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Old 02-24-2012, 07:13 PM
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Default Sonar - Automatic or Manual Mode

How many of you use your sonar in 'automatic' vs 'manual' mode, and why? If in manual, any tips? I always heard to take off automatic but that was years ago and maybe the technology on the auto settings have improved.
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:26 PM
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I usually fish mine on auto, both depth and sensitivity.

I run an HDS-5 with a map chip. I use the sonar to confirm the map chip, but most of the time I am fishing spots and not fish.
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:20 PM
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When I am searching I will always have my sensitivity up and adjust on the fly as depth changes. Once fishing I am in automatic mode.
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