I purchased a new HDS-5 and LSS-2 in May this year from BT Marine Services- All makes and models of Marine Electronics, spares and accessories at discounted prices.
Chris offered a great price and support at the time. I have since had an issue with poor/slow satellite lock and on contacting Chris this Sunday 29th got an e mail back at 10:30 Monday to say he had arranged an advance swap/ replacement. This is not Navico's normal practice but to get me back on the water as quick as possible he managed to organise.
The replacement was delivered yesterday at 17:00 hrs from Holland by UPS and is now fitted
All works fine and I am a VERY happy bunny.
Its good to know when a product has an issue that the dealer and manufacturer will provide this level of back up and support and would recommend anyone thinking of buying a new toy to give Chris a try.
I have no other motive in recommending him and Lowrance other than this direct experience
I have been delighted with the Sonar and StructureScan and the quality of the Navionics mapping against Garmin. Structurescan is awesome - I have been looking for a wreck in Paxos for the last 5 years with my nomal (and good) Garmin 340C. This was an intact wreck on a reef top at 17m, ovehanging with the prop at 42m - perfect until the winter storms 'moved' it. I had tried a number of searches by diving - following the debris trail down/across, but giving up at 60m and delighted SWMBO with trawling with the echo every year to find nothing.
Well, thanks to technology I have located it - though a tad deep for me ! The bottom on downscan is 74.5 m
Piccy here - the record function is ace; much easier to view on the laptop afterwards and with all depths & GPS identifiable ( but not on the screenshot here) Look at the normal sonar scan v structuredownscan