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My Lowrance X-19 combo unit died and I need to replace it. I am looking at the Humminbird 859 ci hd and the Lowrance Elite 7 HDI CHIRP. Both are sonar/GPS combo units and I have done a fair bit of research on both. I am looking to buy from Cabela's as they are both on sale and have manufacturers rebates. I also have a lot of points built up :)

 

The price difference is only $100.00 so I am not too concerned about the money. I would like some advice from anyone who has one or the other. I  want a good solid unit that will work well and last me at least a few years. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I am not dead set on buying from Cabela's, I am open to suggestions on any place with good prices. Also open to any suggestions on other units. I would like to keep the price under $600.00. Right now I am leaning towards the Humminbird. Thanks for the help.

 

Dave

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I can help you with any Bird questions. If you choose the Bird I'll get you settings to use to get you a good picture.

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Thanks Yankee Troller! I will shoot you a PM if I buy a bird.

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Yankee,

 

I have two Birds. The 787 and the 789 I believe. My picture is okay, but if you have any ideas to make it better, I am willing to listen. And yes the fish ID is off.

 

Thank you for any help.

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I'll get a separate post up with settings we use so it's not buried in this post and people can search it.

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Thank you very much.

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Dave,

 

I just purchased the 859ci for my pontoon boat. cannot tell you how it works yet but thought I would mention that Cabelas was $100 more than Hodge Marine after taxes and shipping. I paid $538.00 delivered.

 

Ken 

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Hodges is my go to place for boating equipment good prices and fast shipping.

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I just bought a used pontoon with an 859. Only had it working once on the test drive took delivery and it was DOA. Thought i was out of luck called customer service and the unit was fourteen months old they covered it anyway! Awesome service expect it back this week. I have a 1198 on my other boat and it is smarter than i am looking forward to trying the new settings in the other thread. Tight lines Ron J

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