helix 5 sonar gps for ice fishing

11/23/15 @ 9:51 PM
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Fletch Sweeney
Fletch Sweeney
USER since 1/17/10
OK i'm going to purchase a helix 5 for ice fishing. Mainly for the gps capabilities I would like to mount it to my atv or snomachine. anyone know if the helix ice and the helix sonar gps combo are the same unit except for the transducer? should I get the ice machine or get the sonar gps combo and purchase an ice ducer if I want to use the sonar? thoughts?
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12/7/15 @ 12:36 PM
Tim Zwieg
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USER since 1/10/12
I wanted the Helix Ice 5, but was hesitant as to the size of the screen. Old Eyes!! But by the same token I wanted to mount on a 4x4 or sled. however this weekend just ordered the Helix 7 DI, and an extra Ice Ducer. Excited to get it delivered and out on the ice if we ever get any!!

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11/29/15 @ 8:44 PM
Brad Durick
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USER since 3/31/16
Personally I don't care for the flasher mode on the Helix. I much prefer the 2d graph split with the zoom and use the lines like you would see in the boat. Takes a bit of getting used to seeing fish on the bottom but works great.

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11/29/15 @ 6:09 PM
Big_Shane
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USER since 3/26/15
It worked pretty good for me. I don't miss the bright flickering lights on a flasher at all.

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11/29/15 @ 4:10 PM
Walleye 1
Walleye 1
USER since 6/22/01
I have the Helix in my boat and want to add the ice transducer to make it portable. How does the flasher mode work in comparison to a Vexilar?

Thanks

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11/29/15 @ 8:06 AM
mvanhank222
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USER since 12/16/13
I used a helix 5 sonar only all last season. No problems with cold I could see. The unit works great i never fished outside of a shack for long in anything below 0 so that would my cutoff for knowledge about screen issues. I think most lcd displays get a little lag in the cold until they run for a minute or so.

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11/26/15 @ 6:31 PM
Brad Durick
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USER since 3/31/16
I have not had it long enough to answer that question. The times I had it out it was not super cold I would say 10 was about as cold as I have had it in and no issues at all.

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11/26/15 @ 1:45 PM
Fletch Sweeney
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USER since 1/17/10
Brad, have you noticed any issues with the locator display when its really cold?

thanks

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11/25/15 @ 9:16 PM
Fletch Sweeney
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USER since 1/17/10
thanks!

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11/25/15 @ 2:17 PM
Brad Durick
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USER since 3/31/16
yes 2d=sonar

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11/24/15 @ 9:25 PM
Fletch Sweeney
Fletch Sweeney
USER since 1/17/10
brad what is the 2d?

is it the same as the helix 5 sonar gps?

Thanks

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