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Fish Finder Question #14431814 07/27/22 05:46 PM
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Question: I'm thinking of upgrading my fish finder on my pilot Pescador 12.0 to the Lowrance Hook revel 9 TripleShot. They've got them on sale through academy right now @ 44% off. Anyone have experience using a 9-inch screen on a kayak? Or does anyone have experience using this specific unit? I'm currently using a previous Lowrance hook series model with a 3-inch screen and only down imaging and 2-D sonar. I ask in this section of the forum as I've been primarily fishing for crappie.

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Side imaging is a game changer for finding structure. and 9 inch would be smallest screen i would want for side imaging even on a kayak. no experience with the reveal model but i'm sure it will be a huge upgrade.


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Be aware that the Lowrance 3in1 transducer is BIG. It's like 9 or 10 inches long so you'll need to give some thought about how to mount it. Just letting it stick out from the back looks like a good way to me to break it off.


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Thanks, Texan and Dude, read it was a 10-inch transducer. I'm thinking of getting a mount and putting the transducer on the side, but there are more than a few ways to rig it.

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I have a Hobie PA14. I went from a Humminbird Helix 7 MEGA SI to a Garmin Ultra 106SV.

So I went from a 7” screen to a 10” screen. Yeah, it’s beefy on the Kayak, but I Love it. It is Not Too Big. It’s Just Right. You certainly won’t be unhappy with the 9” screen. As far as the Lowrance goes, I have no experience. As much as I liked the HB Helix. . . I love the Garmin that much more.

Go for it.

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My buddy has a Lowrance 12 inch Elite TI2 on his Hobie 14 footer. he loves it.

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I was just looking and saw that 9” Lowrance at academy for $499. That is a good deal. But I also saw that Bass Pro and Dick’s have the Garmin 93sv with the gt-54 Transducer on sale for $699. IF. . . If you can swing the extra $200, I recommend you get the Garmin. I didn’t think id do much better than the Humminbird, but I Really like this Garmin.

Before I got my Ultra 106sv, I purchased the 93sv. I hadn’t installed it yet and Bass Pro put the 106sv on sale for 50% off. I went ahead and but the bullet and got the bigger screen. If you can bite the bullet for $200, I think the Garmin is the better unit.

Others can weigh in on this.

Just a thought.

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I would move up to the Elite FS as I am hearing that the update ratio on the Hook Reveal is very slow...


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Thanks for the feedback everyone. That deal on Academy passed, even though it was supposed to last for an additional 2 days... hmmm

I went with your suggestion Jezreel and pulled the trigger on the Garmin 93sv w/GT54 Transducer. Looking forward to getting it on water. smile

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I know you won’t be disappointed.

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I have the 93 on mine. You'll like it. Get your speed set appropriately and try to stay witihn 40ft on sidescan. Your images will be better.

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