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Humminbird HELIX 7 Ice

Discussion in 'IceFishingMichigan.com' started by Ranger Ray, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. droptine989

    droptine989

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    I used the boat ducer for my helix. I looped the cable and zip tied it to the mounting hole, then zip tied it again above that. Takes some trial and error to get it to hang straight but it's a quick easy fix. After that you could use a pool noodle to make it float.
     
  2. sfw1960

    sfw1960 Staff Member Super Mod Mods

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    LMK if I can be of any help Ray.

    The 12AH works fine, I like 455 KHz 2D because the separation is a lot better.
     

  3. Ranger Ray

    Ranger Ray Smells like, Victory! Premium Member

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    Thanks Robert. Talked to the boys at Humminbird and they said the ice transducer works and will give same detail as boat transducer. Yeah, yeah, its spending extra money, but I like plopping the ice transducer in the hole and being done with it. Thanks for the suggestion. G2 here I come!

    Thanks everyone for chiming in.
     
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    sfw1960 Staff Member Super Mod Mods

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    What kind of case is that. I would like to rig mine up like that
     
  6. sfw1960

    sfw1960 Staff Member Super Mod Mods

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    You can get a Pelican Case (USA made) or Monoprice has cheaper asian imported alternatives....
     
  7. bassman00

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    Condition 1 #801 is the series you want.
     
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  8. Ranger Ray

    Ranger Ray Smells like, Victory! Premium Member

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    Correct you are Robert. Thanks for pointing that out. When I asked my question to tech support, I left off the DI. The DI of course has the higher KHz. I gave them wrong model.
     
  9. sfw1960

    sfw1960 Staff Member Super Mod Mods

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    Having been running 'Birds for about 10 years, I would hope I picked up a thing or two Ray....

    :lol:

    According to the FAQ link I posted, you still should be able to use that XDCR with a H7DI GPS G2, though you are locked in to strictly using the 200 KHz and have to select 2D element in the Sonar setup menu tab.

    A non DI model can utilize the 200/83KHz dual beam, the wider 83 KHz is just too much for decent target separation IMO.



    Nice to see those cases are made here in USA too Bass00!
    Amazon has them very well priced also,

    Thanks for posting that.

    http://condition1.com/product/condition-1-case-801/

    https://www.amazon.com/Condition-Black-Airtight-Watertight-Protective/dp/B00ELQ659O/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?_encoding=UTF8&keywords=Condition 1&qid=1482542922&ref_=mp_s_a_1_4&sr=8-4
     
  10. bassman00

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    I looked at the Pelicans also but like you said with the made in the USA and the reviews I had to give it a chance at that price. I've probably put over 100 miles with it in the back of the quad on Erie and Saginaw Bay. It's held up very nice and all components are held in very tight with the pluck and pull foam.
     
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  11. sfw1960

    sfw1960 Staff Member Super Mod Mods

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    Great find!

    Pelican is USA made, but they're considerably higher priced.

    If I was in the market - I would surely grab those over the Monoprice asian version without a 2nd thought as the price is super comparable and looks to be a better build quality!

    I was going to get a Pelican case back when I ran a HB 998/859/899 setup (glad I didn't) but I was just looking at the Sterilite (USA made too) trunk I bought last season wondering how the hell I am going to get a HB 999, 1199 and a pair of Helix 12's in there with protective packing.
    :eek: o_O :confused:
     
  12. paul shaver

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    I just bought a helix 7 ice machine should b here next week. I'll post some picd
     
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  14. sfw1960

    sfw1960 Staff Member Super Mod Mods

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    Mine is the 688ci HD DI.

    It has Down Imaging and it can also do 2D with (200 or) 455 KHz instead of the standard 200/83 that one has.

    That's still a good unit.
     
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