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#11003787 - 07/27/15 05:24 PM Garmin or Humminbird
jackiekennedyfishingguide Offline
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Registered: 06/20/02
Posts: 2983
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake-Fairfield
I have a friend who is looking to buy a new sonar/GPS combo. He wants the best bang for the buck. He has it narrowed down to a HB 899 or a Garmin. The HB has a 7" screen and the Garmin a 9" but it cost $200 more. I've never even seen a Garmin so really can't make a comment. Does anyone have a comment. Please keep it to these two units, because he has had bad luck with Lowrance and refuse to even consider one.
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#11004115 - 07/27/15 08:38 PM Re: Garmin or Humminbird [Re: jackiekennedyfishingguide]
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If the Garmin has the same sonar technologies as the HB without buying extra stuff to match it, $200 more for a larger display is a good deal.

BUT
Only Garmin maps can be used, so check for the coverage needed before making the purchase.

The Humminbird can use Lakemaster and Navionics mapping.
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#11004320 - 07/27/15 09:59 PM Re: Garmin or Humminbird [Re: jackiekennedyfishingguide]
jackiekennedyfishingguide Offline
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Thanks WayneP, you have assisted me before and gave sage advice.
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#11004321 - 07/27/15 09:59 PM Re: Garmin or Humminbird [Re: jackiekennedyfishingguide]
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Registered: 02/21/09
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Loc: Corinth Texas
Garmin all the way!!! I love mine
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#11004879 - 07/28/15 08:35 AM Re: Garmin or Humminbird [Re: jackiekennedyfishingguide]
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If Garmin mapping covers the right lakes, then go Garmin all the way.

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#11004934 - 07/28/15 08:51 AM Re: Garmin or Humminbird [Re: jackiekennedyfishingguide]
Corey Stanley Offline
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Registered: 10/26/09
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Loc: Tx
I would go Humminbird all the way. There are more and a lot better mapping options available for fresh water for sure and cant beat the ease of use of the Humminbird, not to mention the quality.
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#11007628 - 07/29/15 12:12 PM Re: Garmin or Humminbird [Re: jackiekennedyfishingguide]
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#11009063 - 07/30/15 04:59 AM Re: Garmin or Humminbird [Re: jackiekennedyfishingguide]
jackiekennedyfishingguide Offline
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Registered: 06/20/02
Posts: 2983
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake-Fairfield
after the problem I've had with the Humminbird rebate I'll have to recommend he use Garmin.
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Clients or I have landed eight state record fish and eighteen water body records. The latest a blue cat caught 12/25/2014 on Cedar Creek going 64.8#
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