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#12718545 - 04/16/18 10:37 AM Help With Humminbird Decision
BASSHAWK Offline
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Registered: 04/30/07
Posts: 106
I’m looking for a little input on what Humminbird electronics to purchase. I know that for the console I want a Helix 9 with Mega DI/SI and GPS. Where I am having difficulty is at the bow. I know that I want DI, but don’t think that I will benefit much with having SI too. Bass Pro has a $100 rebate on the Helix 7 SI/DI model through the month of April. There is a $200 difference in the plain DI model over the model with SI. Should I get the model that has both? BASSHAWK

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#12718846 - 04/16/18 02:11 PM Re: Help With Humminbird Decision [Re: BASSHAWK]
Blue Blazer 2400 Offline
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Registered: 02/23/05
Posts: 1409
Loc: Royse City, Tx
My opinion is that you do not need SI for the front. If I were you I would put the extra money in a Helix 10 for the console. It is physically the same size as the 9 but the screen is bigger. Bigger screen is better for SI

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#12718935 - 04/16/18 03:26 PM Re: Help With Humminbird Decision [Re: BASSHAWK]
Wayne P. Offline
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Registered: 11/16/10
Posts: 4137
Loc: Charlottesville, Va
Originally Posted By: BASSHAWK
I’m looking for a little input on what Humminbird electronics to purchase. I know that for the console I want a Helix 9 with Mega DI/SI and GPS. Where I am having difficulty is at the bow. I know that I want DI, but don’t think that I will benefit much with having SI too. Bass Pro has a $100 rebate on the Helix 7 SI/DI model through the month of April. There is a $200 difference in the plain DI model over the model with SI. Should I get the model that has both? BASSHAWK


I use SI at the bow with a trolling motor mounted transducer and at the console with a transom mounted transducer. I rarely have a DI view displayed.
SI shows the same thing as DI, just a lot more of it. It takes the exact same operation techniques to use both. All my units are SI models.

BTW, I assume the Helix 7 model on sale is not the G2N version. If that is the case, you cannot share any data with the Helix 9.
There are three versions of Helix 7 SI units:
Helix 7 SI GPS--discontinued
Helix 7 CHIRP SI GPS G2
Helix 7 CHIRP SI GPS G2N----this one is linkable

The Helix 7 DI models are the same with some that don't have GPS.
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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

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