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Lowrance Ghost and my thoughts... #13379214 12/21/19 08:28 PM
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Lowrance Ghost First Day Review

Installed yesterday and out running it around today! Coming from the Ultrex it’s as noisy turning but the motor is smooth, quiet, and powerful! I run a 24V system on my 19’ boat and it flies on max speed!

I run Carbon units so I used the 9pin (black connector) that was supplied with the TM and didn’t think to switch to ch.2 for my sonar so my 2D wasn’t working. I figured it out later and when you have it selected correctly the unit will automatically select the correct transducer that the ghost comes with. Also, the steering cable comes with the clips that mount to the side of the stow bracket and I had to play around with the cable so stow and deploy without it getting bunched up and when I found the right spot I noticed that you can run zip ties through the clips to keep the steering cable secure and not pop out of the clips.

Over all I enjoyed the Ghost and when you hit spot lock the TM flips/turns instantly to go back to the spot where you locked it, much faster than the Ultrex did. This was good because it didn’t take it long to get to the spot and hold.

Things I like better about the ghost:
1. Quieter
2. More Power
3. Break away shaft!!!
4. The damn steering cable is not in my way causing massive backlashes when I’m pitching or skipping!
5. Bi directional stow and deploy shock! No more slamming the TM when I deploy in a hurry.
6. Well built and hopefully more durable than the Ultrex.
7. Hopefully no issues with the foot pedal and replacing/repairing electronics like I had to with the Ultrex.
8. Lowrance is about to launch all the compatible links and features to control from your graphs so I’m banking that it will be worth it.
9. The auto correct feature when you stow the motor is pretty cool as well.

2nd Day Out:

So I got out on the lake again this past Sunday to play around with TM some more and I’ve gotta say this thing is pretty sweet!

The stow and deploy is awesome and not even something I even thought to think about before buying. Coming from the Ultrex it’s night and day difference and and when you deploy you just simply let it go and it sits down and locks into the mount so smoothly!

Calibration was easy and didn’t take long.

The motor is powerful, smooth, and quiet!

Excellent surprise was the clarity of the transducer with my HDS Carbon Unit! I have a clearer picture and didn’t notice any interference at all. Love it!!!

My negative:
I know they were in a hurry to get this launched and selling but I felt the instructions left a lot to be desired. I still haven’t figured out how to program the two programmable buttons to heading and course lock. Apparently Lowrance is launching 19.3 software next month and I should be able to utilize all the functions then.

If you’re in the market for a serious TM then I would definitely give the Lowrance a look.

I’m learning more as I go but if anyone has any questions then feel free to ask.

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Re: Lowrance Ghost and my thoughts... [Re: JBranham] #13379264 12/21/19 09:56 PM
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can't wait Come on Lowrance ship the dam thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.


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Re: Lowrance Ghost and my thoughts... [Re: JBranham] #13379268 12/21/19 10:03 PM
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May have to start saving my lunch money.

Re: Lowrance Ghost and my thoughts... [Re: tmd11111] #13379290 12/21/19 10:34 PM
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I have had a new one sitting here in my barn for over 3 weeks, probably will be after the first of the year before i get it installed on the new boat.


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Re: Lowrance Ghost and my thoughts... [Re: JBranham] #13379291 12/21/19 10:35 PM
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Looks like it catches fish too. thumb


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Re: Lowrance Ghost and my thoughts... [Re: JBranham] #13379340 12/22/19 12:09 AM
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thanks for the detailed report... well done!


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Re: Lowrance Ghost and my thoughts... [Re: Happykamper] #13379343 12/22/19 12:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Happykamper
I have had a new one sitting here in my barn for over 3 weeks, probably will be after the first of the year before i get it installed on the new boat.



Come on Happy!!! grin


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Re: Lowrance Ghost and my thoughts... [Re: JBranham] #13379396 12/22/19 01:13 AM
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Nice report JB! Gonna have to think real hard about the next one I buy. Nice catch on the Bama rig too!


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Re: Lowrance Ghost and my thoughts... [Re: Frank the Tank] #13379397 12/22/19 01:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Frank the Tank
Originally Posted by Happykamper
I have had a new one sitting here in my barn for over 3 weeks, probably will be after the first of the year before i get it installed on the new boat.



Come on Happy!!! grin

Heck man I do not even have the engine broke in, I am a slacker, procrastinator big time.


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dang you wiped the school out with one cast .

Re: Lowrance Ghost and my thoughts... [Re: Happykamper] #13379471 12/22/19 02:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Happykamper
Originally Posted by Frank the Tank
Originally Posted by Happykamper
I have had a new one sitting here in my barn for over 3 weeks, probably will be after the first of the year before i get it installed on the new boat.



Come on Happy!!! grin

Heck man I do not even have the engine broke in, I am a slacker, procrastinator big time.


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Re: Lowrance Ghost and my thoughts... [Re: JBranham] #13379694 12/22/19 03:25 PM
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Very nice detailed post Sir!! Sounds like lowrance has done well with their initial offering to the market. I'm also glad to see more competition in the tmotor market as that breeds ingenuity like that "stow assist" thing you were talking about.


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Re: Lowrance Ghost and my thoughts... [Re: JBranham] #13379951 12/22/19 09:33 PM
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Nice report, JB. I've been needing to replace my 1922 model MG for years, but just never got that round tuit..............plus I'm cheap, but these Lowrances sounds pretty sweet. May have to put that crowbar in my wallet and take the plunge.


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Re: Lowrance Ghost and my thoughts... [Re: JBranham] #13380517 12/23/19 02:08 AM
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Thanks guys, just wanted to get some information out for those who are curious.

Out running and gunning with it again today and everything is still working solid. I did give it some glancing blows off some timber and it powered right through.

So far so good.

Re: Lowrance Ghost and my thoughts... [Re: JBranham] #13380587 12/23/19 03:23 AM
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Great report!

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