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Woo Hoo!!!!

My beautiful future bride just asked me if I would rather have a fancy wedding ring or a new fishfinder. My answer was quick and easy!!!

I told her I would get much more satisfaction and use out of a new fishfinder. She then told me to find one that I wanted, so I did! I decided to go with the Humminbird 917c! I was able to get a really good deal on one too!!!!!

I told her I would still purchase a wedding band that I would wear on special occassions. Those of you that know what I do to pay the bills know that I won't wear a ring.

Isn't she great?!!! Yes Harold, she is a keeper!! :smile2::smile2: I think I'll keep her around for a while, or 60 years or so!!! :smile2::smile2::smile2:

She still told me to go order the Pro Cat 240 but I told her I'd rather make a mortgage payment than a boat payment! Maybe one of these days I can make it happen.

Well Ryan! I got that new fishfinder/graph so either boat will do for the tournament!! Can't wait!!!

Thank You MRS RIVER-RAT!!!! I LOVE YOU!!!:smile2::smile2::smile2:
 

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Great news, Bill! Sounds more and more like you got a great girl there. Hope you enjoy the new sonar, I love Humminbirds. Just checked out the 917 on the 'bird site and it looks AWESOME. Enjoy!!


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Woo Hoo!!!!

My beautiful future bride just asked me if I would rather have a fancy wedding ring or a new fishfinder. My answer was quick and easy!!!

I told her I would get much more satisfaction and use out of a new fishfinder. She then told me to find one that I wanted, so I did! I decided to go with the Humminbird 917c! I was able to get a really good deal on one too!!!!!

I told her I would still purchase a wedding band that I would wear on special occassions. Those of you that know what I do to pay the bills know that I won't wear a ring.

Isn't she great?!!! Yes Harold, she is a keeper!! :smile2::smile2: I think I'll keep her around for a while, or 60 years or so!!! :smile2::smile2::smile2:
Mate!!!!!
A tip of the hat to a keeper like that. Take good care of that one. Many Catmen out there that have to battle for thier gear with the MRS>
Congrats.
 

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Hey congrats Bill. got 2 questions. How many watts and is that a side finder???/ And do you think she would buy me one???? I know, thats 3 questions
 

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Congratulations Bill, that is good news. I was just over helping Gary and Cuz put Grumps new fish finder on (and by help I mean holding the wires and watching). Just let me know if you need that kind of assistance with yours and I am there. You definately have a keeper buddy, I know what you mean about the 240, I would love to have it but it will have to wait.
 

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Congrats Bill! Now get her out on the water and show just what it is for! Keep us well informed on all the goodies you get now so we don't have to worry about them wedding gifts later :wink: Would just hate getting ya something you already have :smile2:
 

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This is what I got Bob, The side imaging unit was just under $2k, I just couldn't justify that. I did get a smokin' deal on this one though so I decided to jump on it!





Networkable fishing system with GPS chartplotting
Brilliant, 7" sunlight viewable color display with 480 x 800 resolution
DualBeam Plus sonar delivers wide coverage and better bottom definition
4000 Watts Peak-to-Peak, 500 watts RMS power output, 1500 ft depth
Built-in UniMap of the USA coastline, inland lakes and rivers to 30 meters per pixel resolution
Tidal graphs and port services information available with optional Navionics Charts
Sonar/chart recording to SD card (not included) and on-screen playback
Dual microprocessors and dual channel sonar transmitter/receiver deliver fast, smooth operation
Programmable view presets access important screens with one touch
Plug & play compatibility with InterLink network connection, CannonLink Downrigger Control, WeatherSense Barometric Pressure and Wireless Sonar Link Fishing System Modules
Gimbal mount (included) or In-dash mount (optional accessory purchase required)
Fishing System Network Capabilities: InterLink, CannonLink, Wireless Sonar Link, WeatherSense Barometric Pressure and PC Connection Kit
Display Size: 7" Diagonal
Display Matrix: 480 x 800
Display Type: Color TFT, Sunlight Viewable
Power Output (RMS): 500 Watts
Power Output (Peak to Peak): 4000 Watts
Operating Frequency: 83/200kHz
Sonar Coverage: (200kHz) 20° @ -10db, (83kHz) 60° @ -10db
Depth Capability: 1500 ft w/ Standard Transducer
Target Separation: 2 1/2 Inches
Temperature: Included in Transducer
Speed: GPS Speed Included
Power Input: 10-20 VDC
Standard Transducer: DualBeam PLUS - XNT 9 20 T
Transducer Mounting: Transom Mount Standard - Transducer Exchange outlines other options
Unit Mounting: Gimbal or In-Dash
Unit Size (Gimbal Mount): 11 1/4" W x 6 3/4" H x 4 1/4" D
Unit Size (In-Dash Mount): 10 3/4" W x 6" H x 1 3/8" D; Required minimum 3" behind dash clearance
Communication: NMEA O183 Data Output, Fishing System Network
GPS Receiver: External 16 Channel GPS/WAAS Receiver
Waypoints, Routes, & Tracks: 3000 Waypoints, 50 Routes, 50 Tracks with 20,000 points Each
Cartography: Built-in UniMap to 30 meter resolution or Optional Navionics Gold or HotMaps Premium on SD Card (not included)
 

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Hey River Rat is stlcatman your partner for the tournament ?

Man I hope he is not, did you happen to see his signature below his post ? Wow that just ain't right my friend !! He needs some help you know if he gets in that boat with them sticky hands and get cream filling all over that new fish finder, OMG that's not good at all..

Congratulations on the new fish finder buddy I think you will enjoy it a lot.

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Way to go. Let me know how it does. I am thinking about ordering one for the front of my boat. And tie it in with the 987c-SI that way when I mark a way point on the SI its on the 917c the same time.
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Hey River Rat is stlcatman your partner for the tournament ?

Man I hope he is not, did you happen to see his signature below his post ? Wow that just ain't right my friend !! He needs some help you know if he gets in that boat with them sticky hands and get cream filling all over that new fish finder, OMG that's not good at all..

Congratulations on the new fish finder buddy I think you will enjoy it a lot.

D/H:cool2:
Thanks DH!!

I don't mind the cream filling at all. Hell, you met me! You can tell I like cream filling!!!! :smile2::smile2::smile2::smile2:
 

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Here is a picture of what I got. Sorry I can't help it, I'm excited!!!:big_smile::big_smile::big_smile:


 

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Well when it warms up we will have to go out and see if you can find me some fish.

Tell ya what I will catch all the fish and you can sit in the boat and play with your new toy all day.
 

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You'd better hurry. Cause when it warms up, I can't imagine that new toy being new too long!! As often as Bill seemed to get out on the water last year.
 

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Right!......

I was on the river quite a bit last year and plan on spending alot of time out there this year as well. I also replaced my aerator pump on the boat with a brand new 800 gph pump!
 

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Bill that is awsome, that unit is going to help big time when looking for the kittens. Man that is a good woman you have there.

D/H.....buddy you are not right at all, I thought we had a truce. I thought we were even, then I look on my last post and I have a frog throwing a fit over some twinkies. That is just wrong, (funny) but wrong. I owe you one my twinkie loving friend, and it's coming.
 

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Hey RAT, that there sure is a nice unit. Your fiance' sounds like a keeper. I've seen your old unit and by golly you sure can use an upgrade and it looks like you got it.:smile2:

I'm sure she has a whole lot more going for her than just letting you have a new depthfinder.

Congrats on BOTH of your 'purchases'.:wink:
 

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Hey Ryan, how did it go installing Grumps graph today? Is it up and running? Is that wittle feller goin' to show up next Saturday, or has he come up with another excuse? :smile2::smile2:
 
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