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perch md

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HDS 12 or helix 12
« on: Jul 04, 2016, 05:58 PM »
Anyone have any input on these units looking to upgrade but am not familiar with either Also are they worth the money for the bigger units?

perch md

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Re: HDS 12 or helix 12
« Reply #1 on: Jul 04, 2016, 06:11 PM »
Wasn't the helix I meant to compare to it was the ONIX

Mac Attack

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Re: HDS 12 or helix 12
« Reply #2 on: Jul 04, 2016, 08:31 PM »
Go with two HDS-9's (or HDS-7's) instead.
And link them with the Ethernet cable.
Awesome!
I did this between my HDS-5 and my HDS-8.
You then have one for chart and one for graph.
And you always have a backup if one takes a dump.

perch md

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Re: HDS 12 or helix 12
« Reply #3 on: Jul 05, 2016, 04:58 PM »
Thanks attack from what can tell they are the same exact unit just bigger screen correct?

Mac Attack

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Re: HDS 12 or helix 12
« Reply #4 on: Jul 05, 2016, 09:33 PM »
Thanks attack from what can tell they are the same exact unit just bigger screen correct?

Pretty much.
A ton of the pros are going with 2 HDS-9 units instead of a single 12.
I really wish I would have bought 2 HDS-8 units.
I got the one I bought for $649 last winter from Cabelas.
Factory refurbished by Lowrance with a full warranty.
It was a steal and I love it.
The screen is WAY more brilliant in the sun and easier to read than my HDS-5, and they are both 2nd Gen units.
Go figure?!?!?
But be sure to get the heavy duty RAM mount if you go with anything larger than a HDS-5.
(personal experience here)

Have fun.

Mac

perch md

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Re: HDS 12 or helix 12
« Reply #5 on: Jul 06, 2016, 05:23 PM »
Thanks again attack was also going to wait till I could get a refurbished one or catch a good sale at Cabela's

Mac Attack

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Re: HDS 12 or helix 12
« Reply #6 on: Jul 06, 2016, 07:45 PM »
Thanks again attack was also going to wait till I could get a refurbished one or catch a good sale at Cabela's

winter time


Mac

filetandrelease

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Re: HDS 12 or helix 12
« Reply #7 on: Sep 26, 2016, 06:53 AM »

Like Mack says think about the ram mount I run an old 113c and I'm glad I got the ram mount

Mac Attack

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Re: HDS 12 or helix 12
« Reply #8 on: Sep 26, 2016, 09:16 AM »
No K

I'm big like a truck though.

Right Bob.

 :D


Hey "perch md", how did you end up?

perch md

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Re: HDS 12 or helix 12
« Reply #9 on: Oct 12, 2016, 02:04 PM »
Haven't picked one up yet work got busy and fishing got put to the side unfortunately and now just bought 70 acres and money got a little tighter

 



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