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post #3 of Old 06-10-2011
BarryL
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Hello,

I am on my second Lowrance plotter / sounder. I am happy with their stuff and would definitely consider them in the future. What I like about Lowrance is that their screens are high resolution (480 X 480 compared to 320 X 200 for many others), and for only a little more $ you can get a nice depth sounder. They allow you to customize the screens which is a nice feature. Lastly, Lowrance provides a emulator (for some models) that allows you to 'use' the plotter on your PC and see if you like it. For under $600 you can get the Elite 5, or maybe the HDS 5. The Elite series uses NMEA 0183 while the HDS has NMEA2000.

Another model that is affordable is Standard Horizon. They also provide an emulator that allows you to test the plotter.

Barry

Barry Lenoble
Deep Blue C, 2002 C&C 110
Mt. Sinai, NY

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