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Title: Lowrance HDS. 12" or 9"
Post by: Fishin Machine on November 25, 2017, 08:40:51 PM
I decided to get a Lowrance HDS. While looking at the  12" HDS  it seem really big for a 19' sea ranger with the radio on the dash. Does anyone have a 12" fish finder. How is it mounted next to the radio? If not can I  make it fit with a 9" HDS.

Basspro was out of the HDS fish finders so I need to order online. So there is a little time.

Thank you
FM

Title: Re: Lowrance HDS. 12" or 9"
Post by: DevMah on November 25, 2017, 08:50:28 PM
I have the 9 the 12 takes up to much of my dash.
Would have like the 12
Dev
Title: Re: Lowrance HDS. 12" or 9"
Post by: Croaker Stroker on November 25, 2017, 08:55:39 PM
I saw this on Black Friday Sale....

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Lowrance174-HDS-8-Gen2-Combo/1298617.uts?irgwc=1&WT.mc_id=ir12208&utm_source=Idea%20First%20Technologies%20Inc&WT.tsrc=AFF&utm_medium=AFF&rid=10



Oops... sold out.   It was $899
Title: Re: Lowrance HDS. 12" or 9"
Post by: Diablo on November 25, 2017, 10:21:40 PM
I also have a HDS 9 on my 19, very happy with it.
Title: Re: Lowrance HDS. 12" or 9"
Post by: Fishin Machine on November 26, 2017, 09:14:42 AM
Do you think the 12 will fit? I defiantly would have to find a spot for my radio. As I get older and glasses get thicker, it would be nice to see the monitor. I saw Bass pro had the HDS 12 for $1700.00 not on sale, but they are out. They said to go online they are the same price. Well they lied, so now I am waiting one hour for Bass pro to open and try to get that $1700.00 price.

FM
Title: Re: Lowrance HDS. 12" or 9"
Post by: Diablo on November 26, 2017, 09:59:07 AM
I think it would fit but fill the space. My radio is mounted under the top starboard storage bin. I do have a tack and my trim tabs controls that I need to see and reach around to operate. I might have considered a 12 but at the time it was $1000 more looks like some good deals now. Posts some pics.
Title: Re: Lowrance HDS. 12" or 9"
Post by: Mcneilcab on November 26, 2017, 03:49:14 PM
I put a hds 9 gen 2 in my 19ht. Is yours a hardtop? I  mounted my unit above the windshield. It is totally above the windshield and does not block visability.
I can find  a pic if you have a hardtop........I got 3 footed itis  and got a sea legend. I just installed the hds12 gen3 on the dash. The extra size is awesome.
Title: Re: Lowrance HDS. 12" or 9"
Post by: Mcneilcab on November 26, 2017, 03:57:42 PM
Hardtop install
Title: Re: Lowrance HDS. 12" or 9"
Post by: Fishin Machine on November 27, 2017, 11:50:17 AM
Unfortunately I have a soft top. I took the measurements and it will fit, but the radio will need to be moved.
Title: Re: Lowrance HDS. 12" or 9"
Post by: FishAddict on November 27, 2017, 04:13:24 PM
The 12" HDS and VHF is a tight fit on my 21 Ranger, but it does work well on a Ram mount.  It is really nice having the larger screen and chart...Not sure how much difference the 21 Ranger dash is vs the 19 Ranger.  It's been 5 years since I had a 19 Ranger so some of those memories are fading..
Title: Re: Lowrance HDS. 12" or 9"
Post by: FishAddict on November 27, 2017, 04:14:25 PM
Whatever you get spend some money on a high quality transducer.