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Old 11-12-2019, 11:10 AM   #1
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I have a top end budget of about $1k. What brand, model, screen size ,etc.
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Old 11-12-2019, 11:25 AM   #2
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My I-phone would be #1 boat electronic device.

Since I primarily wade fish the smartphone does all I need.
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Old 11-12-2019, 11:44 AM   #3
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You should certainly be able to get a nice 9 inch screen with chartplotter and side scan with that budget. I would go to bass pro and tinker with all 3 major brands. Some like the compatibility with their GPS trolling motors. i really like the user friendly interface of Garmin and wanted the ability to add livescope later.

dbrock also makes a good point. you can buy the Navionics app for your phone or tablet and use that in addition to your fish finder. for $15/year it is a steal and i can sit on the couch and mark spots that look good (either using Navionics or Google Earth coordinates).
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Old 11-12-2019, 11:44 AM   #4
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Cool thanks
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Old 11-12-2019, 11:50 AM   #5
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I have a top end budget of about $1k. What brand, model, screen size ,etc.
Lake? Bay? Offshore?
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Old 11-12-2019, 11:52 AM   #6
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if you can come up with 400 more i have a helix 12 inch in the box brand new
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Old 11-12-2019, 11:57 AM   #7
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Whats main purpose?

Garmin 742 or 942 or simple, proven, and reliable and can be found in that price range. Lowrance HDX's are really nice as well but I'm a creature of habit familiar with Garmin.
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Old 11-12-2019, 12:23 PM   #8
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The biggest Humminbird Helix mega SI you can afford.
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Old 11-12-2019, 12:55 PM   #9
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Lake casual and tournament fishing and some offshore casual fishing!
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Old 11-12-2019, 01:17 PM   #10
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Lake casual and tournament fishing and some offshore casual fishing!
I like garmin , and humming bird matrix for those purposes
Shallower then 300 ft , and furuno for 10-100 fathoms
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Old 11-12-2019, 02:55 PM   #11
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Does and old school wind up telephone count?


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Old 11-12-2019, 04:06 PM   #12
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Whats main purpose?

Garmin 742 or 942 or simple, proven, and reliable and can be found in that price range. Lowrance HDX's are really nice as well but I'm a creature of habit familiar with Garmin.
These Garmin's are nice units for what you are needing

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Old 11-12-2019, 04:44 PM   #13
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I like the way you think canny!
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Old 11-12-2019, 04:57 PM   #14
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Does and old school wind up telephone count?
Absolutely! I'm sure there are some state & federal game wardens that would love to discuss means & methods with you.

I had a late uncle that got caught shocking catfish on the OK side of Texoma and bringing them across the state line into Texas many years ago. Cost him some time and lots of money.
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Old 11-12-2019, 06:21 PM   #15
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Humminbird, Lowrance and Garmin are all good. I would watch the black.friday sales, you should be able to get at least a 9". Last year bass pro and academy had some good sales for black friday online.
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Old 11-12-2019, 06:39 PM   #16
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If I were to outfit a boat today with full suite of electronics I would like to see it be Hummingbird. As for the depth finder I like the Bird much better and is way more user friendly to me. I don't like Minn Kota TMs but you can't have everything. My last boat had full suite Lowrance including sonic hub and it was very good equipment but the Bird display is much better IMO.
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Old 11-12-2019, 08:29 PM   #17
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Thank you muzzle break
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