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x-15/X-16 Dual Tranducer

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Is anyone currently using (or has used) the X-15 or X-16 Dual Transducer (50kHz/200kHz) in shallow water under 30 feet? I was told that the 50kHz/200kHz transducer for the x-15/X-16 would not work in that shallow of water. One would see only a black screen because of the amount of power being sent into the water. This was told to me by a Lowrance rep at the MPLS boat show. But when I looked at the X-15/X-16 Emulator on the Lowrance web site the Dual Tranceducer (50kHz/200kHz) read out is all under 30 feet and it look like it was working fine. Now I would never base a buy on that but wouldn't you think the Simulator would be more accurate than that? Looking for real field imput on this one.

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Goose

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The simulator is the same reguardless if the unit is dual beam or single beam. All the simulator is for is to give a view of what the screen will look like in operation.

Rob

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I spoke with Garmin on this and they said the 50/200 on any unit is not a toggle function but an automatic one. The unit senses when it needs to open the cone. According to them the unit would just "blank out" or not get a reading at all because the cone would be to tight in shallow water. I would confirm this with a Lowrance tech before making a big purchase. Otherwise go with the standard 200khz.

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I also wanted to add, never base a locator unit purchase on a simulator read out. Those simulations are pre-programmed into the unit. Meaning "perfect" fish arches were put into the unit. You will never see those "perfect" arches on any locator. It takes many conditions to produce a simulator like arch: watts,pixel count,khz size,zoom adjustment,boat speed,sensitivity adjustment. The higer the watts and pixel count a unit has the better chance you have of displaying an arch. Also remember in order for a unit to display an arch, the fish must not be moving while the ducer cone passes over it. If the fish is moving while the ducer passes over it the arch will look like a wavy line or a cluster..

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651-271-5459 http://fishingminnesota.com/millelacsguide/

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Just to recap D-man, if using the 50kHz and/or the 200kHz in shallow water (less than 20 feet) the x-15 would not work?

Thanks for the help, you are making this purchase easy for me


Goose

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From what the Rep told me, you are not able to choose between the two. It will default to the correct khz and it needs to have water deeper than 50 feet for that. The regular 200hkz is what will work best for mille lacs. Thats what i currently run. But this was a Garmin Rep talking about Garmins. I would contact a Lowrance Rep. But the units are pretty much the same.

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651-271-5459 http://fishingminnesota.com/millelacsguide/

[This message has been edited by D-man (edited 02-14-2002).]

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D-man what would happen if I used it on MILLE LACS? Do you think I would loss some sensitiviy or do you think it would just not work?

Goose

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