What is the cheapest way to get the Structure Scan if you don't need a complete combined plotter/sounder unit?
My boat will have a Garmin GPSmap 556s on it so I don't need the chartplotter capability, but I think I'll be getting the structure scan system once the wallet has recovered a bit, I left a space on the console for "something in the future" and I think I now know what that something is
It seems that the cheapest model that supports structure scan is the Lowrance HDS-5x which is just a fishfinder for about £400 ish, and on top of that you need the LSS-1 which is a black box and a transom mount transducer for about £500 ish, is that correct?
How do you save the images and get them out of the unit and onto a computer - is anything else required?
Does it interfere with an existing sounder or does it use a completely different frequency range? I have a through-hull transducer for the Garmin which I'll want to keep so that it works at speed, but not sure if the two units will screw each other up with interference?