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by Ken Sauret
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: ABA toc
Replies: 3
Views: 871

Re: ABA toc

Joey Regio is a stand up guy and a true gentleman. Support Tackle Warehouse if for nothing more than knowing how to hire the best staff that can be hired at any cost. Joey is an honest, helpful, considerate, competitor. The above referenced action proves that. Unselfish for sure! Way to go Joey.
by Ken Sauret
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Ticking sound
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: Ticking sound

Edd is correct. Every transducer while in operation will have a distinct ticking sound from the crystal inside the ducer emitting the sound that will bounce off something in the water and returning to the receiver in the ducer to produce the picture you see on the screen. Some are just more audible ...
by Ken Sauret
Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Sharing navionics card
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Re: Sharing navionics card

If and when you upgrade to the HDS line of products, you will gain all the network sharing capabilities like those you are referring to. Travis is correct, the Elite Ti units do not have the ethernet port on the back to be able to network more than one unit together and therefore will not share any ...
by Ken Sauret
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: total scan transducer mounting
Replies: 10
Views: 472

Re: total scan transducer mounting

There should be not interference from the big motor. When you mount the transducer, be sure that there are no obstructions on either side of the transducer. For example, if when you trim the big motor all the way down, make sure it does not block any of the view to the side of the ducer.
by Ken Sauret
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: HDS 12 Gen 3 blacking out
Replies: 15
Views: 1131

Re: HDS 12 Gen 3 blacking out

This is something I have not seen or experienced before either. If this is an issue that is beginning to pop up, there may be something in the software that can be updated to fix it. If Lowrance has not seen it yet, you will be helping them and your fellow fishermen by sending the units back to Lowr...
by Ken Sauret
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Elite 5 DSI Cable
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Re: Elite 5 DSI Cable

I believe so. The Elite 5 DSI uses the full size blue cable connection from the DSI transducer. It is always good to go to a Bass Pro or a West Marine store where there is a display and see the units, cables and screens before you purchase so you will be sure to be getting what you expect.
by Ken Sauret
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: HDS9 Gen 3 Temp not working
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Re: HDS9 Gen 3 Temp not working

Turn you unit on. Hit your power button once. Then hit "Edit Overlay Data". Now you will see a faint blue box around one of the digital overlay data items. Touch the screen on the water temp. The blue box will be around the water temp. If the drop down menu is not shown on the right side o...
by Ken Sauret
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Side Scan - Looking for tutorials
Replies: 1
Views: 294

Re: Side Scan - Looking for tutorials

At this time I don't know of any specific tutorials on LSS-2 and ledges. I would go to You Tube and type in Structure Scan and similar topic searches and watch all the videos on Lowrance Structure Scan and learn what they are teaching and apply that information to your situation.
by Ken Sauret
Thu May 11, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Central Coast Lakes
Replies: 15
Views: 1818

Re: Central Coast Lakes

The bite at Santa Margarita Lake has been slow with the water level rising so much this year and all the vegetation under water now. This lake might take a while to settle down. I had a 101 Bass team tournament there on Saturday May 6th and weighed in 4 fish. This was the most bites I have had in a ...
by Ken Sauret
Mon May 08, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Structure scan box question
Replies: 8
Views: 714

Re: Structure scan box question

Now that you throw in an HDI transducer, that is a separate, stand alone transducer that has Broadband (traditional fish finder sonar) and Down Scan only (no side scan) in that one transducer. An HDI transducer is a Transom/Trolling Motor-mounted, 83 kHz/200 kHz Broadband and DownScan™ transducer. I...
by Ken Sauret
Mon May 08, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Upgraded to HDS 8's Gen 2 Wiring questions
Replies: 7
Views: 534

Re: Upgraded to HDS 8's Gen 2 Wiring questions

The reason I suggested running new wires is so you will have dedicated power and ground to the units. There would be no other devices using those wires and you would always have plenty of clean power and a dedicated solid ground for you units.

Just a suggestion.
by Ken Sauret
Sun May 07, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Looking for qualified Lowrance installer -Clear Lake are
Replies: 2
Views: 579

Re: Looking for qualified Lowrance installer -Clear Lake are

I don't know of Lowrance dealers in the Clear Lake area but surely there must be some there. I have been to C & C Marine in Sacramento and they do good, clean work. They are an authorized Lowrance dealer so they stand behind their work also.
by Ken Sauret
Sun May 07, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Change location icon
Replies: 1
Views: 393

Re: Change location icon

I don't run these units personally so I'm not familiar with the menus on these units. When in a Chart screen, check the menu for "boat Icon" or something similar and hit enter and choose the one that suits your needs.
by Ken Sauret
Sun May 07, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Fishfinder and SD card help
Replies: 1
Views: 462

Re: Fishfinder and SD card help

1) The units that allow networking will be more than your two hundred dollar price point. I would look at the "Hook" series for the front at that price point. Check out Tackle Warehouse for availability and pricing or your local Lowrance Dealer. You can go to You Tube and type in the name ...
by Ken Sauret
Sun May 07, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: lowrance x96
Replies: 1
Views: 308

Re: lowrance x96

This unit is very old and you will be lucky if it works. I just took one of these off a friends boat last week and replaced it with an HDS Gen 3 7. This upgrade revolutionized his fishing life. The is so excited and happy.

I would consider an upgrade.
by Ken Sauret
Sun May 07, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: White screen on Elite 7TI
Replies: 1
Views: 313

Re: White screen on Elite 7TI

This is new to me. Haven't heard of that before. I would recommend calling Lowrance Customer Care and see if they have. At the least, you will be able to get an RA number (Return Authorization) number and be able to send it in for service.
by Ken Sauret
Sun May 07, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Upgraded to HDS 8's Gen 2 Wiring questions
Replies: 7
Views: 534

Re: Upgraded to HDS 8's Gen 2 Wiring questions

That will work for now but I would rewire when you have time. I'm not sure which boat you have but all power starts at the battery. So start there and there should be a master switch so you can terminate all power to the boat when storing it. I would run new black (ground) and red (hot) wire out of ...
by Ken Sauret
Thu May 04, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Lowrance Electronics Training
Replies: 3
Views: 489

Re: Lowrance Electronics Training

I think Edd does. You can contact him via a PM on this forum. I do and you can contact me through my web site at; http://kensbassfishing.weebly.com/ or PM me the same as Edd.
by Ken Sauret
Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Calibrating your Point 1
Replies: 13
Views: 1104

Re: Calibrating your Point 1

I will look into this issue as I have experienced the same thing. Once a calibration is done, the unit will not let another calibration be done it seems. The "timed out" stop to the new calibration comes up. Hopefully, more info to follow...
by Ken Sauret
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Central Coast Lakes
Replies: 15
Views: 1818

Re: Central Coast Lakes

San Antonio still has big stripers in it. In fact the guys who I talked to who fished there the last couple years using Kayaks said the Stripers are still there and any bass under 2 pounds are gone. There were largemouth bass being caught that were in the 3 to 5 pound class so the spawn this year sh...
by Ken Sauret
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: LSS2 transducer on the trolling motor?
Replies: 1
Views: 362

Re: LSS2 transducer on the trolling motor?

Yes it is and can be done with the proper mount. Go to comfortroll.com and get ahold of Jim Slusher. He is developing a mount for the trolling motor to have an LSS-2, Totalscan and/or Puck style Broadband Sonar transducer on the trolling motor. You can have any combination of the above mentioned tra...
by Ken Sauret
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Testing GPS Receiver/Antenna? LGC 3000
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: Testing GPS Receiver/Antenna? LGC 3000

Hello Richard, Sorry for the delay in my response. I have been out of town working at Boat and Tackle shows. Unfortunately those antennas are old enough that they have probably all been replaced as you can see from the lack of any response. If you find any out there now, they are the as old as your ...
by Ken Sauret
Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Can I run 2 down scanning transducers?
Replies: 4
Views: 778

Re: Can I run 2 down scanning transducers?

As for having Structure Scan on the trolling motor, Jim Slusher, the creator of the Comfortroll recessed trolling motor pan has a new product to mount an LSS-2 transducer on the trolling motor along with a puck for Broadband Sonar. This way you don't need that terrible Ethernet cable network to see ...
by Ken Sauret
Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Can I run 2 down scanning transducers?
Replies: 4
Views: 778

Re: Can I run 2 down scanning transducers?

If you have the current update in your unit, hit the power key and to the left of "Power Off" is "Stand By", just hit this and the unit goes into standby. When you are ready for the unit to be back in use, hit the power key again and just hit he "X" in the top right of ...
by Ken Sauret
Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: KEN SAURET HELP
Replies: 5
Views: 1136

Re: KEN SAURET HELP

I have to be honest. It has been a long time since I had an LCX unit and haven't tried to link one to an HDS unit. I would say to give it a try and let us know if it works. The only thing I can't remember is if an LCX unit has an ethernet connection on the back of the unit. If it does, then it may j...
by Ken Sauret
Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Bow Mount Fishfinder/chartplotter
Replies: 2
Views: 488

Re: Bow Mount Fishfinder/chartplotter

I would say the number one thing to consider is your budget. Find the compatible unit that will satisfy your needs that fits in your budget. The one piece of advice I would give is to save up your money if you can't get the best match for your system at this time. Don't settle for a smaller or lesse...
by Ken Sauret
Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: HDS gen 2 to HDS gen 3 power cord
Replies: 4
Views: 851

Re: HDS gen 2 to HDS gen 3 power cord

Same power cable, same Broadband transducer and the NMEA network that is powered with a power node is the same with all HDS units.
by Ken Sauret
Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New Widescreen Lowrance Elite-Ti Displays!
Replies: 4
Views: 1096

Re: New Widescreen Lowrance Elite-Ti Displays!

The Elite units do not have as many customization features as the HDS units. This is to provide a big screen and the desirable features fishermen want at a price that is more pleasing to those who are watching their
budget.
by Ken Sauret
Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Go free insight genesis
Replies: 3
Views: 656

Re: Go free insight genesis

Go Free requires a Wifi module to have internet connectivity through the data on your cell phone for example. With Go Free, you can upload Sonar Logs from your boat to your account on Insight Genesis. Insight Genesis is the mapping program which will take your uploaded Sonar Logs and convert them in...
by Ken Sauret
Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Exporting Waypoints
Replies: 2
Views: 2736

Re: Exporting Waypoints

Jeff, if you have access to an Ethernet cable, connect it to the console unit and lay it across the deck up front to the HDS unit at the bow and connect the Ethernet cable to the back of that unit. Now, turn both units on and they will share all Waypoints with each other. If you have some on the con...
by Ken Sauret
Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Bad downscan image
Replies: 3
Views: 796

Re: Bad downscan image

I've never heard of this before so I don't have any advice other than to call Lowrance Customer Care or look on Lowrance.com in the FAQ's.
by Ken Sauret
Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Go free insight genesis
Replies: 3
Views: 656

Re: Go free insight genesis

I have hours and hours of recording uploaded to Insight Genesis and all those files are public, available to anyone with a subscription. With the vagueness and errors on today's mapping cards, to have the ability to have a contour map made from your own sonar recordings of the spots you fish is inva...
by Ken Sauret
Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: spotlight scan
Replies: 1
Views: 537

Re: spotlight scan

I have a couple of questions so I can give you a good answer. What unit do you have the Spotlight scan connected to and what version of software do you have in the unit. Also, are you sure the transducer is connected to the unit securely. Another thing to think about doing is at the transducer conne...
by Ken Sauret
Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Lowrance 83/200 thru hull transducer for hds units
Replies: 2
Views: 553

Re: Lowrance 83/200 thru hull transducer for hds units

My first question would be what you consider "through hull"? A transducer where you cut a hole in the bottom of the boat and install a transducer into the hole or a transducer that you place in the bilge area of a fiberglass boat and the transducer signal shoots "through" the hull.
by Ken Sauret
Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Wire gauge for nmea 2000
Replies: 2
Views: 425

Re: Wire gauge for nmea 2000

Edd is exactly right. Although just in case you use that power for an additional use in the future and since you are pulling a new wire anyway, go up a couple sizes just in case. The larger the copper the better the source, hot or ground.
by Ken Sauret
Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Gen 3 hds 9s both seam to run off Stern transducer
Replies: 3
Views: 560

Re: Gen 3 hds 9s both seam to run off Stern transducer

As for the Broadband Sonar ducer on the trolling motor. When you go to Network, hit Sonar and hit Configure on the PDT/WBL or what ever ducer you have on the trolling motor. In Configure, hit Scope, change it from Global to Local. Global means the unit will search all ducers in the whole boat for it...
by Ken Sauret
Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Gen 3 hds 9s both seam to run off Stern transducer
Replies: 3
Views: 560

Re: Gen 3 hds 9s both seam to run off Stern transducer

You will need to go into the menus and select the data source for Structure Scan on the front unit to use the LSS-2 on the back of the boat. Hit the Pages button, select System, Settings, go down and select Network, then hit Data Sources. Here is the list of all the devices that are plugged into any...
by Ken Sauret
Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Sonar magnet risk
Replies: 4
Views: 651

Re: Sonar magnet risk

It shouldn't be too much of an issue, unless you have the magnet near a heading sensor or rate compass which is in the Point One GPS antenna. Keep any magnets at least 3 feet away from those GPS antennas.
by Ken Sauret
Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Gen 3
Replies: 2
Views: 459

Re: Gen 3

Edd is right, just tap to select "Adjust Splits". When you do this a circle with two opposing arrows will show up in the middle of the screen, just drag the circle/arrow to the desired panel sizes. Remember to hit "Save" as you exit so the changes will remain permanent until you ...
by Ken Sauret
Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: HDS Gen 3 Rigging Question - help please
Replies: 5
Views: 798

Re: HDS Gen 3 Rigging Question - help please

If I'm reading your original post correctly, you are using the puck transducer (blue connector) that you had been using with your older LCX units, right? If this is the case you can use the older transducers for your broadband/chirp ducer but the newer transducers are better quality than the older d...
by Ken Sauret
Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: HDS 5 GEN 1 AND X135
Replies: 2
Views: 501

Re: HDS 5 GEN 1 AND X135

The older X series are stand alone sonar units. The do not have an Ethernet port to network with any other units. HDS to HDS is the best way to go.
by Ken Sauret
Mon May 23, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: HdS-12 G3 Image Refresh Issues
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Re: HdS-12 G3 Image Refresh Issues

This is not something I have dealt with before. I would recommend you call Lowrance Customer Care and they may have experience with this issue. Since you have the current software update, you could try to do a soft reset to see if this would reset the unit to run smoothly. If this does not correct t...
by Ken Sauret
Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Hds 9 gen II touch problem
Replies: 7
Views: 853

Re: Hds 9 gen II touch problem

Make sure Lowrance is selected instead of Navionics.
by Ken Sauret
Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Structure scan frequency
Replies: 2
Views: 559

Re: Structure scan frequency

With any sonar frequency, the higher the frequency, the better the detail. On Lowrance Structure Scan, 800 khz will be better definition and detail down to about 80 to 100 feet, then switch to 400 khz. Water wants to absorb sound. The higher the frequency, the quicker the sound is absorbed and there...
by Ken Sauret
Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Problem with new Lowrance gen touch 9
Replies: 1
Views: 552

Re: Problem with new Lowrance gen touch 9

If you disconnect the Ethernet cable and save a waypoint on the console unit and don't have an NMEA network connected, then you just need to go up to the front unit and hit waypoint twice to have it on that unit too.
by Ken Sauret
Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: HDS Gen 3 Standby Issues
Replies: 15
Views: 1270

Re: HDS Gen 3 Standby Issues

Do you have an Ethernet network cable connecting the two units? If so, remove that Ethernet cable and the units will not try to share different transducers. I see you have an LSS on the trolling motor so there is no need for the Ethernet and the problems that network presents with menu and transduce...
by Ken Sauret
Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Soner temp readings
Replies: 1
Views: 398

Re: Soner temp readings

There are times when the unit doesn't read the digital temp reading on your screens. You can try to delete from the Overlay Data the temperature reading and then cycle the unit from off to on. Then when you power up the unit, go to Edit Overlay Data and select the water temperature reading again for...
by Ken Sauret
Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Lake map chips for Loweance
Replies: 3
Views: 577

Re: Lake map chips for Loweance

The only mapping I use outside of the pre loaded mapping in my HDS units is Insight Genesis.

You can go to You Tube and search for videos of "Insight Genesis" or go to www.lowrance.com and click on the Insight Genesis link to learn more.
by Ken Sauret
Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Thanks for the Help
Replies: 1
Views: 345

Re: Thanks for the Help

You are welcome. It was a pleasure to see all the people who attended the Fred Hall Show last week. Lots of people with lots of really good questions. Alot of people purchased Lowrance and Simrad electronics with such great deals at the show. I hope to see everyone and all your friends at next years...
by Ken Sauret
Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Front sonar not picking up fish, console sonar does
Replies: 4
Views: 682

Re: Front sonar not picking up fish, console sonar does

That is the correct setting for the built in transducer. I would not use a built in transducer though. Those are made to work with any make of electronics and are not best for the clearest and precise detail. You will find better results with a Lowrance puck transducer installed on the trolling moto...

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