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Old 18 September 2013, 17:27   #1
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GPS Lowrance, garmin or ???

Hi all,

I'm planing to buy a new GPS, i ve a lowrance, 11yo awesome. I would like to keep it and buy a second one with depthmeter and fishfinder. That will be more used as a full chart screen and the old one for naviguation.

question is it Lowrance still the best ? signal lost ? waranty ?

I had in mind that lowrance were the best ones for ribs ....
Please send me your advices and experiences

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Old 18 September 2013, 17:32   #2
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i will be in a size around 8''
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Old 18 September 2013, 17:44   #3
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Garmin 740s Chartplotter/sonar/radar combo with 600w transducer for $900 which came w/ a 4 year warranty at west marine. So far I am very pleased with it. Sonar is , w/600w transducer it's ok up to about 900ft but w/ 1Kw transducer can read up to 1500'
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thanks for your feedback, i m still having a look and will probably get a decision next february or so ....i m stil in for the loawrance 8" gen2 ...we ll see
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I had Lowrance plotter & sounder on my last boat. I thought I'd move "upmarket" & fitted Raymarine kit to my current boat. I've played with Garmin kit on other boats. At this point in time with the current line up of products I would be fitting Lowrance.
Just my personal view.
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There is a train of thought that says if you like the Lowrace "modus operanda" (i.e the menus all work the way you expect them to & you don't spend all day trying to get your head round it, and you can get it working without using the manual) then Lowrance is likely going to be the best one for you.

I have a Lowrance, and the couple of things that annoy me about it are now set-up menu options on the new ones!
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I had Lowrance plotter & sounder on my last boat. I thought I'd move "upmarket" & fitted Raymarine kit to my current boat. I've played with Garmin kit on other boats. At this point in time with the current line up of products I would be fitting Lowrance.
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Have to agree did the same now got lowrance as a stanby , but raymarine just got this dragonfly out and it does look the business or the 7xhdi looks great too .
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I think i will go for a hds8m and a hds5 gen 2 cheaper than the hds8 ... And got 2 GPS and a sonar !
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I think i will go for a hds8m and a hds5 gen 2 cheaper than the hds8 ... And got 2 GPS and a sonar !
That's an interesting approach. Consider fitting the Lowrance Point-1 GPS antenna as well - it has an electronic compass built in.
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