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Old 16 April 2010, 15:43   #31
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Hi,

Finallly, I took the chance to change my Humminbird 1197 to a Lowrance HDS 10 with Structure scan module.

It was worth it. I have been out a few times. Its awesome. Feels like the HB is ancient history. The broadband sounder ("normal" echosounder) is never seen better anywhere and the side scan it just as good or even better in the 455 khz mode, but in the 800 khz its really impressive!!

I look forward to go and search for wrecks in the Baltic, here with no saltwater, the perfomance must be even better and I can test the limits.

On top of that, the plotter function is totally out of leage compared to the HB, but still not a Garmin.

Here is a some snapshots of the side scan and the broadband sonar. Look at the resolution of the 2D image. I haver never seen such chrisp images.

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Old 18 April 2010, 12:18   #32
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structure scan

you have now thrown me into termile i was about to purchase a hb 1109
your images on the hd last year were good but you say lowrance is better .
have you tried the side scan at 50 meters
is the gps faster & more accurate
do you use the unit for all function or have seperate mapping,gps
did you purchase in the eu if from the states have you a name
many thanks
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Old 18 April 2010, 17:30   #33
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Hi Paul,

Today I was out diving... and I am even more positive now, getting some experience with it The structure scan and the HDS - system is really really nice. I did not take some screenshots, forgot my SD card! I will post some more images soon.

Userfriendlyness - better than HB
Broadband sonar - better
Side scan - better (in 800 KHz - max. 25m, much better!) As if its a more chrisp image, it rolls in one gliding pace. The HB goes in (dont know how to put it in english) intervals not gliding?
Plotter curser - better, faster, more accurate
Waypoint management - better
Brightness - better

I do not have so much experience with the GPS part yet. I have a Garmin 4012 aside the Lowrance, and that is an awesome unit, so I use GPS in full screen on the Garmin and Side scan on the Lowrance, also i full screen.

The Baltic is still very very cold, so it will take a month or so before we go there diving and search for wrecks, but I am sure that I will not be disapointed, and I as long as it as good as the HB, then I am happy.

I have bought my unit in DK. I would like 2 year warrenty and this time, have it in metric (and I did not have a oppertunity to get it home from the states, with out shipping it normally and have to pay custom and vat).

HDS 10 with structurescan is 25.000 DKK and a HB 1197 is 30.000 DKK here in DK. Strange..

No doubt that I would go for the Lowrance.

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Henrik
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Userfriendlyness - better than HB
Broadband sonar - better
Side scan - better (in 800 KHz - max. 25m, much better!) As if its a more chrisp image, it rolls in one gliding pace. The HB goes in (dont know how to put it in english) intervals not gliding?
Plotter curser - better, faster, more accurate
Waypoint management - better
Brightness - better

No doubt that I would go for the Lowrance.
An excellent review, thanks.
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Old 24 April 2010, 21:29   #35
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I am looking into this again, either replacing the 5" Lowrance plotter intergrated into the boat network and adding LSS or adding a standalone Humminbird beside the 5" plotter as an extra.
However I can't get my head around the Lowrance HDS range and both systems seem to be widely varying in price and only available from a few suppliers.
Any got recommendations on where and how much they can be got for?
I am currently looking for a number of aircraft in the 20-30m range and side imaging would make things a lot faster and easier!

The humminbird seems to have only 0183 and "Humminbird fishing system" comms, is this nmea 2000 or similiar?
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Old 27 April 2010, 12:13   #36
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Hopefully this is as good as you say as I have just ordered one today along with an HDS head unit....
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Old 28 April 2010, 05:28   #37
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Oh my god Bruce

Well.. if you dont like it, it your own fault. I have been out diving several times since last time I posted and I like it better and better.

Here is a shot from an old steamer which sank in 1906 in 40 meters of water. I have used the zoom in function on the stern of the wreck. The details are really great. You can even see trough the bars of the railing that goes around the stern!

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Old 28 April 2010, 11:28   #38
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Bl**dy 'ellfire. I only ordered them yesterday at 3pm and they are here already even though I live up the middle of nowhere!
Now, let get them fitted and see how good they are........
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Bl**dy 'ellfire. I only ordered them yesterday at 3pm and they are here already even though I live up the middle of nowhere!
Now, let get them fitted and see how good they are........
Hi Bruce lets us know how they do as I could be about to replace my Lowrance 3500c as it was dodgy last year!.

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It wasn't cheap so unless you need side imaging I am not sure I would buy it as a toy as I would probably spend the extra cash getting a larger screen on the plotter.
I dive as well and if the unit preforms as it is advertised there are loads of wrecks even in my area that are still to be found. There are at least 10 wrecks within three miles of my house that are still not found, or at least that are known about to have been found.
I now have the unit and have unpacked and assembled it all, if weather is good enough I will get out and start getting it fitted over the next few days and then try it out.
I am still not sure what connectivity I will have over the ethernet connections with my LCX-27, I know I won't get SI but hopefully still get the sounder and plotter functions going the other way to the new head unit, I hope!
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