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#11203365 - 11/03/15 11:42 AM What Sonar/GPS are you running?
BrianTx01 Offline
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I still have a rather archaic HDS5 Gen 1. I am curious what everyone is running and what they like / don't like about their sonar/GPS?
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#11203439 - 11/03/15 12:22 PM Re: What Sonar/GPS are you running? [Re: BrianTx01]
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I am running an HD 8 gen 2 i absolutely love it cheers i have 0 complaints Brian with mine. Side scan is just plain sweet... it saves money and time...I can scan a shallow cove quickly when i used to half to fish it in 2 or 3 spots before deciding if they were there or not..
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#11203518 - 11/03/15 01:06 PM Re: What Sonar/GPS are you running? [Re: BrianTx01]
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Registered: 03/02/15
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I'm running a HDS 9 Gen 3 and I really have no complaints. It's my very first unit ever and it is really simple to operate although I always have this nagging feeling there is something I'm missing that might clear up some of my returns on down imaging and side scan. I always see these hummingbird screen shots that have tremendously more amounts of detail. I mostly use my side scan for locating brush piles crappie fishing though. It also drives me crazy that I can't combine it to my minn Kota tm for I-pilot type stuff. All in all I would definitely recommend it.


Edited by DaggerDoc1 (11/03/15 01:07 PM)
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#11203535 - 11/03/15 01:20 PM Re: What Sonar/GPS are you running? [Re: BrianTx01]
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Brian, I have an HDS 8 gen 2 and it is a great piece of equipment. The 2D sonar and Down imaging are second to none in my opinion. My fishing partner runs a Bird and I will say I believe as far as side imaging, they have the upper hand. ( believe it is due to the construction of the transducer.) Clear a spot in you PM box and I will share more thoughts.
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#11203575 - 11/03/15 01:47 PM Re: What Sonar/GPS are you running? [Re: BrianTx01]
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Humminbird 1199 on the console, a 999 on the bow with trolling motor transducer mount. The HB appears to be a little more user friendly, but regardless which brand you go with, anything without SI is a waste of $$$.
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#11203600 - 11/03/15 02:01 PM Re: What Sonar/GPS are you running? [Re: BrianTx01]
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Humminbird 997 Love it!
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#11203727 - 11/03/15 03:19 PM Re: What Sonar/GPS are you running? [Re: BrianTx01]
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Have a 1199 and a lcx28c love the hummingbird just don't like Gps on the hummingbird.
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#11203776 - 11/03/15 03:39 PM Re: What Sonar/GPS are you running? [Re: BrianTx01]
Andy73 Offline
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Used to have a gen 2 hds currently a 1199 bird. I think hds has a little better 2d and down scan and the bird better side scan especially in shallow water. The onix looks awesome if you can afford it.

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#11203804 - 11/03/15 03:50 PM Re: What Sonar/GPS are you running? [Re: Big Sam]
BrianTx01 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Big Sam
I am running an HD 8 gen 2 i absolutely love it cheers i have 0 complaints Brian with mine. Side scan is just plain sweet... it saves money and time...I can scan a shallow cove quickly when i used to half to fish it in 2 or 3 spots before deciding if they were there or not..


Are you using a lss-1 or lss-2?
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#11203805 - 11/03/15 03:52 PM Re: What Sonar/GPS are you running? [Re: BrianTx01]
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LSS-2 like me I believe


Edited by hurricane 201 (11/03/15 03:53 PM)
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#11203806 - 11/03/15 03:52 PM Re: What Sonar/GPS are you running? [Re: hurricane 201]
BrianTx01 Offline
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Originally Posted By: hurricane 201
Brian, I have an HDS 8 gen 2 and it is a great piece of equipment. The 2D sonar and Down imaging are second to none in my opinion. My fishing partner runs a Bird and I will say I believe as far as side imaging, they have the upper hand. ( believe it is due to the construction of the transducer.) Clear a spot in you PM box and I will share more thoughts.


I should have some PM space now.
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#11203808 - 11/03/15 03:54 PM Re: What Sonar/GPS are you running? [Re: hurricane 201]
BrianTx01 Offline
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Originally Posted By: hurricane 201
LSS-2 like me I believe


Do you know what the advantages of the lss-2 are?
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#11203825 - 11/03/15 04:04 PM Re: What Sonar/GPS are you running? [Re: BrianTx01]
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Lss 2 is higher definition than the lss1. Can't buy the lss1 any more and they are discontinuing the lss2. I do have an lss1 box I would sell for a $100
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#11203863 - 11/03/15 04:23 PM Re: What Sonar/GPS are you running? [Re: BrianTx01]
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New 12 inch touch lorance just put it on .
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#11203887 - 11/03/15 04:33 PM Re: What Sonar/GPS are you running? [Re: stubby77]
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Originally Posted By: stubby77
New 12 inch touch lorance just put it on .


Stubby, did you get a gen 2 or 3?
My issue with the touch screen Gen 2 is it is very difficult to navigate or adjust while going across the lake.
The Gen 3 units added back in the key pad and you can adjust it with the touch screen or buttons.
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