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Lowrance HOOK2-7x GPS TripleShot Fishfinder #13254477 08/20/19 11:17 PM
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Anyone have this? Thoughts about it?

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Re: Lowrance HOOK2-7x GPS TripleShot Fishfinder [Re: Jake Blood] #13254534 08/20/19 11:51 PM
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I have the Hook2 5TS and wish I had the 7 or 9.

Re: Lowrance HOOK2-7x GPS TripleShot Fishfinder [Re: Jake Blood] #13254580 08/21/19 12:19 AM
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Does the TS mean triple shot? Do you really get side scan, down scan and 2D? This unit only cost about 400...

Re: Lowrance HOOK2-7x GPS TripleShot Fishfinder [Re: Jake Blood] #13254781 08/21/19 03:23 AM
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Yes, you will get sidescan, downscan and 2d sonar with all Tripleshot transducers. The 7x version has a gps chartplotter....this means you will be able to see waypoints routes and tracks but you will not be able to see lake maps and it does not accept any form of mapping card. If you aren't concerned about having lake maps, go for it! It's a good graph

Re: Lowrance HOOK2-7x GPS TripleShot Fishfinder [Re: javelin150] #13255009 08/21/19 01:32 PM
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The 7x does not have side scan - (the”x”) indicates it only uses the Split Shot transducer. If you want side scan using the triple shot transducer look for the Hook2 model without an “x”.

Re: Lowrance HOOK2-7x GPS TripleShot Fishfinder [Re: duffer] #13255065 08/21/19 02:10 PM
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Not true! 7x triple shot has2D,sidescan and downscan' However the unit can be a nightmare, transducer better have at least 2.

Re: Lowrance HOOK2-7x GPS TripleShot Fishfinder [Re: Jake Blood] #13255593 08/21/19 09:46 PM
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“X” means no card slot for lake map chips
Triple shot does have sidesscan

I think it’s a good value if you don’t need lake maps


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Re: Lowrance HOOK2-7x GPS TripleShot Fishfinder [Re: Jake Blood] #13255723 08/22/19 12:40 AM
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On all Lowrance HOOK2 series units, '5,7,9' is the size of the screen, 'HDI' provides sonar & downscan, 'TS' gives you the addition of sidescan and the 'x' means no mapping.


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Re: Lowrance HOOK2-7x GPS TripleShot Fishfinder [Re: Rob Jasper Lowrance Pro-Staff] #13256542 08/22/19 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Rob Jasper Lowrance Pro-Staff
On all Lowrance HOOK2 series units, '5,7,9' is the size of the screen, 'HDI' provides sonar & downscan, 'TS' gives you the addition of sidescan and the 'x' means no mapping.


Thank you for all the responses. Rob, when you say TS gives you the addition of sidescan, does that mean I have ot buy additional parts, like another transducer, or should I get everything I need when I buy that model? I do not care about the maps... I can use Navionics for that.

Re: Lowrance HOOK2-7x GPS TripleShot Fishfinder [Re: Jake Blood] #13256614 08/22/19 09:03 PM
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Just putting this out there but The GPS Store currently has the HDS 7 Carbon with Totalscan transducer included for $699. They are new units (not reconditioned). It will have everything you need plus a lot you don't need.


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Re: Lowrance HOOK2-7x GPS TripleShot Fishfinder [Re: Jake Blood] #13256643 08/22/19 09:37 PM
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Jake, the TS model comes with transducer brackets, everything you need. The HOOK2 7X is a great buy if you don't need the mapping.


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Re: Lowrance HOOK2-7x GPS TripleShot Fishfinder [Re: Jake Blood] #13257208 08/23/19 01:41 PM
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At Bush Hog.. thanks for the advice, that is probably a nice unit as well, but I don't have a lot of money. this is just about at my limit.

Thanks Rob, I appreciate the help.

Re: Lowrance HOOK2-7x GPS TripleShot Fishfinder [Re: Jake Blood] #13259480 08/26/19 12:14 AM
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OK, so I got it... did not get it on the boat, but am sitting in the house playing around with it and it seems cool so far. Question: There is a slot on the side for an SD card... cant find anything online as to why I would need it. I was told that since it is an x series I cannot upload maps, so what else would the SD card be used for? Just saving the dots/coordinates from the chart plotting or something?

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The SD card slot is for Lowrance software (operating system) updates that may come out in the future for the 7XTS model.


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Re: Lowrance HOOK2-7x GPS TripleShot Fishfinder [Re: Jake Blood] #13261258 08/27/19 01:16 PM
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ah, ok.. many MANY thanks Rob.

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