good point; I read where Sticko spoke very highly of Humminbirds support and service based on his experience with them. I have yet to hear someone tell me they prefer a Lowrance over the Humminbird. After work I detoured to the Humble Academy to see if I could get a side by side comparison but that didn't work out like I had intended. Their selection is a joke. They had a Helix 5 but it wasn't configured like the larger models. I'll tell you what they did have though, 11' B n M's! and while I was at it I decided I needed some more jig heads and a mustang pfd so I could ditch the vest and stay safe because like SK says, "real men wear their life jacket". I'd been planning to get the PFD anyway and after my outing last saturday, I figured it was time before one of those frat boys plowed me with his wake boat. Then I had to hurry home and ninja all my new goodies into the garage before my wife got home from my daughters dance class.
I'm thinking its going to be the Helix 9 at this point, I can't see dropping 500 more just for 1" of screen.