garmin 7610 depth setting

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by A-Div, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. A-Div

    A-Div Member

    44
    Oct 22, 2017
    Sarasota, FL
    320 Sundancer 2006
    Twin Merc 6.2 III I/O
    I have been through the Garmin manual and still not sure if I have the depth setting correct. My transducer is on the bottom of the aft keel at 2 ft below waterline. In the Garmin depth setting, is that + or - 2? Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. A-Div

    A-Div Member

    44
    Oct 22, 2017
    Sarasota, FL
    320 Sundancer 2006
    Twin Merc 6.2 III I/O
    I'll answer my own question. Found out that the setting should be minus 2. This is for showing actual depth vs. depth below the keel.
     
  3. Jaybeaux

    Jaybeaux Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    189
    Jan 3, 2016
    Upper Potomac River
    420 Sundancer 2004
    Naught On Call
    Cummins 6CTA-8.3's with V-Drives
    9KW Onan Genset
    A wise man once told me that he didn't care how deep the water was. He only cared how deep the water was beneath his keel.

    Using no offset gives you a buffer, so to speak.

    Jaybeaux
     
  4. A-Div

    A-Div Member

    44
    Oct 22, 2017
    Sarasota, FL
    320 Sundancer 2006
    Twin Merc 6.2 III I/O
    Thanks Jay. True saying. However, my brain works better with actual depth. Four feet is my magic (or about to be tragic) number. Matches my paper charts and in an instant of decision-making, its the number that pops into my head first.
     

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