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    I'm looking replacing my old graph and man things have gotten confusing, not that it's hard to confuse me but anyway I'm looking at a Lowrance hds 7 gen 3. What I'm wondering is it worth the extra money to go with a 3D transducer vs. a total scan transducer, the total scan will give both side image and down image and you can overlay the two. 1100.00 vs. 1700.00
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    This is just my opinion, but if Lowrance is the way you want to go I'd go with total scan. Run it get used to it. Do a bunch of reading on the 3D and later if you think you want or need it you can always buy it used. See a few for sale on BassBoatcentral so that tells me that some folks aren't enamored with it. Lot of money to have something your not really happy with.
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    Hey Cray, Thanks for your response I believe your right I'm going to wait on the 3D . I'm not necessarily a Lowrance die hard , I have used Lowrance most of my life. What unit would you recommend I'm definitely open to opinions from anyone 1000.00 a lot of money for a blue collar redneck like myself

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    Friend is a Lowrance guy. He has a HDs 10 or 12 on console. He talked with Brian at BBG marine and ended up buying the Elite 9 with regular transducer because it performs same functions as HDS and can be networked to his existing unit. Elite saves you a few dollars. In your case for your budget I'm posting this one. It's a 7 in.
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    Now having said all that, I have a Humminbird 998 and a 597. I find them a little simpler for me to use. The new Helix units are very impressive and have a great price point on the 7 or 9 in models. Most guys love them but on a couple of Facebook pages for Humminbird I'm starting to see complaints about problems with SI on some of them. They do have a great picture on the screens compared to older units. My best recommendation is call Brian at BBG marine. Tell him what you are looking for in a unit, how you would be using it. He is a sponsor on here and a great guy to do business with. He will explain everything to you so you can understand it and will not try to over sell you on something you don't need.

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