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Old 29 April 2012, 08:08   #1
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best price for a lowrance hds7?

Probably been asked but where is the best price for a Lowrance hds7 and lss2 structure scan? Any places I should be contacting that dont turn up on google?

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BT Marine electronics worth a try.
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In the US, I think BOE Marine had/has the best price I could find (and I did a lot of calling around and googling) . I ordered an HDS-7 yesterday during their sale for US$808 (no maps, no transducer). The sale ended yesterday and their regular price for that unit is ~$850 (Airmar P79 was $104 and Navionics Platinum+ map Maps were $160).

Edit: And I went LSS-1 since, in the US, they were offering a $300 rebate on any HDS/LSS-1 combo purchased by April 30. I see rebates of 30GBP off the HDS and 85GBP off an LSS-1 (if you go the LSS-1 route). Too bad we can't ship US versions to you (I think there's something in the softeare), I will have paid US$1285 (net of rebates) for the HDS-7, LSS-1, P66, & Maps...works out to ~790 Pounds.
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The best one I've turned up so far in the UK is PRS Comms at 817 without transducer.

I'll be buying one soon too, so I'll be watching this thread carefully!
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Old 29 April 2012, 12:29   #5
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Also :-)

Also finally looking/hoping to get in on the sidescan sonar brigade.
I have and intend to keep my trusty Garmin Fishfinder 340c with dual frequency tranducer as well as GPS MAP 292c

Does the Lowrance HDS7 work with just the single StructureScan (HD) device and transducer or do I also need the std tranducer - apart from cost I am not sure how I could fit 3 transducers ! (or if they would interfere with each other)
Ideally, I would retain the garmin /airmar on the starboard side and mount the LSS on the portside.
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You don't have to attach a 50/83/200 standard type transducer to the HDS unit. You can just attach the LSS-1 black box to the HDS and the Sturcture Scan transducer to the LSS-1 box and you're good.

As long as you aren't mixing frequencies, you can have as many transducers as you want. If you're running a 50/200 on your Garmin, the structure scan won't interfere as it runs 455/800.

If you want some real detail, check out the US forum "the hull truth" and look in the marine electronics section. Lot's of active members and they know a whole bunch about this stuff.
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The best one I've turned up so far in the UK is PRS Comms at 817 without transducer.

I'll be buying one soon too, so I'll be watching this thread carefully!
We can probably match that for a GEN II unit NOS!!
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what about the lss 2?
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I have a 50/200 dual transducer running in parallel with Structure scan, they don't interfere with each other as they are on different frequencies
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You don't have to attach a 50/83/200 standard type transducer to the HDS unit. You can just attach the LSS-1 black box to the HDS and the Sturcture Scan transducer to the LSS-1 box and you're good.

As long as you aren't mixing frequencies, you can have as many transducers as you want. If you're running a 50/200 on your Garmin, the structure scan won't interfere as it runs 455/800.

If you want some real detail, check out the US forum "the hull truth" and look in the marine electronics section. Lot's of active members and they know a whole bunch about this stuff.
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