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Lowrance Structure 3d

Old 11-21-2016, 02:06 AM
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I sold my boat with the hds 8 gen 2 with older structure scan. I have been watching this Structure 3d. . I am considering buying the hds 9 gen 3 3d structure for my next boat. I don't see a lot of conversation about the Lowarance Structure 3d on this forum. This is making me wonder if it is not worth buying? Should I just buy the structure HD instead? Or is Lowrance is not the name to buy? I'm looking for Opinions
Old 11-21-2016, 03:33 AM
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StructureScan 3D gives a much wider range for sidescan, this is for me sufficient to justify the investment. I haven't used the 3D function much since I typically fish in too deep waters for this.
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I`m in much of the same situation as abbor, but also fish shallow from time to time. I think the 3D is good for users not used to sidescan, it makes interpreting the sidescan-image a lot easier. But for seasoned users it does not offer much. I love the range on SS with SS 3D though, so if sidescan is important for your fishing/ boating I would say it is worth it.

Here I have overlaid sidescan from SS 2D on Google Earth, it gives a pretty good idea of the range. This is from saltwater.

Here are a couple of screenshots from SS 3D off my HDS 8 Gen 2 in more shallow water. Range and depth in meters. Note the depth vs the (useful) range. One thing is theoretical range, what you get out of it is a whole other ballgame. But I think SS 3D does pretty much what it claims it should do. This is from freshwater, the darkness on the right (starboard) side is me not remembering to tilt my engine up.

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