Marble Man wrote:
This would be a great time to make the switch to a Humminbird! I would recommend the 597 si di unit it's got it all and them some. I like being able to see 2D and DI at the same time! And the split screen is horizontal for the most history. Take yours back to the retailer before you have to deal with Lowrance direct and get on the postal marry go round. If you go with a humminbird you will need to pick up the optional part that your transducer connects to before it can go on the bottom of your PA12 (your Hobie retailer will know what part you will need). I know the HB 597 is a little more money but you will want for nothing with this unit.
Good luck, MM
I just purchased the unit 1.5 months ago brand new. I have registered it as well so hopefully Lowrance will stand behind it. I will look at the HB597 for cost and features anything about it you can share?