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Lowrance HDS-5 Fish Finding Sonar and GPS for South African use. 1... Not for use in this area contact local reselling agent. 2... Unit does not accept metric settings (metres, Celcius). PS: Unit was purchased directly from USA by myself... and local agents are not very supportive.

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Sorry, none of your problems can be fixed: these limitations are set in the firmware of the device and cannot be changed without a firmware update. Unfortunately this device can have it's firmware updated only by the factory so you must send it back to them for that.

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