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New Humminbird Sidescan Units
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posted 01-05-2007 11:28 AM ET (US)
Humminbird has two new sidescan units:
The smaller unit is the 797c2 SI Combo. Looks like $999 street price. 150' depth.
The bigger unit is the 997c2 SI Combo andreplaces the 987.
They both have 16-channel GPS receivers, so probably SIRFSTAR
I'm very interested in the smaller one.
posted 01-05-2007 11:43 PM ET (US)
Mmmm, Side-scan... That unit seems to paint as nice a picture as a tow fish high-end side scanning device for a bargain price. Granted, I'd like to see what a car tire looks like at 30' depth and 45' off to the side to see whether it would make a good search device. Certainly looks cool.
When you buying one Chuck? I'd like to hear first hand how it works for locating new dive sites.
posted 01-06-2007 08:27 AM ET (US)
They are both vaporware at this point, but the smaller one
looks real close (there's a PDF of the manual on h'bird's
website). I've a feeling they are going to sell a BUNCH of
them and it may be a while before we see the prices comes
posted 01-08-2007 07:17 PM ET (US)
Chuck, I'll see what I can locate at the Miami International Boat Show in February. I know you hate it that we get to see all the new and exciting stuff first, but if they have a manual for it online already, they might just have a functioning demo model at the show.
I'm seeing a street price of $876.84 Although a little high $ for a fish finder, when you consider it's GPS capabilities, the combo unit price is pretty reasonable for what it appears you get. I still want to touch one...
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