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01-07-2020 02:36 PM
bbheli
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Originally Posted by TimJamison11 View Post
I had the same thing happen to me and my screen looed exactly like yours. My transducer was mounted to the right of my motor. The dealer installed a wrong cable... If it doesnt get clear when you raise the motor, check to make sure the cable (s) is right. they corrected

My motor still blocks it when its all the way down but I dont use SI when going faster than 5 to 10 mph so I just trim up some and its fine.

Attached is a pic of what my screen looked like.
I have the same issue. First they told me raise the engine, still no good, next, new transducer still no good, so I added a left right transducer and still no good. Now they sent me the identical Y cable but not been able to water test it as yet.

Humminbird seems to have some issues. I saw another thread about 360 and that was an adventure of nonsense also. I had great images once but thereafter never again and they even changed the unit. Just a washed out screen. I think they have software issues because the head units (Helix 10 G2) does weird things from time to time.

Any other feedback would be helpful.
01-07-2020 02:28 PM
TimJamison11
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Originally Posted by bbheli View Post
I have a Mega G2 and for some reason the left side never seems to show the details the same as the right side which is clear, See image
I had the same thing happen to me and my screen looed exactly like yours. My transducer was mounted to the right of my motor. The dealer installed a wrong cable... If it doesnt get clear when you raise the motor, check to make sure the cable (s) is right. they corrected

My motor still blocks it when its all the way down but I dont use SI when going faster than 5 to 10 mph so I just trim up some and its fine.

Attached is a pic of what my screen looked like.
11-10-2019 10:39 PM
bbheli
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Originally Posted by Ozark Bob View Post
bb, It's been a month since this started. Getting down to basics is needed and start fresh. Like Reddog said unplug all "Y" cables and see what you have for a problem. If the left side has no return,put the other SI transducer on and if it also has no left side your unit is either bad or something is messed up in software or setup. Tell HB what you have found out and they can fix it. Bob

Replaced all cables, have not been able to get on water to test after that. fingers crossed.
11-10-2019 10:38 PM
bbheli
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Originally Posted by peter8 View Post
bb, I have a 219 with the same step as you have. My transducer is mounted exactly in the same place as the picture you posted...under the step and in the center. The reason I put it there is a friend who is on his 5th 219 reccommended I put it there as that is where his dealer has installed it on all 5 of his boats. It works great with no interference up to about 7mph. I also have a aluminum tiller with the transducer mounted 15" to the side of the motor as reccommended by HB and it works great also but up to 37mph....fastest I can go. I noticed it read at that speed this summer when I was pulling my grandkids on a tube and saw the locator was on SI. Pretty cool as I saw some cribs. Later I went back and putted around and marked 12 of them. That was 4th of July week. This past Saturday I went back to the cribs and caught 9 eyes including a 25"& 26". I have had property on the lake for 29 years and did not know the cribs were there until my "tubing expedidition". I have also marked some cribs on a flowage after seeing them at speed and turning back to investigate and mark...Pretty incredible stuff we have to help us fish these days....PS if you move the ducer below the step make sure you counter sink the holes as that gel likes to flake!!

thanks for the info, i installed left transducer rather than moving it but still does not work.
10-31-2019 03:53 PM
peter8 bb, I have a 219 with the same step as you have. My transducer is mounted exactly in the same place as the picture you posted...under the step and in the center. The reason I put it there is a friend who is on his 5th 219 reccommended I put it there as that is where his dealer has installed it on all 5 of his boats. It works great with no interference up to about 7mph. I also have a aluminum tiller with the transducer mounted 15" to the side of the motor as reccommended by HB and it works great also but up to 37mph....fastest I can go. I noticed it read at that speed this summer when I was pulling my grandkids on a tube and saw the locator was on SI. Pretty cool as I saw some cribs. Later I went back and putted around and marked 12 of them. That was 4th of July week. This past Saturday I went back to the cribs and caught 9 eyes including a 25"& 26". I have had property on the lake for 29 years and did not know the cribs were there until my "tubing expedidition". I have also marked some cribs on a flowage after seeing them at speed and turning back to investigate and mark...Pretty incredible stuff we have to help us fish these days....PS if you move the ducer below the step make sure you counter sink the holes as that gel likes to flake!!
10-19-2019 05:22 PM
Ozark Bob bb, It's been a month since this started. Getting down to basics is needed and start fresh. Like Reddog said unplug all "Y" cables and see what you have for a problem. If the left side has no return,put the other SI transducer on and if it also has no left side your unit is either bad or something is messed up in software or setup. Tell HB what you have found out and they can fix it. Bob
10-12-2019 09:19 PM
bbheli
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Originally Posted by fishs View Post
I'm getting a headache reading all these posts. Do you guys ever try fishing or just like playing around with the latest greatest tech.

well then stop reading them and go fishing instead of busting someone’s balls and wasting bandwidth for a non relevant remark.
10-12-2019 08:05 PM
rnvinc
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Originally Posted by bbheli View Post
Is it possible that the high speed can cause the left down image to be black on the screen, on occasion it will produce left side images but no where near the same as the right side in quality. Also is there any rule of thump about distance from left to right spacing and spacing from HS to SI
The most definitive test for possible blockage is to remove the xducer from the transom and temporarily mount it to a pole and stick it down in the water way below the hull ...

Rickie
10-12-2019 07:11 PM
fishs I'm getting a headache reading all these posts. Do you guys ever try fishing or just like playing around with the latest greatest tech.
10-12-2019 09:53 AM
bbheli Is it possible that the high speed can cause the left down image to be black on the screen, on occasion it will produce left side images but no where near the same as the right side in quality. Also is there any rule of thump about distance from left to right spacing and spacing from HS to SI
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