 1/8" below
fiberglass hulls or
3/8" below aluminum
hulls.
Vertical
Level
Bottom of
Keep it parallel with the water line.
OK
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m
the transo
Select a Fishfinder installation location that allows you to
view and operate it easily while operating the vessel. Select
a mounting surface strong enough to support the weight
of the Fishfinder and protect it from excessive vibration or
shock. DO NOT mount the bracket in a location where the
Fishfinder is exposed to extreme temperature conditions.
When installing the mounting bracket, be sure to allow
room to connect and rout the power cable.
Mounting the Bracket Assembly
Tool List (not included)—drill, screwdriver (Phillips or
standard), three #8 pan-head machine bolts with matching
nuts and washers, and a 5/32" drill bit; or three #8 pan-head,
self-tapping screws and a 1/16" drill bit.
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To mount the bracket assembly:
1. Using the tilt mount bracket (Fishfinder 90) or the
swivel base (Fishfinder 140; Fishfinder 90 option) as a
template, mark the location of the three holes that you
use to secure the bracket to the mounting surface.
2. If securing the base with machine bolts, drill three 5/32"
holes at the locations you marked; or, if securing the
base using self-tapping screws, drill 1/16" starter holes
at the locations you marked. Drill starter holes no deeper
than half the screw length.
3. Secure the tilt mount bracket or swivel base with three
bolts or screws. DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN.
4. If you are using the swivel mount, place the swivel mount
bracket over the swivel base and secure it with the short
knob.
To install the Fishfinder on the mount bracket:
1. Align the slot on the back of the Fishfinder with the long
mounting knob, and slide the Fishfinder into place. If
necessary, adjust the long knob to spread the bracket
arms apart. (Turn counter-clockwise to widen the bracket
arms and clockwise to tighten.)
2. Adjust the Fishfinder angle, and tighten the long
mounting knob until snug.
3. For the Fishfinder 140 (Fishfinder 90 option), rotate
the swivel mount bracket by twisting it left or right. The
bracket clicks as you turn it. Select a good viewing
angle, and then tighten all knobs.
Swivel mount bracket
Tilt mount bracket
Swivel base
(Fishfinder 90)
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(Fishfinder 140;
Fishfinder 90 option)
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Installing the Wiring Harness
The Fishfinder comes with a wiring harness that connects
the Fishfinder to power and the transducer with one
easy-to-remove connection. If it is necessary to extend the
power wires, use 22 AWG wire. DO NOT cut the transducer
cable, because this voids your warranty. If your boat has an
electrical system, you might be able to wire the Fishfinder
directly to an unused holder on your current fuse block. If
you are using the boat’s fuse block, remove the in-line fuse
holder supplied with the Fishfinder. You can also wire the
Fishfinder directly to the battery.
3. Install the black (-) wire on the negative fuse holder or
battery terminal.
4. Install a 2 Amp fuse in the fuse holder (fuse block only).
5. Align the notches on the cable plug and on the back of
the Fishfinder. Insert the cable into the connector and
turn the lock ring counter-clockwise until it stops.
CAUTION: The Fishfinder input voltage is 10–18 volts
DC. Do not exceed this voltage, because this can damage
the Fishfinder and void the warranty.
To install the wiring harness:
1. Determine the polarity of the power source using a test
light or volt meter.
2. Install the red (+) wire on the positive fuse holder or
battery terminal.
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Testing the Transom Mount
Installation
Perform this test after you install the Fishfinder. Because
you need water to carry the sonar signal, the Fishfinder
does not function properly with the transducer out of the
water. When you place your boat in the water, CHECK FOR
LEAKS around the screw holes that are below the water
line. DO NOT leave your boat in the water for an extended
period of time without checking for leaks.
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To test the transom mount installation:
1. Begin testing the installation at a slow speed. If the
sonar appears to be working properly gradually increase
the boat’s speed observing the sonar’s operation. If
the sonar signal suddenly is lost or the bottom return is
severely degraded, note the speed at which this occurs.
2. Return the boat to the speed at which the signal was
lost. Make moderate turns in both directions, and see if
the signal improves.
3. If the signal strength improves while turning, adjust the
transducer so that it extends another 1/8" below the
transom of the boat. It might take several adjustments to
eliminate the degradation.
4. If the signal does not improve, it might be necessary to
move the transducer to a different location.
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Operating Your Fishfinder
Operating Your Fishfinder
Arrow keys—the up and down Arrow
keys select an item on a menu. Only
the Fishfinder 140 has the right and left
Arrow key that cycles through the Main
menu options.
ENTER key—confirms a selection.
ENTER
MENU
MENU key—shows or exits a menu.
Understanding Basic Functions
To turn on the Fishfinder:
Press and release the Power key.
To turn off the Fishfinder:
Press and hold the Power key.
To change the backlight level:
Press the Power key repeatedly to cycle between off,
low, and high.
To view or change settings for your Fishfinder, use the Main
menu and the Setup menu.
To change a setting:
1. Press MENU. The Main menu appears.
2. Use the Arrow keys to move the selection arrow to an
option, and press ENTER. The settings appear.
If you select Setup, the Setup menu appears. See
“Using the Setup Menu” on page 16.
Power key—turns the Fishfinder on or
off and controls the screen backlight.
(Fishfinder 140 is shown.)
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3. To select a setting, use the Arrow keys to move the
selection arrow, and press ENTER. (When you reach
the end of a menu, the selection arrow wraps to the
beginning.) Press and hold an Arrow key to rapidly
advance the selection speed.
4. To close a setting or a menu, press MENU.
• To quickly change a setting for the current option
that appears in the upper-left corner of the screen (for
example, the Range option in the above screen), press an
Arrow key.
Options and Settings
Using the Main Menu
The following settings reset to the system defaults each time
you turn on the Fishfinder.
• To view the current menu settings, press MENU.
Range—sets the maximum depth that you want the
Fishfinder to display. Auto (default) automatically tracks
the bottom, or you can set the range, 5–600 feet.
From the Main menu, you can change the Range, Gain,
Scroll, Zoom, and View settings.
Gain—controls the sensitivity of the Fishfinder’s sonar
receiver. Auto (default) automatically sets the sonar
sensitivity, or you can set the gain. To see more detail on the
screen, increase the receiver sensitivity by selecting a higher
gain. If there is too much detail or if the screen is cluttered,
lower the sensitivity (lower the gain) to increase the clarity
of the screen.
• To exit any window, press MENU.
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Scroll—sets the rate that the graph scrolls from right to
left. If you are sitting still or the graph is moving too fast,
slowing or pausing the graph can help. The settings are
Ultra, Fast (default), Medium, Slow, and Paused.
Using the Setup Menu
Zoom—sets the zoom level for the screen. Off is the
default.
Options and Settings
View—when you select a 2X or 4X Zoom setting, you
can select a specific area to view on the screen. You can
also allow the Fishfinder to automatically select a zoomed
viewing area based on the bottom.
To access the Setup menu:
Press MENU. Use the Arrow keys to move the selection arrow to Setup, and
press ENTER. The options appear.
Your changes to the following settings are used until you
set the System Defaults option to Yes.
Alarms
Battery—controls an alarm that sounds when the battery is
reaching a critical state of discharge. The settings are
Off (default) and 8.5–16.0 volts remaining.
Shallow—sets an alarm for a shallow water warning at a
specific depth. The settings are Off (default) and 1.0–600
feet.
Deep—sets an alarm for a deep water warning at a specific
depth. The settings are Off (default) and 1.0–600 feet.
Fish—turns on or off (default) an alarm that sounds when
the Fishfinder detects what it determines to be a fish.
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Graphs
Fish ID—sets how the Fishfinder shows underwater
targets and background information. If you select a
fish symbol, the screen shows only the information
related to that symbol (large, medium, and small sizes).
When using wide beam, fish symbols that are to the
sides of the boat appear hollow. Those that are directly
below the boat appear as solid black fish symbols.
(default) the Fishfinder does not interpret the sonar
return data. Fish appear as arches
Suspended targets appear as symbols. No background
information appears
Same as previous with the target depth shown.
Suspended targets appear as symbols. Background
information appears, making the distinction between
fish and structure easier.
the sides of the boat. You can also choose Narrow (default)
beam.
Whiteline—sets how the Fishfinder shows information
about the bottom type.
• Off—the bottom return appears as solid black.
Whiteline Off
Whiteline On
• On (default)—the bottom return appears as a grayscale
pattern and can help to determine bottom hardness.
A hard bottom displays a thicker bottom layer. A soft
bottom appears as a thinner bottom layer.
Same as previous with target depth shown.
Beam—controls the angle of the transducer beam. Wide
beam allows you to see more fish in shallow water, even off
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Operating Your Fishfinder
Auto Gain—controls the aggressiveness of the Auto Gain.
The higher the setting, the greater the number of targets
appear on the screen. The lower the setting, the less clutter
on the screen. The settings are High, Medium (default), and
Low.
Numbers
Size—sets the appearance of depth, temperature, and battery
numbers. The settings are Small and Large (default).
Battery—sets whether the current battery voltage appears
on the screen. The settings are Hide (default) and Show
Water Temperature—sets whether the water temperature
appears on the screen. This appears only if you have a
temperature-capable transducer. The settings are Hide and
Auto (default).
Units
Depth—sets the measurements in Feet (default), Meters, or
Fathoms.
Temperature—sets the water temperature units. The
settings are Fahrenheit (default) and Celsius.
System
Simulator—controls the simulator mode. The settings are
Off and On (default). See page 4 for more information.
Language—sets your language choice.
Beeper—controls all Fishfinder sounds. The settings are
Off and On (default).
Contrast—adjusts the contrast of the screen to compensate
for light levels or viewing angles. Use the Arrow keys to
increase or decrease the screen contrast.
Defaults—restores all default settings.
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Appendix
Appendix
Specifications
Fishfinder 90
Size: 4.7" W x 4.9" H x 2.43" D (11.9 x 12.4 x 6.1 cm)
Weight: 15.5 oz (.439 kg)
Display: 2.0" W x 3.3" H (5.0 x 8.4 cm), 3.9" (9.9 cm) diagonal,
64 x 128 pixels, black-and-white FSTN display
Usage: 3.5 watts maximum, Nominal: 12 VDC @ 0.15 Amps
Fishfinder 140
Size: 6.1" W x 4.9" H x 2.6" D (15.5 x 12.5 x 6.6 cm)
Weight: 18.7 oz. (.530 kg)
Display: 3.2" W x 3.1" H (8.1 x 7.9 cm), 4.7" (9.9 cm) diagonal,
128 x 240 pixels, 4-level gray scale FSTN display
Usage: 8 watts maximum, Nominal: 12 VDC @ 0.5 Amps
Fishfinder 90 and Fishfinder 140
Case: Fully Gasketed, high-impact plastic alloy Waterproof: IEC 529,
level IPX-7 (submerged to 1 meter for 30 minutes)
Temperature Range: +5°F to 158°F (-15°C to 70°C)
Internal memory backup to retain user settings
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Input: 10 to 18 VDC with high voltage protection
Sonar Power Output: 100 watts (RMS), 800 watts (peak-to-peak)
Frequency: 80 kHz (wide) and 200 kHz (narrow)
Depth: 600 foot max depth. (Depth capacity is dependent on water
salinity, bottom type, and other water conditions.)
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Optional Accessories
Purchase the following optional accessories on the Garmin Web site:
Swivel mount for the Fishfinder 90—allows your Fishfinder 90 to tilt
and swivel on its mounting bracket.
Portable case with battery pack and suction mount transducer—
makes your Fishfinder portable, so that it can go on any boat, with no
installation (requires eight D-cell batteries, not included).
Flush mounting kit—mounts your fishfinder flush on the bulkhead or
cabin wall. Press the side clips to release the Fishfinder so you can take it
with you.
Protective cover—protects your product when you are not using it.
Caring for the Fishfinder
The Fishfinder case is constructed of high quality materials
and does not require user maintenance except cleaning.
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Cleaning the Case
Clean the Fishfinder’s outer casing (except for the screen)
using a cloth dampened with a mild detergent solution, and
then wipe it dry. Avoid chemical cleaners and solvents that
may damage plastic components.
Cleaning the Screen
The Fishfinder screen should be cleaned using a soft, clean,
lint-free cloth. Water or eyeglass cleaner can be used if
needed. If these are used, apply the liquid to the cloth and
then gently wipe the screen with the moistened cloth.
WARNING: The Fishfinder screen is coated with a special
anti-reflective coating which is very sensitive to skin oils,
waxes, and abrasive cleaners. CLEANERS CONTAINING
AMMONIA WILL HARM THE ANTI-REFLECTIVE
COATING. It is very important to clean the screen using
an eyeglass lens cleaner which is specified as safe for antireflective coatings and a clean, lint-free cloth.
Storage
Do not store the Fishfinder where prolonged exposure to
temperature extremes may occur (such as in the trunk of a
car), because permanent damage may result.
Water Immersion
The Fishfinder is waterproof to IEC Standard 60529 IPX7.
It can withstand immersion in 1 meter of water for 30
minutes. Prolonged submersion can cause damage to the
Fishfinder. After submersion, be certain to wipe and air dry
the Fishfinder before reuse.
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Appendix
Software License Agreement
BY USING THE FISHFINDER YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE FOLLOWING SOFTWARE
LICENSE AGREEMENT. PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT
CAREFULLY.
Garmin grants you a limited license to use the software embedded in
this device (the “Software”) in binary executable form in the normal
operation of the product. Title, ownership rights, and intellectual property
rights in and to the Software remain in Garmin.
You acknowledge that the Software is the property of Garmin and
is protected under the United States of America copyright laws and
international copyright treaties. You further acknowledge that the
structure, organization, and code of the Software are valuable trade
secrets of Garmin and that the Software in source code form remains a
valuable trade secret of Garmin. You agree not to decompile, disassemble,
modify, reverse assemble, reverse engineer, or reduce to human readable
form the Software or any part thereof or create any derivative works
based on the Software. You agree not to export or re-export the Software
to any country in violation of the export control laws of the United States
of America.
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Limited Warranty
This Garmin product is warranted to be free from defects in materials or
workmanship for one year from the date of purchase. Within this period,
Garmin will, at its sole option, repair or replace any components that fail
in normal use. Such repairs or replacement will be made at no charge
to the customer for parts or labor, provided that the customer shall be
responsible for any transportation cost. This warranty does not cover
failures due to abuse, misuse, accident, or unauthorized alteration or
repairs.
This product is intended to be used only as a travel aid and must not
be used for any purpose requiring precise measurement of direction,
distance, location, or topography. Garmin makes no warranty as to the
accuracy or completeness of map data in this product.
THE WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES CONTAINED HEREIN
ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES
EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING
ANY LIABILITY ARISING UNDER ANY WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,
STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU
SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, WHICH MAY VARY FROM STATE TO
STATE.
IN NO EVENT SHALL GARMIN BE LIABLE FOR ANY
INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES, WHETHER RESULTING FROM THE USE, MISUSE, OR
INABILITY TO USE THIS PRODUCT OR FROM DEFECTS IN THE
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PRODUCT. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE
LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Garmin retains the exclusive right to repair or replace the unit or software
or offer a full refund of the purchase price at its sole discretion. SUCH
REMEDY SHALL BE YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY
FOR ANY BREACH OF WARRANTY.
To obtain warranty service, contact your local Garmin authorized dealer
or call Garmin Product Support for shipping instructions and an RMA
tracking number. Securely pack the unit and a copy of the original sales
receipt, which is required as the proof of purchase for warranty repairs.
Write the tracking number clearly on the outside of the package. Send the
unit, freight charges prepaid, to any Garmin warranty service station.
Online Auction Purchases: Products sold through online auctions
are not eligible for rebates or other special offers from Garmin. Online
auction confirmations are not accepted for warranty verification. To
obtain warranty service, an original or copy of the sales receipt from the
original retailer is required. Garmin will not replace missing components
from any package purchased through an online auction.
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International Purchases: A separate warranty is provided by
international distributors for units purchased outside the United States.
This warranty is provided by the local in-country distributor and this
distributor provides local service for your unit. Distributor warranties
are only valid in the area of intended distribution. Units purchased in the
United States or Canada must be returned to the Garmin service center in
the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, or Taiwan for service.
Garmin International, Inc.
1200 East 151st Street, Olathe, Kansas 66062, USA
Tel. (913) 397.8200 or
(800) 800.1020
Fax (913) 397.8282
Garmin (Europe) Ltd.
Liberty House,
Hounsdown Business Park,
Southampton, Hampshire, SO40 9RB UK
Tel. +44 (0) 870.8501241 (outside the UK)
0808.2380000 (within the UK)
Fax +44 (0) 870.8501251
Garmin Corporation
No. 68, Jangshu 2nd Road,
Shijr, Taipei County, Taiwan
Tel. 886/2.2642.9199
Fax 886/2.2642.9099
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Appendix
Declaration of Conformity (DoC)
Hereby, Garmin, declares that this Fishfinder 90/140 is
in compliance with the essential requirements and other
relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
To view the full Declaration of Conformity, see the Garmin
Web site for your Garmin product:
www.garmin.com.
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Index
Index
A
accessories 19
alarms 16
battery 16
deep 16
fish 17
shallow 16
Anti-reflective coating 20
arches 4
assembling the transducer 6
B
backlight 14
battery alarm 16
battery number 18
Beam 2, 17
beeper setting 18
bottom of the water 3
bracket assembly 10
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C
cleaning the case and screen 20
clutter 4
contrast setting 18
D
defaults setting 18
depth units 18
dual beam 2
E
enter key 14
F
fish alarm 17
fish ID graph 17
fish symbols 4
G
gain 15
gain setting 4
graphs 17
auto gain 18
beam 17
fish ID 17
Whiteline 17
H
hardness of the bottom 3
M
installing
the Fishfinder unit 10
the transducer 6
the unit on the
mount bracket 11
the wiring harness 12
your Fishfinder 5
menu
main 15
setup 16
menu key 14
mounting the bracket assembly
10
mounting the transducer on a
transom 9
mounting the transducer on a
trolling motor 6
K
N
I
key
L
arrow 14
enter 14
menu 14
language setting 18
limited warranty 21
location, installation 10
narrow beam 2
numbers 18
battery 18
water temperature 18
O
optional accessories 19
P
packing list 5
product registration v
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R
range 15
S
scroll 16
selecting a transom mount
location 7
setting, changing a 14
setup menu 16
setup menu option 14
shallow alarm 16
simulator mode 4
simulator setting 18
size, number 18
software license agreement 21
Sonar 1
sound waves 1
specifications 19
storage 20
strongest sonar returns 3
surface clutter 4
swivel mount bracket 11
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T
temperature number 18
temperature units 18
testing the transom mount
installation 13
transducer 1
assembling 6
installing 6
mounting on a transom 7
mounting on a trolling
motor 6
transom mount installation 13
W
warning statement vi
warranty, limited 21
water immersion 20
water temperature number 18
weakest sonar returns 3
whiteline 17
wide beam 2
wiring harness 12
Z
zoom 16
U
units 18
depth 18
temperature 18
V
view 16
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For the latest free software updates (excluding map data) throughout the life of your Garmin products, visit
the Garmin Web site at www.garmin.com.
© 2008 Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries
Garmin International, Inc.
1200 East 151st Street, Olathe, Kansas 66062, USA
Garmin (Europe) Ltd.
Liberty House, Hounsdown Business Park, Southampton, Hampshire, SO40 9RB UK
Garmin Corporation
No. 68, Jangshu 2nd Road, Shijr, Taipei County, Taiwan
www.garmin.com
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