I prefer Humminbird over Lowrance. The customer service is better. I think the products are more user friendly as well. I have played with the Helix some and it seems to be a great unit.
Capt. Craig Copeland
2013 Nautic Star 2110 Shallow Bay Boat
Humminbird HELIX 12 CHIRP MEGA SI GPS G2N
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