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Old 08-01-2005, 03:52 PM
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Default Lowrance 104 or 111 redraw

I am considering among the 10" plotters available. Looking at the Lowrance as screen is high res, accepts more than one chart type, optional radar, good sounder and will have connectivity with NMEA 2000 compliant engines soon. Also I can use the chip in a handheld if I lose GPS while on a trip somewhere.

Looking at the 111 today (hard drive version). The Nauticpath software loads and redraws very fast but it has very little detail and seems to be barebones. Store did not have Navionics SD chip for me to try. Is the redraw rate on Navionics slower from the chip than from the hard drive?

Anybody with any other opinions worth 2 cents or more?

I was looking at the Ray C80 and it was painfully slow on redrawing from the Navionics CF card.
Old 08-02-2005, 01:33 PM
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Ill try bumping. Looks like there is a wealth of info out there
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Default Re: Lowrance 104 or 111 redraw

My 104 draws faster than I need, I have never needed to wait for it. Go with the navionics card.
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Default Re: Lowrance 104 or 111 redraw

Thanks.



Thinking hard about the Lowrance. Was hoping that there would be more information about the NMEA engine connectivity but havent seen anything more.

Either way, the screen is awesome and there is no need for separate sounder module. Kind of concerned about reliability.

I wish Furuno had a reasonably priced 10" unit set up like the GP7000. Like the Standard too but there isnt much word on this unit.
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Default Re: Lowrance 104 or 111 redraw

reliability is why I suggested the navionics card. It only costs $25 to reprogram it if you kill it. Who knows how much or how long it will take to reload a hard drive.
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Default Re: Lowrance 104 or 111 redraw

I have the LCX 104 and the only thing I see is the Gold Navionics redraws slower then the Classic Navionics. But even at WOT it is still fast enough, granted my WOT is only 40 MPH. If you can get a good deal with 104 go for it, there are still some bugs to be worked out with the hard drive units and NEMA 2000.
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Default Re: Lowrance 104 or 111 redraw

I am going on second year with Lowrance 337CDF and it has been rock solid.
The customer service I have received has been absolutely "Top Notch" I am looking forward to adding the Fuel Flow sensor as soon as it becomes available. I am using Navionics gold, and see no redraw issues even at WOT which gets real close to 50mph in my 2100SC Maxum.

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