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Currently have a helix 9 si at dash, networked to a helix 7 on bow.  This works great for fishing isolated bolders found while ideling.

 

I want to add a structer finding device to the bow, thinking of either adding another helix and HB 360 or panoptix with a Garmin unit.

 

considerationsfor 360, already familiar with helix, but would need to add an network switch, and preferable another display unit.

 

Considerations for panoptics, i would buy the ice kit for winter (1/2 our fishing yearin MN) couldn't add waypoints on structure found and have it share to other units.

 

Interested in hearing who has used both or either.  What is one to do?

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On 3/21/2018 at 8:37 PM, DropShotHotShot said:

Currently have a helix 9 si at dash, networked to a helix 7 on bow.  This works great for fishing isolated bolders found while ideling.

 

I want to add a structer finding device to the bow, thinking of either adding another helix and HB 360 or panoptix with a Garmin unit.

 

considerationsfor 360, already familiar with helix, but would need to add an network switch, and preferable another display unit.

 

Considerations for panoptics, i would buy the ice kit for winter (1/2 our fishing yearin MN) couldn't add waypoints on structure found and have it share to other units.

 

Interested in hearing who has used both or either.  What is one to do?

Hope I'm not confusing you even more with my suggestion.  I have a Garmin 74SV and like it a lot.  I want to get the Panoptix transducer too but at the same time trying to pay off the credit cards I have and the two things I want to do don't quite coincide with each other.  

Ok my suggestion: If you do go with the panoptix, instead of the Panoptix Ice bundle I would buy a Echomap 73SV Chirp Or 74SV chirp and a Panoptix PS22 transducer.  Then for less money you have the panoptix forward and down and a finder/plotter with sideview/traditional and downview or clearview as they call it now.  You would still have some money left over to buy a 12v/12 AH battery (Amazon for under 30 dollars) and other accessories for Ice fishing.  Just read over any item you buy carefully as there are still some non-chirp models out there and some models don't come with transducer especially some of the 73SV Plus models.  For about 599 or less you should still be able to get the 74 or 73 SV and a grand for the PS-22.  Looks like the panoptix Ice bundle is about 1800 dollars. 

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