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Topic: Fish Finder questions  (Read 837 times)

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TheLocksmith

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Hey Everyone!

Im sure this question has been asked many times but i cant seem to find the forum post.

Which fish finder should i buy for my 2018 Hobie outback?

I have the hummingbird helix 5 but i HATE it....


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What do you hate about?


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I like my lowrance hook 4. Its had 0 issues so far. It has downscan, sonar and good nav. You might want to bump up to the 5 if you dont want to look at a small screen though


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I like my lowrance hook 4. Its had 0 issues so far. It has downscan, sonar and good nav. You might want to bump up to the 5 if you dont want to look at a small screen though
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I have a Elite 4, which is now called Hook. Never had any issues with the unit.


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I would buy a Humminbird Helix 5.


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Humminbird Helix 7 should be better


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I have the Elite 4 Chirp with GPS... I've had it around 2 years, but just this past weekend started having issues with it.  It would turn on and none of the buttons were working.  I would unplug from the battery and plug back in and it would work for a bit then shut off.  I'm gonna clean all the plugs better and check my connections, but up to this point I've liked it on the kayak.   If I can't get it working right, I'll probably just get another of the same since I liked it.  I would get one with a gps.  It's been handy to mark structure, fish, crab traps and helped when at Albion one time when the fog rolled in thick and we couldn't see the coast anymore.  my 2 cents.  :-)


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Raymarine Dragonfly
Have the Dragonfly 7Pro.  Only thing I don't like is that the zoom is slow to react.  If brightness is turned up, its a battery hog.

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I have the Elite 4 Chirp with GPS... I've had it around 2 years, but just this past weekend started having issues with it.  It would turn on and none of the buttons were working.  I would unplug from the battery and plug back in and it would work for a bit then shut off.  I'm gonna clean all the plugs better and check my connections, but up to this point I've liked it on the kayak.   If I can't get it working right, I'll probably just get another of the same since I liked it.  I would get one with a gps.  It's been handy to mark structure, fish, crab traps and helped when at Albion one time when the fog rolled in thick and we couldn't see the coast anymore.  my 2 cents.  :-)

Definitely check your battery too. Sounds like a low voltage issue. These units act real weird with a bad connection or dying battery.
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