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After waiting for Lowrance to finally distribute their long shaft Ghost, I gave up. I read the threads about the Garmin, and have ordered the long shaft Force with a Echomap 93sv UHD on the bow and console. I will not have 360 like Babler and Bobby B, but I am on a budget. Installation should start Monday.

I am looking forward to a serious Lake Skiatook discovery.

 

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Received an email today. The installation is complete. I will go to the lake and try it all out tomorrow.

I will have a 7" Simrad with total scan transducer and a modest Hummingbird unit without transducer to take home and relocate. As I have been in the past, I am easy. Any interest?

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11 hours ago, rps said:

Received an email today. The installation is complete. I will go to the lake and try it all out tomorrow.

I will have a 7" Simrad with total scan transducer and a modest Hummingbird unit without transducer to take home and relocate. As I have been in the past, I am easy. Any interest?

You are easy.  I took that $50 Curado you sold me, put it on an old Fenwick casting stick, and gave it to the 13 year old, fish crazy, neighbor kid at the lake.   The beat up Ambassador and ugly stick he was using is now his catfish pole. 

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I went to the lake today to try the new stuff out. I have had Garmin sonars before and the present models have far better resolution. I am impressed.

I have not used a pedal TM for more than 10 years. I have become accustomed to wearing my fob on a lanyard from my life vest. I did try out the pedal to see what it is like. No cables , all fly by wire, and very sensitive. It would take some practice to be comfortable. The fob works well and I will use it. The Garmin fob features tasks I never had with the Minn Kota CoPilot. Jogging a spot lock is the the first I tried.

Speaking of spot lock, the tm kept you in one place, even in a high wind like today, with none of the drunken sailor dancing antics my Ulterra made.

 I found it to be scary quiet.

I will report further after I have used all to actually fish.

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2 hours ago, Jhenson86 said:

What hummingbird unit do you have to sell? I may be interested.

5 inch Helix 5 regular sonar, no frills. No transducer. You want it? Yours for the cost of shipping.

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3 hours ago, TrophyFishR said:

I'm interested to see what you find. 

That lakes on my list to fish for smallmouth.

It is setup to be a SM lake. However, like TR, it may take me ten years to be a real source of information.

 

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