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LOWRANCE HST-DFSBL Skimmer Transducer with Temperature

Model # 8803603Mfg # 000-0106-77

$89.99

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Product Description

The HST-DFSBL Transom, 50/200 kHz transom-mount Skimmer® with built-in temp with blue connector.

Specs

HST-DFSBL Skimmer Transducer with Temperature

Frequency 50/200 kHz
Material Plastic
Type Transom Mount
Transmit Power 600 Watts

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Lowrance HST-DFSBL Skimmer Transducer with Temperature
 
3.1

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Poorly designed (4)

Best Uses

  • Saltwater (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid angler (4), Casual/ recreational (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

great buy

[...] also was the only place that still had the product. the price was right.

[...] also was the only place that still had the product. the price was right.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

low quality

I expected this to last longer than it did. Like Jammer's review, mine has come apart at the seams. I noticed that it didn't work right except when I was not moving in...Read complete review

I expected this to last longer than it did. Like Jammer's review, mine has come apart at the seams. I noticed that it didn't work right except when I was not moving in the boat, and found that the case of the transducer had come apart. Needless to say, I'm disappointed. This is my second Lowrance depth finder, and, though the rest of the unit works fine, I hate to spend [$] on a replacement transducer that I know is not going to last very long. I hear garmin makes a good depth finder.

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5.0

I would buy this product again

By Bill

from New Bern NC

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Boats

    Comments about Lowrance HST-DFSBL Skimmer Transducer with Temperature:

    easy to install

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Has worked flawlessly for over 6 Years

    By JFM

    from Panama City Beach, FL

    About Me Power User

    Pros

    • Accurate Fish Finder
    • Easy To Read
    • Easy To Use
    • Quick Signal
    • Reliable Reception
    • Reliable Sonar

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Lowrance HST-DFSBL Skimmer Transducer with Temperature:

        Hit something and had to order a replacement. Saw all the bad reviews but mine has worked flawlessly for over 5 years

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Not Durable

        By My Toy

        from Orlando Fl

        About Me Weekend Angler

        Pros

        • Easy To Navigate

        Cons

        • Poorly Designed

        Best Uses

          Comments about Lowrance HST-DFSBL Skimmer Transducer with Temperature:

          The temp quit after first year then transducer split at seam. Deciding to replace transdcer or replace with new Garmin.

           
          4.0

          Good product

          By Oneye

          from Fort Lauderdale Florida

          About Me Avid Angler

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Good Value
          • Met Expectations
          • Reliable performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Saltwater

            Comments about Lowrance HST-DFSBL Skimmer Transducer with Temperature:

            Used for marking fish and does a great job

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Poorly Desiged - Destined to Fail

            By Cpt. Rick

            from Smith Mountain Lake, VA

            About Me Licensed Boat Captain

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Poorly Designed

              Best Uses

                Comments about Lowrance HST-DFSBL Skimmer Transducer with Temperature:

                This is the third transducer bought for an otherwise good Lowrance unit. These transducers, with the built in temperature sensor, have a design flaw in that the hole for the sensor collects water and freezes. This cracks the unit and makes it worthless. The unit either needs to have a quick disconnect so it can be stored inside during winter or the sensor needs to be redesigned. This is not a new problem -- surprised Lowrance did not correct it years ago.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                same problem as other opinions

                By steve l.

                from port isabel, texas

                About Me Avid Angler

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Poorly Designed

                  Best Uses

                  • Boat Navigation

                  Comments about Lowrance HST-DFSBL Skimmer Transducer with Temperature:

                  same thing with mine as others have said two seasons and transducer fails paid high price for good unit but need to know how deep the water is at all time

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Solid product -- Good transducer

                  By ScotR

                  from Tulsa, Ok

                  About Me Recreational Boater

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • High Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Lowrance HST-DFSBL Skimmer Transducer with Temperature:

                      I use the HST-DFSBL on my JC tritoon evolution 240.
                      It tracks the bottom very well...

                      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      low quality

                      By LPS

                      from North Carolina

                      About Me Avid Angler

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Low Quality

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Lowrance HST-DFSBL Skimmer Transducer with Temperature:

                          I expected this to last longer than it did. Like Jammer's review, mine has come apart at the seams. I noticed that it didn't work right except when I was not moving in the boat, and found that the case of the transducer had come apart. Needless to say, I'm disappointed. This is my second Lowrance depth finder, and, though the rest of the unit works fine, I hate to spend [$] on a replacement transducer that I know is not going to last very long. I hear garmin makes a good depth finder.

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          2.0

                          Lowrance - poor reliability... no choice

                          By Jammer

                          from Lake Ontario, New York

                          About Me Avid Angler, Professional/Tournament Angler, Recreational Boater

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Did not Function as Expected
                            • Low Quality
                            • Poorly Designed

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Lowrance HST-DFSBL Skimmer Transducer with Temperature:

                              The fact that I had to buy this replacement transducer after a few seasons of use points to a basic quality issue with these Lowrance transom mount units. The case of the transducer opens up at the seams, first the temp stops working, and eventually the sonar quits too.
                              I like the LMS-527iDF/GPS head unit, so I had no choice but to buy this replacement transducer. I hope this one lasts longer than the original...

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              2.0

                              Will not read temperature.

                              By Thick n THin

                              from charleston sc

                              About Me Weekend Angler

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Did not Function as Expected

                                Best Uses

                                • Saltwater

                                Comments about Lowrance HST-DFSBL Skimmer Transducer with Temperature:

                                Product will not read temperature.

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