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Old 04 May 2006, 06:08   #1
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Hi all,

I am thinking about fitting a Lowrance 110c lcx fishfinder/ chartplotter/ gps. Rib international give it a good write up.

Just wondering what everybody uses in the way of chart plotters, fishfinders and gps. I guess most people have either Raymarine, Lowrance or Garmin units.
Thanks in advance for any views, experiences and advice shared.

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I have a Lowrance 332c fishfinder/ chartplotter/ gps. Its got a nice display but I have found the menu pages a tad confusing, but that is probably because I am used to Garmin gear. It is flush-mounted which is nice.
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Hi all,

I am thinking about fitting a Lowrance 110c lcx fishfinder/ chartplotter/ gps. Rib international give it a good write up.

Just wondering what everybody uses in the way of chart plotters, fishfinders and gps. I guess most people have either Raymarine, Lowrance or Garmin units.
Thanks in advance for any views, experiences and advice shared.

Regards,

Tony
I had the 110C LCX on my last boat. The display quality was excellent, even in direct sunlight, but I also found the menu system a little confusing. It's certainly not as intuitive to use as a Garmin, but likewise I have a lot of experience with Garmin charplotters, so perhaps I'm a little biased!

Whether or not the Lowrance is worth the additional expense over the equivalent Garmin is probably down to personal preference.
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I love my Lowrances, but the Garmins are good to. I have a Lowrance 10.4" plotter and the little 320C as a backup GPS, data display and depth finder. Very very happy with them
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Some of the larger lowrance screens are heavy and when bracket mounted fall forward in the mount when banging about in a RIB. You are constantly pushing it back up to view it and tightening the securing knobs.

If you intend removing it often ... expect issues with the electrical connectors, they will go and replacement means buying complete cables as they are sealed non-standard fittings.

However I have used this manufacturers gear for 20years. Reliable, easy to use and the importer Silva are very good if you have issues. I have never used anything else but Lowrance as a result of my overall satisfaction with their kit.
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I have a Lowrance 332c fishfinder/ chartplotter/ gps. Its got a nice display but I have found the menu pages a tad confusing, but that is probably because I am used to Garmin gear. It is flush-mounted which is nice.

Me, too. I didn't have all that much of a problem with the menus, though.

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