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Old 27 October 2010, 10:43   #51
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Went to collect boat from being serviced expecting to pick up my HDS 8 and structure scan, ordered weeks ago..... Lowrance have told the dealer they won't be able to release stock until 11 November due to software upgrade!

Unbelievable!

Had a look at the Lowrance broadband radar while I was there, looks impressive, tried the dome on my A frame and it doesn't look as bad as I thought. Might be worth while because I often end up heading back as its getting dark and I intend to keep going out over the winter months.

Only thing is, if I order it now it might take until spring to arrive.

Very disappointed with delivery delays.
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Old 27 October 2010, 11:21   #52
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frustrating!
have you spoken to lowrance? they may be able to track one down for you.
alternatively it may be better to wait for the upgraded unit if its only two weeks away.

a long two weeks though, when you waiting!

shows its a popular unit though!
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Old 27 October 2010, 11:40   #53
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No haven't spoken to Lowrance. The dealer got an email from them on Friday saying it was being dispatched that day so expected delivery was yesterday or today. They chased it up this afternoon and were told the unit would now not be available until 11 November.

Gutted.

Engines serviced though so heading out later for a quick run up the coast.
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Old 10 November 2010, 18:53   #54
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Collected HDS 8 yesterday, got home and it doesn't fit on the console.

I didn't take the extra depth in to consideration when I measured up and changed from 7 to 8.

Took it back but couldn't cope with waiting for a 7 so picked up an HDS 5 from stock. Probably should have done this in the first place!

Hope I haven't made a mistake?

The screen size is Ok I think but might be a bit small to add radar.
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Old 11 November 2010, 13:18   #55
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Got our HDS10 and structure scan today!! just got to get it installed and commision "Blue C " and have some learning to do
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Old 15 November 2010, 08:06   #56
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Hds 5

Any update on what you think of the HDS 5 as im thinking of buying this model. (I also have limated console space)

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Old 15 November 2010, 20:27   #57
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It was very easy to fit, screen size isn't as bad as I thought it would be, I do have to slow down to read the chart but so far I'm happy with it.

Very easy to use, split screens good and it fits my console.

Would have been nice to have a larger screen.

Fitted the structure scan as well, it really is amazing.

Screen quality is very good, very clear.

Hope this helps.
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Thanks for the update and good luck with it!
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Old 19 February 2011, 14:40   #59
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DJS, did you get your HDS5?
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DJS, did you get your HDS5?
Hi There

Havent done anything at this juncture as I am still in the throws of my refurbishment at the moment. I am nearly there and while I have a heated garage I would like the ambient tempature to be a little warmer before I flowcoat the deck.

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