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cairotroutcairotrout Georgia Posts: 159 Deckhand
I have a small lowrance on my Egret 189 and wanting to upgrade. Any suggestions. We fish carabelle and Dog Island area in North Florida. Thanks

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  • Egrets LandingEgrets Landing Posts: 952 Officer
    cairotrout wrote: »
    I have a small lowrance on my Egret 189 and wanting to upgrade. Any suggestions. We fish carabelle and Dog Island area in North Florida. Thanks

    1. Simrad NSS evo 9 or 12
    2. Lowrance HDS gen3 9 or 12
  • FlatsBoyFlatsBoy Posts: 1,393 Officer
    1. Simrad NSS evo 9 or 12
    2. Lowrance HDS gen3 9 or 12

    I second the Simrad or Lowrance. Especially with the FMT chip.
  • trponhuntertrponhunter Posts: 249 Deckhand
    Simrad and FMT chip highly recommended - I love my fmt chip. I believe the simrad works better with the fmt chip than lowrance, but egrets landing can clarify.
    *Previous - 2000 Egret 189 carbon w/ vmax 150 - twin rotating prop
    *Previous - 2008 Egret 189 carbon w/ ETEC 150
    *Previous 2010 Beavertail Vengence w/ETEC 90
    *Current - 2015 Beavertail BTV w/ Suzuki 90
  • 91tiger91tiger Posts: 555 Officer
    I have a Lowrance HDS12 on my console and a HDS9 on my bow. The 9 is great up front but it seems so much smaller than the 12 on the console. If you are using mapping cards a lot the 12 is the way to go. I would go ahead and get the Gen 3 HDS since the processor is a good bit faster, it has built in Wi-Fi so you can download software upgrades directly from a wireless network, and the screen is supposed to be much better in sun light. Talk to Kerlee, he has had both the Gen 2 and Gen 3.
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