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#11403850 - 02/09/16 05:38 PM Thinking about stepping up to side imaging
Jacob Offline
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Can you get a good unit for under $600?
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#11403856 - 02/09/16 05:42 PM Re: Thinking about stepping up to side imaging [Re: Jacob]
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Registered: 03/23/10
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Find a used one and get as big as you can.

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#11403882 - 02/09/16 05:54 PM Re: Thinking about stepping up to side imaging [Re: Jacob]
Jignpig65 Offline
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Registered: 09/27/15
Posts: 351
Loc: Paris Texas
With the Helix out, you may beable to get humminbird 899 reasonable.

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#11403938 - 02/09/16 06:24 PM Re: Thinking about stepping up to side imaging [Re: Jacob]
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Kayak Hooligan has a Hummingbird 898c for sale in the classifieds wink

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#11403968 - 02/09/16 06:51 PM Re: Thinking about stepping up to side imaging [Re: Jacob]
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That is a good deal. Buying used makes me nervous.
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#11404159 - 02/09/16 08:11 PM Re: Thinking about stepping up to side imaging [Re: Jacob]
Magged Out Offline
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Originally Posted By: Jacob
That is a good deal. Buying used makes me nervous.


I hear yah man! I was so tempted too pull the trigger on it.

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#11404343 - 02/09/16 09:13 PM Re: Thinking about stepping up to side imaging [Re: Jacob]
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I think you will wish you did it sooner once you go with SI!

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#11404471 - 02/09/16 09:51 PM Re: Thinking about stepping up to side imaging [Re: Jacob]
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Yea, with college loans I'm having to put it together slowly, but it is happening!
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#11404594 - 02/10/16 12:09 AM Re: Thinking about stepping up to side imaging [Re: Jacob]
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Garmin has a 7in striker out for $500 side image Bass Pro

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#11404741 - 02/10/16 06:47 AM Re: Thinking about stepping up to side imaging [Re: Jacob]
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#11404800 - 02/10/16 07:38 AM Re: Thinking about stepping up to side imaging [Re: Jacob]
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The Helix units are exceptional value for the money thumb
Give David a call ^^^^^^^^
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#11404857 - 02/10/16 08:10 AM Re: Thinking about stepping up to side imaging [Re: Jacob]
Spiderman Offline
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You will be amazed at the number of fish you will find once you switch over. I bought an 1199 when the prices dropped so low.

One of the best things were the "stumps" that I had fished in the past that were actually old 50' 'trees' laying on the bottom. You could see where the fish were positioned on the tree, before a jig ever went in the water.
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#11405323 - 02/10/16 11:37 AM Re: Thinking about stepping up to side imaging [Re: Jacob]
Tex5000 Offline
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Cabelas had the 899 on sale for like $639.

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#11405456 - 02/10/16 12:26 PM Re: Thinking about stepping up to side imaging [Re: Jacob]
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Registered: 09/21/07
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Loc: PFLUGERVILLE, TEXAS , NEAR AU...
I sure like the bright images on my Helix 9 and the size is just right.
Much better than my 898 was.
I like the external gps of the 898 better than the internal I have on my Helix.

Does anyone know how to network the two or even if it is possible?

Might have to give David a call to find out.
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#11405679 - 02/10/16 02:05 PM Re: Thinking about stepping up to side imaging [Re: Jacob]
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Registered: 03/10/15
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Loc: Texarkana, Tx
You can't go wrong with any of the side imaging units. Just like most all electronics you will get what you pay for. The bigger the screen the more money it cost. I'm just a weekend fisherman so it's hard for me to justify spending an entire weeks paycheck on one unit so I purchased a helix 5 si when they first came out and I am very pleased with this unit. There are pros and cons to every unit. You just need to figure out what fits in your budget and go for it.
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