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Lowrance LST 3800 v. Humminbird HDR 610
|Author||Topic: Lowrance LST 3800 v. Humminbird HDR 610|
posted 11-30-2009 02:04 PM ET (US)
I [may] install a depthsounder and was looking for opinions on two models:
I just want a simple two-inch gauge that will let me know the kids can dive head-first into the water. Any thoughts and experiences with them?
posted 11-30-2009 03:57 PM ET (US)
I've got the Humminbird HDR610 on the Whaler and the C-Dory. It works great for what you describe and it's very reasonably priced.
posted 11-30-2009 09:46 PM ET (US)
Where did you mount the transducer on the hull? 8" from center? Does it manage to show depth even at speed?
Thanks for your feedback :)
posted 11-30-2009 11:06 PM ET (US)
I didn't mount them myself on either boat, and it's been awhile since I've seen either boat. But my recollection is that the transducer on the Whaler is mounted under the swim platform on the port side, which has got to be more than 8" from the center. I think the one on the C-Dory is mounted about 12" to the starboard of center.
The important thing is that they have a smooth flow of water. They read the depth fine at speed.
posted 12-01-2009 10:08 AM ET (US)
I don’t have any experience with the Lowrance unit you mention, but I’ve had Humminbird HDR610s on my last two boats. I never encountered any problems with either sounder. Easy installation. Easy to use. I also like the keel offset feature. I think the HDR610s tend to lose some accuracy at extreme depths, but I can't imagine that would be too much of a problem on a Montauk 17. It’s certainly never been a [concern] for me.
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