Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Bass Dude

Side Imaging Units

Recommended Posts

Anybody made the plunge and bought a Hummingbird Side Imaging Unit??  Just curious, I heard when they came out the picture wasn't all it was cracked up to be, but all you hear now from the pros, is how great they are.  Wondering what the true story is.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I went to a review site of the product and one of the "problems" was that it only works when the boat is going 2 MPH or over... I don't know what speed  the average boat goes on the trolling motor, but I don't think it would be that fast. I like the idea of viewing what's on the side as opposed to under the boat, altough it has that capacity as well. I am thinking about getting one for this season...but need to do more research to see if it's worth the price...$800.00 and up.

ajr

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Although I'm trying to talk myself out of it, I'm about to buy one. I think you would get more use out of the SI feature if you used it at the driver's console. Just cruise thru an area, scan it, and fish anything you might see on the graph.

You'll cover more water with it on the console, idling around with the big motor.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Although I'm trying to talk myself out of it, I'm about to buy one. I think you would get more use out of the SI feature if you used it at the driver's console. Just cruise thru an area, scan it, and fish anything you might see on the graph.

You'll cover more water with it on the console, idling around with the big motor.

x2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes on the console mount.  I spent $30 on a gimball mount so I can spin it around and see it from the front also.  The left and right become reversed then.  Not as convinient as having a bow mount also, but not to hard to glance over my shoulder when I want to know somthing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

    I was in the same position last year about spending alot on an SI unit. I bought the 797 c2i and couldn't be happier. After the first time out you will completely forget about the money spent because it is worth every penny. Mounting it at the drivers seat is the best location for it. I also bought it with the upgraded navionics bundle. It really helps when trying to find underwater points or dropoffs on an unfamiliar lake. For those that don't know the difference in the c2 and the c2i, is the c2i has an internal GPS antenna....where as the c2 has a remote mount GPS antenna.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing reels

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×