Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
meathunter

lowrance software update version 2.3

7 posts in this topic

I have a lcx-38c with the old 2.0 version installed and was wondering if anyone has put this 2.3 on and tried it out? After talking with a guy from cabelas he said people were haveing issues with this. My problems are in shallow water and in the weeds and this download was supposed to address the shallow water issue. I dont see any downloads to go back to the 2.0 so i am very hesitant to do this any comments?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've got the LCX-27C and it originally had the 2.1 version when I got it this spring. I also was having problems losing bottom with shallow water and/or thicker weed growth and thought maybe it was the transducer. I had nothing to lose and figured I'd try updating to version 2.3 before replacing the transducer, and now the unit works perfect.

I think it would be interesting to see if anyone else has good/bad experiences with the 2.3 version though.....I'd hate to have you upgrade and then have problems without being able to return it to your previous version.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have the 27 also and did the upgrade to 2.3 and at first it gave me problems but now it has gotten alot better..still lose bottom at high speeds in deeper water but dont have alot of problems in the shallow water...If you upgrade and it doesnt do what you expect you can always call lowrance and they can email you the downgrade back to the 2.0 all you need is a mmc card to load the 2.0 version onto it and load it back in your unit..I had called and got the version i had on my 27 when i first had loaded the 2.3 because i wasnt happy with it..but it has worked out so i havent loaded the older version back on my unit..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

gofishingtom do you think you could send me that 2.0 version if i still have problems after upgradeing to 2.3? Going to the lake today with a new transducer and the upgrade will try the td first but probably will install that upgrade sure would make me feel better knowing i could go back.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

meathunter...I don't have the 2.0 version when i wanted to downgrade i needed to downgrade to 1.6 so that's what i have but if you call lowrance they can email you the 2.0 version and then all you have to do is load it on a mmc card..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I did it. I now have a total of 3 transducers i got one for a lcx-17m that i bought last year and one with the lcx-38chd that i bought this year and the new one that i got for half price cause my warranty on the 17 was up. The new transducer i got took care of most of the problems meaning i have two junk ones. I still had problems in under 10fow and in the weeds. I hung it out and loaded the 2.3 version and wow what a difference. The lake i was on bottomed out at 40 fow and this read great up on plane wide open. You could see the thermocline and transitions Guess this is finnaly working the way it should. I did notice i had my sensitivity down around 32 in the shallow weeds though but you could still see fish and the bottom. Now my next project trying to get lowrance to replace one of my transducers at no cost so i can install the 17 on the bow. Do the update you can always go back.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's great news......glad to hear that the update worked as well for you as it did for me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Glad to hear you're back up and running again.          
    • I got my boat back today and it runs great now but the mechanic said I had too many idling hours on it and it had a lot of carbon build up. I have trolled a lot with this motor . It has ran great but I did have  this recent issue with it where I had to bring it in and it runs good now. Mechanic recommended run it more often at higher rpm's.  For those that troll with their main engine,  how often do you run in a higher rpm's? I  use carbon guard  and thought that that would prevent the carbon buildup.  If I trolled for three or four hours at a higher RPM would that be too much ?          
    • Saw some reports from Algoma that looks like fishing has picked up some out there and some bigger fish being caught. I'm not ready for snow yet but I hope we actually get some this year. 
    • Well I got it done. I got some bolts washers and rubber grommets. I drilled holes in the counter top. then brought the bolt up through it put a 1/2in rubber spacer then a washer and bolted right into the bolt holes where the leg levels went. It looks nice and will be nice not having to put the fridge up and down every time a guy moves the ice castle and should hold fine driving down the road.         Nice exactly what I need to finish the project, so the fridge door doesn't fly open when driving down the road.
    •     https://www.amazon.com/Safety-1st-Multi-Purpose-Appliance-2-Count/dp/B00AS693R2/ref=sr_1_2_s_it?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1500560852&sr=1-2&keywords=appliance%2Block&th=1
    •   And it has some sort of virus.
    • The boat is getting lots of use,,,, Heading to Algoma july 29th and back to Isle Royale later in august 
    • You're bolting a mini fridge to a countertop but worried that a tie down strap will make it look trashy? OK then.
    • The strong rainfall of the last few weeks was compounded this week with more rain accompanied by high winds, thunder and lightning, as well as several tornado watches across the state. Downed trees and branches and flooding was reported at numerous state properties throughout south western and south central Wisconsin. State park crews were actively clearing roads and trails, and we're expected to have additional updates before the weekend. Anyone planning on visiting a property in these areas is urged to contact the property directly for the latest conditions.Water levels across the state are still elevated and this week's rains means sand bars will likely be in short supply again on the lower Wisconsin River. With the high fast moving water many kayakers and tubers are taking advantage of the situation. A group of kayakers on the Peshtigo River said with the fast water they shaved an hour off the time it normally would take them for a river trip.Wild weather has put a damper on fishing pressure across the state and there are isolated reports of partially submerged fishing piers. Anglers have reported some success for catfish on the St. Croix River and anglers have been having success fishing the Flambeau River for musky, walleye, northern pike and bass. Largemouth bass fishing has picked up with high waters in Dane County rivers and there were reports of an uptick in walleye and perch are coming in from Lake Winnebago. .
  • Our Sponsors