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Old 08-20-2011, 02:05 PM
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Anyone want to make a recommendation for me? Leaning towards Lowrance HDS 7.

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Old 08-20-2011, 03:09 PM
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What depths do you fish..for what and where?
What type boat?
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Go to the top of this page and click onto 'search'.
Enter 'gps fishfinder combos'

An encyclopedia full of info.

Good luck and be sure you pay more attention to the more recent info as there are many new products that have been more perfected than they were when they came out.
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There are lots of better and more reliable choices out there other than Lowrance. Look for a manufacturer with a history of producing good machines. Furuno, Raymarine, Garmin would top my list.
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Take a look at Simrad NSS7 which is sharing much of the technology with HDS-7, but NSS has both touch and buttons for control. Most intuitive user interface I've seen on any unit. NSS is a bit more expensive than HDS-7, but I would say it's worth it. I have several HDS units and a NSS7.
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Raymarine is getting ready to debut it's new e7 MFD and has it scheduled for release in October.

Very interesting to see the advancements all the different manufactures are currently giving us...I am just amazed when I think of the levels of progress in this industry since I watched my dad use our first fish finder in 1959.




Panbo;

http://www.panbo.com/archives/2011/0...r_refresh.html

http://www.panbo.com/archives/2011/0...on_1.html#more

Link to brochure:
http://www.raymarine.com/default.asp...on=2&page=2016

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Old 08-21-2011, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by abbor View Post
Take a look at Simrad NSS7 which is sharing much of the technology with HDS-7, but NSS has both touch and buttons for control. Most intuitive user interface I've seen on any unit. NSS is a bit more expensive than HDS-7, but I would say it's worth it. I have several HDS units and a NSS7.
I would agree with that. Lowrance and Simrad both have the same parent company, but Simrad has traditionally been aimed at a more upscale (and/or commercial) market, with prices commensurate. The HDS series also had (have?) a poor reputation in terms of water intrusion...maybe that is history at this point?

My only complaint with Garmin is their non-compatibility with Navionics charts.

The new Raymarine E7 touch screen looks like it has real potential, but that opinion is only based upon a panbo.com review.

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