Humminbird SI #2, Camden Harbor bottom revealed

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

6 Responses

  1. SanderO says:

    This is fascinating stuff Ben. Although I am not sure if I would install one unless it was cheap, easy and I had the space for it. It looks like a fun gizmo.
    Why aren’t the images rotated to place the surface at the top of the screen? I understand that this is “side scan”, but if I were to face to one side port or starbord and submerge myself looking to the side I would still have the water surface at the top of my visual field. Up is up.
    Am I missing something here? Is there a learning curve to reading these images and get the correct 3D perspective? Not everyone can have a Ben on board to read them.
    Nice catch!

  2. Dan Corcoran (b393capt) says:

    Now if just 1% of the boats out there could have this along with what ever calibration is needed, and it could be captured into memory cards, normalized, and combined, maybe we could have much better charplotter maps in just a couple of years ?

  3. Mike Wyatt says:

    These images are very interesting. Is this with the transom mounted transducer? Are there in hull and thru hull transducers available for the 1197C?
    Thanks for the images and details,

  4. Robert Gecy says:

    Great snapshots! I have enjoyed reading your blog and will certainly put a link to it on my website.

  5. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Mike, I’m using a transom mount transducer on a 14′ outboard-powered catamaran (see yesterday’s entry for a photo), but Humminbird does make a thru hull side imaging transducer:
    And Lowrance is planning to offer a thru-hull transducer for its “StructureScan”, though maybe not when it first ships in a month or two.

  6. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Good online piece about installing a current Humminbird side imaging system by my colleague Chris Woodward of Sport Fishing:

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