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#12824328 - 07/11/18 12:40 PM Lowrance versus humminbird?
kskoglund3233 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 10/25/15
Posts: 6
Pros and cons of lowrance hds gen 3/ humminbird helix 9 mega si?


Edited by kskoglund3233 (07/11/18 12:41 PM)

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#12824350 - 07/11/18 01:04 PM Re: Lowrance versus humminbird? [Re: kskoglund3233]
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Registered: 02/27/13
Posts: 22936
Loc: Rockwall, TX
Spend the extra money and get a Mega 10 SI. The pixel density is greater and the images clearer. Very easy to use. You won’t be sorry.
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#12824380 - 07/11/18 01:35 PM Re: Lowrance versus humminbird? [Re: Frank the Tank]
kskoglund3233 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 10/25/15
Posts: 6
Is the 10 much better than the 9 in image quality?

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#12824389 - 07/11/18 01:40 PM Re: Lowrance versus humminbird? [Re: kskoglund3233]
bronco71 Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 1476
Loc: Farmers Branch/Sulphur Bluff
Depends on if you are linking to a Minn Kota or MG trolling motor now or in the future...

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#12824442 - 07/11/18 02:18 PM Re: Lowrance versus humminbird? [Re: bronco71]
kskoglund3233 Offline
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Registered: 10/25/15
Posts: 6
Minn kota but way down the road, no time soon?

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#12824736 - 07/11/18 05:05 PM Re: Lowrance versus humminbird? [Re: kskoglund3233]
Capt Craig Online   content
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Registered: 08/25/09
Posts: 1619
Loc: Richland-Chambers
There are a few differences between the Lowrance and the Humminbird. Lowrance allows use of a single freq while HB allows you to use the combined 83/200 together with a split sonar screen to better visualize the fish under you and the fish around you. HB is the only maker that uses the color bar. A vital tool for understanding the limitations and colors availabe in the soar palette. This provides key verification of softest and hardest echo returns. HB is much easier to set up and use than the Lowrance. While I teach the use of both, HB is currently the industry leader with CHIRP and MEGA on their units.
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#12824909 - 07/11/18 07:22 PM Re: Lowrance versus humminbird? [Re: kskoglund3233]
kskoglund3233 Offline
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Registered: 10/25/15
Posts: 6
Awesome thank you!

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#12827917 - 07/14/18 07:42 AM Re: Lowrance versus humminbird? [Re: kskoglund3233]
dobbin Offline
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Registered: 04/22/06
Posts: 713
Loc: hubbard
I do not know about Humminbird but lowrance is just interested in new money......
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#12831181 - Yesterday at 08:26 AM Re: Lowrance versus humminbird? [Re: dobbin]
Happykamper Online   content
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Registered: 01/20/07
Posts: 8684
Loc: Southlake, Texas
I have had Lowrance pretty much since my first boat in 1985, I am getting a new rig next March/April, I am going to take a serious look at Hummingbird, no complaints with Lowrance, I am changing brands of boat so I very well could change electronics if I like them.
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#12831389 - Yesterday at 10:59 AM Re: Lowrance versus humminbird? [Re: kskoglund3233]
Jhiggins Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 02/08/18
Posts: 12
Loc: OK
I just switched to 3 Helix 12" in my Skeeter from the Lowrance, had 3 Lowrances, two at the console and one in the bow, two 12" and one 10". It is amazing the difference in clarity and being able to actually see the fish and they are extremely easy to use and set up. Dont think i will ever go back to Lowrance.

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