Usable Depth

Similar Terms: Maximum Depth,Useable Depth

Many marine electronic manufacturers will talk about maximum depths a Sounder should reach.

To our Way of thinking that is a bit like a car's speedo showing a maximum speed of, say, 250kph. That does not mean you will get that speed (unless you are travelling down hill with a very strong wind behind you!)

 

There are many variables that affect the depth that a sounder can see the seabed.

These include:

 

So when you see the term 'Usable Depth' this is a more realistic idea of what you can expect in most conditions - however there will always be an exception to the rule.


3000m with Simrad BSM2 & 3kw Chirp Transdcuer

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