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Old 12-06-2017, 05:18 PM   #1
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Default Small GPS/FF combo

Looking at a humminbird Helix5 for a new plotter fish finder combo (mostly used for the GPS) on my 18' bowrider. Any thoughts or other suggestions. Mostly looking for a decent combo unit that you can somewhat easily load map updates to for under $500.
I have played with Raymarine(e80) and garmin (3 something) on larger boats I have had but seems like the humminbird may be a simple inexpensive solution.
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Old 12-06-2017, 07:36 PM   #2
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Simrad GO5
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The Simrad Go5 would be a great unit fitting your request.
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Looking at a humminbird Helix5 for a new plotter fish finder combo (mostly used for the GPS) on my 18' bowrider. Any thoughts or other suggestions. Mostly looking for a decent combo unit that you can somewhat easily load map updates to for under $500.
I have played with Raymarine(e80) and garmin (3 something) on larger boats I have had but seems like the humminbird may be a simple inexpensive solution.
I am selling my 2016 Helix 5 DI/GPS if you are interested. works perfect.
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BOE has a special on the Garmin 840 that is pretty hard to beat. https://www.boemarine.com/products/g...onar-w-us-maps
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Old 12-08-2017, 07:31 AM   #6
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Simrad GO 5 as mentioned. Awesome units.
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Old 12-08-2017, 08:40 AM   #7
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I don't think you'll like a touchscreen on an 18" boat. Look at the Garmin 840, Hook2 7, Dragonfly 7 Pro. There are deals out there that should get you a 7 inch model for $500.
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Old 12-08-2017, 09:08 AM   #8
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Any particular reason for all the Simrad love? I also took a look at a Dragonfly yesterday I liked it. Probably won't decide until after the holidays thou.
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