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Offline sandman

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Presidents Day depth finder/gps
« on: February 16, 2014, 06:39 PM »
Finally broke down and upgraded my old Garmin.

We bought us a new Lowrance HDS-8 Gen2 with the LSS-2 sidescan package. Great reviews. Most likely will not have it installed before the Feb meeting next weekend.

Offline ArZFisher

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Re: Presidents Day depth finder/gps
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2014, 06:29 AM »
Those are some nice electronics. I run a first gen HDS5X and love it. One question did happen to see or hear if old gen ones are compatible with the new gen2 ?

Offline OneBlade

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Re: Presidents Day depth finder/gps
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2014, 08:08 AM »
Glad you tried Lowrance.  A few of us have the Humminbirds so will be interesting to see some pics from a different brand.

Offline sandman

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Re: Presidents Day depth finder/gps
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2014, 11:25 AM »
I've been using Garmin for a long time. They just kept delaying their sidescan and I'm impatient.

I had bad experiences with Humminbird and most likely will not buy another of their products.

Lowrance has always been well regarded so I figured that I would give them a try. Their imaging looked a little better and the 2yr warranty, 5yr support program and $300 rebate made the decision a little easier.

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Re: Presidents Day depth finder/gps
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2014, 03:59 AM »
I've been using Garmin for a long time. They just kept delaying their sidescan and I'm impatient.

I had bad experiences with Humminbird and most likely will not buy another of their products.

me to with the humminbirds >:(
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