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#10791580 - 04/23/15 04:35 PM HB or Lowrance
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I know I know but who has the best side scan and why

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#10791718 - 04/23/15 05:41 PM Re: HB or Lowrance [Re: jwfflipper]
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Don't leave out Garmin and Raymarine, they have it too.
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#10791857 - 04/23/15 06:50 PM Re: HB or Lowrance [Re: jwfflipper]
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I don't know who has the best but I know I am not pleased with my Lowrance's. The problem very well could be the guy pushing the buttons but I've done everything I know to do.

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#10791916 - 04/23/15 07:23 PM Re: HB or Lowrance [Re: jwfflipper]
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can I put side scan on my hds5 gen1?
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#10791937 - 04/23/15 07:31 PM Re: HB or Lowrance [Re: jwfflipper]
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Yes with the lss1 or lss2 module and transducer
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#10791964 - 04/23/15 07:43 PM Re: HB or Lowrance [Re: jwfflipper]
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what does the lss1 do
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#10792038 - 04/23/15 08:07 PM Re: HB or Lowrance [Re: jwfflipper]
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It's the structure scan module that you have to wire up to your hds 5 to have side and down scan. I have 7" garmins and had to buy the gcv 10 (their structure scan box) for side and down imaging on mine
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#10792110 - 04/23/15 08:38 PM Re: HB or Lowrance [Re: Dosser]
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Thank you my friend!!
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#10792346 - 04/23/15 10:04 PM Re: HB or Lowrance [Re: DLALLDER]
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Originally Posted By: DLALLDER
I don't know who has the best but I know I am not pleased with my Lowrance's. The problem very well could be the guy pushing the buttons but I've done everything I know to do.



Prob the guy pushing the buttons.

These are from my Lowrance and I know Wayne has some great pics from his Humminbirds. If I was buying today I think I'd be happy with either Lowrance, Hbird or Garmin. I've never seen any Raymarine pics so no comment there.






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#10792391 - 04/23/15 10:17 PM Re: HB or Lowrance [Re: jwfflipper]
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I am kinda in the same boat time for me to upgrade my unit it is 7 or 8 years old now. I currently have an old lowrance and wanted to stick with them but others tell me that the HB has better side scan so I just don't know.
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#10793413 - 04/24/15 11:06 AM Re: HB or Lowrance [Re: Redfish1975]
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Originally Posted By: Redfish1975
I am kinda in the same boat time for me to upgrade my unit it is 7 or 8 years old now. I currently have an old lowrance and wanted to stick with them but others tell me that the HB has better side scan so I just don't know.


Lowrance has Side Scan
Humminbird has Side Imaging
Garmin has SideVu
Raymarine has SideView.

They are all good within their capabilities. Some just do some tasks a little better than the others.

Your needs for the imaging technology should determine which would work best for you. Being familiar with the brand's menu system or your willingness to take the time to fully learn how to operate the units will reflect your results.

The most important feature for units that have the side looking imaging technology is screen width. Get the largest within your budget. BIGGER is better certainly applies in this case.

I have seen some very poor images from all brands and I have seen some very good images from all brands.
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#10793585 - 04/24/15 12:01 PM Re: HB or Lowrance [Re: jwfflipper]
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great-scout, that is a very good image! Mine seems to struggle past 80-100 feet. Maybe it's the deeper water. I'm usually only in about 20-25 feet deep water at the deepest when side scanning.

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#10794491 - 04/24/15 05:09 PM Re: HB or Lowrance [Re: jwfflipper]
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yea trying to figure out what I really want to get.

Jeff


Edited by jwfflipper (04/24/15 05:41 PM)
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#10795246 - 04/24/15 09:21 PM Re: HB or Lowrance [Re: jwfflipper]
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I have had low gen 1 gen2 and now a 1199 bird. in my opinion if you fish shallow water much the bird side scan is much better in deep water they are fairly equal. lowrance down scan is a little better. The hummingbird onix is supposed to be best one out there if you can afford it.

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#10795271 - 04/24/15 09:30 PM Re: HB or Lowrance [Re: jwfflipper]
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One of the the most amazing places for side imaging is in Shallow Water with the Coverage Area especially the 455kHz with Humminbird Side Imaging. Side Imaging works great in all depths but really shines in shallow as other sonars are limited in coverage because of depth.

The Humminbird ONIX really shines shallow and is a step above the CORE Series Models for Side Imaging.









Here's a couple other cool shots



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