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KG243

Lowrance H2O Color

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Has anyone had good or bad experinces with these units? I am looking to purchase one and just want to get your guy's feedback. Thanks

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Very good product, very clear screen, easy to operate and if you get the lake master chip then you will have a awesome set up and you wont regret it.

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I am very happy with my H2Oc. Havent had 1 issue with it except I wish it had a bigger screen. Oh that and it goes through batteries fairly quick so I use my external plug in the truck and boat when possible.

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KG243 I love my H2Oc i have the Navionics chip works great i would pay the extra $$ and go with the color unit i think it's well worth it. Alos i would recomend that you put a screen saver on it so it won't get any major scratches on it then you can peel it off when it gets scratched. It does go threw batteries fast but i just hooked it up to my x67 via the 12v adapter and it runs all day no problem. So all and all my experences have been good with it altough the expedition model comes with the built in compass that is very nice so just keep that in mind.

Hope that helps

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I have used mine for three years while fishing and hunting, it has worked well but sometimes if it is overcast it has trouble locking on to satellites. In fact today I did some rainy day scouting for deer and brought it with to mark points of interest it DID NOT find my location in the 2 1/2 hours that I was out there. That was quite disappointing.

The H20 seems to work good on the lake in the open but the technology is a few years old, could there be something better? The GPS companies are always improving.

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I want to use it for hunting also, would hooking up one of the external antanas be a good idea so i could lock onto satelites better? I dont want to be out in the woods with a useless paper weight! I hunt back in on a WMA more then 2 miles so I need to know it will have my back.

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In fact today I did some rainy day scouting for deer and brought it with to mark points of interest it DID NOT find my location in the 2 1/2 hours that I was out there. That was quite disappointing.

Where did you have it when it wasn't locking in. Did you ever turn the unit off and try to restart it? Sometimes a re-boot will help out and having it in a satelite friendly spot is key. I have had small issues with mine, however 2.5 hours is pretty extreme. The longest mine hiccuped was for about 10 minutes. We hunt in Blackduck in the middle of nowhere and it was my saving grace to find my tree last year. A clear cut changed my route and I don't think I ever would have found it without that thing.

Trust me you won't have to worry about only having a high priced paperweight with you 2 miles in.

CA

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I just marked all my treestands and trails this weekend up in Finlayson area connecting to the solana state forest.... worked fine for me.

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Originally Posted By: nicolas hanson
In fact today I did some rainy day scouting for deer and brought it with to mark points of interest it DID NOT find my location in the 2 1/2 hours that I was out there. That was quite disappointing.

Where did you have it when it wasn't locking in. Did you ever turn the unit off and try to restart it? Sometimes a re-boot will help out and having it in a satelite friendly spot is key. I have had small issues with mine, however 2.5 hours is pretty extreme. The longest mine hiccuped was for about 10 minutes. We hunt in Blackduck in the middle of nowhere and it was my saving grace to find my tree last year. A clear cut changed my route and I don't think I ever would have found it without that thing.

Trust me you won't have to worry about only having a high priced paperweight with you 2 miles in.

CA

sometimes I re calibrate the compass on my expedition and it will work fine in all areas I go to try that too.

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I bought the BW version. The reason was I wasn't sure if I would use it very much. Man is it handy. When I replace this one it will be with a color unit. Either one would be nice to have.

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I have the Expidition C - I've been pretty happy so far. Burns through the batteries though. At times it can take a while for it to aquire your position - usually just a minor inconvinience.

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