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Xbolt7mm 10-12-2019 04:26 PM

Fish finder question
 
What are you all using for the front of your boat, what options are worth getting, ie side view, canadian maps, brand, size, etc

Willowtrail 10-26-2019 01:44 PM

I run 3 Lowrance HDS Live units in my boat. 2 on my dash and 1 on the bow. All the units are networked together via Ethernet therefore every unit can see every transducer on the boat. 12” and 9” on dash and 12” in bow

At the stern I have a standard 2D skimmer transducer, Active Imaging transducer and now the new Livesight. At the bow I use the standard 2D transducer built into the trolling motor. Again, I can see any transducer or map from any unit at any time.

I don’t fish a lot from my bow unless it’s vertical jigging. Then it’s normally for lakers so I use the LiveSight or trolling motor transducer.

I make my own maps with Genesis Live and use base maps from Genesis Social maps (www.genesismaps.com)

SamSteele 10-26-2019 05:28 PM

I use a Humminbird Helix 10 G3N DI that is linked to my Ulterra and my helm unit, a Helix 9 G3N SI. Networking them all allows me to control my Ulterra from either unit, as well as seeing my SI off my helm from the bow.

I build maps using Autochart Live and the maps I build can be used by my Ulterra to follow the contour lines built in Autochart.


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sns2 10-27-2019 03:18 AM

I use a Vexilar FL8. Catches fish real good.

A.DENG 10-27-2019 12:38 PM

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Originally Posted by sns2 (Post 4045636)
I use a Vexilar FL8. Catches fish real good.

How deep can FL8 go?

sns2 10-27-2019 02:14 PM

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Originally Posted by A.DENG (Post 4045760)
How deep can FL8 go?

You know, I have only ever used it in max 40 fow.

English Setter 10-27-2019 03:27 PM

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Originally Posted by SamSteele (Post 4045497)
I use a Humminbird Helix 10 G3N DI that is linked to my Ulterra and my helm unit, a Helix 9 G3N SI. Networking them all allows me to control my Ulterra from either unit, as well as seeing my SI off my helm from the bow.

I build maps using Autochart Live and the maps I build can be used by my Ulterra to follow the contour lines built in Autochart.


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I have a Helix 7 SI GPS G2N about a year old. This spring I got a new boat with an Ulterra that has Mega DI. My Helix doesnít support the Mega DI and Iím wondering if it is worth getting an upgrade unit for the Mega DI. Is the Mega DI much better than the original DI? I canít seem to find any comparison information.


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SamSteele 10-27-2019 03:33 PM

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Originally Posted by English Setter (Post 4045815)
I have a Helix 7 SI GPS G2N about a year old. This spring I got a new boat with an Ulterra that has Mega DI. My Helix doesnít support the Mega DI and Iím wondering if it is worth getting an upgrade unit for the Mega DI. Is the Mega DI much better than the original DI? I canít seem to find any comparison information.


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G2 DI

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Mega DI

Hope that helps.



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sns2 10-27-2019 07:32 PM

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Originally Posted by SamSteele (Post 4045817)

Too complicated. Guy would need a science degree to operate that thing.

MooseRiverTrapper 10-27-2019 10:42 PM

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Originally Posted by SamSteele (Post 4045817)

I noticed the old green and red picked up the walleye suspended just off the bottom. I smash them with that. What is the Mega DI looks similar to side imaging contrast.


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