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by Ken Sauret
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Nav info displayed on chart screen
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Re: Nav info displayed on chart screen

I don't use that feature personally but any and all digital information you can view on any screen will be in the "Overly Data" menu. Go to the "Edit Overlay Data" option where you can look at all the GPS options available to view on any screen you are working with. Look in the O...
by Ken Sauret
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Lost Temp reading with latest software updates
Replies: 10
Views: 291

Re: Lost Temp reading with latest software updates

There are times during a software update that a Lowrance unit will not recognize a source for a certain reading like temperature or time. Go to Networking and then to Data Sources, hit Sonar and make sure the Temperature is getting it's data from the correct transducer or remote temp sensor you may ...
by Ken Sauret
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Elite T!5 - problems jigging
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Re: Elite T!5 - problems jigging

To see any bait dropped to the bottom on any Lowrance unit, the problem I see more than any other is the bait is seen at first and then disappears from the screen. The user error here is the fact that there is some drift to the boat and the limited view of the traditional sonar is not hitting the ba...
by Ken Sauret
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: HDS Carbon - shuts off
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Re: HDS Carbon - shuts off

Thank you for the update. Calling Lowrance Customer Care was the right thing to do at this point.
by Ken Sauret
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Hds gen3 and 2 issues
Replies: 1
Views: 251

Re: Hds gen3 and 2 issues

This is a little confusing to address with your explanations. I would suggest going to a reputable boat dealer who is also a Lowrance dealer and have them troubleshoot the issues. The first issue sounds like you could have a bare wire and a short is happening somewhere between your unit and the batt...
by Ken Sauret
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: HDS Carbon - shuts off
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Re: HDS Carbon - shuts off

The only thing I can think of is the software has an issue. I would call Lowrance customer care and maybe they can remove and reinstall the software to get rid of the bug.
by Ken Sauret
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Lowrance Helpwith HDS Carbon
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Re: Lowrance Helpwith HDS Carbon

Take a couple pictures of the mounting position of the Structure Scan transducer with the motor trimmed all the way down to make sure there is no interference to the sides of the ducer.
by Ken Sauret
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Lowrance Helpwith HDS Carbon
Replies: 5
Views: 381

Re: Lowrance Helpwith HDS Carbon

What do you want your screens to "look like"? Please explain how the ones you see are different from the default screens on your units. I can help you get to where you want to be without being on the water with you.
by Ken Sauret
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: 3D Scan or 3 in 1 transducer
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Re: 3D Scan or 3 in 1 transducer

The 3 in 1 ducer picture is very good but the technology is based on that of the LSS 3D ducer. If you have the 3D ducer already, don't change.
by Ken Sauret
Sat May 18, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Updating units
Replies: 1
Views: 252

Re: Updating units

An update downloaded from the Lowrance web site for a certain model should work in all units of that model.
by Ken Sauret
Fri May 17, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Lowrance Elite 9 Ti with Ultrex Transducer
Replies: 3
Views: 391

Re: Lowrance Elite 9 Ti with Ultrex Transducer

If it was my boat, I would take your totalscan ducer off the old motor and put it on the Ultrex. Even though you don't use the side scan that much, there are times when going down a bank if you watch the deep water side of the scan, you will see some sort of structure that you can throw to. These ar...
by Ken Sauret
Thu May 16, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: 3 in 1 Transducer
Replies: 1
Views: 223

Re: 3 in 1 Transducer

I don't believe it makes any difference. The best way to find out is to mount it for yourself and compare the picture you get. If you perceive one to be better than the other, use that one!
by Ken Sauret
Wed May 08, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Chart display not aligned with location
Replies: 1
Views: 221

Re: Chart display not aligned with location

The preloaded chart data in the Lowrance units are "general" representations of the body of water you are on. This is why the screen that you "Accept" when the unit boots up indicates that you agree not to use this unit for navigation. You must always look in front of you while n...
by Ken Sauret
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Elite TI2 Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1042

Re: Elite TI2 Questions

Another thing that Fisherman's can help with it to make sure the unit has the correct transducer selected in it so the unit knows which ducer it is using to give the head unit a signal. Fisherman's can also check the placement of the transducer itself to make sure it is in the water without any obst...
by Ken Sauret
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Hds 12 gen 2. Total scan transducer
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Re: Hds 12 gen 2. Total scan transducer

Yes, if you have the current update in it.
by Ken Sauret
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Cut transducer signal cord Q?
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: Cut transducer signal cord Q?

In my experience, you will have better performance from your transducer and the sonar picture on your unit if you just buy a new transducer. They run about $70.00 or so.
by Ken Sauret
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: New HDs live broken screen
Replies: 10
Views: 720

Re: New HDs live broken screen

This is likely not a covered failure under the warranty description but I would still call Lowrance Customer Care as they have helped in less likely situations, no guarantee's though. Call Lowrance Customer Care at 1-800-628-4487 and see what if anything they can do for you.
by Ken Sauret
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: 2017 Yamaha VF250LA SHO for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 834

Re: 2017 Yamaha VF250LA SHO for sale

I've received lots of calls asking me why I am selling the motor so I thought I would post the reason here to let everyone know. I am on the Yamaha Pro Staff and get a new motor each year. I have a new 250 SHO in a crate waiting at my dealer so I need to move this one first. It is easier to sell a m...
by Ken Sauret
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: transducer location
Replies: 3
Views: 572

Re: transducer location

An HDI transducer gives you these two views of the two different sonar types. I have not tried one on a Live unit so I don't know how it works. I put an HDS Live on the front of my boat and got the HDS Live with the 3 in 1 ducer to put on the trolling motor. This way I have the traditional Broadband...
by Ken Sauret
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: 2017 Yamaha VF250LA SHO for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 834

2017 Yamaha VF250LA SHO for sale

I am selling my 2017 250 SHO that is on my Ranger. I just got a new one and need to get it broke in. My mechanic just checked the hours on this motor and there is 33.4 hours on it as of February 8, 2019. The motor has warranty until 2022 I believe, still looking for that paperwork. I can work with y...
by Ken Sauret
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Totalscan Question
Replies: 5
Views: 546

Re: Totalscan Question

Thank you Edd. I have never tried one on a Gen 2 so I wasn't sure.
by Ken Sauret
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: transducer location
Replies: 3
Views: 572

Re: transducer location

When you have a Ranger with the setback transom, most people mount the transducer flush on the bottom of the setback with the cable pointing towards the motor or back of the boat. To do this, drill six holes in the fiberglass for the mounting screws, you might need to tap the holes with threads to a...
by Ken Sauret
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: HDS Live 7 GPS
Replies: 2
Views: 330

Re: HDS Live 7 GPS

Yes, you can measure distance from a Waypoint. The accuracy will depend on the EPE, Estimated Position Error, on any given day.
by Ken Sauret
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Question re Case Screws on HDS7
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: Question re Case Screws on HDS7

I would not open any Lowrance unit unless it is a throw away unit and you are just curious. Call Lowrance anyway and see what, if anything, they can do. You may be surprised.
by Ken Sauret
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Totalscan Question
Replies: 5
Views: 546

Re: Totalscan Question

Ken Sauret here. I have never plugged one into a Gen 2 so I can not speak to this from experience. I used mine on an HDS Carbon 12 on the trolling motor and was very happy with the Structure Scan at my feet from the front of my Ranger. If you want to have Left, Right and Down Scan of Structure Scan ...
by Ken Sauret
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Help with transducers gen 3 to new live?
Replies: 2
Views: 354

Re: Help with transducers gen 3 to new live?

Do some searching on You Tube and see all the videos to help you see what is available. I believe the "Live" ducers are yet to be released.
by Ken Sauret
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Using Lowrance SideScan to find the juice on the California Delta with Ken Mah VIDEO
Replies: 4
Views: 1108

Re: Using Lowrance SideScan to find the juice on the California Delta with Ken Mah VIDEO

Also, I noticed you have two 12 inch screens on a Bass Boat Technologies mount at the console of your Ranger. I got that mount also and love having all that screen surface available for what I need to see while fishing and looking for stuff to fish. I run one of my HDS 12's with a split screen of 1/...
by Ken Sauret
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Using Lowrance SideScan to find the juice on the California Delta with Ken Mah VIDEO
Replies: 4
Views: 1108

Re: Using Lowrance SideScan to find the juice on the California Delta with Ken Mah VIDEO

Great video Ken! It takes just a very small amount of time to see what "grass" looks like on the Structure Scan and the side Scan shows it so well. You are so correct. Not all the grass grows all the way to the surface and this is a great way to find those grass lines that those who fish o...
by Ken Sauret
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Lowrance Elite TI issue
Replies: 13
Views: 2923

Re: Lowrance Elite TI issue

To load a new software update into any Lowrance unit, first go to lowrance.com and make sure the software available on the web site is newer than the version in your unit. To do this, in the menu on your unit find System and go to the bottom of that menu and hit "About". In this menu look ...
by Ken Sauret
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Elite ti mercury readout
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Re: Elite ti mercury readout

I have a Yamaha SHO and it works fine. I know the Evinrude engines are compatible with the readouts but just not sure about how much access Mercury has given Lowrance for that data. Thanks for checking with Lowrance Customer Care.
by Ken Sauret
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Elite ti mercury readout
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Re: Elite ti mercury readout

I'm not sure if there is a way for the Elite Ti to read the data from a Mercury motor. Mercury had their Smart Craft system proprietary for years and then allowed Lowrance to read data on their HDS units. I'm just not sure about the Elite Ti units. Call Lowrance customer care or go to lowrance.com a...
by Ken Sauret
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: No Structure Scan on Carbon
Replies: 2
Views: 640

Re: No Structure Scan on Carbon

The Carbon unit reads the Structure Scan by plugging the transducer cable directly into the back of the unit. You will need a short converter cable to go from LSS 1 to the Carbon unit. A Carbon unit has a plug receptor on the back of it that is designed to accept an LSS 2 transducer, the pin configu...
by Ken Sauret
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fish Finders
Replies: 3
Views: 729

Re: Fish Finders

Jay is right, too many questions to give a good recommendation that would be best for your type of fishing and meeting your expectations. Call Jay!
by Ken Sauret
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Lowarance Time Issue
Replies: 21
Views: 2834

Re: Lowarance Time Issue

The best information I have to this point on the lost time issue is that the United States Air Force is conducting some testing with the GPS satellites and this is somehow creating an issue with our units keeping correct time or any time at all. This will pass and everything will return to normal wh...
by Ken Sauret
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Lowarance Time Issue
Replies: 21
Views: 2834

Re: Lowarance Time Issue

I have not had any issue with my HDS Carbons but in the past if any overlay data stopped reading just go to "Edit Overlay Data" and delete the item, in this case delete the Time. Then go back into Edit Overlay Data and reinstall it on each screen. If you need to change the time, go to the ...
by Ken Sauret
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Elite Ti2 transducer
Replies: 6
Views: 1784

Re: Elite Ti2 transducer

I agree with fishpharmer. The totalscan transducer is the best option to have traditional sonar, and all the views of Structure Scan at your feet while fishing. You have left, right and down scan along with Broadband Sonar all in one transdcuer and Jim Slusher at Comfortroll has a custom bracket tha...
by Ken Sauret
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Lowrance confusion?
Replies: 7
Views: 1582

Re: Lowrance confusion?

Jeff Bradshaw, have you gone into the "Edit Overlay Data" and deleted the Time, then go back into Edit Overlay Data and reinstall the Time on each screen. Any overlay data that stops showing sometimes needs to be deleted and reinstalled to work.
by Ken Sauret
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Lowrance confusion?
Replies: 7
Views: 1582

Re: Lowrance confusion?

Hello Scott, As for the Time issue. Go to the System menu and find Time. Here you can set your local time and make sure the settings are correct. Your traditional sonar or Broadband sonar is a separate ducer from the Structure Scan transducer. The Broadband ducer is likely glued into the bilge area ...
by Ken Sauret
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Ulltrex transducer
Replies: 5
Views: 865

Re: Ulltrex transducer

Please explain your ducer. Is it a puck style or a skimmer? Does it have the brass insert on the bottom if it is a puck style or on the oval back if it is a skimmer? To make this easy, answer the questions above yourself and then choose the following model numbers for the transducer you have. If it ...
by Ken Sauret
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Hds 8 thru hull transducer
Replies: 2
Views: 495

Re: Hds 8 thru hull transducer

The transducer you used on your HDS Gen 1 unit is the right choice for the new boat. You can either glue into the bilge of your new boat the PD/WBL which is the puck type ducer or an HST/WBL which is the skimmer type transducer. The internal components of each transducer are the same, it is just the...
by Ken Sauret
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: transducer selection
Replies: 2
Views: 654

Re: transducer selection

You can also choose to run a Totalscan transducer on your trolling motor. This way you get traditional sonar and down scan like in the HDI transducer that Len suggested, which is a great choice, but with the new trolling motor mount that Jim Slusher from the Comfortroll fame is making the Totalscan ...
by Ken Sauret
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: buying an Ultrex
Replies: 3
Views: 1246

Re: buying an Ultrex

I have HDS Carbon 12's on my Ranger along with an Ultrex and run a Totalscan transducer on the trolling motor. This way I have traditional Broadband Sonar, Left, Right and Down Scan of the Structure Scan right at my feet. Call Jim Slusher at Jim's Pro Bass Tackle for the trolling motor mount that wi...
by Ken Sauret
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Which Navionics Chip is best?
Replies: 7
Views: 1149

Re: Which Navionics Chip is best?

It is always a good idea to go to a shop who sells the chips and has units on display so you can see what is on the chip and check out your personal fishing areas and see if that is the data you want to see. If it is, buy the chip, if it is not helpful, don't buy the chip.
by Ken Sauret
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Which Navionics Chip is best?
Replies: 7
Views: 1149

Re: Which Navionics Chip is best?

It is always a good idea to go to a shop who sells the chips and has units on display so you can see what is on the chip and check out your personal fishing areas and see if that is the data you want to see. If it is, buy the chip, if it is not helpful, don't buy the chip.
by Ken Sauret
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Lowrance
Replies: 3
Views: 929

Re: Lowrance

The HDS units do have very intuitive menus and are very easy to navigate. The customization features on the HDS far surpass those of the cheaper Hook series or the Elite TI series for that matter. You won't be unhappy with the HDS Gen 3.
by Ken Sauret
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: hds gen three water temp
Replies: 2
Views: 602

Re: hds gen three water temp

Your digital water temp is part of Edit Overlay Data. If it is not working, delete it and replace it again on the screen you want it on. Configure the water temp to make it what you want it to look like. Now go to Networking under Settings, choose Sonar and go to Water Temp. Change the Scope from Gl...
by Ken Sauret
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Sidescan not working
Replies: 1
Views: 694

Re: Sidescan not working

This would take someone getting on your boat and looking through lots of settings and how the installation of the transducer is along with wiring possibilities. Go to your local Lowrance dealer for help.
by Ken Sauret
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: Boat and Motor SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 991

Re: 2016 Yamaha SHO VF250LA outboard motor for sale

This motor has sold and the Ranger Z521C.
by Ken Sauret
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: Boat and Motor SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 991

Boat and Motor SOLD

The 2016 RangerZ521C and the Yamaha VF250LA SHO is sold
by Ken Sauret
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: GPS antenna with aluminum boat
Replies: 1
Views: 608

Re: GPS antenna with aluminum boat

Just make sure the GPS antenna has a clear view of the sky without any aluminum blocking the sky. It can be mounted to any surface without any harmful effect.

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