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Best Features of the Lowrance H2Oc

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I've recently bought a Lowrance H2Oc and was wondering what features people have found most valuable? I plan to use it mostly for fishing and have the Lakemaster chip. Also, how accurate are the lake contours? Am I right on the spot or within x # of feet?

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HaywardBound

I like the 'Find' feature the best. I have the LakeMaster chip in mine, and it has a ton of info on it (with phone numbers).

Wherever I'm at I use it to find what I want...It might be an address, a Wal-mart, or 3-mile flat on Mill Lacs.

Anyone else?

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Mad Lake Bomber

I like the speedometer grin.gif

The find is REAL NICE. I also have the LakeMaster map and can't really complain. It's also nice that you can customize the details that display on your map, for example, I want to see the trip distance and speed without going to a different page. This may be a feature on other units but I find it very helpful.

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Daze Off

Love mine for the reasons above and I just returned from Table Rock in MO and had occasion to save trails from each day and the ability to change trail colors was awesome - helped in sorting out all the trips so made it easier to find our way back home - we did make a 45 min run and it would have been much tougher to sort out the return path if all trails were the same color.

Also love the ability to measure a feature on the Lakemaster map - if I am looking over a lake and see an underwater hump or a point I can use the Find Distance feature to measure its size. Tough to tell scale without it - could be the size of a football field or a car....

As for accuracy, it will depend on how many satellites it locks into - more is better.

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youngie22

maybe not the best feature; I bought a video screen cover made by belkin for the Ipod Video's. One package has enough cover for 2 or 3 ifinder screens. I am very glad I did this, no scratches on the screen ever, just may have to replace screen covers. THere is no extrea glare and visibility is still great.

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HaywardBound

Daze how do you measure the size of a hump? Do you have to be next to it?

youngie, good idea with the screen protector.

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