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My new Lowrance Hook-5 GPS isn't working, I'm a noob, how do I get this function working?

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'isn't working' is such a broad problem. If it is only the GPS, it is covered from Page 49 of the manual and shows you can access Satellite information. Note, it almost certainly won't work in your garage or storage. It need to see the sky as the antennae is internal.

The unit has an installation guide. In my personal opinion, it is better to let a professional boat engineer install it, mainly for the correct fitting of the transducer on the stern. Correct placing makes all the difference to a good set up, unless you intend to fish without the engine running.

All they need is mounting, power through a fuse direct to the battery, and the transducer fitting. Then you put the boat in the water and switch it on.

Installation Guide
http://www.lowrance.com/Root/Operator%20Manual/Lowrance/HOOK-5-SERIES_IG-MT_988-11024-001_w.pdf

Manual
https://www.lowrance.com/Root/Operator%20Manual/Lowrance/HOOK-SERIES_OM_EN_988-11004-002_w.pdf

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HOOK 5 Fishfinder and Chartplotter

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