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redneck4life
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:17 pm    Post subject: New Toy Reply with quote

Just bought a new toy. Dont know how to put pic up here . I got a 1980 Hydra Sport 25 Ft cc with a 2001 suzuki 225. Have a few question on every thing.... Most inportant one is where can I go to get the letters to name it ? Want to name her ASHLEY JEAN after my daughter who passed away on sept 1 2011. Next questions are no where as important but would like some help.Is the LOWRANCE STRUCTURE SCAN with HDS 5 .a good fish finder? I am not planning on going no more than 25 miles out, can I catch Dophin,Wahoo, Tuna, Grouper that close to shore? Any Help wil be Great.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know where your at but a sign from above graphics off of oleander has done all my graphic and decal work. Pete hancock does some awesome work. Also, I don't have experience with the structure scan but when we bought our boat we were told that it wouldn't do much good in the ocean due to the waves. The electronic guys we talked to said you would get an ripple effect on the screen but like I said no personal experience so maybe someone else can ti e you that info.

Goodluck and Congrats on the new toy.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:41 pm    Post subject: new toy Reply with quote

I am from the New bern area, if that helps on the lettering. And will be fishing out of morehead.  
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you may find out that you have a 24' CC Hydra Sport. Is the lightening bolt a rust color? To my knowledge, and I may be wrong, the first 25 was produced in late 1983 and it was a WA. In 84 the first CC came out and it was rated for twin 200 or 400HP. This mold stayed the same till the 2796 came out in 2000. If you do have a 80 25CC model it is way underpowered with a single 225. If it's a 24 you still have a very tough fishing machine.

As far as graphics, any sign shop will be happy to letter your new toy. Good fishing

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

check with Neal at CCBS sign shop in New Bern. They do great work, and a lot of boats. He does a really good job on wraps too if you need one.

Not used the electronics you mentioned, but I did just put a small lowrance combo on my skiff this winter and love it so far. Do not have the side scan and only used it in sound/rivers so far
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HDS5 is a good unit. But you will end up with a larger one because that 5" screen is just not big enough in the open ocean. I started with the 5 and now have the 8.  
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WaterDamage wrote:
check with Neal at CCBS sign shop in New Bern. They do great work, and a lot of boats. He does a really good job on wraps too if you need one.

Not used the electronics you mentioned, but I did just put a small lowrance combo on my skiff this winter and love it so far. Do not have the side scan and only used it in sound/rivers so far


sorry - brain not functioning this morning - CCBS sign shop is in Beaufort
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have had structure scan on my boat for 1 season and it works well in Depths less then 200 ft. I have had no problems with it no matter how rough the water is. You will find that your HDS 5 screen is to small I had an HDS 7 and that was small now using a HDS 10 and like the view you get with this unit.  
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harvey you have a TV which is sweet,why won't it work in water deeper than 200' just curious  
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a friend that ordered his lettering online and it looks really good on his boat. I think this is the website and has lots of options for you to design yourself (www.boat-lettering.com). I have the HDS 8 with structure scan and it is a great unit so far. No complaints, but I would highly recommend at least an 8 inch screen (I have a 22' cc and wish I had the 10). Not sure about the smaller units, but the Sirius Satellite Weather can be connected on the larger models which is really nice for SST, wind direction, and monitoring approaching storms.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lowrance only rates the struucture scan 800khz / 455khz transducer to 300ft. I have found on 455khz from 250ft to 300 ft you start losing your view and around 350 ft you have no view. Gives you a good view in 150 to 250ft in deep water on 455khz and under 150ft 800khz works well. Still learning how to use it but I like it so far.  
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the hds 10 with side image as well, it is great for finding wrecks. I have Had no problems with it in any seas. Have not been out past 200 feet so can't comment there  
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good reasonable boat letters>>>>
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Sorry about your lose. Fishfinder should do a good job as long as everything is installed proper. If its a transom mount ducer it can be adjusted.Good luck with your new toy!
  
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:53 pm    Post subject: new toy Reply with quote

Thanks for every ones help.  
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

polarred21 wrote:
HDS5 is a good unit. But you will end up with a larger one because that 5" screen is just not big enough in the open ocean. I started with the 5 and now have the 8.


i did the same thing i used the 5 all last year and bought the Gen 2 hds8

it will over lay structure scan on the chart if you like, helping get on target a little better good fish finders from what i have used them
  
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