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Old 08 June 2014, 08:12   #1
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Hi all just sold a few bits on ebay so I have some money to buy a fishfinder gps combo, I have been looking at the Lowrance Elite 4X DSI, I would like to hear from anyone who use's one and are there any others I should be looking at??
also where do I get a chart card that would fit the lowrance
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Hi all just sold a few bits on ebay so I have some money to buy a fishfinder gps combo, I have been looking at the Lowrance Elite 4X DSI, I would like to hear from anyone who use's one and are there any others I should be looking at??
also where do I get a chart card that would fit the lowrance
You should look at the garmin 451s as well, people only speak good of them. Very reasonably priced as well (they come with preloaded maps).
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Thank you for that I will have a look, this is the first fish finder I have brought so I am trying to do a bit of research as I dont want to waste money, I like the idea of pre loaded maps
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What are the main differences between the 451s and 556s?
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I have just bought a Raymarine Dragonfly, that I am looking forward to playing with in a couple of weeks when the Pacific goes back on the water. Needs a card, which does bump the price up.
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I have the Raymarine A68 with "Downvision" sonar - it's the dogs danglies as far as I'm concerned! Especially as my two young boys love the "near-video" quality of it to see the shopping trolleys on the bottom!

It does come with a basic chart, but if you buy the extra it does bump the price up.
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Isn't the Elite 4x just a fish finder. To get GPS you'd need the Elite 4 without the X or M postfix, which are sonar only and map only respectively.

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Yes Phil M I made a call today and you are correct, haveing spoke to bottom line marine this afternoon I will be getting a Lowrance Mark 4 HDI Fishfinder / Chartplotter it's grey scale but for sub £200 I can live without color
Thanks again all for your help now to get the sparky in work to sort out a water proof box for the battery, and I will fabricate a transom bracket, I will ost some pic's when I have it up and running
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Force 4 are doing the colour elite with down scanner for £199.99


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i baught this year a lowrance HDS 8M and a HDS 5 GEN2, just awesome, so my HDS5 is a fishfinder GPS combo with navionics charts. the last update allows you to do easy routing etc ... they are great !! I recommend those GPS !
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