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#11530820 - 04/09/16 05:33 AM Best 12" unit?
Walker_wilson13 Offline
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Registered: 04/17/13
Posts: 608
Loc: Keller, TX
On the market for a new graph, wanting a 12" unit for my console. The Lowrance HDS 12 Touch, or the Helix 12. There is a big price difference but it's because of the touch screen. Does anybody have any input as to which would be the better deal? Really want the touch screen unit but would be more than happy to save some money with the Humminbird. Any tips or advice is appreciated!
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#11531058 - 04/09/16 09:59 AM Re: Best 12" unit? [Re: Walker_wilson13]
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Registered: 07/09/10
Posts: 237
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Thread title is misleading. LOL.

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#11531071 - 04/09/16 10:07 AM Re: Best 12" unit? [Re: Walker_wilson13]
Ken A. Online   content
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Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 8035
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Yeah, I was afraid to click on it. roflmao

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#11531118 - 04/09/16 10:42 AM Re: Best 12" unit? [Re: Walker_wilson13]
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Registered: 12/19/07
Posts: 2134
Loc: Tarrant
I have a 12 inch unit.. At least that's what I told my wife..

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#11531178 - 04/09/16 11:31 AM Re: Best 12" unit? [Re: Walker_wilson13]
Revoman Online   content
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Registered: 06/11/08
Posts: 2329
Loc: Abilene,Tx
I like the simplicity of the HB units
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#11532250 - 04/10/16 09:34 AM Re: Best 12" unit? [Re: Walker_wilson13]
Moved to Sandlin Offline
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Registered: 11/28/13
Posts: 405
Loc: Dallas
imop I would go for the lowrance. So many people have them and are willing to help with any question and very few complaints..
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#11532257 - 04/10/16 09:40 AM Re: Best 12" unit? [Re: Walker_wilson13]
UTDmiller Offline
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Registered: 10/01/13
Posts: 1775
I have a couple Gen2 HDS12s, no complaints from me. They work really well, still learning them but i know what they are capable of
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#11532264 - 04/10/16 09:46 AM Re: Best 12" unit? [Re: Walker_wilson13]
**TheLoneRanger** Offline
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Registered: 09/29/12
Posts: 331
Loc: Palestine TX
Love my gen 3 HDS 12.... It's nice to have that touch screen when your marking waypoints... The screen is different then the gen 2's... The gen 3 has a glass type screen where the 2's have a plastic type screen or whatever you might call it... In my opinion it's a lot nicer to have both touch and buttons..

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#11532553 - 04/10/16 12:46 PM Re: Best 12" unit? [Re: Walker_wilson13]
Lowly Net Boy Offline
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Registered: 08/23/07
Posts: 2914
Loc: Between here and there
And this thread had such good promise
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#11532761 - 04/10/16 03:39 PM Re: Best 12" unit? [Re: Walker_wilson13]
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Registered: 05/08/09
Posts: 3819
I just looked at both Lowrance and the bird. I like them both so I think I am getting both. The Lowrance up front and he bird in the back. That should solve which one.

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#11532772 - 04/10/16 03:48 PM Re: Best 12" unit? [Re: Walker_wilson13]
Flippin-Out Offline
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Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 1642
Loc: Magnolia, TX
You won't be able to share waypoints without manually moving them from one unit to the other. Bad idea. No redundancy either. If you had one brand, you could put the working unit in the spot you need it most as the cables are typically compatible within brands.

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#11533167 - 04/10/16 07:06 PM Re: Best 12" unit? [Re: Walker_wilson13]
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Registered: 05/08/09
Posts: 3819
I am not worried about sharing waypoints. Install and cables are a piece of cake for me. I like the regular sonar on the lowrance and I love the mapping of the bird.

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#11533581 - 04/10/16 09:28 PM Re: Best 12" unit? [Re: Walker_wilson13]
EastTexasBassin Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/15/09
Posts: 865
Loc: Lake Ray Hubbard
Scariest thread title ever. Jeeze man
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#11538914 - 04/13/16 12:19 AM Re: Best 12" unit? [Re: Walker_wilson13]
tjhook Offline
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Registered: 04/07/12
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Loc: Lake Worth
Birds!!
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#11539024 - 04/13/16 07:17 AM Re: Best 12" unit? [Re: Walker_wilson13]
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Loc: Cedar City, Utah
Garmin 7612xsv !!!!
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