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Old 10-17-2019, 07:44 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by tiltrider1 View Post
Is your depth gage reading from the bottom of the boat or is it corrected for actual depth? I can see 11 +3 + 9 = 23 On a 3:1. That would be 69 feet vs 33 feet if you only took your depth reading.

Good point. I have my depth sounder set to give me water under the keel. From my anchor roller to the bottom of the keel is conveniently ~10'. So I just add 10 feet to whatever the depth sounder tells me and use that to calculate scope. Figuring exactly where I'm at in the tidal cycle is more of a trick in some places.

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