Need a fish locator with gps would prefer side imaging as well. I have had Helix locators before so am familiar with them. This will be for a small 16ft aluminum with a 9hrs 2 stroke merc. I have had helix systems with larger boats before and like them, but have heard that prop washout is a concern with a smaller boat? I have it pretty much narrowed down to the Helix 5 chirp si gps g2 or the garmin striker vivid 7sv. I have never had a garmin dont know anything about them. What do you guys think? or is there a better unit all together for around the same price? Want the mapping too.
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Have everything on ram mounts and 2 minn. for set go.
Thanks Myskdak!! Duh. Can't believe that almost got past me. I can use my Helix 9 from my pontoon!
Humminbird Helix 7 with mega side imaging. That should be the unit for you.
Save your money. Get an extra ducer & power cord and set up what you already have. I use the same on my 19' as my 14' tinner. Infact I run 2 9" units.
If your going to go with humminbird, and decide to go with si. I would recommend mega si. Mega si is noticeablely better than the standard si. Maybe go with the helix 7 mega si gps.