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#12408019 - 08/31/17 06:34 AM help buying a locator
hawghoover Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/28/15
Posts: 659
Loc: Lewisville Tx
Humminbird Helix 5 G2 CHIRP GPS Chartplotter iv been looking at this one any ideas in this price range $300. thanks


Edited by hawghoover (08/31/17 06:35 AM)

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#12408074 - 08/31/17 07:46 AM Re: help buying a locator [Re: hawghoover]
RWCAT Offline
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Registered: 01/03/17
Posts: 215
Loc: Georgetown
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#12408099 - 08/31/17 08:04 AM Re: help buying a locator [Re: hawghoover]
Jacky Wiggins Online   content
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Registered: 02/14/03
Posts: 1593
Loc: Copper Canyon, Texas, USA
I have been using Humminbird products for years now. Several different models of Si and Di. I have a Helix 5 Di GPS unit that I have not had good luck with. Purchased new December 2015. Shorted out from water in screen November of 2016. Replaced by Humminbird after mailing in unit. 2nd unit started having problems with water in screen and replaced February or March of 2017 after long talks with a supervisor. 3rd unit went bad around June and was told they would not replace it a 3rd time. Ask for a supervisor to call me and none did. Humminbird employee told me the 5 series is not water proof and has problems with mositure getting in it. May be worth the extra money to move up in screen size. Have not had any problems with my 7" and 9" models.
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#12408262 - 08/31/17 10:20 AM Re: help buying a locator [Re: Jacky Wiggins]
hawghoover Offline
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Registered: 01/28/15
Posts: 659
Loc: Lewisville Tx
Originally Posted By: Jacky Wiggins
I have been using Humminbird products for years now. Several different models of Si and Di. I have a Helix 5 Di GPS unit that I have not had good luck with. Purchased new December 2015. Shorted out from water in screen November of 2016. Replaced by Humminbird after mailing in unit. 2nd unit started having problems with water in screen and replaced February or March of 2017 after long talks with a supervisor. 3rd unit went bad around June and was told they would not replace it a 3rd time. Ask for a supervisor to call me and none did. Humminbird employee told me the 5 series is not water proof and has problems with mositure getting in it. May be worth the extra money to move up in screen size. Have not had any problems with my 7" and 9" models.
ok thanks

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#12408982 - 08/31/17 06:10 PM Re: help buying a locator [Re: hawghoover]
Fish 68 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/05/15
Posts: 26
Loc: Little Elm,Tx
I have used Hummingbird for years. Have a Helix 5 Di GPS works great but this spring bought a Garmin Striker 7sv like it a lot. Check it out.

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#12408994 - 08/31/17 06:16 PM Re: help buying a locator [Re: hawghoover]
scruboak Offline
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Registered: 03/11/03
Posts: 1292
Loc: Cisco,tx
I also have the garmin 7 sv and like it but it is still around 500. I like it better thand the lowrance hook 5 on front of boat about 300.

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#12409375 - 08/31/17 10:11 PM Re: help buying a locator [Re: hawghoover]
Captain Yakker Offline
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Registered: 05/22/04
Posts: 212
Loc: The Colony, TX
Have had both Humminbird and Lowrance units over the last year. Nice thing about Humminbird is that they boot up fast and are ready to go. For some reason, Lowrance takes about 45 seconds or more to load up and go. Just my .02.
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#12409615 - 09/01/17 06:03 AM Re: help buying a locator [Re: Captain Yakker]
hawghoover Offline
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Registered: 01/28/15
Posts: 659
Loc: Lewisville Tx
yeh i had a Lowrance hook 7 and it boot so slow i took it back.think i will go with the Helix 5g2

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#12409799 - 09/01/17 09:19 AM Re: help buying a locator [Re: hawghoover]
Fish 68 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/05/15
Posts: 26
Loc: Little Elm,Tx
Garmin 7sv Cabelas online sale 399.99 has Di & Si with 7" screen. Side Vu is GREAT.

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#12409975 - 09/01/17 11:35 AM Re: help buying a locator [Re: hawghoover]
Desull Offline
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Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 195
Loc: Allen, TX
I am about to sell one of my Lowrance Elite 7 Chirp units soon. It's less than a year old and in good shape. I just upgraded to a HDS 7 Gen 3. The units are really solid for the money. They can be a little slow but once you get them tuned in they are really good. PM if you are interested.
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#12410563 - 09/01/17 06:50 PM Re: help buying a locator [Re: hawghoover]
Coop-Dogg Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 10/26/15
Posts: 17
Loc: Mansfield Tx
I have a Garmin SV7 at your price range I'm taking off my boat this weekend I up graded pm me if your interested
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#12410686 - 09/01/17 08:09 PM Re: help buying a locator [Re: hawghoover]
scruboak Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/11/03
Posts: 1292
Loc: Cisco,tx
I may be interested if hes not

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#12413160 - 09/03/17 10:04 PM Re: help buying a locator [Re: scruboak]
Coop-Dogg Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 10/26/15
Posts: 17
Loc: Mansfield Tx
Pm sent
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#12413399 - 09/04/17 05:53 AM Re: help buying a locator [Re: hawghoover]
hawghoover Offline
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Registered: 01/28/15
Posts: 659
Loc: Lewisville Tx
thanks guys i think i will just go with the Helix 5 g2.

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