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Looking for reviews from true fishermen #12651843
02/28/18 08:12 PM
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AKirk85 Offline OP
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Bought a new to me boat and it needs a sonar/gps at the console was looking into Humminbird or Lowrance. The helix 9 mega Si/Di looks promising and maybe the 9 inch Lowrance thatís similar. Not really wanting to spend a fortune. I do fish some tournaments and want to get into crappie for my dad. I know both a solid brands just looking for everyoneís input havenít had to buy one last was Lowrance 480. Ford vs Chevy again lol


2000 Ranger R93VS 200 efi

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Re: Looking for reviews from true fishermen [Re: AKirk85] #12651923
02/28/18 09:02 PM
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Humminbird 9 MEGA would be your better unit. I work with both units teaching use and interpretation and unfortunately, Lowrance is a little behind in quality and ease of use.


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Re: Looking for reviews from true fishermen [Re: AKirk85] #12652620
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I had a Mega 9 and had no complaints

Re: Looking for reviews from true fishermen [Re: AKirk85] #12652798
03/01/18 05:12 AM
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Helix Mega.


92' ChampioN 201DCR Elite
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Re: Looking for reviews from true fishermen [Re: AKirk85] #12652833
03/01/18 07:12 AM
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Actually, try to go up to the 10 if you can find a price close to the 9 because the 10 will have more pixels and give a better quality picture.

Re: Looking for reviews from true fishermen [Re: AKirk85] #12666687
03/10/18 09:42 PM
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found a pair of helix 10s. one with si mega/gps and the other just sonar/gps


2000 Ranger R93VS 200 efi

Canít catch em sitting at the house.
Re: Looking for reviews from true fishermen [Re: AKirk85] #12667077
03/11/18 03:10 AM
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Good deal. you'll be happy with them. Read up on them. Link them together and then if I am not mistaken, you will be able to get DI and SI views on the sonar model, from the other transducer. I don't have the mega but have a 10 and a 12. The 10 is a really nice size.

Re: Looking for reviews from true fishermen [Re: AKirk85] #12670149
03/13/18 12:16 PM
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I used to own humminbird side imaging, and now own Lorannce HDS. HB is so much easier to use and the transducer is much much much smaller.

I only upgraded to the HDS for the motorguide trolling motor controls. The totalscan transducer is 12" long, yep 12". But it does a lot of things in one. If I was looking for something simple that does a good job, HB is the way to go. For more sophisticated high tech stuff and probably doesn't help all that much, Lowrance HDS. Just my opinion that is specific to my use case.


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Re: Looking for reviews from true fishermen [Re: Skunked Again Fishing] #12670354
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Originally Posted By: Skunked Again Fishing
I used to own humminbird side imaging, and now own Lorannce HDS. HB is so much easier to use and the transducer is much much much smaller.

I only upgraded to the HDS for the motorguide trolling motor controls. The totalscan transducer is 12" long, yep 12". But it does a lot of things in one. If I was looking for something simple that does a good job, HB is the way to go. For more sophisticated high tech stuff and probably doesn't help all that much, Lowrance HDS. Just my opinion that is specific to my use case.


The Humminbird Helix MEGA SI units, ONIX SI units, and SOLIX SI units come with a transducer that does Side Imaging, Down Imaging, 2D sonar, and temp.


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
Re: Looking for reviews from true fishermen [Re: AKirk85] #12670534
03/13/18 03:21 PM
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Arlington, TX
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Don't overlook the new Fish Reveal that Lowrance is coming out with in a few days. Feel free to call me about Fish Reveal and the entire Lowrance Product line.
Rob - 817-319-1194


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