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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
 
2.9

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

44%

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 (3)

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

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.

                               
                              5.0

                              great buy

                              By cyclone

                              from south florida

                              About Me Recreational Boater

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Reliable Performance
                              • Sonar Performance

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Saltwater

                                Comments about Lowrance HST-DFSBL Skimmer Transducer with Temperature:

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

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