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So..currently running a Garmin 93svuhd. Went with Garmin due to previous Garmin experience, ease of use, and customer service. Very pleased although the GT54 ducer isn't ideal. Last fall installed a new xi5. Awesome addition but now I would like to run it off the FF. I know Lowrance is my only option. Question is do I switch my Garmin or add a Lawrence specifically for the xi5?  Can I run a Lowrance without a ducer for the xi5? Or, run a 2d ducer for the Lowrance just for trolling and keep the Garmin for my bassin days. I know the xi5 has a built in 2D ducer, but I can't imagine that would be able to read bottom consistently when trolling or pick up my downrigger weights.

Any thoughts?

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You can use the ducer for your garmin, just need the connector for it, they sell it as an accessory for the xi5. You probably won't see Dr balls just because of its location but it will work.

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What "controls" does the Lowrance add that the Xi5 already doesn't have?

 

On the Minn Kota side adding a Humminbird allows you to troll contours. Other than that the Minn Kota trolling motors already have auto-pilot, cruise control, and spot lock.

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