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scviking posted 07-29-2007 10:16 PM ET (US)   Profile for scviking   Send Email to scviking  
I have a Lowrance X-15 GPS on my [Boston Whaler boat]. I am a novice. I can not get the water depth to register or stop blinking when I try get the depth. Do I need to factory default and if so how?

Brand new Garmin 160 fish finder. It [wont] show water speed nor distance. Whats up?

Plotman posted 07-30-2007 10:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for Plotman  Send Email to Plotman     
My experience is that both Garmin and Lowrance have excellent manuals and customer support. Both problems sound as if they can be solved by reading the manual.

scviking posted 07-30-2007 11:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for scviking  Send Email to scviking     
[T]hanks but [I] bought my [L]owrance with the boat. [N]o manuel was included. [T]ried to print but it was about 90 pages. I will call [L]owrance.

Hello--Please note that it will greatly improve the readability of your writing if you follow the simple third-grade rules of capitalization of the initial letter in your sentences and also use capital letters for proper names. I am certain this is not a particularly onerous burden and hope you will comply.--jimh]

Chuck Tribolet posted 07-30-2007 01:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
Why print it? Just read it online.


Dick E posted 07-30-2007 04:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick E  Send Email to Dick E     
Your Lowrance with the GPS unit will give you speed location and graph as a fish finder. Make sure your transducer is running parallel to the water. Why do you need anything else?
scviking posted 07-30-2007 08:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for scviking  Send Email to scviking     
I won the Garmin depth finder in a contest. My [L]owrance is an older model (non-color). I read it is best not to have all-in-one because if one is not working all may not or if one is stolen all are stolen.
scviking posted 08-08-2007 09:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for scviking  Send Email to scviking     
Thanks JimH for correcting my horrible grammer. I suppose I have been watching my children text message to often and it has begun to rub off on me. I will try to do better. I enjoy this web sit tremendously. I must depart with my second favorite quote:" I feel sorry for someone who can't spell a word more than one way" Samuel Clements aka Mark Twain.
jimh posted 08-09-2007 12:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Spelling we are somewhat liberal in our interpretation, but I do love those initial capital letters. And, oh man, do those young people love to text message each other. Maybe we'll get some writers out of it. I am Irish so writing is in my DNA.

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