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depth finder / gps #12855658
08/06/18 11:10 PM
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Need to purchase a used depth finder with gps for my small aluminum boat. I would like to find out which units you folks think would be best. I can't afford one of the newer ones but hopefully someone can educate me on a good older model. I really don't care which brand. Just want one I can find the crappie and brush piles with. Thanks in advance for your help.

Re: depth finder / gps [Re: randy12972] #12855680
08/06/18 11:28 PM
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Look at some of the Lowrance refurbished units. A lot of locator/GPS for not much money.

Re: depth finder / gps [Re: randy12972] #12855782
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I have a Humminbird 899 CI HD with a ram mount that is about 3 years old. $300. I'm even coming to Hoover at the end of the month. Bought a another boat that already had electronics built in.

Re: depth finder / gps [Re: randy12972] #12856068
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i have 3 Hummingbird Helix 5 love them.on sale now at Dicks for $179.00 has GPS

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Searched Dick's and found the unit for $179. Did not have the gps with it. Any other ideas? Does not have to be new. Tell me what kind you use and what it does for you. Keep in mind that I have limited money and can't afford a $1000 one.

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Humminbird Helix 5 G2 Chirp Sonar/GPS Combo
oops i mint this one. iv got 3 and love them..they have them on ....... https://fishfinders.factoryoutletstore.c...ogitemid=386533

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Hawgover - Is the GPS easy to use for a beginner ? Just now getting into sinking brush piles and would use the GPS to relocate piles.
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!

Re: depth finder / gps [Re: LowBudget Fishin] #12857895
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very easy on the Helix 5 ..1 button push puts the location in the file and names it 001 and so on.then later choose from the file the one you want to go to ,select it and follow the arrow!
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Hawgover - Is the GPS easy to use for a beginner ? Just now getting into sinking brush piles and would use the GPS to relocate piles.
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!

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Anyone else care to weigh in? Still trying to get information on a good unit for a small boat.

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I got my dad a helix 10si gen 1 for just over 800$ at Christmas. Great big unit for not that much. Bigger is better for si......

Re: depth finder / gps [Re: hawghoover] #12865735
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Originally Posted By: hawghoover
Humminbird Helix 5 G2 Chirp Sonar/GPS Combo
oops i mint this one. iv got 3 and love them..they have them on the Hummingbird site....... https://fishfinders.factoryoutletstore.c...ogitemid=386533


That link is not to Humminbird. This link is.
https://www.humminbird.com/support/faqs/...khoCE10QAvD_BwE


Originally Posted By: randy12972
Anyone else care to weigh in? Still trying to get information on a good unit for a small boat.


Feel free to give me a call and we can discuss your options and put a package together for you.





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