Boat electronics question. Down Imaging vs Side Imaging

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Re: Boat electronics question. Down Imaging vs Side Imaging

Postby BassBoysLLP » Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:21 am

This is a screaming good deal on a bare bones CHIRP unit.

http://www.cabelas.com/product/LOWRANCE ... 999&rid=20

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Re: Boat electronics question. Down Imaging vs Side Imaging

Postby Dewey » Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:54 pm

OK I ordered my Humminbird Helix 9 with SI and DI but they are on backorder for about 3 weeks. No big deal as I should be good to go by mid April.

http://www.cabelas.com/product/humminbi ... rd+helix+9

My next project is to upgrade my trolling motor. I currently have a newer Minn Kota Powerdrive and want to take advantage of my new electronics. After researching I found out I can add I-Pilot Link to my current trolling motor instead of buying a new unit, saving me about $700. I watched an installation video and it looks very easy. All I need in addition to the kit is an ethernet cable to connect to my new dash electronics.

http://www.minnkotamotors.com/Products/ ... RDRIVE-V2/


Looks like some pretty cool stuff and should really change how I fish. Looking forward to using it this year on the water.

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Re: Boat electronics question. Down Imaging vs Side Imaging

Postby DEERSLAYER » Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:54 pm

:doh: You should have contacted me like I said Dewey!
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Re: Boat electronics question. Down Imaging vs Side Imaging

Postby Dewey » Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:34 pm

DEERSLAYER wrote::doh: You should have contacted me like I said Dewey!

I got $70 bucks off and free shipping with in-store pickup on the Humminbird. Were you able to beat that?

Doubt there will be any sales anytime soon since they are in such high demand causing a backorder.

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Re: Boat electronics question. Down Imaging vs Side Imaging

Postby DEERSLAYER » Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:05 pm

Dewey wrote:
DEERSLAYER wrote::doh: You should have contacted me like I said Dewey!

I got $70 bucks off and free shipping with in-store pickup on the Humminbird. Were you able to beat that?

Doubt there will be any sales anytime soon since they are in such high demand causing a backorder.

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Re: Boat electronics question. Down Imaging vs Side Imaging

Postby Dewey » Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:31 am

Got my Humminbird but now the problem is how to mount it on my console. I knew it would be a big screen but surprised how much room it actually takes. :o

Here is what my mounting area looks like. The mount currently on dash is from my old unit.

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I realize mounting on the dash is out of the question due to windshield interference so I will need a Ram Mount. Looking for ideas where to mount it and what type of Ram Mount would be best?

Here are more pics with the unit to show what I'm dealing with.

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Re: Boat electronics question. Down Imaging vs Side Imaging

Postby Bowhunting Brian » Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:36 am

I'd put it on the rail with a ram mount rather than on the console. If it's possible.

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