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LOWRANCE Elite-5 Gold Fishfinder / Chartplotter Combo

Model # 12008041Mfg # 000-00144-001

Orig. $624.99

Now  $249.66

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Product Description

The Elite-5 brings you high performance and brilliant color without a high price. The brilliant SolarMAX™ 256-color TFT display has unmatched screen brightness, contrast, resolution and viewing detail at wider angles and in bright sunlight. Adjustable screen and keypad backlight ensure optimal visibility day or night. Choose the Fishfinder/Chartplotter Combo, and the sounder reaches to a depth of 1,000' with its included dual-frequency transom-mount transducer with internal temp sensor and up to 120° of wider sonar coverage. Unique TrackBack™ feature offers immediate scroll-back to review multiple pages of fishfinder history. Both the Combo and Elite-5m Chartplotter-only versions include the internal 16-channel GPS for precision navigating. An LGC-16W external GPS option is also available for customized applications. A waterproof microSD memory card slot is ready for Navionics® Gold chartcards, Fishing Hot Spots® or LakeMaster® mapcards. Easy-to-use menus with Advanced Mode expand the feature selection. New mounting style features easy one-hand tilt/swivel view adjustment, removal and re-installation. It even fits the same cut-out and connectors for previous Lowrance 5" models to simplify upgrades.

  • Display Type: 256-color SolarMAX™ PLUS TFT
  • Screen Size: 5"diag.
  • Screen Resolution: 480 x 480
  • Receiver Type: 16-channel GPS receiver, with internal high-sensitivity WAAS + EGNOS + MSAS antenna (optional external antenna)
  • Cartography: Optional Navionics® Gold (U.S. & worldwide), Fishing Hot Spots® and LakeMaster® mapcards (U.S.) in microSD format. Background map: over 3,000 enhanced lake maps with depth contour and shoreline detail, plus coastal depth contours/shoreline detail and spot depth soundings to 1000'
  • Maximum Depth: 1000'
  • Dimensions: 6 15/16"W x 5 7/16"H x 2 1/2"D
  • Transducer: Transom-mount Skimmer®
  • Transmit Power: 500W RMS
  • Frequency: 83/200kHz
  • Speed/Temp: Included
  • NMEA Interface: NMEA 0183 Waterproof: Mfr.-rated waterproof
  • Warranty: One year

Specs

Elite-5 Gold Fishfinder / Chartplotter Combo

Dimensions 6.9"W x 5.4"H x 2.5"D
Cartography Worldwide Basemap
Display Resolution 480 x 480
Display Size 5"
Frequency 83/200 kHz
Functions Multi Frequency
Internal GPS Antenna
Maximum Depth 1
000'
Mount Tilt & Swivel
Quick Disconnect
Resolution/Color Color 256 TFT
Transducer Dual-frequency Skimmer transducer
Transmit Power 500 W
Type Plotter-Finder Combo
Warranty 1 Year
Waterproof Yes

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Lowrance Elite-5 Gold Fishfinder / Chartplotter Combo
 
3.9

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • GPS capability (16)
  • Great resolution (13)
  • Sonar performance (13)
  • Mounting system (11)
  • Reliable (11)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boat navigation (13)
    • Saltwater (9)
    • Freshwater (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (7), Avid angler (5), Weekend angler (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great unit for the price

    Great unit for the price adding the rebate factor of $100.00. Very easy to navigate thru the menus and very straight forward operation. The only thing I wish this unit had was a NEMA...Read complete review

    Great unit for the price adding the rebate factor of $100.00. Very easy to navigate thru the menus and very straight forward operation. The only thing I wish this unit had was a NEMA 2000 interface to connect to my ETEC outboard engine.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Bad Mount Design

    Excellent product as for the fishfinder and chartplotter goes but the mount needs to be improved. Mine stripped out all the plastic notches in the up & down pivot adjustment the first trip...Read complete review

    Excellent product as for the fishfinder and chartplotter goes but the mount needs to be improved. Mine stripped out all the plastic notches in the up & down pivot adjustment the first trip out in choppy water. I ended up drilling out the center hole in the adjustment on each side and putting a 1/8" machine screw with flat and star washers, no problems yet. Just a bad design that needs improving.

    Reviewed by 18 customers

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    5.0

    Excellent System

    By Trophy

    from Canada

    About Me Avid Angler

    Pros

    • GPS Capability
    • Mounting System
    • Reliable Performance
    • Screen Resolution/Clarity
    • Screen Size
    • Sonar Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Boat Navigation
      • Saltwater

      Comments about Lowrance Elite-5 Gold Fishfinder / Chartplotter Combo:

      If your looking for a simple system to operate but yet does it all the basics and more then this system is perfect for your needs.

       
      4.0

      Very nice unit

      By fish hunter

      from Kona Hawaii

      About Me Avid Angler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • GPS Capability
      • Screen Resolution/Clarity
      • Screen Size
      • Sonar Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Saltwater
        • Small Boat/Canoe/Kayak

        Comments about Lowrance Elite-5 Gold Fishfinder / Chartplotter Combo:

        Easy to use and amazing sonar clarity

        Service and delivery comments:

        Fast shipping and good customer service

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Got mine on Sale

        By PHIL

        from BRADENTON FL.

        About Me Recreational Boater

        Pros

        • GPS Capability
        • Mounting System
        • Reliable Performance
        • Screen Size
        • Sonar Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Boat Navigation

          Comments about Lowrance Elite-5 Gold Fishfinder / Chartplotter Combo:

          Good Price , got it on sale, 23' sail boat All I Needed

           
          1.0

          Mounting Handle Broke

          By DaddyFTO

          from Barrie Ontario

          About Me Recreational Boater

          Pros

          • GPS Capability

          Cons

          • Not Durable

          Best Uses

          • Boat Navigation

          Comments about Lowrance Elite-5 Gold Fishfinder / Chartplotter Combo:

          Handle broke after two seasons making it impossible to mount on bracket on boat

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          great product

          By mike

          from eastern shore

          Verified Reviewer

          Comments about Lowrance Elite-5 Gold Fishfinder / Chartplotter Combo:

          I like having gps for foggy morning's and great to see the contour of the bottom also structures

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Elite 5 Gold

          By Serious Sailor

          from Central Minnesota

          About Me Recreational Boater

          Pros

          • GPS Capability
          • Mounting System
          • Reliable Performance
          • Sonar Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Boat Navigation
            • Freshwater

            Comments about Lowrance Elite-5 Gold Fishfinder / Chartplotter Combo:

            I use this GPS/sounder on my 30 ft sailboat. It was purchased and installed to replace an old non-functioning sounder. I set it up as a shoot through the hull and it works well for depth as well as giving excellent GPS position information. Easy to install.

            (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Poor service from West Marine

            By Peter Meredith

            from Tarpon Springs, Florida

            Verified Reviewer

            Comments about Lowrance Elite-5 Gold Fishfinder / Chartplotter Combo:

            I bought this unit as a father's day present from my children. I was told by the salesman that I needed a different transducer for my Monterey 298SS. I told him to order it for me. I asked my marina workshop to fit the unit for me and they asked where the power lead was. I told them that I had taken out the supplied transducer and that it had what looked like two power leads coming from it and didn't the new one have the same. They had to go back to the local West Marine and get a power lead for it! When they found the way back to the engine compartment to fit the newly supplied transducer they found that the unit and the transducer were both female sockets. They then went back to West Marine explaining the situation and a new transducer was ordered. When the new one arrived it was packaged in a 20 ft bag and turned out to be a 10 ft long lead! Again a new transducer was ordered and eventually the 20 ft one arrived, it was eventually fitted 9/6/13!
            Not very good customer service by West Marine.
            Thanks, Peter Meredith

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome, works great easy to use and ins

            By Sb2012

            from Jamestown, Va

            About Me Recreational Boater

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • GPS Capability
            • Mounting System
            • Reliable Performance
            • Screen Resolution/Clarity
            • Screen Size
            • Sonar Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Boat Navigation
              • Freshwater
              • Saltwater

              Comments about Lowrance Elite-5 Gold Fishfinder / Chartplotter Combo:

              Excellent

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              I would buy this product again

              By Lake Huron Angler

              from Sarnia, Ontario Canada

              About Me Recreational Boater, Weekend Angler

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • GPS Capability
              • Reliable Performance
              • Screen Resolution/Clarity
              • Sonar Performance

              Cons

              • Mounting system

              Best Uses

              • Boat Navigation
              • Fishing

              Comments about Lowrance Elite-5 Gold Fishfinder / Chartplotter Combo:

              The unit has great resolution and sensitivity compared to the 15 year old unit it replaced. Installation was straight forward. The 5" screen is just right for my 21' boat console. The mounting system could be improved. The mount appears to be a little flimsy and I prefer the quick connect mount that I had on my old Humminbird unit. The sale price and the bonus Great Lakes map included in this package drove my decision to switch to a Lowrance product.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Unit/Great Buy

              By Team Rock Bottom

              from Florida

              About Me Weekend Angler

              Pros

              • GPS Capability
              • Mounting System
              • Reliable Performance
              • Screen Resolution/Clarity
              • Screen Size
              • Sonar Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Boat Navigation
                • Saltwater

                Comments about Lowrance Elite-5 Gold Fishfinder / Chartplotter Combo:

                Other that not having a user guide the Elite 5 Gold surpasses my expectations. Buying something like this is always a gamble but this unit is as good/better than advertised. I'm finding bottom and fish that are not showing on my other unit (HB) Great buy!

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