1. Yes to get the specific View that is associated with the WideSide or QuadraBeam transducer you will have to change the Transducer select menu each time you toggle the switch from one transducer to the other.
2. You cannot. I believe on the 768 that it can only be shown on the full (2D) Sonar View.
3. You can select to have the unit not show any of the available Views. Go to the Views menu tab and set those Views you do not want to see as “Hidden”. There is no way to skip the start-up screens though.
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5. No, the WideSide and QuadraBeam transducers have different shaped sonar beams than the Si transducers do. Here is a page that may help you understand the differences:
http://www.humminbird.com/leading_innov ... sonar.aspx
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