Buying a new fishfinder

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gman2
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Buying a new fishfinder

Postby gman2 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:18 pm

I'm wanting to buy some new units for my boat. Possibly a lowrance HDS-12 and 7 Gen3's. I have NO experience with electronics. My question is, should I go to a shop and have them installed by a pro, or is it something I could do on my own? There is a Bass Pro Shops a few hours from my house. Are they knowledgeable or is that like going to the kid at Home Depot to ask for construction advice? I really don't want to do it myself if I cant set the system up properly and end up taking to a shop anyways. Any advice for this novice is appreciated, Thanks-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

kmah
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Re: Buying a new fishfinder

Postby kmah » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:48 pm

Based on what you are saying and your reluctance to do the installs yourself, I’d seek professional help on the installation.

What city do you live in?

K. Mah

gman2
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Re: Buying a new fishfinder

Postby gman2 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:04 pm

Visalia, Ca.

Trace
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Re: Buying a new fishfinder

Postby Trace » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:57 am

There are some good videos on you tube showing how to install these same units. I added a hds7 with the structure scan transducer. Deciding where to mount it was the biggest decision. I used the transducer shield jack plate mount. It is better protected from potential damage. If you have any questions send me a pm because depending on what you have in your boat now and how you want the units mounted determine how much work is involved.
Tracy


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