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HST-DFSBL Skimmer Transducer with Temperature

$92.99

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Model # 8803603 | Mfg # 000-0106-77

Product Description

Transom-mount, 50/200kHz, 35°/12° Skimmer™ with temperature sensor slices through water without sonar-interfering bubbles for exceptional sounding performance and clean sounder returns. Ideal for deeper saltwater or downrigger tracking. Includes built-in water temperature sensor. Supplied with "kick-up" transom-mount bracket to help prevent accidental strike damage. Compatible with Lowrance, Simrad and B&G units with blue 7-pin connector.

  • Frequency: 50/200kHz
  • Transmit Power: 600W
  • Max. Depth: 3,000'
  • Beamwidth: 35°/12°
  • Cable Length: 20' cable with blue 7-pin connector

Specs

HST-DFSBL Skimmer Transducer with Temperature

Beam 12x35 Degrees
Connection Interface 6-Pin Connector
Deadrise Angle 0 Degree
Features Depth
Temperature
Frequency 50/200kHz
Material Plastic
Maximum Depth 1000 Feet
Transmit Power 600 Watts
Type Transom Mounts

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Navico HST-DFSBL Skimmer Transducer with Temperature
 
3.3

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

55%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Poorly designed (4)

Best Uses

  • Saltwater (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (5), Avid angler (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (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.

Reviewed by 12 customers

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5.0

The Guys in the store were Great with product knowladge TU

By do not have one

from Kent WA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Quality Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Personal Watercraft

    Comments about Navico HST-DFSBL Skimmer Transducer with Temperature:

    Thank you Guys for Great support and having the right part at a good price, The store was great as well. See you again soon.
    KB

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    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 Navico 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 Navico 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 Navico 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 Navico 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 Navico 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 Navico 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 Navico 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 Navico 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 Navico 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...

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