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Elite 5 DSI #10631574 02/20/15 12:30 AM
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What does everyone think about this Elite 5 DSI gander mountain has on sale for $299? Is this a good unit for the troller for crappie fishing? Should I get this or put my Lowrance HDS 5 gen 1 sonar only I have on the troller?

http://m.gandermountain.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?i=756387

Re: Elite 5 DSI [Re: jwallen] #10637105 02/22/15 04:35 PM
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I use the 5dsi on my kayak. It's a good unit. If all your looking for is down scan. It does a great job.

Re: Elite 5 DSI [Re: jwallen] #10637115 02/22/15 04:40 PM
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Bowfisher I am curious about it to, thats agood price. I have the elite 5 w/o the mapping and have been pleased with it . Ive wondered if the map chip that comes with the unit is worth a dern or do you need to upgrade the chip, another $100 plus. Maybe somebody will respond that knows

Re: Elite 5 DSI [Re: jwallen] #10640422 02/23/15 07:21 PM
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Well I bought it. It seemed like a real good deal after researching the costs. We'll see how it works out!

Re: Elite 5 DSI [Re: jwallen] #10645611 02/25/15 03:06 AM
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I just bought the Lowrance elite 5 (HDI) GPS combo at academy for $299 originally ($499) They dropped the price just because of the new chirp units coming in. I'm going to wire it up on my kayak this week! Great deal!


Re: Elite 5 DSI [Re: jwallen] #10645710 02/25/15 03:22 AM
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Question-I'm about to buy a elite 5 or elite 5x.
I mainly fish brush piles for crappie from a pontoon.
Which would be better suited ?

Re: Elite 5 DSI [Re: bowfin] #10645757 02/25/15 03:31 AM
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Originally Posted By: bowfin
Question-I'm about to buy a elite 5 or elite 5x.
I mainly fish brush piles for crappie from a pontoon.
Which would be better suited ?
one has GPS the other doesn't (x)


Re: Elite 5 DSI [Re: jwallen] #10648349 02/26/15 01:10 AM
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^^^. No chart plotting, gps. Dsi is dsi only, hdi is 2d+dsi. I just gave in and got the elite7 chirp. Seemed like a good deal on west marine.com. Putting it on the hobie pa.

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Can anyone tell me if the map chip is any good or do you need to upgrade? My budget is real tight right now . Putting my last kiddo thru college and dont need to drop big bucks right now I know you get what you pay for. Thanks for any help.

Re: Elite 5 DSI [Re: jwallen] #10657943 03/01/15 01:50 PM
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I use the navionics app on my iPhone. Shows your boat on the lake, you can add way points, and very detailed topo map. Free trial then only 10$ to buy.

Re: Elite 5 DSI [Re: jwallen] #10658589 03/01/15 05:59 PM
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Thanks Southtx ,Never thought of that.

Re: Elite 5 DSI [Re: jwallen] #10658614 03/01/15 06:10 PM
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I have two Elite 7's on my Skeeter. I do not have any problem with the Lowrance map cards and have no plans to upgrade. I fish several lakes here in East Texas and I have found all to have sufficient details (contours, creek channels, etc.)....


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Thanks G

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