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Old 24 August 2010, 16:34   #31
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I want....er... i mean... i need one of these.
I wonder if my wife will believe me when i tell her they`re 20 from Comet!?
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Old 25 August 2010, 01:18   #32
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i have been looking at getting one, basic package is about 2k for what i have seen
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Old 25 August 2010, 15:09   #33
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...so I will interrupt to say that this system is relatively cheap, nowhere near 2k (that's the basic towfish gear)

Lowrance have produced a black box and (I think) a transom transducer that interface with some of their existing plotters. BruceB (the miserable git) got sorted for less than 400 AFAIK.
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Old 25 August 2010, 15:11   #34
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then i want one!!!

i will check out Lowrance, and see how its kitted and so on

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Old 25 August 2010, 16:45   #35
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I want one too - what is the cheapest combination of gear that you can get decent results with?

Is it something that can be interfaced to my GPSmap 556s or is that dreaming?
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Old 25 August 2010, 17:08   #36
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It only interfaces with Lowrance HDS units.
I paid around 900 for the plotter and the side scan unit as a package.
Recently I upgraded the head unit from 5" to 7" at a cost of around 200 by flogging the 5" on fleabay and paying the extra.
If you already had the HDS unit the additional kit required is around 450.
In the last few months within two miles of my house I have found 5 new wrecks and two aircraft and we are going to Loch Fyne after my holidays to see if we can find a tank and two landing craft near Inveraray.
Incidentaly for fishing we were searching fo aircraft last week and were picking up targets near the sea bed around 20m High by 10m Wide that were moving around hat puzzled us for a while. It was shoals of mackerel near the seabed. You could literally find the fish swimming around and drop a line right in the middle and catch loads.
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Old 25 August 2010, 17:22   #37
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Blast - I could have fitted a Lowrance but it is too late now

Ah well I have space in my console just need to wait for the PB to recover a bit

Have you got a model number or whatever for the side scan bits - is it available as a kit?
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Old 04 September 2010, 16:34   #38
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anyone have experience or opinion on these?

http://www.cactusnav.com/echopilot-w...al-p-5881.html
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Both! Not easy to set up or interpret, results poor. Lowrance or Humminbird are the only non-towfish credible side imaging units about at present.
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really impressive guys-my hummingbird 757c is going back-AGAIN-for replacement.

is this something i can attach to this unit to do this or i should be able to upgrade given it's in for replacement if i pay the extra-so what do i need?

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