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Best graphs right now? #13216549 07/16/19 06:03 PM
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Just general discussion. Looking to update my graphs eventually. Which brand do y'all think is at the top of the list right now and why?
I run Lowrance currently and am not biased. Hummingbird Mega 360 looks amazing and Garmin Livescope looks to have outdueled Lowrance Livesight. Thoughts?

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Re: Best graphs right now? [Re: Benji Mota] #13216553 07/16/19 06:08 PM
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Ive had Helix, now have Carbons.

Theyre all really good. They all are outdated in two years. Haha. I went with Lowrance because it works with my poles and audio stuff.

Pick the ones you like best.


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Re: Best graphs right now? [Re: Benji Mota] #13216556 07/16/19 06:11 PM
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Re: Best graphs right now? [Re: Medinalakeguy] #13216572 07/16/19 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Medinalakeguy
Garmin all the way

I just may have to agree with Medina.

I've been a Lowrance guy forever, but recently added a Garmin up front. My Lowrance Ti9 and my Ulterra's USB wasn't getting along and have always wanted side imagining on the bow, so I picked me up a Garmin Striker SV9. The Striker was very affordable and has a smaller transducer that easily fits to the foot of the Ulterra. Even though it isn't one of Garmin's top of the line units, it has amazing imagery and I am very satisfied.

I have a Lowrance Ti12 at the console and was going to use the Ti9 solely for mapping since the two are linked. There is now a strong possibility that I will replace the Lowrance units and go Garmin.


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Re: Best graphs right now? [Re: Benji Mota] #13216575 07/16/19 06:41 PM
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Its about to the point that you just match your graphs to your TM. They are all good enough now days.


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Originally Posted by GTrigg
Originally Posted by Medinalakeguy
Garmin all the way

I just may have to agree with Medina.

I've been a Lowrance guy forever, but recently added a Garmin up front. My Lowrance Ti9 and my Ulterra's USB wasn't getting along and have always wanted side imagining on the bow, so I picked me up a Garmin Striker SV9. The Striker was very affordable and has a smaller transducer that easily fits to the foot of the Ulterra. Even though it isn't one of Garmin's top of the line units, it has amazing imagery and I am very satisfied.

I have a Lowrance Ti12 at the console and was going to use the Ti9 solely for mapping since the two are linked. There is now a strong possibility that I will replace the Lowrance units and go Garmin.



Love my 93SV at the console !! But, I had a Striker SV9 on the bow and could not get the Terrova interference out of it, I tried everything, and finally took it back
and got a Hummingbird 9 Mega. I have two HB's on the bow and a HB and Garmin on the console. The Garmin has the best Down and Side Imaging.
The new HB has Mega and its ok,...I have the HBs because Garmins wont accept Lakemaster chips.





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Originally Posted by Wes H
Its about to the point that you just match your graphs to your TM. They are all good enough now days.

Are all TM's good enough though? Looking upgrade my Fortexx TM as well but dont kow how Motorguide is to pair with my lowrance units.

Re: Best graphs right now? [Re: JIM SR.] #13216640 07/16/19 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by JIM SR.
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Garmin all the way

I just may have to agree with Medina.

I've been a Lowrance guy forever, but recently added a Garmin up front. My Lowrance Ti9 and my Ulterra's USB wasn't getting along and have always wanted side imagining on the bow, so I picked me up a Garmin Striker SV9. The Striker was very affordable and has a smaller transducer that easily fits to the foot of the Ulterra. Even though it isn't one of Garmin's top of the line units, it has amazing imagery and I am very satisfied.

I have a Lowrance Ti12 at the console and was going to use the Ti9 solely for mapping since the two are linked. There is now a strong possibility that I will replace the Lowrance units and go Garmin.



Love my 93SV at the console !! But, I had a Striker SV9 on the bow and could not get the Terrova interference out of it, I tried everything, and finally took it back
and got a Hummingbird 9 Mega. I have two HB's on the bow and a HB and Garmin on the console. The Garmin has the best Down and Side Imaging.
The new HB has Mega and its ok,...I have the HBs because Garmins wont accept Lakemaster chips.

Garmin is now making Navionics if I'm not mistaken. Garmin has caught my eye very much so. Lowrance has always been my go to, but Garmin is making a run for its money.

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Originally Posted by Benji Mota
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Originally Posted by Medinalakeguy
Garmin all the way

I just may have to agree with Medina.

I've been a Lowrance guy forever, but recently added a Garmin up front. My Lowrance Ti9 and my Ulterra's USB wasn't getting along and have always wanted side imagining on the bow, so I picked me up a Garmin Striker SV9. The Striker was very affordable and has a smaller transducer that easily fits to the foot of the Ulterra. Even though it isn't one of Garmin's top of the line units, it has amazing imagery and I am very satisfied.

I have a Lowrance Ti12 at the console and was going to use the Ti9 solely for mapping since the two are linked. There is now a strong possibility that I will replace the Lowrance units and go Garmin.



Love my 93SV at the console !! But, I had a Striker SV9 on the bow and could not get the Terrova interference out of it, I tried everything, and finally took it back
and got a Hummingbird 9 Mega. I have two HB's on the bow and a HB and Garmin on the console. The Garmin has the best Down and Side Imaging.
The new HB has Mega and its ok,...I have the HBs because Garmins wont accept Lakemaster chips.

Garmin is now making Navionics if I'm not mistaken. Garmin has caught my eye very much so. Lowrance has always been my go to, but Garmin is making a run for its money.


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Re: Best graphs right now? [Re: Benji Mota] #13216673 07/16/19 08:14 PM
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Re: Best graphs right now? [Re: Benji Mota] #13216689 07/16/19 08:26 PM
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They are all good
Its quickly becoming a trolling motor and anchoring compatibility, networking, and software preference
Soon, everything electronic in the boat will be managed on your smart phone, just like some control their house alarm/cameras/hvac/garage door/lights


Lowrance is most compatible with a third party software program I use for sonar logging, home PC sonar viewing, and map generation


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Re: Best graphs right now? [Re: Benji Mota] #13216717 07/16/19 08:55 PM
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Lowrance, Garmin, Humminturds in that order

I pulled the birds off, & I run 2 Lowrance Carbons & 1 Garmin with livescope

Carbons have a much better picture than the older touch units.

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Re: Best graphs right now? [Re: Benji Mota] #13216724 07/16/19 08:59 PM
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I have had Lowrance HDS units in the past, and I now have 2 Humminbird Helix CHIRP MEGA units. The Humminbirds are way better than the Lowrance units IMO. If money was no object, I would look at Garmin with Panoptics.

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Lowrance carbons not the active scan scrap its junk or the ti2 units are nice.


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Re: Best graphs right now? [Re: Benji Mota] #13216898 07/16/19 11:22 PM
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I have a live 12 that the 2d and side scan is pretty good, the DI is [censored]! I am also chasing a touch issue that I may have dialed into the map chip in slot 1, will find out for sure on Thursday. If touch still doesnt work right I have a return auth with Lowrance. When I do it again, I will go back to birds!

My Elite ti 12 is decent but side scan isnt crisp.

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