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Cutthroat223

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Cloudy Water?
« on: Mar 01, 2009, 07:51 AM »
Has anyone noticed cloudy/milky water after that rainy night a few days ago? Just bought a new flasher, but I have to have the gain up wayyy too high, but it seems the water is kind of cloudy? I'm getting nervous, thinking maybe I got a junk transducer, since I bought it on ebay. Does anyone else have this problem?
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Re: Cloudy Water?
« Reply #1 on: Mar 01, 2009, 09:00 AM »
fished yesterday in cloudy water and had no problem with mine

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Re: Cloudy Water?
« Reply #2 on: Mar 01, 2009, 02:29 PM »
dr speckler and i fished a cloudy lake and we both have vex.'s and we were about 100 feet away from each other and we both mention that we need the gained turne up a little bit more than normal.  then it seemed like we could see are bubbles come up from the bottom. it only
happened on this one lake.  other time we sit in tha same shanty and have the gains turned down to almost nothing.
p.s. we both have new ones off  the store shelve.
i would go to a clear lake and try that before buying a new puck.

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Re: Cloudy Water?
« Reply #3 on: Mar 01, 2009, 02:36 PM »
Has anyone noticed cloudy/milky water after that rainy night a few days ago? Just bought a new flasher, but I have to have the gain up wayyy too high, but it seems the water is kind of cloudy? I'm getting nervous, thinking maybe I got a junk transducer, since I bought it on ebay. Does anyone else have this problem?
WHAT KIND OF FLASHER DID YOU GET? I HAVENT HAD THAT PROBLEM WITH MY VEX AND I FISH A LAKE UP HERE AND THE WATER IS LIKE COFFEE.

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Re: Cloudy Water?
« Reply #4 on: Mar 01, 2009, 03:13 PM »
Havent had that problem with my vex and I fished a small pond that had water the color of chocolate milk 2 weeks ago during the warm up and it still read just find.
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Re: Cloudy Water?
« Reply #5 on: Mar 01, 2009, 03:26 PM »
something doesnt sound right
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Re: Cloudy Water?
« Reply #6 on: Mar 01, 2009, 04:14 PM »
I bet he bought the x67c. LOL

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Re: Cloudy Water?
« Reply #7 on: Mar 01, 2009, 04:20 PM »
Not an expert, but I dont believe discolored water will effect sonar.

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Re: Cloudy Water?
« Reply #8 on: Mar 01, 2009, 04:32 PM »
Not an expert, but I dont believe discolored water will effect sonar.
I dont think so either. Sounds like something is wrong.

Cutthroat223

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Re: Cloudy Water?
« Reply #9 on: Mar 01, 2009, 05:54 PM »
Thanks for the help guys, looks like my trans. sucks. it is a marcum lx-3, with zoom and all that, got it cheap, but looks like I got excited too early. I have to turn the gain up to about 8 in 30 ft. of water. not good. Do you guys think its a transducer problem?
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Re: Cloudy Water?
« Reply #10 on: Mar 01, 2009, 06:01 PM »
I don't think its the color of the water, but its a milky cloudy, like small debris. Been the same on a couple lakes around here, only have been out with it 1 day, just got back from out of town.
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Re: Cloudy Water?
« Reply #11 on: Mar 01, 2009, 09:33 PM »
Sounds like it. check the connections. Plus I no this is a stupid question. are you putting it far enough in the water?

Cutthroat223

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Re: Cloudy Water?
« Reply #12 on: Mar 01, 2009, 11:14 PM »
Sounds like it. check the connections. Plus I no this is a stupid question. are you putting it far enough in the water?

I've tried 4 feet to just submerged. Sounds like a trans. prob.? Have any of you guys with marcums had prob's in cloudy water? They do have a 20 degree trans., so...
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Re: Cloudy Water?
« Reply #13 on: Mar 01, 2009, 11:28 PM »
Thats what I woul say it is. I dont think the transducers are very much. I havent herd bad things about the marcums.

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Re: Cloudy Water?
« Reply #14 on: Mar 02, 2009, 02:19 AM »
weak batt

 


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