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Fish finder for SS127 #12704347
04/05/18 04:53 PM
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Looking at getting a Garmin Striker Plus 7SV for my Bonafide. Rekon that might be overkill? $499 on Amazon. Has all the scan capabilities plus it has software that maps out the contours of the bottom of the body of water that you are on. I like what it has to offer. But do yall think side scan if variable in a kayak?

Re: Fish finder for SS127 [Re: Mofishin1990] #12704560
04/05/18 07:20 PM
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No such thing as overkill IMO. Get the biggest screen with the most bells and whistle you can afford. You can have a way to get "there". You can have all the gear to fish "there". If you don't know where "there" is then that stuff doesn't do you much good.

Re: Fish finder for SS127 [Re: Mofishin1990] #12704677
04/05/18 08:38 PM
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but IIRC it does not have built in maps
I have the same in a 5" I like the menus so far. I am all about the menus lol

Re: Fish finder for SS127 [Re: Mofishin1990] #12704838
04/05/18 10:38 PM
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There are lots of good units out there. I like the Hummingbird Helix 7 Si G2 unit. Read all of the reviews, watch all of the videos you can stomach and make a call. Remember, this is suppose to be fun.


Many go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not the fish that they are after. Henry David Thoreau
Re: Fish finder for SS127 [Re: Mofishin1990] #12704886
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How does the Humminbird Helix 5 G2 SI GPS compare to the Garmin? Garmin 7sv has side imagingand bigger screen for same price. The Humminbird 7 g2 is nice but a little more than I want to spend. Are the Garmins "lower" quality or something?

Re: Fish finder for SS127 [Re: Mofishin1990] #12706982
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I have a Humminbird Helix 7 on my Bonafide SS127 and it works great.



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Re: Fish finder for SS127 [Re: Shaun Russell] #12707189
04/07/18 06:56 PM
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There are some review sites that just seem to be marketing hype, are done by bots or their info is badly out of date no matter if it says: best 2018 fish finders.

I found this site helpful. Hope it helps you compare too: SonarWars

If you or anyone else has a favorite sonar review type website, I would love to hear it about it.


Many go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not the fish that they are after. Henry David Thoreau
Re: Fish finder for SS127 [Re: Mofishin1990] #12707272
04/07/18 08:30 PM
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I'll second what Todd said.

I've had a Humminbird, three Lowrance units and now two Garmins. All of them worked but found I liked the Garmin interface better. Go to a store and fondle the displays and figure out what might suit your needs the best.

Re: Fish finder for SS127 [Re: Mofishin1990] #12707295
04/07/18 09:02 PM
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I don't always catch fish, but when I do, I prefer Dos Hybrids



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Re: Fish finder for SS127 [Re: Mofishin1990] #12707302
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I don't always catch fish, but when I do, I prefer Dos Hybrids



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Re: Fish finder for SS127 [Re: Mofishin1990] #12708951
04/09/18 12:38 PM
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i have the Raymarine Dragonfly 7 pro on mine. I love it

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