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NAVICO
HST-DFSBL Skimmer Transducer with Temperature

$92.99

Model # 8803603 | Mfg # 000-0106-77
In stock online.

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

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®

by PowerReviews
Navico HST-DFSBL Skimmer Transducer with Temperature
 
3.4

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

58%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (3)

Cons

  • Poorly designed (4)

Best Uses

  • Saltwater (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (6), Avid angler (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (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.

Reviewed by 13 customers

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5.0

Great product, works great

By David C

from Batesburg SC

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Easy To Use
  • Quality Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Boats

    Comments about Navico HST-DFSBL Skimmer Transducer with Temperature:

    I had one identical to this one for years. I'm replacing it because I hit a log.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    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.

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