Humminbird Side Imaging Forums

General => General Discussion => Topic started by: RGecy on March 31, 2009, 06:32:03 AM

Title: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: RGecy on March 31, 2009, 06:32:03 AM
I wanted to welcome everyone to the SideImagingSoft.com Humminbird Forums.  I hope everyone will take a look around and check out some of the cool new features.  I wanted a place for members to come and have their own personal place to post images, chat with friends and just hangout. 

The main goal of the forum is to discuss Humminbird Side Imaging Sonar, but I am willing to add other groups down in the Other Interest section at the bottom of the forum.  You will also notice I have set up a personal pages section.  This will be open to Charter Members who wish to have their own forum space.  You can have it open to the public or moderate it and decide who can post in your pages.

Here are a few of the added features I have installed:

Dedicated Image Gallery
Customizeable Profile
YouTube Videos in Post
Full Image View in Post (no thumbnails)
PDF and TXT file upload to post
Calendar and Event List
Chat Room
Member Map
Lots of New Forum categories
and more....

I hope you guys enjoy the forum and look forward to seeing you here.

Thanks,

Robert Gecy
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Chagy on March 31, 2009, 09:26:51 AM
Hey Bro,

Congratulation the forum looks very nice!!!!

All the best,

Chagy....
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Rotorfixer on March 31, 2009, 10:42:55 AM
Looks great, I like the idea of the ROV section!
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: RGecy on March 31, 2009, 10:45:08 AM
Rotorfixer,

I have been pretty busy getting the site up and running, but when I have some a few minutes I will post some images of the ROV I built a few years ago.

Welcome to the forum!

RGecy
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: F300k on April 04, 2009, 11:10:46 AM
Hey RGecy, Great looking site. Can't wait to see the blanks start to fill in. Also did I read some place that you are putting a second transducer on your boat. I think you will love it. I had to put a second on my deep V, as I couldn't  get a clear shot to the left no matter what I did. With dual ducers I'm getting good not great but good SI at up 20 mph and great at under 10 mph. Second best thing I have put on the boat, first was the 987. Thanks for the great site Frank
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: dybvad417 on April 04, 2009, 01:13:52 PM
Hey

Thanks from Denmark   ;)
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: F300k on April 19, 2009, 09:40:25 PM
Site is looking better and better all the time, keep up the good work
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: dedawg1149 on April 28, 2009, 11:00:38 PM
 ::)excellent looking forum ,nice i see it really taking of in a little time.anyways just wanted to say hello to everyone here and to let you all know i am not a expert but i am learning :o
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Herewego on September 17, 2009, 01:26:25 PM
Nice site, you do good work.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: RGecy on September 18, 2009, 03:58:20 AM
Herewego,

Thanks!  I have had fun doing it!

I am willing to make any changes you guys would like to see. 

Robert
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: George on December 25, 2009, 12:40:35 PM
Hi Robert,

Just a thought on the Unofficial Humminbird Side Imaging Forum they have a button to "view Unanswered Posts"  I was surprised on how much I have missed eveh thought I try to keep up with everything.  Is there a way to view unanswered posts on this site?

George
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: soretoe on December 25, 2009, 12:51:58 PM
Look to the right of your greeting from the board. You will see how many unread posts and new replies to your posts.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: George on December 25, 2009, 01:17:53 PM
Thanks Robert

This one I use everyday many times I do not have an answer at that time so pass on helping.  The one on the other site brings up all unanswered posts.

George
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Jolly Roger on December 25, 2009, 01:32:20 PM
Hi George,
just choose either "show unread posts since your last visit" or "show new replies to your posts".
Then you go into "extras" in the tool bar above the site and choose in the internet options "actual site" as your starting site.
Everytime you're going into the internet now, you'll have the site you chose in the first step.

Regards / Harry
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: southern maine diver on February 04, 2010, 03:20:18 PM
HI robert...

I enjoyed talking with you yesterday. Thank you for taking my call.  Here is a photo of my newly repaired and outfitted dive boat. It's a perfect size for me. Bought the cabin for 600.00$ and installed it myself. The cabin was off of a 24' Privateer, so I had to trim a bit from inside the rails, but as you can see, it fits perfectly!! Like it was made for the 22' model.

Anyway, I'm trying to navigate my way through your Humminbird forum and, as I said yesterday, the Humminbird people were terrific to deal with when my boat sank june of 2008. ( :'( :'( ) Couldn't ask for better. They helped me out big time and I owe it to you. Thanks again. I look forward to chatting with you and upgrading my 997c-SI for the downward imaging.

Safe diving,
Wayne Godfrey
 
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Jolly Roger on February 04, 2010, 03:55:51 PM
Welcome to the forum Wayne!

Wow, if you haven't said that the cabin wasn't there initially, I would have thought the boat came with it right from the factory.  Nice craftsmanship, respect!

Hope you'll like the forum as I do. I found a lot of help and advice here when I started out sidescanning last year.

Regards from Germany / Harry
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: sonar2000 on February 04, 2010, 03:59:55 PM
Welcome to the forum Wayne.  Great pictures.  I am sure Jolly Rogers will be green with envy.  This forum is a great place to learn and to share.  The members are allways willing to help.  Look forward to your posts.  Chuck
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: wizzo86 on February 04, 2010, 09:02:28 PM
welcome aboart fellow diver. Great job on the boat. Check out my dive boat on my profile. 25 C hawk.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: IRC Kevin on February 07, 2010, 01:54:14 PM
Welcome, Wayne. It's a pity you and the other divers on this board aren't within travelling distance of my location as I'm having real problems pinning one down to check out my HB located wrecks.
Kevin
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Robert on March 02, 2010, 02:44:38 PM
Hello,

This site is really great for all Humminbird users worldwide!  I just joined and I am excited about being a part of this family.  I recently purchased the 998c to go along with my 798c.  The 998 is being installed this week.  I am looking forward to getting on the water, taking some pics, and posting them for viewing.  Once again, nice site. 8)
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: bearpeter1 on March 14, 2010, 03:19:20 AM
I also just joined,looking forward to reading all about SI before I buy 1.living in australia the 998 inst available yet might have to go with the 997.see what sort of upgrades they have put on it b4 I buy.
peter
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: mlakrid on May 06, 2010, 12:40:27 PM
I found your forums by searching for 998c SI information... that is the unit I am thinking of purchasing... I hope to do so soon!
-Mike A!
Land O Lakes, FL
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: BazzaD on October 24, 2011, 07:59:38 AM
Hi,
Great site, glad I found it, there is a load of information that will help me get the best out of my unit.
Cheers,
Bazza
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: MrBullet2 on November 26, 2011, 07:26:37 AM
I am new to the cite I want to say hello to everyone,  I am also new to Humminbird, got a 1198 coming next week. I am sure I will have some questions and from what I see  there is plenty of knowledgeable people here. Maybe someday I will be able to help somebody but as of right now I cant even help myself. I am thinking about buying a dvd on this unit. is it a good idea or not?
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: sonar2000 on November 26, 2011, 09:38:13 AM
Yes, reference manuals and help video can be a big aid in the learning process. Which dvd are you considering? Some are worth while and some are not...
If you have not printed out your cd manual you might want to consider that. Print shops dont charge all that much and the paper version is much easier to reference than the disk...,
Chuck
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Humminbird_Greg on November 26, 2011, 10:10:56 AM
Before spending your money on a DVD, try looking through this web site for videos and "How-To's" for your unit.  There are also several videos on the Humminbird U-tube page as well as on Doug Vahrenburg's U-tube page.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: MrBullet2 on November 28, 2011, 07:21:48 PM
After looking around this site I dont think I would need a DVD, this site is loaded with information,  I guess the hardst part of the whole thing is reading the images correctly. :)
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: sonar2000 on November 29, 2011, 10:59:03 AM
You still might want to print sections of the manual for reference on the lake..
Getting to know the unit is more than just pushing buttons.
If you dont have a maual (cd) I can probably send you one..in a file..
Chuck
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Humminbird_Greg on November 29, 2011, 11:14:45 AM
You can also call the Humminbird Customer Resource folks and see if they can send you a printed version of the manual.  They have some of these on hand, so you will have to call to find out if they have one for the 1198 unit or not.

Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: sonar2000 on November 29, 2011, 11:32:23 AM
Greg, I called the CSD folks a while back and asked just that.  They said they did not have printed manuals now only the disks...
Chuck
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Humminbird_Greg on November 29, 2011, 01:37:28 PM
Was this for the 1197 or the 1198 Chuck?
I just called and asked for the 1198 manual and was told that the part number of the printed manual was 531840-1 and that we had some.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: wolfs4evr on November 29, 2011, 02:28:13 PM
I have the manual for both of my Humminbirds downloaded on my smart phone.  Regardless if there is reception or not on the lake I have them available that way.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: sonar2000 on November 29, 2011, 03:25:34 PM
Greg, that was for the 1198. I am thinking now that when I called was during the time when HB was considering no printed manuals.
I had not tried after that as I downloaded the disk and had a print shop make a manual.
Also I cant remember at that time if HB was only shipping disks with new units..
CS was a bit in the dark also.
Glad to hear that manuals in hard copy are available..
I kind of like the disk also in that you can select what to print.
Smart phone are taking over.  Now to get the video out of the sonar to a smart phone for remote viewing and help with the readings..
Chuck
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: Have Rod, will travel on March 17, 2015, 04:02:54 PM
Hey, first of all let me say I really like the site, you did a bang up job. I have a minor problem. When I do routine maintenance on my PC I lose my log in information. It says "Have rod will travel" does not exist. I then do the "forgot password" thing, get a new password and then get back in. Do you know why this happens and how can I correct it. Thanks. PS, on all the other sites I visit, when I go there I just click on login and my user name and password come up, I then click log in and all is fine. Thanks
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: papasage on January 13, 2017, 07:17:51 AM
like the forum  . learned a lot .
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: danlaboucane on March 05, 2017, 08:59:20 PM
great to be accepted thanks ,i will learn a lot i am shure
just made a move today,with a 798 hd and 788 hd already on the boat now for basic sonar i just bought a ONIX 8 ci CT ,first big unit for me,the main use i got it for is 360 on bow fixed on a custom mount i still have to make based on all i can find (lots of very good fabricators out there and here). i know i will need help since the onix is supposed to be harder to learn but if there is something i love and want to learn about is hummingbird electronics and fishing with them.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: rnvinc on March 06, 2017, 08:09:32 AM
West Ky says hay ya'll welcome ...

Share screenshots with us ... It's good learning tools for all (even if it's troubleshooting screenshots) ...

Rickie
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: potatoe on April 14, 2018, 06:18:18 PM
Thanks for the site, I am wondering when I reply I need to verify each reply with the letters that are scrambled and then a question. Just wondering if that is normal
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: newkid4si on April 14, 2018, 10:43:35 PM
potatoe

     I have not experienced this.  If you are signed in, you should just have to click on "reply" and type away.

          Mike
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: DennyO on April 15, 2018, 05:43:22 PM
Thanks for the site, I am wondering when I reply I need to verify each reply with the letters that are scrambled and then a question. Just wondering if that is normal
I never have to do it either I just type and hit enter.

Where are you @ in Iowa neighbor?
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum
Post by: rnvinc on April 15, 2018, 09:47:01 PM
Thanks for the site, I am wondering when I reply I need to verify each reply with the letters that are scrambled and then a question. Just wondering if that is normal

Seems I remember this may happen for the 1st few posts of a new member  ...(not 100% sure)  ...

If it continues after a few dozen posts please update and I'll get Chuck to weigh in  ...

Rickie 

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