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 Post subject: Help
PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:17 am 
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I have a Helix 5 GD on the bow of my bass boat. Very pleased with it. I would like to replace my outdated Garmin on the console with one that has side vision. Would like some suggestions for one that is not to expensive if possible. Also, since I am up there is age, lol, and not to tech savy. One that is fairly easy to use.


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 Post subject: Re: Help
PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:11 pm 
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Humming bird is the way to go . easy to turn on and go. they have some great side image
units get the largest screen you can afford and the most chirps. Fine tuning the unit
only takes a small amount of reading or watch someone do it on youtube.
for the most use out of any unit you need to fine tune one to each part of the lake
you are fishing.


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 Post subject: Re: Help
PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:24 pm 
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Like Sticko said the more money you have to spend the better the unit, I'm really liking the new HB Mega units & the Solix even more....

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REGARDLESS OF HOW MANLY YOU THINK YOU ARE WEARING A PFD CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE....


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 Post subject: Re: Help
PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:34 pm 
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Thanks. I appreciate the feed back.


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 Post subject: Re: Help
PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:07 am 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5okgmP ... 02,%202017


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 Post subject: Re: Help
PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:36 am 
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Hey SK, I like that TV you have on your boat too, lol.


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 Post subject: Re: Help
PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:00 pm 
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LOL.....it works well....Gonna replace it soon....maybe....with a Solix

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REGARDLESS OF HOW MANLY YOU THINK YOU ARE WEARING A PFD CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE....


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 Post subject: Re: Help
PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:42 pm 
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Any suggestions on the best place to purchase any of the above. Best price?


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 Post subject: Re: Help
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:09 am 
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My go-to place for electronics is http://www.hodgesmarine.com/. They've got some really good prices.


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 Post subject: Re: Help
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:41 am 
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I've been getting the best deals from either Universal Mania or BBG Marine.....

My advice is shop several days or weeks & look for discounts, free shipping makes or breaks a deal with me also....

What unit are you planning on getting?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:09 am 
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Also a good idea to watch for rebates. Lowrance is running a $100 mail in rebate on some models right now, so I would bet it won't be too long before Humminbird starts running a similar offer. If you can find a deal, get free shipping, AND use a mail in rebate...well that's just a bootlegger's bounty for you!!


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 Post subject: Re: Help
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:43 am 
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SK you looking at the 15 inch solix.

more sites to check any of these can be cheaper day by day so better to check

them all on the day you decide to purchase .

Moo deals, sportsmen guide, digital oasis

http://www.thedigitaloasis.com/Humminbird_c_475.html


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