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jimh posted 03-14-2014 09:58 AM ET (US)   Profile for jimh   Send Email to jimh  
Today only, West Marine is offering the Lowrance HDS-5 for only $450. I mention this because at that price an HDS-5 costs less than a simple 4-inch color NMEA-2000 general display like a Garmin GMI 20.

The HDS-5 is a Gen2 model, and it comes with a transducer and electronic charts. The transducer is normally about a $80 item. The charts are the Nautic Insight Great Lakes and Coastal Charts.

I am going to have to give this deal some serious consideration. Just as a dedicated display of engine data, the price is excellent. Throw in a GPS receiver, a chart plotter, electronic charts, and a sophisticated SONAR, it is a helluva deal.


Hoosier posted 03-14-2014 06:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for Hoosier  Send Email to Hoosier     
I just got an email from Lowrance where they have a $200 off deal on HDS Gen 2 Touch going thru April 6.
jimh posted 03-15-2014 07:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
I successfully resisted the urge to buy an HDS-5 at the sale price.
jimh posted 03-17-2014 06:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
The details on the Lowrance HDS Gen2 Touch $200 rebate are found at

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