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Old 11 October 2010, 11:29   #11
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Sounds good.

Think I'll get the lowrance ordered then, want to get it fitted this week if possible.

Thanks for the advice.
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Old 11 October 2010, 17:56   #12
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Spoke to Marine scene and there selling the Lowrance HDS 8 for the same price I can get the HDS 7 locally and delivery is free!

Ordering tomorrow.

Thanks for advice, very helpful and good luck with your new ribs.
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Old 12 October 2010, 00:24   #13
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even better!

i will have a bet with you, you will have the structure scan within weeks as well
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Old 12 October 2010, 07:26   #14
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I know, really tempted to just order the side scan now. Then I can get on with fitting it all at the same time.

Not very good at being patient.. will definitely have to wait for radar though.

Is yours fully installed now? Have you tried it yet?
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Old 12 October 2010, 13:00   #15
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nope, this week, but i am like a kid in a sweet shop!
i was going to just get the HDS, but the side scan is only a teeny bit more......
at least, thats how i thought!!

its no good, they come as a pair, shame to split them up!!

hoping to try mine saturday for the first time, so i will report back
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Old 12 October 2010, 16:35   #16
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Sounds fantastic, look forward to hearing how the first outing goes.

Didn't manage to order anything today so I'll get on the them first thing tomorrow.
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Old 15 October 2010, 03:53   #17
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mine arrived yesterday, and by 6pm last evening it was up and running! took about two hours to fit, very simple, and looks great.

try out will be this weekend.

review so far on the Lowrance HDS8 is that the screen is so clear, operating it looks reasonably simple, but loads to learn yet!

very well chuffed! Lowrance is the best IMHO
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Old 15 October 2010, 06:58   #18
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We have the HDS7, important difference between it and the 8 is 2 MMC slots on the 8 and soft keys but only 1 MMC slot and no soft keys on the 7.

I'm interested in sonar logging, being able to save to an alternate card and still keep map card in place may be an advantage. Not used an 8 so cannot comment on the value or not of the soft keys.

I'm a Lowrance man so am biased, shame our fueling information is still very temperamental.
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The sonar logging works to the internal memory which you can then download into an MMC card when on shore.
It does log but I was a bit disappointed in the detail level when logging side scan info..
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Old 16 October 2010, 08:50   #20
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Ordered HDS 8 last week.

Should be here Tuesday.

Glad you got yours sorted. I'll let you know how I get on when it arrives.
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