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Old 02-09-2015, 07:59 AM   #1
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Just made a deal on a older Hydra-Sport 25 and i nee to install new electronics ...
The Lowrance HDS-12 Gen 2 looks amazing, love the internal side scan and the "go back" feature,, however what about real life in Pensacola.

Boat will be primarily used for diving.

Thanks in advance..

Also... the Cobia 204 will be for sale once i get the list togeather
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Just made a deal on a older Hydra-Sport 25 and i nee to install new electronics ...
The Lowrance HDS-12 Gen 2 looks amazing, love the internal side scan and the "go back" feature,, however what about real life in Pensacola.

Boat will be primarily used for diving.

Thanks in advance..

Also... the Cobia 204 will be for sale once i get the list togeather
I've been looking at it to. I am trying to make it through this year with the Raymarine unit that came with my boat. But next year, I'm going with Lowrance or Simrad. If you get one let me know if you like it.
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hopefully we will get a "reel time" report from a actual user...
not just edited You-tube and marketing flyers
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I currently use the gen 1 with structure scan. It's not anywhere near a tow fish, but I've get good results. You have a option to log (record) your trip. Use the option to record on an SD chip. You then can remove it from the unit and view it on your home computer. Lowrance has a free program called sonar viewer, I find lots of structure reviewing the regular bottom finder and side scan recordings. best of luck
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I have the HDS 10 Gen 2 with down scan on my 21CC. I mostly fish near shore on the wrecks and reefs and it is great for my kind of fishing. You can't use down scan at any kind of speed but up to about 10 mhp it is ok. Love the detail I can see of structure.
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If your looking for this kind of sonar, (shallow water), do yourself a favor and stick with Humminbird. They're far better than any of the lowrance garbage. Ask some of the previous Lowrance owners about their customer service. That should be enough to make your desicion on by itself.
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Check out the humminbird forum.

http://forums.sideimagingsoft.com/in...p?action=forum

Any question on operation or any other issues you have are easily answered by people just waiting to help you. You won't see that with Lowrance.

Buy humminbird. You'll be happier. Yes, I've owned both.
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thanks.,,JLW,,
i have not reviewed any models but ,,,
1.does the hummingbird have a feature to review your track and tag coordinates for run overs that look interesting?
2.In a cruise mode what is a top speed for decent resolution?
3. do they have internal gps?
4. in bright sun are they visible?

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I have a humminbird and a lawrance HDS7 but I like my humminbird much better as far as sonar is concerned. I like the map detail that comes with lowrance better, but you can always purchase a map for the humminbird...I will stick to HB in the future

-My model HB does not have the back track feature you are talking about but mine is also about 3-4 years old...
-I can Cruise about 35 and still have great visual of the bottom - top speed for my rig is only about 40 - works at any speed i am capable of doing
- Yes on internal GPS
- Plenty visable in sunlight. mine is mounted to my dash and I can see it just fine with or without sunglasses during the day

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thanks.,,JLW,,
i have not reviewed any models but ,,,
1.does the hummingbird have a feature to review your track and tag coordinates for run overs that look interesting?
2.In a cruise mode what is a top speed for decent resolution?
3. do they have internal gps?
4. in bright sun are they visible?

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1. Yes. You record your track to an SD card and then can later view and mark it on your computer.

2. For SI it's about 7mph. For just normal down imaging it's much faster.

3. Yes.

4. Yes

I have an HB998cSI. I like it but would not recommend it if most of your fishing is in water deeper than 100'.


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