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Old 04-09-2003, 04:54 PM
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I recently azquired a LCX16-CI from Lowrance. I am planning on installing the transducer for Shoot-Thru Hull operation. I am looking for any advice on setting this up. My boat is a Skeeter ZX22 BAY.
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Old 04-10-2003, 07:17 AM
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Sorry to see that you have not gotten any responses.

I can not help you directly on your shoot-through transducer installation, as mine is transom mounted.

However, I have been using a Lowrance LCX-15MT for a year and it has been a great unit. I just purchased an LCX-16CI with just the transducer, and will swap out the head units so I can move to a color display.

Will be selling the used 15MT, with brand new transducer, mount, cables, etc.

Good luck with your unit.

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Old 04-10-2003, 02:33 PM
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If the Skeeter has a solid fiberglass bottom the transducer should work. If hull is cored, no.

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Old 04-10-2003, 09:30 PM
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keast: you may want to check the past few months for threads on this topic. it was covered very extensively and very well: precheck placement with xducer in a water filled ziplock bag, no epoxy installation by simply siliconing a container shaped to the inner-hull and then filled with mineral water (which works very well - i've used that trick).
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Old 04-10-2003, 09:58 PM
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ocnslr thanks for displaying your cojones by mentioning that you have not only purchased one lowrance product, but went back to the well and got a second! i say this only because of the bashing that lowrance seems to receive on this forum. GEEZ those people surly seem to be able to make one hell of a screen. i'm in the process of trying to choose a ff. would prefer something with sidefinding capabilities, but i'm a bit apprehensive about h-bird,raytheon,and bottomline.
would you be so kind as to tell us how and why you finally chose the lcx15 and then the lcx16ci; and also share some +'s and -'s with us?
i will use my machine in shallow bay waters (5'-30') for stripers,sturgeon and halibut; ocean both shallow and mid depths (5'-300') for reef hugging rockfish, trolling and mooching for salmon and halibut, and searching for stripers. from what i've read in this forum, i would be a little nuts if i chose a monochrome screen; but we'll see. thanks for your enlightenment
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Old 04-11-2003, 09:47 AM
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I originally chose the LCX-15MT after some discussions with the Grady-White dealer about instruments, and then I did some research. While there are many devoted Garmin users, and a good bit of Lowrance bashing, there are many Lowrance units in use in lots of boats. The LCX-15MT also fit into the electronics box on my dash quite well.

After using it for a year, I was quite satisfied. It always seemed to show me everything I needed, or wanted, and more info than I knew how to use - at least initially.

I have used it extensively in the lower Chesapeake Bay, and in coastal waters to 75' deep. It had no problem showing me individual fish returns throughout the water column.

I use two of the Navionics XL chips (Chesapeake Bay and North Carolina) and find they provide all the accurate navigation, bottom contour and tide/current info I need. (I have paper charts on board as well, of course )

When I had an opportunity to purchase an LCX-16CI for a good price, I took it. Only have to change the head unit - same transducer and GPS unit - and now color display.

I DO NOT have experience with other units to compare the Lowrance performance with Garmin, etc.

I will have a one-year-old LCX-15MT for sale, with all brand new cables, 200KHz, 21-degree skimmer transducer, mounting bracket, and unit cover - for a really good price. Email me if interested.

Brian

quote:Originally posted by frankr:
would you be so kind as to tell us how and why you finally chose the lcx15 and then the lcx16ci; and also share some +'s and -'s with us?
i will use my machine in shallow bay waters (5'-30') for stripers,sturgeon and halibut; ocean both shallow and mid depths (5'-300') for reef hugging rockfish, trolling and mooching for salmon and halibut, and searching for stripers. from what i've read in this forum, i would be a little nuts if i chose a monochrome screen; but we'll see. thanks for your enlightenment

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