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#11759376 - 08/04/16 08:21 PM Is a Lowrance HDS 7 big enough for the helm
loves2fish Offline
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Looking for a unit to split screen and didnt know if the 7 would suffice.

Thanks for the input.
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#11759394 - 08/04/16 08:29 PM Re: Is a Lowrance HDS 7 big enough for the helm [Re: loves2fish]
Der Vorsteher� Offline
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No, I had a 7 and it was tough to see split screen. Moved it to front of boat and bought a 9 for dash. Glad I did it. 9 is plenty big.

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#11759417 - 08/04/16 08:36 PM Re: Is a Lowrance HDS 7 big enough for the helm [Re: loves2fish]
beastbeason Offline
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7 will work BUT as Der Vorsteher says it is tough to see detail on the split screen (I also need glasses but refuse to where them....). Mine came with it so I live with it. I would say if you can go large go large early! Go big or go home. Think of it this way, everyday you get older your eyes get worse......If I could afford a 52" screen I'd find a way to put in on there.
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#11759521 - 08/04/16 09:25 PM Re: Is a Lowrance HDS 7 big enough for the helm [Re: loves2fish]
bush hog Offline
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I've got a seven and I like it BUT I wear my glasses.

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#11759544 - 08/04/16 09:40 PM Re: Is a Lowrance HDS 7 big enough for the helm [Re: loves2fish]
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If it's all that you can afford then, yes it will work. If you can afford a bigger graph, then just bite the bullet and get it.

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#11759552 - 08/04/16 09:45 PM Re: Is a Lowrance HDS 7 big enough for the helm [Re: loves2fish]
the skipper Offline
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It will work just fine. That's all my dad has on his boat and I find plenty of fish with it. Yes it will be easier to see a bigger screen but get what you can afford, not what is "cool" at the time.

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#11759574 - 08/04/16 09:57 PM Re: Is a Lowrance HDS 7 big enough for the helm [Re: grout-scout]
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Originally Posted By: grout-scout
If it's all that you can afford then, yes it will work. If you can afford a bigger graph, then just bite the bullet and get it.


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#11759684 - 08/04/16 11:21 PM Re: Is a Lowrance HDS 7 big enough for the helm [Re: loves2fish]
stetson Offline
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Heck guy winning day 1 at the cup doesn't even use transducers so it's all up
To want you want but like everyone said 7 will work
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#11759716 - 08/05/16 01:45 AM Re: Is a Lowrance HDS 7 big enough for the helm [Re: loves2fish]
toddfish Offline
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7 works fine for me, but I admit I'll probably still go bigger at some point.

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#11759966 - 08/05/16 09:20 AM Re: Is a Lowrance HDS 7 big enough for the helm [Re: loves2fish]
Allen Bass Fisher Online   content
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Loc: Allen, TX
I had a HDS 7 on my old boat because that was the biggest that would fit flush in my dash. It was OK but bigger is MUCH better. I have a Humminbird 1198 10" screen in my new (to me) boat and it is much easier to see.

Jury is still out on whether I like Humminbird better than Lowrance.

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#11760623 - 08/05/16 04:01 PM Re: Is a Lowrance HDS 7 big enough for the helm [Re: loves2fish]
rooster tail Offline
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I have a HDS 5 and HDS9 at the wheel. I eventually will put a hds12 there and move the 9 to the front. The bigger the screen the better you can see things.
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#11761091 - 08/05/16 09:09 PM Re: Is a Lowrance HDS 7 big enough for the helm [Re: loves2fish]
Texasdeepv Offline
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Loc: Central TX
I have the HDS 9 on the dash and a HDS 7 on the bow.... I should of put a 9 up there as well. I'm 51 with bi focal glasses so on the deck seat im ok but standing up it can be a pain to see everything clearly. The 9 on the dash is plenty big though.

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#11762805 - 08/07/16 08:05 AM Re: Is a Lowrance HDS 7 big enough for the helm [Re: loves2fish]
Neal G Offline
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Registered: 11/06/09
Posts: 598
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: loves2fish
Looking for a unit to split screen and didnt know if the 7 would suffice.

Thanks for the input.


I would recommend that you go up one size (or more) if you can afford it and have space. You will be split screening often with map/depth or other combinations.

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#11762962 - 08/07/16 09:41 AM Re: Is a Lowrance HDS 7 big enough for the helm [Re: loves2fish]
T Bird Offline
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Registered: 03/07/10
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Loc: Temple, Texas USA
I didn't like the Lowrance 7 on my front deck. Too small.

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#11763256 - 08/07/16 12:57 PM Re: Is a Lowrance HDS 7 big enough for the helm [Re: loves2fish]
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Loc: Denton, TX
7 is pretty small for split screen.

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