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#10821647 - 05/05/15 09:46 PM What would you do? Electronics Question!
Swimbaiter Offline

Registered: 08/29/11
Posts: 404
Loc: East TX
Long story short:

My Humminbird 899si has grown legs and walked away mad

I currently have 2 - Humminbird 788c's on my boat. 1 at the trolling motor. 1 at the console. (From the factory)

That being said I'm tossing up the idea of what I want to do as far as a new graph at the console.

I am looking to sell the 788c's. And then put a replacement at the trolling motor.

What is everyone's opinions? Would you buy another 899 put it on the console and buy another Humminbird and link the two? Do I switch to Lowrance and get 2 HDS?

What's the easiest thing to do in this situation?

What graph are you running and why? And if you dislike one why do you?

#10821786 - 05/05/15 11:01 PM Re: What would you do? Electronics Question! [Re: Swimbaiter]
rxkid2001 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 01/26/11
Posts: 3945
Loc: Wishing I was in TX
You're going to get a mixed bag of opinions here. Get out in a boat with the various brands and use them on the water, the simulator mode in the store simulates the most ideal of situations and not real life use. I bit the sales pitch of pro staff and looking at them in the store, then found out on the water I couldn't see things well with them. Sold them for much less than I paid and bought different ones that work for me. I'm not naming brands because to me it really doesn't matter, its all personal preference.

#10823227 - 05/06/15 02:15 PM Re: What would you do? Electronics Question! [Re: Swimbaiter]
Moved to Sandlin Offline

Registered: 11/28/13
Posts: 430
Loc: Dallas
Good advice from rx. Its ford or chevy booth good.. I fished with guides, friends with 899 and nothing looks as good as my HDS 12. BUT its what i know how to use and I would not make a change. Also I did not think I needed bigger until I got one ! What a difference.. My 2 cents biggest you can afford. Sorry about something you worked for walking away. A Wipes

#10823272 - 05/06/15 02:30 PM Re: What would you do? Electronics Question! [Re: Swimbaiter]
Baylor_Guy™ Offline
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Registered: 05/07/04
Posts: 20523
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
The best rule of thumb when purchasing electronics for your boat is always always always get the best that you can afford. I get asked on a daily basis what is the best brand to go with and my answer is always the same "One is a Chevy and one is a Ford". Its all about what you are use to and what you can be most confident in. If I was in your situation, I would go with another Humminbird, again the best one that you can afford, so that you can link your units together.


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