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Humminbird 787c Side Scan Mode
|Author||Topic: Humminbird 787c Side Scan Mode|
posted 06-05-2006 12:16 AM ET (US)
The new Humminbird 787c (not the 987c) is an unusual unit. It has a mode when using the Humminbird quadrabeam transducer that results in a poor man's side scan sonar. No, it is nothing like the clarity of the 987 but it does show side detail. Yes, it is in the owner's manual. A few weeks ago I got to see it in action on my friend's Trophy. Faux sidescan, not like the 987 but suprisingly useful. Humminbird sells these for under $700. In fact, they had a rebate a few weeks ago. We are divers, not fisherman, but obviously being able to see to the side is useful when looking for fish. If you don't want to spend $2,000 on the 987 then this may be the hot ticket. J
posted 06-05-2006 10:08 AM ET (US)
I think that requires an optional transducer.
posted 06-05-2006 01:37 PM ET (US)
Yes, it does require the optional quadrabeam transducer. I have not priced one but I bet you can still get the package with considerable savings over the 987c. Have you seen one in action?
posted 06-05-2006 01:53 PM ET (US)
No, I'd just helped a guy pick electronics for a new-to-him
whaler recently and remembered that an optional transducer
was required. Looks like it's about $80.
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