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#12306272 - 06/22/17 10:43 AM Dept finder for under 700?
E-bright Offline

Registered: 12/05/13
Posts: 258
Loc: Eagle Mountain
I saw the hummingbird helix 7 are around 400-500 but is it worth it? Or spend a little more for a lowrance? Right now on the front of the boat i have lil lowrance and hds 5 in the back. I need to upgrade

#12306588 - 06/22/17 12:58 PM Re: Dept finder for under 700? [Re: E-bright]
HaulinBass02 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/30/05
Posts: 594
Loc: Springtown, TX
Loved my Helix 7 Chirp DI/ GPS until it decided to take a dive into PK. I fully plan on replacing it with the exact same unit. Screen is crystal clear and it does all I need/want it to.
'99 Skeeter 186SX SC, 150 Yamaha VMax
'13 Ford F-150 SCrew XLT, 4x4, 5.0, 6-spd

#12306664 - 06/22/17 01:46 PM Re: Dept finder for under 700? [Re: E-bright]
texasbassdude Offline

Registered: 05/31/08
Posts: 231
Loc: San Antonio, TX
I've seen the Helix 7 Chirp SI GPS for $700 at a couple of different places in the last week, one of them being the Bass Pro in San Antonio.

FWIW, I have the non-Chirp Helix 7 and my experience has been that the DI and Sonar views look better with the transducer slanted more front to back (where the back edge is lower than the front edge) than what is recommended.

#12307353 - 06/22/17 08:17 PM Re: Dept finder for under 700? [Re: E-bright]
Michael.Beaty Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/04/11
Posts: 1135
Loc: south side of Texoma
Look at the garmin striker series they are very good units for the money just not the best maps but can get a garmin striker 7sv with side imaging down imaging and clear vu for $500


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