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#11871665 - 10/09/16 04:11 AM Upgrading , Hummingbird ? , Lowrance ? Confused
BigTex1959 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/06/07
Posts: 215
Loc: Waxahachie Texas
I have been looking at the Hummingbird Helix 7 SI , and the Lowrance Elite 7 Total scan. I figure here is the best place to get honest answers.

Next question is does either unit come with a transducer I can use on my trolling motor ?

I am upgrading both units and need to get them installed at a good price. I just want it done right the first time. lol

I have never been let down when asking questions on here and cant wait to hear what you think. I have 2.000.00 or so to spend so if you think of better units , just say so. I value everyone's thoughts.

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#11871719 - 10/09/16 07:10 AM Re: Upgrading , Hummingbird ? , Lowrance ? Confused [Re: BigTex1959]
Gamblinman Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/26/02
Posts: 3432
Loc: Yantis, TX
Call David at Shut Up and Fish here on the TFF. He'll have you installed and going in no time. Good people. Great service!

http://www.shut-up-and-fish.com/contact_us.php


Gman

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#11871760 - 10/09/16 07:54 AM Re: Upgrading , Hummingbird ? , Lowrance ? Confused [Re: BigTex1959]
Beltonbanger® Online   shocked
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/02/03
Posts: 2600
Loc: Temple,Tx,USA
There will be less opinions on the Clinton/Trump debate than on this thread!!!!! duel

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#11871793 - 10/09/16 08:37 AM Re: Upgrading , Hummingbird ? , Lowrance ? Confused [Re: BigTex1959]
aggieangler03 Online   content
Angler

Registered: 01/02/09
Posts: 483
Loc: Mineral Wells, Texas
Buy bigger units used off the classifieds. Install them yourself it isn't hard

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#11871797 - 10/09/16 08:40 AM Re: Upgrading , Hummingbird ? , Lowrance ? Confused [Re: BigTex1959]
Wayne P. Offline
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Registered: 11/16/10
Posts: 4062
Loc: Charlottesville, Va
Don't know about Lowrance stuff, but if you want Humminbird units to share data, the Helix 7 series are not linkable to share anything. It takes at least the Helix 9 series for that.

The trolling motor model makes a difference when attaching a transducer. The Total Scan transducer is longer than a Humminbird Side Imaging transducer.

Bottom line is without knowing what you have and what capabilities you want, there is no clear answer.
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#11871837 - 10/09/16 09:07 AM Re: Upgrading , Hummingbird ? , Lowrance ? Confused [Re: Beltonbanger®]
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Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/27/02
Posts: 2842
Loc: E Texas
Originally Posted By: Beltonbanger®
There will be less opinions on the Clinton/Trump debate than on this thread!!!!! duel


That might be the truth!!! Probably can't lose either way!! If your looking at Birds David is your man!!!

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#11871896 - 10/09/16 09:58 AM Re: Upgrading , Hummingbird ? , Lowrance ? Confused [Re: BigTex1959]
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Registered: 12/30/08
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Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
PM sent

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#11871936 - 10/09/16 10:24 AM Re: Upgrading , Hummingbird ? , Lowrance ? Confused [Re: BigTex1959]
bronco71 Online   content
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Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 1445
Loc: Farmers Branch/Sulphur Bluff
It also depends which brands to get if you are ever going to link the trolling motor to the units...

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#11872041 - 10/09/16 12:31 PM Re: Upgrading , Hummingbird ? , Lowrance ? Confused [Re: BigTex1959]
Desull Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 189
Loc: Allen, TX
I personally like Lowrance but they are all good. From recent experience as screen size makes a big difference especially if you are interested in side scan or splitting the screen.


Btw...I have an elite 5,ram mount and map card for sale in the classifieds. Good luck.
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#11872205 - 10/09/16 03:47 PM Re: Upgrading , Hummingbird ? , Lowrance ? Confused [Re: BigTex1959]
MoFish! Offline
Angler

Registered: 08/07/12
Posts: 269
Loc: North TX
Without question go with Humminbird and add a bow 360 and never look back. If you need help with the install let me know, if you want to drive up north I'll be glad to help you out.
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#11872447 - 10/09/16 06:15 PM Re: Upgrading , Hummingbird ? , Lowrance ? Confused [Re: MoFish!]
Wayne P. Offline
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Registered: 11/16/10
Posts: 4062
Loc: Charlottesville, Va
Originally Posted By: MoFish!
Without question go with Humminbird and add a bow 360 and never look back. If you need help with the install let me know, if you want to drive up north I'll be glad to help you out.


That excludes any version of the Humminbird Helix 7, they are not Ethernet compatible. The 360 is an Ethernet device.
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#11872875 - 10/09/16 09:35 PM Re: Upgrading , Hummingbird ? , Lowrance ? Confused [Re: BigTex1959]
Crappie Bait Offline
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Registered: 01/03/08
Posts: 535
Loc: Marietta, Oklahoma
What Gamblinman said! thumb
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#11872935 - 10/09/16 09:55 PM Re: Upgrading , Hummingbird ? , Lowrance ? Confused [Re: BigTex1959]
Apache J Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 11/03/12
Posts: 12
Just go with Garmin best out there & easy to use
An install.

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#11873063 - 10/10/16 12:00 AM Re: Upgrading , Hummingbird ? , Lowrance ? Confused [Re: MoFish!]
Ruffneck2000 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/10/13
Posts: 1263
Loc: tx
this!!!
Originally Posted By: MoFish!
Without question go with Humminbird and add a bow 360 and never look back. If you need help with the install let me know, if you want to drive up north I'll be glad to help you out.
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#11873171 - 10/10/16 07:42 AM Re: Upgrading , Hummingbird ? , Lowrance ? Confused [Re: BigTex1959]
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Registered: 11/18/09
Posts: 27609
Loc: Denton County
Ray Marine makes the best hands down.

Hummingbird and Lowrance cant compare.

Take a look yourself and tell me I am wrong.
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