Before mapping with Insight Genesis, make sure your transducer isn’t crooked

Before mapping your favorite fishing holes with Insight Genesis, double-check that your transducer hasn’t been knocked crooked. A misaligned transducer can result inaccurate contour, aquatic vegetation, and bottom hardness outputs. And while the Insight Genesis Quality Control Team will prevent such bad data from being included in the maps you make, you will have to go out again and drive over those areas that you mapped while your transducer was crooked.

When mapping flat bottoms or slopes where the transducer beam is pointed away from the slope, a crooked transducer causes weak return signals (See the image below).

To get the best data for making Insight Genesis maps, your Lowrance transducer should be aligned parallel with the ground (see the smaller inset image above).

When a crooked transducer’s beam is pointed toward a slope, it’s return signal will be much stronger than than it should be (see the image below). This too could cause inaccurate spots on a map
This example was created by a transom-mounted transducer that was slanted downward, toward a slope.  In this case, as the boat moved from SW to NE along shore, the signal strength was much more diminished on the downslope than on the upslope, where the signal was more direct.

For transducer-installation tips, click this link for a downloadable PDF: Transducer Placement Tips

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