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I purchased an echo 551dvfishfinder 1 month ago brand new.
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HI there. Keith in Australia here. I have a Lowrance Elite
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The depth finder will show depth for about 3-5 seconds, then
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Jason
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I purchased a Garmin echoMap 50s about 3 weeks ago (June, 2013).
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Good Morning, I have an opportunity to purchase a HDS8 Gen2
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Jason
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Hi , i have an fcv 587 with a airmar tm270w transducer mounted
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Charles
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I recently upgraded my transducer from a B744L to a B260 to
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Hi, I have a Garmin GPSMap2010C and GSD 20 Sounder module
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KKassel
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I have a Lowrance LCX-15MT. my problem is the depth display
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I purchased a Lowance Elite-5 DSI fishfinder October, 2011.
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I was reading online about how the Lowrance "SONAR" works.
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Jeremy R.
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My garmin depth sounder always reads around 3 feet. Even in
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