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Old 21 April 2019, 10:05   #1
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I am considering getting a new ft. I use my fish finder mostly for scuba and free diving site selection. Real world advice wanted from fellow ribnetters

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Old 21 April 2019, 10:27   #2
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What’s wrong with your old ft? Are you going metric?
I’ve had Lowrance & Raymarine, I prefer Lowrance for ease of use & clarity. Lowrance/Simrad/B&G are all the same kit in different boxes, all Navico. All use Navionics which is my electronic chart of choice. Some good deals on Lowrance HDS gen3 at the mo.
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Old 21 April 2019, 21:20   #5
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Been using ( and upgrading ) Lowrance for many years and been mostly happy with them for fishing, scuba and freediving. I must admit if I was to upgrade again anytime soon I would be closely looking at how Garmin compares with its live view and ease of use. I've seen some Garmin live view where you can actually see a diver with tanks clearly moving.




I know Lowrance ( simrad ) has this same tec, as does hummingbird. Unfortunately I've personally found hummingbird to be far less intuitive with its menus ( yes I've owned them ).

My Lowrance is an older hds mk3 which performs well enough enen out in depths of 500m with a standard 200-50khz transducer. My sidescan transducer is fixed directly to the hull directly in front of the outboard rather than using the bracket.

These are a few shallow water screen shots ( depth in metres ) from my hds. The red circles show clusters of small baitfish, I don't have a screen shot of fish reveal which was part of a recent update. Fish reveal is a mix of bot the sidescan and traditional transducer which I find very good at separating bigger predators from smaller bait species.
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What I like about this forum is how thankful some are after others go out of their way to try and help out. No wonder so few contribute.
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You are correct I should have thanked all that contributed answers to my question. Thanks for input and sorry for lack of reply

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