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Look at the outputs on a carbon or a helix or any ducer that comes with a better than middle of the road finder and match it to a airman, the difference in price to go with the airmar ain’t there, unless you want to have downscan on while running WFO throttle. My cousin is a commander on a navy battle ship, he knows his crap on sonars which there’s 2 brands that are used by both us civilians and military and we went over this the last time he was home. The only way with today’s transducers you’ll benefit from a airmar is if fishing is your livelihood or you want to see bottom past 300ft at 50mph. Or if your a serious laker fisherman and want to see the fish take your bait in 300+ft of water. All those crazy letters and numbers he knows exactly what they mean. I’m going to up grade this winter but will run the factory ducer.

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18 hours ago, scobar said:

Good point

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I'll let you guys know how it turns out but according to some folks who should know the Airmar TM-260 installed correctly on high end sonar units will enable me to id fish/bait at search speed. That's what I'm shooting for with my HDS 12/ TM 260 combo, guess I'm not really interested in any thing less than that

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I'll let you guys know how it turns out but according to some folks who should know the Airmar TM-260 installed correctly on high end sonar units will enable me to id fish/bait at search speed. That's what I'm shooting for with my HDS 12/ TM 260 combo, guess I'm not really interested in any thing less than that
Is search speed on plane, if so I may look harder at that.

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21 hours ago, chowder said:

Yes

 

:yes: :yes: :yes:

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Get a Hummibird HELIX and pair it with an Airmar transducer. I'll put that combo up against anything. Check out my post at the end of this thread.

 

 

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This is nice, I agree, it’s just too big for my 19’ dash area, thats one reason the carbon 9” is better for my application


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The carbon 9 is a great unit. This was my first year with it and I was still learning how to fine tune it at the end of the season. It has a lot of possible settings and it will take awhile to get used to.
The first pic shows my 3 cannon balls and my slider at 30 ft.IMG_2658.JPGIMG_2875.JPGIMG_2890.JPG


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I still cant decide between the Lowrance carbon 9 and the Humminbird Solix 10 mega SI. 

One question is if I get the Airmar ducer for either unit is there a port to hook it up without loosing the side or down scan

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too good to be true Humminbird Helix 10 for $129.....

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On 9/28/2018 at 9:49 PM, pete277 said:

The carbon 9 is a great unit. This was my first year with it and I was still learning how to fine tune it at the end of the season. It has a lot of possible settings and it will take awhile to get used to.
The first pic shows my 3 cannon balls and my slider at 30 ft.IMG_2658.JPGIMG_2875.JPGIMG_2890.JPG


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What transducer are you running with your Carbon 9?

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Using the totalscan transducer. The bottom pic is using downscan overlay. I just started playing with that setting before I pulled the boat out. Haven’t even tried the sidescan yet.


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Looking at the new Lowrance HDS Live, might be the direction I go


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just bought a rayamrine a128 for 1k off ebay, they have more for sale

 

 

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The new Lowrance HDS Live is the unit i’m leaning too, instance response sonar


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Using the totalscan transducer. The bottom pic is using downscan overlay. I just started playing with that setting before I pulled the boat out. Haven’t even tried the sidescan yet.


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Nice! I just picked one up a few weeks ago for winter install. Glad to see your post

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My first year with HDS Carbon 9 is wrapping up . I went with an Airmar TM150 transducer reccomended for the kind of fishing i do. Open water trolling in 50-450 fow on L.Erie and L.Ontario. Was told  don't waste money on SI and DI . Overall very happy!!  Abit of a learning curve for old guy like me. Was on phone a  few times with there techs. I can almost play it like a fiddle now. I've had Lowrance on my boats for about 30 years and unlike many I've been very happy. There a leader in  Marine technology just look at what the fishing pros have on there boats. JMHO.

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