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by Ken Sauret
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: buying an Ultrex
Replies: 4
Views: 332

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 6:05 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: buying an Ultrex
Replies: 4
Views: 332

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: 122

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: 122

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: 491

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: 207

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: 283

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: 872

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: 872

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: 293

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.
by Ken Sauret
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: how do i take off
Replies: 2
Views: 637

Re: how do i take off

I'm not sure I have ever seen what you are describing. If you don't mind putting your overlay data on each screen again, I would recommend doing a soft reset which will reset all the settings in the unit back to factory default settings without deleting your saved Waypoints, Routes or Trails you may...
by Ken Sauret
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: 2016 Ranger Z521c
Replies: 0
Views: 930

2016 Ranger Z521c

This boat is no longer for sale. I am going to keep the boat and just sell the Yamaha 250 SHO. There is a listing above about the motor. Thank you, Ken
by Ken Sauret
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: HDS 8 have a compass
Replies: 1
Views: 311

Re: HDS 8 have a compass

The HDS 8 is an older Key Pad unit that I haven't played with for some time so my memory is not good on that older menu setup. One thing you can do is go to the Chart screen and select "North Up" for the map orientation. This way you know which way is North. Therefore the bottom of the scr...
by Ken Sauret
Tue May 15, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: setting time on lowrance gen3 question
Replies: 4
Views: 540

Re: setting time on lowrance gen3 question

If you travel you will need to reset the Time to the local time every instance you change time zones. This is done for a reason. Example, let's say you are fishing a bass tournament on Lake Havasu and you launched out of Lake Havasu City marina, which just about every tournament goes out of. You wan...
by Ken Sauret
Tue May 15, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Ultrex trolling motor connected to Lowrance + Bird
Replies: 8
Views: 1224

Re: Ultrex trolling motor connected to Lowrance + Bird

I don't understand why following a specific contour is so important while fishing. I suppose if you are looking at the wildlife and don't look where you are going it would help but when you are fishing, watch the depth and look for the structure where fish live and fish there. It may not be at a spe...
by Ken Sauret
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Lowrance Carbon/Yamaha question
Replies: 4
Views: 634

Re: Lowrance Carbon/Yamaha question

You will need to do what Marc said and then go to your Pages screen, hit the Edit at the bottom and when you place your choices in a new Page, choose the gauges option. Then you will have a Page that shows all the functions available from the Yamaha interface cable.
by Ken Sauret
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Lowrance/navionics question
Replies: 2
Views: 550

Re: Lowrance/navionics question

Go to the Lowrance web site and check the last update available and make sure it matches the software version in your units. If the Application number is smaller in your units when compared to the number of the software version on the Lowrance web site, then download the latest update on the web sit...
by Ken Sauret
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Need a trolling motor Bracket
Replies: 5
Views: 1005

Re: Need a trolling motor Bracket

I'm hoping to be working on a dedicated tripleshot transducer mount. It will be from ComforTroll and be in the line of Ducer Dolly's that are marketed by Tackle Warehouse. Keep an eye on that site. If you need one sooner, you might get one of the Ducer Dolly's on the Tackle Warehouse site and drill ...
by Ken Sauret
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: Yamaha SHO motor no longer for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 2045

Re: Yamaha SHO motor no longer for sale

I will let everyone know when I am able to sell this motor.
by Ken Sauret
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: Yamaha SHO motor no longer for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 2045

Re: 2015 Yamaha VF250LA SHO Motor for sale $14,000.00

The motor is still available Chad.
by Ken Sauret
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lowrance Hook 2
Replies: 6
Views: 1281

Re: Lowrance Hook 2

I'm not sure where you are at now but the Hook 2 are great units for the money. I have not tried to mount a unit where you need a "gasket" but if you need one that is supplied by Lowrance, any Lowrance dealer can order one for you.
by Ken Sauret
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Lowrance CARBON...BUG?
Replies: 4
Views: 1234

Re: Lowrance CARBON...BUG?

I have a couple Carbons on my boat with no problems at all. I don't run the totalscan ducer so it may be a software issue between those two components. I run an HDI ducer on the trolling motor and a Structure Scan 3D on the rear connected to the console. No problems. If there is a software conflict,...
by Ken Sauret
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: Yamaha SHO motor no longer for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 2045

Re: 2015 Yamaha VF250LA SHO Motor for sale $14,000.00

This motor was built in October of 2015. It is currently on my 2016 Ranger Z521C. The motor has about 10 months of factory warranty and the option to extend for an additional 2 years. There are 213 hours on the motor but I'm still running it so there will be a few more hours. I am sponsored by Yama...
by Ken Sauret
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: Yamaha SHO motor no longer for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 2045

Re: 2015 Yamaha VF250LA SHO Motor for sale $14,000.00

Yes, the Yamaha 250 SHO is still available.
by Ken Sauret
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Transducer Help
Replies: 7
Views: 1021

Re: Transducer Help

I think you are misunderstanding which transducers give you the traditional Broadband Sonar image and which transducer give you the Structure Scan image. Your PDT-WBL transducer you have inside the hull is the only transducer that can give you a Broadband Sonar image. This transducer glued inside th...
by Ken Sauret
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: Yamaha SHO motor no longer for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 2045

Yamaha SHO motor no longer for sale

My Yamaha VF250LA will be for sale later this year. When it is available, I will repost an add on this forum.
by Ken Sauret
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: hds gen 3 battery voltage
Replies: 12
Views: 2639

Re: hds gen 3 battery voltage

The input voltage coming to the head unit can be displayed.
by Ken Sauret
Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: HDS 12 Gen 3 Transducer question. Structure scan or 3d?
Replies: 4
Views: 2073

Re: HDS 12 Gen 3 Transducer question. Structure scan or 3d?

The left, right and down views on a 3D transducer are clearer and stronger that on an LSS-2 transducer. The side views on a 3D transducer will see more detail and produce a picture further out from the boat since there is more value in this transducer. Marc is correct about it being worth the extra ...
by Ken Sauret
Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Elite 7ti Trolling motor Interference Help
Replies: 3
Views: 884

Re: Elite 7ti Trolling motor Interference Help

Marc is correct in his advise to inspect the shaft of the electric trolling motor. The motor itself will produce "noise" that the receiver in the transducer will pick up. Since the unit does not recognize the noise or sound it picked up, the software in the unit just produces a telephone p...
by Ken Sauret
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: ABA toc
Replies: 3
Views: 1010

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: 906

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: 900

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: 2626

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: 2036

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: 646

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: 638

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: 377

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: 2313

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: 3218

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: 1023

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: 803

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: 600

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: 635

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: 532

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: 481

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: 1023

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: 787

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: 1666

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: 2313

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: 683

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...

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