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by Ken Sauret
Tue Jul 13, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: 12 or 16 Live?
Replies: 2
Views: 496

Re: 12 or 16 Live?

I have had 4 12 Lives on my boat at one time, two at each location and love it. I currently have two 12 Lives up front which is good for the Active Target on the trolling motor. I have a 16 Live at the console and I'm almost ready to go back to two 12 Lives instead of the 16 Live. I like the options...
by Ken Sauret
Thu May 13, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Boat icon on chart point 1 and ghost puck placement
Replies: 1
Views: 468

Re: Boat icon on chart point 1 and ghost puck placement

Unfortunately I don't know of any way to change the size of the boat icon. I believe this is because when you zoom in and out the icon stays the same size. It stays the same size so when you zoom in or zoom out, the boat icon doesn't disappear or be too small to see.
by Ken Sauret
Thu May 13, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Advice on good fish finder to pair with Lowrance Ghost
Replies: 3
Views: 921

Re: Advice on good fish finder to pair with Lowrance Ghost

I agree with the previous posts. The HDS Live will be the best pairing to the Ghost Trolling Motor.
by Ken Sauret
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: 2020 Ranger Z520L (SOLD)
Replies: 22
Views: 7093

Re: 2020 Ranger Z520L

This boat is equipped with a Minn Kota and I will only run a Lowrance Ghost Trolling Motor for the reasons mentioned and many more. I will only run the Yamaha SHO! No Mercury for me ever, sorry!
by Ken Sauret
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: 2020 Ranger Z520L (SOLD)
Replies: 22
Views: 7093

Re: 2020 Ranger Z520L

That is the perfect boat except for the big motor and possibly it having a Lowrance Ghost Trolling Motor. I just can't bring myself to buy a Mercury, I'm partial to a Yamaha 250 SHO so if anyone out there has a Ranger Z520 or Z521 with a Yamaha SHO for sale, let me know.
by Ken Sauret
Fri May 01, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Lowrance Ghost and Ranger Z522D
Replies: 4
Views: 1359

Re: Lowrance Ghost and Ranger Z522D

A 47 inch shaft is fine as long as you don't want too much of the shaft sticking up above the mount. In very rough water you may have the motor come out of the water at the top of a wave but that is such an infrequent experience, I don't believe it is an issue. I would get the 47 inch Lowrance Ghost...
by Ken Sauret
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Connecting two Lowrance units
Replies: 4
Views: 1828

Re: Connecting two Lowrance units

I would also look at the performance of the units and what you are expecting out of them. For the cost of an additional transducer you will have better results and the units will live up to your expectations.
by Ken Sauret
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Lowrance Eithernet Question
Replies: 2
Views: 726

Re: Lowrance Eithernet Question

You will need to check the Send Waypoint and Receive Waypoint in Settings. To do this hit the pages key and go to Network. In Network go down to NMEA 2000 and hit enter. Make sure the Send and Receive Waypoints are turned on in all 3 units.
by Ken Sauret
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: 2018 Ranger Z520L with Yamaha 250 SHO for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 1719

2018 Ranger Z520L with Yamaha 250 SHO for sale

I have a 2018 Ranger Z520L with a Yamaha 250 SHO for sale. The boat is in excellent condition. The boat has a single console that is black, the 1 and 3 Ranger stripes are black and the number 2 stripe is gunmetal. The pin striping is Canadian Blue. I have two 8 foot Power Pole Blades on the boat, Ra...
by Ken Sauret
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Adapter help
Replies: 4
Views: 1080

Re: Adapter help

Structure Scan on the trolling motor is one of the best tools I have. I have won tournaments using that technology on my trolling motor. Don't always listen to other people. Use something on your boat and make up your own mind if it is a viable tool.
by Ken Sauret
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Unknown horizontal lines
Replies: 3
Views: 843

Re: Unknown horizontal lines

You might try changing the surface clarity to different settings to see if you can get that surface clutter cleaned up.
by Ken Sauret
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: 2018 Ranger Z520L with Yamaha 250 SHO for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 2029

2018 Ranger Z520L with Yamaha 250 SHO for sale

I have a 2018 Ranger Z520L with a Yamaha 250 SHO for sale. The boat is in excellent condition. The boat has a single console that is black, the 1 and 3 Ranger stripes are black and the number 2 stripe is gunmetal. The pin striping is Canadian Blue. I have two 8 foot Power Pole Blades on the boat, Ra...
by Ken Sauret
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Has any encountered these spaces in top and bottom lines of HDS 12
Replies: 7
Views: 1837

Re: Has any encountered these spaces in top and bottom lines of HDS 12

This is one of those instances where I would want to be in the boat and look at a bunch of settings to see if this could be solved. Where are you located? I am in Paso Robles. Is there any way to get together on the water? Possibly on Lake Nacimiento?
by Ken Sauret
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Fish finder to battery
Replies: 4
Views: 1287

Re: Fish finder to battery

"Another battery" is a good idea but most people don't have room for another battery in the back of their boat. Do what I did and change out your old 2 stroke for a 4 stroke. This way the oil tank is removed and now you have room for the additional battery. I placed a second battery in the...
by Ken Sauret
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ghost noise
Replies: 9
Views: 4407

Re: Ghost noise

This thing about the Ghost being louder than any of the other motors on the market, think about the trolling motor prop turning in the water. That will create more noise that any fish will hear/feel way before any sound from the motor will be an issue. Learn how to keep your foot off the button and ...
by Ken Sauret
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Nav info displayed on chart screen
Replies: 1
Views: 713

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: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Lost Temp reading with latest software updates
Replies: 10
Views: 1610

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: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Elite T!5 - problems jigging
Replies: 1
Views: 677

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: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: HDS Carbon - shuts off
Replies: 3
Views: 1503

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: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Hds gen3 and 2 issues
Replies: 1
Views: 1012

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: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: HDS Carbon - shuts off
Replies: 3
Views: 1503

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: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Lowrance Helpwith HDS Carbon
Replies: 5
Views: 1445

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: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Lowrance Helpwith HDS Carbon
Replies: 5
Views: 1445

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: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: 3D Scan or 3 in 1 transducer
Replies: 2
Views: 833

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: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Updating units
Replies: 1
Views: 740

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: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Lowrance Elite 9 Ti with Ultrex Transducer
Replies: 3
Views: 1969

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: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: 3 in 1 Transducer
Replies: 1
Views: 795

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: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Chart display not aligned with location
Replies: 1
Views: 643

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: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Elite TI2 Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 2885

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: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Hds 12 gen 2. Total scan transducer
Replies: 2
Views: 909

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: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Cut transducer signal cord Q?
Replies: 2
Views: 640

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: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: New HDs live broken screen
Replies: 10
Views: 2754

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: 1286

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: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: transducer location
Replies: 3
Views: 2405

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: 1286

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: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Totalscan Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1153

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: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: transducer location
Replies: 3
Views: 2405

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: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: HDS Live 7 GPS
Replies: 2
Views: 911

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: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Question re Case Screws on HDS7
Replies: 2
Views: 527

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: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Totalscan Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1153

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: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Help with transducers gen 3 to new live?
Replies: 2
Views: 776

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: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Using Lowrance SideScan to find the juice on the California Delta with Ken Mah VIDEO
Replies: 4
Views: 1704

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: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Using Lowrance SideScan to find the juice on the California Delta with Ken Mah VIDEO
Replies: 4
Views: 1704

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: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Lowrance Elite TI issue
Replies: 13
Views: 9110

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: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Elite ti mercury readout
Replies: 4
Views: 1044

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: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Elite ti mercury readout
Replies: 4
Views: 1044

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: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: No Structure Scan on Carbon
Replies: 2
Views: 1330

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: 1059

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: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Lowarance Time Issue
Replies: 21
Views: 6132

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...

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