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Helix 5 chirp DI GPS G2

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Anyone familiar with these? Looking for a inexpensive unit for the pontoon boat. Will it track weights ? Always been Lowrance man time to try something different, Thanks

 

 

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Stay away from the DI and SI. It's not worth the extra money. You just want Sonar/GPS, and yes it will track your weights.

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Thanks I’ll take a ride to bass pro . Now rail mounts for downriggers and I’m good. Rebate and $100 gift card make it easier thanks


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Being able to track your weights is prolly more about how heavy a weight you're running than what sonar you're using. I had a brand new Helix 9 a couple years ago that wouldn't pick up my weights over 50' down. Turns out that was because I was running 10# pancake weights, I switched to 14# torpedoes and can track my weights down to well over 100' with the same Helix 9. The blowback on the 10# weights was causing them to be pushed out of the sonar cone the deeper I dropped them down.

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Thanks This is my second boat my pontoon boat I keep on a lake by the house . Max water depth is about 35 ft. So I should be fine. My Islander I use 14 lb topedos


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Now I just have to find a way and place to mount a couple of cannon easy troll riggers


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