Does an HDS Gen 1 slow down a Gen 2 setup?
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Posted on Thursday Sep 19, 2013 at 3:04 PM  
I've got an HDS 7 Gen 2 with a structure scan box. I love it. Been thinking about trying to pick up a used HDS 5 Gen 1 for the bow of the boat (trolling motor) - so that I could run a network cable from my Structure Scan box to the bow and have SC at the trolling motor hot seat also. Question is - how does that work. Has anyone tried that (putting a Gen 1 on a Gen 2 SC box)? What are the pros and cons? Will the HDS 5 Gen 1 slow down the output Structure Scan box in any way, or be too slow to display? I've heard that the Gen 1's are significantly slower than the Gen 2's. 
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Posted on Thursday Sep 19, 2013 at 3:40 PM  
The Gen 1 would display Structure Scan. Remember the transducer is on the back of the boat though. The Gen 1 would not display "Structure Map". Don't honestly know about the slow down issue though.
Steve Carroll Hybrid/Striper Guide Skiatook Lake Fishing Guides, Lowrance Pro Staff, Zebco Brands Pro Staff, Yeti Pro Staff, Costa Del Mar Pro Staff, Mercury/Motor Guide Pro Team.





Posted on Friday Sep 20, 2013 at 8:32 AM  
You shouldn't experience any slow down issues.  I've run a Gen 1 with my Gen 2 and with my Touch and never had any issues.
Posted on Friday Sep 20, 2013 at 8:35 AM  
Rottie - thanks for that feedback... sweet

Steve - Would the Gen 1 display the side views and structure scan screens?
           Please remind me what the "Structure Map" is?
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Posted on Friday Sep 20, 2013 at 8:41 AM  
You can hook up to 3 displays to your Structure Scan box. The Gen 1 will display whatever the box puts out. so yes to your first question. Structure Map is a feature that was added with Gen 2 and the faster processor. It displays the side scan image as an overlay on your map screen.
Steve Carroll Hybrid/Striper Guide Skiatook Lake Fishing Guides, Lowrance Pro Staff, Zebco Brands Pro Staff, Yeti Pro Staff, Costa Del Mar Pro Staff, Mercury/Motor Guide Pro Team.





Posted on Friday Sep 20, 2013 at 4:53 PM  
Thanks Steve! That's good news One last question.

There's a very small lake near my house that I have privileges on. I'd like to launch my boat on it, map it with structure scan, and store the results on the SD card. Is there a program available that could assemble those scans and create a topographical representation of the small lake? 
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Posted on Friday Sep 20, 2013 at 7:57 PM  
Check out the new "Insight Genesis" product on the Lowrance website. That is exactly the scenario that it was created to address.
Steve Carroll Hybrid/Striper Guide Skiatook Lake Fishing Guides, Lowrance Pro Staff, Zebco Brands Pro Staff, Yeti Pro Staff, Costa Del Mar Pro Staff, Mercury/Motor Guide Pro Team.





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