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Offline BigBemen

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Helix 10 DI - What to do?
« on: July 29, 2016, 08:03:03 PM »
Hello All-

I was hoping to get some opinions from the members of this forum. So here is my situation....

I currently have an 1197c SI installed at my console and a 798ci HD SI on my bow. The 1197 is using the XHS 9 HDSI 180 T transducer and my 798 is using the XNT 9 SI 180 T on the trolling motor mounted with a transducer shield.

I purchased a Helix 10 DI with the intention of moving the 1197 to the front of the boat and installing the Helix to the console. I was looking forward to the faster processor and hopefully improving the speed of the chart (it currently lags a bit when zooming in and out).

I do a lot of vertical fishing on Erie and was hoping to make it a bit easier with the upgrade. I am starting to have second thoughts about where to install the Helix. I want to make sure that I am maximizing the capabilities that both units have and would love to have some opinions of what others would consider in my situation.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Brian


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Re: Helix 10 DI - What to do?
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2016, 02:13:44 PM »
Where do you spend the most time?
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Re: Helix 10 DI - What to do?
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2016, 02:35:42 PM »
Hey Bob,

Thanks for the reply.

I fish mostly in central Ohio but I purchased the Helix to improve my fishing on Erie. 

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Re: Helix 10 DI - What to do?
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2016, 03:02:19 PM »
Thanks, but I meant where do you spend the most time on the boat?  That's where I would put the Helix.
« Last Edit: July 30, 2016, 03:03:34 PM by Bob B »
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Re: Helix 10 DI - What to do?
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2016, 07:32:39 PM »
The Helix 10 has greater screen resolution and a faster CPU - I would run it at the bow myself (like my H12DI).
The wider 16:9 aspect ratio of the H10 would be best suited to sonar history and better imaging, whereas the 1197's more TV like 4:3 aspect ratio is best suited to mapping (like my 1199).
The redraw issues can be helped by reducing plotter detail or zooming out more while under way...

 
« Last Edit: August 02, 2016, 07:36:00 PM by sfw1960 »


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