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#12282915 - 06/07/17 11:47 AM lowrance and humminbird on same boat?
CorySmith Offline
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Registered: 11/24/10
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Loc: Nacogdoches, TX / South TX
Any of yall running lowrance hds unit and a humminbird mega at the console. Still contemplating on running a hds 9 and a helix 10 mega at the console and a helix 10 up front. or just all 3 helix 10's. I really like the 2d and the mapping of my lowrance though. I especially like the back tracking I can do with the hds unit. Just seeing if there were anyone else out there doing this and what were yall's thoughts on it.

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#12282925 - 06/07/17 11:51 AM Re: lowrance and humminbird on same boat? [Re: CorySmith]
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I run an HDS Touch 12 in dash, Humminbird 1198 on a ram at the console and and HDS 9 Touch at the bow. I did it because I liked the Bird's SI better than the Lowrance.
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#12283013 - 06/07/17 01:00 PM Re: lowrance and humminbird on same boat? [Re: fouzman]
CorySmith Offline
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Originally Posted By: fouzman
I run an HDS Touch 12 in dash, Humminbird 1198 on a ram at the console and and HDS 9 Touch at the bow. I did it because I liked the Bird's SI better than the Lowrance.


That is my thought process behind it as well. do you have structure scan on the 12 also?
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#12283046 - 06/07/17 01:23 PM Re: lowrance and humminbird on same boat? [Re: CorySmith]
fouzman Offline
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Yes, but I never run both SI and SS at same time.
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#12283059 - 06/07/17 01:31 PM Re: lowrance and humminbird on same boat? [Re: CorySmith]
Andrew Y'Barbo Offline
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Plenty of people have ran both on the console. Deciding which mount is the hardest.

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#12283088 - 06/07/17 01:57 PM Re: lowrance and humminbird on same boat? [Re: CorySmith]
the skipper Offline
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Registered: 07/04/11
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Loc: nederland, TX
I run an onix and hds 12 at the console. The onix is just mapping and 2d. I got it for the lakemaster. I like the 2d better on the bird by a long shot. Maybe because it is chirp. I like the mega but I get some pretty good shots with the hds on 800. If it had a scroll speed adjustment and would shoot just a wider better than they do it would be all I would need. But to answer the question I do run both. The lowrance is so far ahead of the birds in terms of customization and ease of menus it's stupid. I thought the onix would compare pretty good but it's like a 1980s computer vs a new touchscreen laptop.

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#12283108 - 06/07/17 02:14 PM Re: lowrance and humminbird on same boat? [Re: CorySmith]
Big Kev Offline
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Registered: 03/20/15
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I am with the skipper, kinda..... I have a Helix 9 mega and HDS 12 at the console. I bought the Bird mainly for mapping but the mega side imaging is unreal when tuned properly. I thought about upgrading everything to the Solix series but figured out the electronics they have in there are not the best. The main thing I do not like about them is the way point management. The Lowrance is quick on the fly but the Bird takes a few more steps to get the icons in place. I do however run both units at the same time with very little interference on the Lowrance and none on the Bird. I will most likely upgrade the 12" HDS when the Gen 4 come out and just keep the Bird for mapping.

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#12283186 - 06/07/17 02:56 PM Re: lowrance and humminbird on same boat? [Re: CorySmith]
CorySmith Offline
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ill most likely go with a HDS 9 in console with a helix 10 mega on the side linked with a helix 10 upfront. adding a ultrex soon as well
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#12283310 - 06/07/17 04:10 PM Re: lowrance and humminbird on same boat? [Re: CorySmith]
the skipper Offline
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Loc: nederland, TX
One good thing about having a onix or solix is it uses gpx for its waypoints and stuff so you can have a card on the boat and load them back and forth to each unit pretty easy. With a helix you would have to run everything thru humminbird pc to change the format

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