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#11643601 - 06/02/16 07:56 PM Best $1000 graph and why...
tbucket101 Offline
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Registered: 03/19/13
Posts: 395
Loc: Saginaw
.....probably going to sell my almost new Garmin 73SV for $500, put another $500 BPS gift card with it to buy another unit. Looking for opinions. Definitely a Navionics fan.
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#11643621 - 06/02/16 08:04 PM Re: Best $1000 graph and why... [Re: tbucket101]
kellisag Offline
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Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 1628
Loc: SETX
I don't know if it's the best but the Helix 9SI is in your range. I'm happy with mine so far

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#11643625 - 06/02/16 08:05 PM Re: Best $1000 graph and why... [Re: tbucket101]
tbucket101 Offline
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Registered: 03/19/13
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Loc: Saginaw
Kell...how's the map quality..
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#11643652 - 06/02/16 08:15 PM Re: Best $1000 graph and why... [Re: tbucket101]
kellisag Offline
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Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 1628
Loc: SETX
The standard mapping isn't much. I bought the Nav Hotmaps Platinum chip and it is excellent.

If you aren't interested in networking multiple units and don't mind a slightly smaller screen you can get the Helix 7Si and still have cash left for a Nav card.

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#11643677 - 06/02/16 08:23 PM Re: Best $1000 graph and why... [Re: tbucket101]
Wayne P. Online   content
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Originally Posted By: tbucket101
Kell...how's the map quality..


Humminbirds read Navionics and Lakemaster mapping.
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#11643779 - 06/02/16 08:56 PM Re: Best $1000 graph and why... [Re: tbucket101]
tbucket101 Offline
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Is there any single reason(s) o buy a HB over a Lowrance or vice versa. I know that maybe a Chevy vs ford question but not sure if there were real reasons why to pick one over the other.
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#11643802 - 06/02/16 09:04 PM Re: Best $1000 graph and why... [Re: tbucket101]
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Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 2005
Loc: texas
The guys who run HB's will tell you they're the best, same for the Lowrance guys. I'm totally Lowrance because I'm convinced they have the best technology and easier to operate. Best advice is go where they sell both and let the salesman demo both for you. That's how I chose mine.
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#11643890 - 06/02/16 09:30 PM Re: Best $1000 graph and why... [Re: tbucket101]
tbucket101 Offline
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$800 difference between Gen3 9" vs Helix 10"- that's a huge gap.
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#11643906 - 06/02/16 09:34 PM Re: Best $1000 graph and why... [Re: tbucket101]
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Registered: 11/19/08
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Loc: crowley
Garmin 741xs
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#11643927 - 06/02/16 09:41 PM Re: Best $1000 graph and why... [Re: tbucket101]
David Burton Offline
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Registered: 07/14/11
Posts: 1959
Loc: McKinney, TX
That's apples and oranges. The closest between the two brands is the Elite Ti series for Lowrance and Humminbird Helix. The only problem is the Lowrance at that level maxes at 7". You can still get Gen2Touch Lowrance Units at a better price range.

Go to a store, and play around with them to see what you like.
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#11644099 - 06/02/16 10:52 PM Re: Best $1000 graph and why... [Re: tbucket101]
Razorback Offline
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Registered: 08/31/01
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Loc: Tyler, TX, USA
Has anyone used the Lowrance Elite 7 Ti?

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#11644153 - 06/03/16 12:07 AM Re: Best $1000 graph and why... [Re: tbucket101]
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I'm not sure what your going to gain over the garmin only spending 500 more. If the map is your main concern you might check out the garmin hd ultra map upgrade and save yourself some money.
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#11644274 - 06/03/16 06:55 AM Re: Best $1000 graph and why... [Re: Razorback]
GIG'EM AGGIES Online   content
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Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 2005
Loc: texas
I have the Lowrance Elite7 ti and love it. The touch screen is fast and when paired with the Navionics chip you can prepare for your next days fishing right in your garage. Love it. banana
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#11644329 - 06/03/16 07:26 AM Re: Best $1000 graph and why... [Re: tbucket101]
snickers Offline
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Registered: 05/08/09
Posts: 4170
HB and you can run a Lakemaster. best mapping on the planet

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#11644428 - 06/03/16 08:16 AM Re: Best $1000 graph and why... [Re: tbucket101]
Slade Offline
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Registered: 06/17/05
Posts: 1414
Loc: Irving, TX
I love my Lowrance HDS Touch - I almost went with the HB Helix, but I had Lowrance Gen 1 on my boat already, so it was easier to stick with Lowrance. I'm glad I did, but either of them are good units. Just depends on what you are used to probably.
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