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Old 24 May 2008, 05:55   #1
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Anyone tried the humminbird side imaging systems?


Has anybody tried the humminbird side imaging fishfinders and are they any good?

I am interested in getting the 797 purely for the side imaging for diving but i m not sure if its just a gimmick or if it actually works

Where is the cheapest place to get one or does anybody have a 2nd hand one they would like to sell?


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Old 26 May 2008, 07:35   #2
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side image

Hi look at humminbird side imageing 26th april
Best place to buy Ebay from the states.
We(the collective) seem to think go for 997 for the SD card memory and better picture
Cheers adrian.

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Old 26 May 2008, 14:31   #3
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I had one which did depth and GPS and the build quality was terrible. Despite the boat being covered all week, water got in and it proved to be very unreliable. I decided then that I wouldn't touch one again and instead bought a Lowrance unit with the same functions which was better made and worked fine. The Humminbird went in the bin.

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Old 16 June 2008, 06:38   #4
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There was a write up in this months "DIVE" magazine on the Humminbird and a tow fish system that needs a laptop, so may be more useful on a hard boat.
New boat is here, very happy!
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