When I purchased my 2008 Champion the electronics it came with were a Lowrance LCX-38C HD and LCX-28C HD, very impressive sonar units I must say. Last year I did the software update for the LCX-28C HD and attempted to do it for my LCX-38C HD but it wouldnt take the update. I called Lowrance and explained what happened. Because the unit was still under warranty and it ws a discontinued model they offered to upgrade me to the HDS-8 unit, of course I took them up on the offer.
I had been doing extensive research on the optional Lowrance Structure Scan and thought it would be cool to have but was not sure if I should purchase it or not then earlier this year my wife Cindy gave me the OK to purchase the Lowrance Structure Scan to go with my HDS-8 unit so I get it installed at Anglers Marine. At the same time I had them run the ethernet wire to the bow of my boat just incase I happened to get another HDS unit.
I talked about the maiden voyage of the Structure Scan unit in another post, I’ll sum it up here…. The thing is AWESOME! Now of course seeing how I couldnt utilize the Structure Scan on both the console as well as the bow without having to relocate the HDS unit… I think you know what I was thinking huh?
After some smooth talking and explaining that I needed to get another HDS unit Cindy recently gave me the green light to update my LCX-28C HD unit with another HDS unit, WOOO HOOO! After extensive research I couldn’t justify to myself the $500.00 price difference between the HDS-8 and HDS-10 seeing how the only difference between the 2 is the size of the screen.
I did a lot of web searching for the best price on a new unit so I could take advantage of the current Lowrance rebate. After selling my LCX-28C HD unit I placed my order. A couple days later the door bell rings and its Fed Ex with package in hand!
Of course I’ve hooked them both up and played with them in my garage but as of this writing I have not used them on the water. Now if this weather would just stabilize I’ll be able to take the Champion out and give my new toys a try in the field.
The bass don’t stand a chance, HA!
Aint my wife GREAT! I said it before but I’ll say it again, She’s A Keeper!
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