Old Humminbird died

 Hi Guys

The old trusted Humminbird has lost the plot! GPS I think shat itself.

I dont go out very deep and was thinking purely because I am so used to this by replacing it with a Humminbird Helix 5 or 7.

Maybe the deepest I would fish now would be 40m out from Mandurah and the odd trip up north.

Any comments on the Helix range would be appreciated. Dont look bad on the net but would prefer users comments.




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Tue, 2020-08-04 07:26

 My old ns 10 hummingbird gps died years ago lost a lot of marks , unit still powered up just lost all coords

Found out they have an internal battery for memory so pulled apart replaced and worked for another 5 years


The next time i see that jig will be in the mouth of something big !!


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Tue, 2020-08-04 12:49

 Dont give up just yet, you could try fitting a seperate new gps external antena if your unit has a nmea port. i have one you could try.  Much cheaper getting a replacement antena then buying a new unit .The HELIX UNITS  are great i have a 10 inch  which works very well.

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 Thanks mate. I think it is

Wed, 2020-08-05 07:18

 Thanks mate. I think it is more than that.

I have tried the external antenna but it still intermittently looses the plotter. Luckily I know the Mandurah waters backwards but it wasnt ideal at night. Sounder still function but think the old 698 I have probably is due for retirement as it is old.

Will look at the Helix range.


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