well.... i finally broke down and did it !! got a 997 ...

Discussion in 'Fish Finder Review and Study' started by biga, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. biga

    biga Well-Known Member

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    i walked around with the cash in my pocket for 2 weeks before i finally did it!! went to deerhunter01,s house and got the number for www.thenerds.net and got it ordered!!! i got it on the boat and got to play with it a little saturday night and i love it!! the side imaging is the most amazing thing i have ever seen! i ran to a few spots that i always wondered what the hell is that that i keep getting snagged on ? trees ! lots of trees!!! its amazing whats on the bottom of that river lol
     
  2. Wabash River Bear

    Wabash River Bear New Member

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    Congrats! When we goin to Rocky Point again so I can see it in action? Still got your old X-135?
     

  3. dougc

    dougc Active Member

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    Keep after Eric to teach you on that unit.
     
  4. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Congrats on the purchase.
     
  5. Mr.T

    Mr.T New Member

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    If you're going to use it at night, you'll probably want to send it back to Humminbird so they can do the backlight dimming modification to it - otherwise it's so bright you can't see past the glare and navigating your boat is a hazard. Got mine back in less than 10 days, door to door, including 4 non-working days over the 4th of July weekend...
     
  6. crankbait77

    crankbait77 New Member

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    That thing looks cool, but for 1600 dollars it really should be!
     
  7. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Congrats on the purchase. If I only had one....and a boat to put it on:roll_eyes::smile2:.
     
  8. dinger66

    dinger66 New Member

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    iam wanting one what did you have to buy extra ? and nerds was out of it .help please
     
  9. biga

    biga Well-Known Member

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    mine was made a month ago so it has the adjustable backlite.. your right that it is dangerous if you dont dim it down that sucker is bright!! :wink:
     
  10. biga

    biga Well-Known Member

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    it comes with everything!!! and the nerds show 12 units available right now.....
     
  11. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    Adam, Xmas came early for you. lol............congrats hope it serves you well.
    Also heard you got a nice boat to mount it on.
     
  12. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Congrats on a fine piece of equip. Money well spent.
     
  13. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    YEEEEE HAAAA
    ...W
     
  14. biga

    biga Well-Known Member

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    :smile2::smile2::smile2::smile2: i didnt expect you to be so excited for me winston...:wink:
     
  15. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    CONGRATS!!!!!

    The side imaging is the stuff! You'll be amazed at what is really down there!
     
  16. biga

    biga Well-Known Member

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    i wish it was xmas!!! i might have been able to talk my wife into buying it for me!!! :wink:
     
  17. harley5247

    harley5247 New Member

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    Just bought one and installed it this weekend. WOW. you are amazed what you can see. I used the sonar alot also and I like it alot. I found a big fish arch and we caught a 12 lb channel right where the arch was, the color of the arch was kinda llight blue, that was the only arch that color I saw saturday. i found shad in no time at 5 foot. I have a Lowrance 522 also and I think I like the Humminbird better already.
     
  18. biga

    biga Well-Known Member

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    here is a few pics of my first big find.... i will put some more up soon...
     

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  19. psychomekanik

    psychomekanik New Member

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    Sunken barge????
     
  20. biga

    biga Well-Known Member

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    yep it is a barge!! flathead heaven!!! :wink: in some of the other pics i have you can rally see all the trees piled on the upstream end of it. and some big ass fish!!! the guys on here that know what to look for in the pics will be able to pick out a couple pigs in those pictures!!