Originally Posted by Ian M
Yes, I've got an HDS5 in my console and find it OK. If you are not using split screen it is plenty big enough in my opinion, it is when you start looking at split screens it is a little restrictive, but still usable. The definition and colours on the screen is one of the plus points of the Lowrance units to my mind.
I have an HDS5 for sale if that is of interest (not the one out of my boat
I had pretty much come to the same view given what kit I use currently. I dont think I am likely to use the split screen too much but am glad for some first hand experience.
Decided to buy and found a good deal with sea-kit.co.uk - purchased the GenII HDS 5 and the LSS-2. Chris was very helpful there.
Bit of cutting and rewiring to do :::: it will replace my old back up GPS of a Garmin 128 and SBA differential receiver ( from the old pre Wass/Egnos days!)
I would be better fitting it this weekend rather than carrying on with plans and bookings for West Bay, Dorset >>>. f5-6's and 2.7m waves on Saurday
,,,,,,,,,,,,,, serves me right for going South !