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#11544011 - 04/15/16 07:05 AM Boat accessories
olenarey87 Offline
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Registered: 10/04/11
Posts: 509
Loc: Parker County
My dad is putting together a boat, and is needing some help deciding on a trolling motor and electronics.
For a trolling motor he is considering a Motorguide XI5. I haven't heard much of these, but what I have read on them they look pretty good.
Electronics is where we are having some issues. I know that Hummingbird and Lowrance are like Chevy and Ford, just a personal preference. However, he is looking at Raymarine and Garmin. I know the bigger the better, and side imaging is a must nowadays.
What are yalls suggestions and input?
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#11544301 - 04/15/16 09:51 AM Re: Boat accessories [Re: olenarey87]
Big Sam Offline
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Registered: 08/20/08
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It would help to state the size of boat you are going to rig. it's hard to recommend a trolling motor size of boat matters....I personally have an I-pilot... I like remote control and power drift a lot...as for graphs I have a gen 2 Lowrance HDS 8 ... Love it side scan & down scan are just plain sweet..... I believe you stated Chevy or Ford.... I definitely wouldn't get a "Volkswagen" brand graph no-way but that's my opinion.. cheers
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#11544482 - 04/15/16 11:08 AM Re: Boat accessories [Re: olenarey87]
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Humminbird.... fish
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#11544494 - 04/15/16 11:13 AM Re: Boat accessories [Re: olenarey87]
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Lowrance plugs are too bulky and their customer service is very stinky from what I've heard. It might just be that Lowrance owners get grouchy though! roflmao roflmao roflmao flush_2
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#11544728 - 04/15/16 12:57 PM Re: Boat accessories [Re: olenarey87]
olenarey87 Offline
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Sorry, should have stated it will be on a 24 Ft Blue Wave.
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#11544953 - 04/15/16 02:46 PM Re: Boat accessories [Re: olenarey87]
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I would suggest a Terrova or Ulterra 112 lb i pilot and either a HBird Onix or Helix. I really like my Onix and the simplicity of the menus.

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