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New upgrades on the boat!! [message #55297] Sun, 16 October 2016 20:45
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I had the pleasure to guide some people saugeye trolling at Indian lake in their pontoon last summer.They had the terrova I pilot. They ran the main motor and did the steering with the ipilot. It was sweet. I've been looking for a decent 12v version of it.

Well I got a heck of a deal on a brand new 12v Terrova I pilot that also had the link with it. Still in the box of the guy's house up in findlay and I snatched it up.I got $100 for my old one. Got her installed and worked great 1st trip out.But it was missing something.My elite-5 wasn't compatible with it so I searched for the humminbird units of 700 series and up. Saw lots of great videos on utube about the Helix-9. Digital oasis had the cheapest price for them at $645 while everyone else was $750 and cabelas wants $799.I figured after christmas would be a good time to update the sonar unit.

I scoured ebay and a few days later someone listed a new Helix-9 Di for $545 with shipping. I read it half a dozen times to find the "whats wrong with it" but seemed ligit.It had to have a signature and faded box was the only hitch. I pulled the trigger and they shipped it way before it was suppose to arrive. It was suppose to be delivered tomorrow but 1st attempt was last tuesday. I had wednesday off and got her on the 2nd attempt from fed ex.

She's installed 5 hrs after arrival. Also picked up a ram mount on ebay $25 cheaper than cabelas. The I pilot had nothing to keep it stable while cradled and I picked up a few ram parts and that issue is resolved. New to break out the new additions tomorrow morning and tuesday morning!!!

Only thing left is 1 cable adapter to connect the sonar unit to the terrova to helix via ethernet and software.Deck removal will be required.This unit can create your own contour maps. Software for this whiteline mapping feature will finalize this update.I can also get a 5 port hub and add in extra humminbird stuff.

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