Lowrance Question

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I have ordered:
Elite-7 Ti2 with Active Imaging 3 in 1 No Transducer w/preloaded US Inland Charts
Elite-9 Ti2 with Active Imaging 3 in 1 with Transducer w/preloaded US/Canada Nav+ Charts

Do y'all see any issues with this set-up? ( I got the Elite-9 at a great price with those maps/charts)
I fish saltwater exclusively and recently upgraded from a garmin 740s w/ airmar P60 transducer to a SIMRAD GO-9 with the active imaging 3-1 transducer. I cant speak for the lowrance (even though Simrad is cut from same cloth) but the active imaging 3-1 transducer is fantastic. So 3-1 is your normal bottom finder, down scan and side scan all in one transducer.
Normal bottom finder: Mine runs in 85/200hz, medium chirp and high chirp. All good options depending on your depth and what your looking for. 85/200hz is ok for distinguishing bottom type. Chirp settings are better for distinguishing fish in the column. The 3-1 does all of these OK to well.
Sidescan: (My personnel favorite.) I typically operate in 455hz because I'm in saltwater and the clarity is usually okay at best. The 800 Hz option does provide more detail, but less side-to-side scanning ability and more shadow. Also, the straighter you can drive while side-scanning, the better. Below are some pictures at both 800/455hz, saltwater, 5-10' visibility.
Cruising along a seawall. (curves are from not driving straight)

Side scan with what the dock looks like from google earth. Mainly pilings and some structure under dock.

Small limestone ledges in 40'. Cruising at 5-7mph.

The beginning of a shallow rock pile.

As far as down-scan goes, its a mix between your depth finder and the side scan. Its ok and gives you a little better 3d perspective over rocks and structure.

One thing to note. On the 3-1, you cant run chirp depth finder settings and sidescan/downscan at the same time. (like in a split screen setup)

Hope this helps.
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