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Old 13 November 2008, 08:43   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: birmingham
Boat name: dawnraid
Make: ribcraft
Length: 6m +
Engine: ob 200hp
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 107

has any one knowlage of humminbird 1197 or 997 prefrabley regarding diving

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Old 13 November 2008, 10:54   #2
Country: USA
Town: Oakland CA
Length: 3m +
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The 3-D thingie?

There have been several discussions about it. Some love it. My buddies bought one, but have been sorely disappointed in performance. YMMV.


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Old 13 November 2008, 11:35   #3
Country: USA
Town: Seattle
Boat name: Water Dog
Make: Polaris
Length: 4m +
Engine: Yamaha 60hp
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Larger one has 2x the power of the smaller. The large one can get good images to 150ft+. The small is very limited and generally more disappointing
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Old 13 November 2008, 12:07   #4
Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: Jersey
Boat name: t/t
Make: Honda
Length: under 3m
Join Date: Oct 2002
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987cx si

I have a 987cx side scan very good in shallow water upto about 30m and ok to 50m in sidescan mode. Very good in std mode. Latest updates to software and humminbird pc make it a great combination. Read the humminbird web forums or look at some of the US treasure hunting sites for more info. It is possible to record .son video files to playback later.

Use as chartplotter is comparable with Garmin or Raymarine but mine does not have alpha numeric keypad so scrolling through over 200 waypoints takes time but is not unreasonable.
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