Marine Electronics Q&A with BOE Marine - lowrance elite 5dsi
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05-04-2012, 11:53 AM
Can you give me a quote on this and also when can you ship. I also need a trolling motor bracket for the ducer.
05-04-2012, 12:12 PM
Jim, I don't think you can do a trolling motor ducer but am not sure.
Could you give me a price on the Humminbird 596C also?
05-05-2012, 12:26 PM
$553 for the Elite-5 DSI http://www.boemarine.com/Lowrance_Elite-5_DSI_Color_Combo_Fishfinder-Chartplotter-000-10236-001/
and $430 for the HB unit http://www.boemarine.com/Humminbird_Fishfinder_596c_HD-407910-1/
Here is the troling motor ducer mount http://www.boemarine.com/Lowrance_Trolling_Motor_Transducer_Bracket_f-DSI-000-10261-001/
05-06-2012, 06:23 PM
Hey Jim, I am looking into getting another gps/ff combo, and I'm looking to spend around 500 bucks. I'm interested in garmin, humminbird or lowrance. There are just so many choices out there its hard to pick one. I was looking at the garmin 431s 441s and the 541s. I know 2 have the 4in screen and the other is 5in but other than that what are the differences and what do you recommend? I also was looking at the lowrance elite 5 I think it is. Is this a good unit? If I can find a higher quality unit used within my budget I may go that route.. I seen someone selling a lowrance unit on here with the 7in screen and was considering that one as well. Any input would be helpful. We will be using this unit offshore and inshore.
Thanks in advance,
05-07-2012, 06:05 PM
I think screen size is very important. I do not like the 4" units. Most people that get a 4" unit regret it. I would suggest the 541S to you if you are mainly cruising. And the Elite-5 or HDS-5 if you are mainly fishing.
05-07-2012, 06:11 PM
Thanks for the response, we only use the boat for fishing.. Is the Furuno 1850 DGPS a decent unit? Someone is selling one on here for 400.
05-07-2012, 06:21 PM
Its 10 years or so old, but its an ok unit. Its a decent FF and an adequate chartplotter.