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#12243318 - 05/12/17 06:04 PM Front Graph??
slayer12 Offline

Registered: 05/22/08
Posts: 262
Loc: Whitney
What are y'all running on the front for a graph? Mine just went out and I'm looking to upgrade. Do y'all run SI and DI or what?
Thanks for any info also post any pics also for mounting.

#12243361 - 05/12/17 06:48 PM Re: Front Graph?? [Re: slayer12]
SteezMacQueen Online   sleepy
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Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 6194
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
I was running DI.....I switched back to Sonar last weekend. I found that I was always switching it to Sonar anyways. The US2 on the new trolling motor sealed the deal. It isn't compatible with DI and I was getting major interference with the Ultrex. So....moved the DI to the console with the SI and problem solved.

I use Sonar far more than DI when it was a combo unit up front. I guess I like to see arches and bottom hardness. The DI doesn't show either.
Eat. Sleep. Fish.

#12243433 - 05/12/17 07:45 PM Re: Front Graph?? [Re: slayer12]
Wayne P. Online   content
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Registered: 11/16/10
Posts: 4151
Loc: Charlottesville, Va
I use either SI or 360 at the bow. I already know from my SI console units where the fish are and what the bottom is like before I move to the bow.
I want to see where the fish are as I am trying to catch them.
I don't use DI at all for fishing and don't use 2D much either except to determine if a catch attempt is warranted using the FishID.

I would suggest a bridge type mount for the bow due to shock loads from waves/wakes.
Humminbird Helix 12 CHIRP SI, 1198c SI, 1198c SI, ONIX 10 SI NT, Helix 7 CHIRP SI GPS G2, SOLIX 12 SI, 360, RC-1

#12243490 - 05/12/17 08:28 PM Re: Front Graph?? [Re: slayer12]
2015fordnut Offline
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Registered: 06/24/09
Posts: 1896
Loc: Garland, TX

Here ya go bolt

#12243512 - 05/12/17 08:49 PM Re: Front Graph?? [Re: slayer12]
John175® Offline
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Registered: 10/21/05
Posts: 69321
Loc: Realville
1199 with 360 most of the time.
I try to be more sensible in my older age.

#12243527 - 05/12/17 09:09 PM Re: Front Graph?? [Re: slayer12]
Wise 1 Online   content

Registered: 07/30/12
Posts: 98
I split screen with the 2d Stacked over the DI. Helps me decipher brush piles and what not's easier.

#12243635 - 05/12/17 10:21 PM Re: Front Graph?? [Re: slayer12]
Slade Offline
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Registered: 06/17/05
Posts: 1464
Loc: Irving, TX
Sonar and mapping most of the time, I run DI when fishing underwater bridges or a bigger area. My DI shows the back of the boat so if I am looking at both I can see the front and back and get a little better boat positioning
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#12243655 - 05/12/17 10:40 PM Re: Front Graph?? [Re: slayer12]
wtf242 Offline

Registered: 10/26/16
Posts: 207
Loc: Austin, TX
I have a Helix 12 SI Chirp on both the front and dash networked together but I have not used the SI on the front yet

#12243696 - 05/12/17 11:27 PM Re: Front Graph?? [Re: slayer12]
wconn33 Offline
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Registered: 08/07/06
Posts: 588
Loc: Huntington, Tx
I have an Onix 8 set up with TM mounted 360 on the front. Putting the Helix 10 G2n mega Si on the console next week.

If I were upgrading I would go with a Helix 9 on the bow and a 10 on the console.
07 Ranger Z21, HumminBird Helix 10 g2n mega SI, HumminBird Onix 8, HumminBird 360

#12243764 - 05/13/17 05:31 AM Re: Front Graph?? [Re: slayer12]
tx2va07 Offline
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Registered: 07/24/14
Posts: 673
Loc: Joshua, TX
I don't see how SI would really be useful on the bow. I use mapping and sonar 90% of the time, and mapping and DI the rest. If price is not an issue I would be running Garmin Panoptix on the bow, hands down.

#12244063 - 05/13/17 11:52 AM Re: Front Graph?? [Re: slayer12]
DEFMP Offline
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Registered: 10/18/13
Posts: 510
Loc: DFW
Helix 12 DI G2N with the 3 way split of Map, 2D, and DI. All you need in one

#12244436 - 05/13/17 08:21 PM Re: Front Graph?? [Re: slayer12]
Matt Jackson Online   content
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Registered: 03/18/09
Posts: 1364
Loc: Rockwall, Tx
Never use SI up front and very rarly DI either. It's mainly chart and 2D.
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#12246088 - 05/15/17 09:22 AM Re: Front Graph?? [Re: slayer12]
Corey Stanley Offline
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Registered: 10/26/09
Posts: 1060
Loc: Tx
I am running a Helix 12 GN2 SI Mega up front, mostly I run the map/2d or map/DI with a Navionics card, but there are times that I do use Side Scan say when fishing scattered brush or trying to locate scattered brush around existing located piles. This allows me to just speed up the TM a little and scan around vs having to crank the big motor, but like I said above I prob use that combo 80% of the time, with the 2D being used more than DI depending on what lake I am on.

Edited by Corey Stanley (05/15/17 09:22 AM)

#12246119 - 05/15/17 09:35 AM Re: Front Graph?? [Re: slayer12]
LinkLowrance Offline
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Registered: 07/06/15
Posts: 554
Loc: On the Wheel
Lowrance 12 gen 3. Chart and 2D split on the bow graph. Rarely anything else.

#12248140 - 05/16/17 12:23 PM Re: Front Graph?? [Re: slayer12]
ring fry Offline
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Registered: 10/25/02
Posts: 5726
Loc: Fort Scott, Ks.
DownVu, 2D, and Panoptix on the bow.

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