Good afternoon MYNomad,
Maybe this was not a good example but the second picture that you posted shows that you are in the 3D Unllimited mode but it also shows your cursor depth of 286ft?
When you work in the 3D unlimited mode you can choose the 3d elevation and orientation by two different methods,
1.) 3D Unlimited: In this mode, the azimuth and pitch can be freely adjusted by holding the middle click button and moving the mouse. If the mouse does not have a middle button, press and hold the Alt key of the keyboard while moving the cursor.
2.) Orientation : This tool allows moving and changing the chart orientation in the 3D unlimited mode.
To use the orientation tool, click on the gears button at the bottom on your chart manipulation tool bar and add the "3d Orientation." When you left click on the button move the cursor onto the chart hold down the left click button and you will be able to move the chart elevation and orientation. You can also use the roller ball on the mouse to zoom in and out.
It also looks like you are using a very large bathy exaggeration, it will probably look better if you decrease the value a bit. That can be found in the [plotter display] located in the options folder by left clicking on the yellow MaxSea Button on the top left of the screen.
I would also recommend that you download and install the 3d database for the west coast, i provided the links in the previous post. I really think that will help you out.
Let me know how it goes.