Thinking of mounting Hummingbird fish finder on your boat? Well, it is a good decision really as these fish finders are excellent devices for tracking fish in deep waters. However, the sad part is; just like any other electronic device, you may have to deal with several issues while using this fish finder.
Let us checkout a few, one by one and take an insight into the possible remedies to avoid all possible inconveniences.
- Almost every Hummingbird fish finder has the label of being Waterproof, but this does not mean they are 100 percent water resistant. They can definitely withstand a few drops of water easily but if you think, it would be okay if you keep it out in the rain for an entire day, you might regret doing this.
These are just like other electronic devices and sooner or later, you will have to deal with issues related to water. Avoid exposing it in rain or dipping it in the water as salt water will corrode its surface and affect its performance within a short while. Keep it as much safe as possible form water even though it is labeled as the best water proof fish finder.
- Sometimes the display screen does not turn on. It needless to say to check if your device is properly connected or if it is properly charged as these are the primary things that everyone generally does in such situations. If after checking you find the same problem, check for interruption in cables, contacts or other connection points. Inspect it thoroughly before taking it to a professional for repair.
- The transducer may sometimes commit mistakes and send incorrect data to the screen. For instance, it may measure the depth incorrectly just like showing depth up to 1-2 feet when in reality you know it is above more than 20 feet. In such serious situations, you need to fix the transducer.
To do this you must mount it properly and keep it fully submerged for a long time. It should swing when kept in one position. If doing this does not help out, you can slower down the speed of boat and check again. In case you still do not find things going right, you must consider getting replacement for it as early as possible.
The last thing I want to talk about here is that it is important to install it carefully. Installing it improperly also leads to many issues at times so, before taking a step forward towards installation, check out the manual and go through the instructions carefully one by one. Installation seems easier but you may not get results as pr the expectations if you installed it in a wrong way in the beginning. So, do not forget to keep instruction manual by your side, even when you are in your boat in the middle of the lake. Also, keep using it so that you become an expert in using the device quickly.