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Old 28 August 2011, 09:55   #1
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Lowrance HDS8

Looking at a possible US trip in a couple of weeks so thought I might grab a chartplotter whilst out there to fit to TB2...

Does anyone have the HDS8 and how does it perform and compare to the older LCX units?
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We have the HDS 10 and sidescan and its brilliant.
However be careful buying from the US of A, they sell units that look a good price however they are geo cached !!
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Bad weather with you today too, Pikey? Sounds like you're as bored as me. Let's start some trouble...
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Bad weather with you today too, Pikey? Sounds like you're as bored as me. Let's start some trouble...
bored bored bored, funnily enough we've just got back from a geocaching trip. Howling a gale here We were planning a fishing trip to Whitby.

PS To the OP sorry for going OT. Any way, back to searching for more opertunities (sic)
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bored bored bored, funnily enough we've just got back from a geocaching trip. Howling a gale here We were planning a fishing trip to Whitby.

PS To the OP sorry for going OT. Any way, back to searching for more opertunities (sic)
I would have expected it from Willk but not you Dave...
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Aye! bad influence that Willk is, & I'm easily led
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Looking at a possible US trip in a couple of weeks so thought I might grab a chartplotter whilst out there to fit to TB2...

Does anyone have the HDS8 and how does it perform and compare to the older LCX units?
Hi Chris

I fitted a HDS8 + Structure Scan to my rib a few months ago, and I'm absolutely stunned how good it actually is.

I can't comment how it compares to the LCX units, as my previous fish finder (before some scrote nicked it, along with nearly 6k of my diving equipment...) was a Raymarine DX500 (not a shabby unit in its own right), but it pales into the shadows by comparison.

I believe the units from the US are restricted to using feet & degrees 'F', it may be worth doing some further digging.

Anyway hope that helps

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