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I know there has been some related comments on this subject but I still can't decide. I'm in the market for a

finder for my father inlaw (since I use his boat alot it's the least I could do) and he hit a rock last summer

with his new mercury so he does need one !

I'm kinda partial towards lowrance (own a X-125 on my boat , great finder) but what do you guys think ?

I do alot of jigging for lake trout in his boat so a finder that can help me and the family with this would be great !

Looking at spending between 300 and 400 dollars.I was looking at the X-67 but i'm not sure.

Thanks

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I know there has been some related comments on this subject but I still can't decide. I'm in the market for a

finder for my father inlaw (since I use his boat alot it's the least I could do) and he hit a rock last summer

with his new mercury so he does need one !

I'm kinda partial towards lowrance (own a X-125 on my boat , great finder) but what do you guys think ?

I do alot of jigging for lake trout in his boat so a finder that can help me and the family with this would be great !

Looking at spending between 300 and 400 dollars.I was looking at the X-67 but i'm not sure.

Thanks

 

Well, it is more money than that but the HDS5 gives you everything, color fish finder, GPS, flasher. I had to scrimp and save to get mine but I love it. You can also get the ice fishing package for it (which I just did) so it does double duty.

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oh boy....this should be interesting.Fishing equipment is a personal thing and everones is the best.My advise is, if you own and like lowrance, stick with it.The 2 major companies both have good and bad points, so stick with what you know and trust.I have an x135 and although it is a good machine, and it cost me nothing,i wanted a humminbird, so i just bought a 587HD Ci with gps.From what i read and researched, i will be very happy with it. I"ll know more next season when i install it on my boat and use it.

 

 

Paul

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Since you said you are looking for a fish finder buy a Lowrance. The model and money you want to spend is your choice. HB makes a great SI, and the GPS is bullet proof, but their fish finding capabilities are lacking to say the least. If you are in the Woodstock area go to Angling Outfitters.

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Its a little more, but check out the Lowrance Elite 5 - I was looking at an HDS-5, but the Elite was an awesome deal, and less money . Described as the best FF in the price range in almost all reviews . With the shows coming up you may be able to get one for your price. Jos at Angling Outfitter set me up with a great bundle -including Navionics GL and Eastern Canada.

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The X67C is $249 @ Radioworld, rig a small clamp and use the summer skimmer transducer all year long. If you want, I can get you a picture or two. Put it in a dry box with a 12V/7A gell cell(available with chargers for about $25)and you're good to go.

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The HDS units are great and get my vote too, although they are a bit more than your price range, but IMO are well worth the money. |I have the HDS 7 and I want another one. Radioworld is a good place to look, the prices are usually good. On their website the HDS 5 is currently listed at 699.00, and if you are going to the Toronto boat show they have a booth and usually have really good show deals. I've seen the Elite 5 as well, and they look very crisp and have a good image also. For $100 more though, i'm getting the HDS 5 if I had to choose....

 

Check out their website:

 

http://radioworld.ca/index.php?cPath=4_95&filter_id=9

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