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While I prefer Humminbird products....

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The pricing on these lowrance reconditioned models is hard to pass up

https://www.lowrance.com/lowrance/type/ ... oned/list/

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I'm a Lowrance fan and currently have the Elite 9 =. It's been many years since I owned a Humminbird but just bought a Humminbird Helix for the skiff and I'm really impressed... It may convert me.
Good price or not, I'd avoid the Hook models. I've found their processor to be really slow so charts sometimes won't refresh as fast as your boat moves through them.
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Juan wrote: February 14th, 2021, 5:56 pm I'm a Lowrance fan and currently have the Elite 9 =. It's been many years since I owned a Humminbird but just bought a Humminbird Helix for the skiff and I'm really impressed... It may convert me.
Good price or not, I'd avoid the Hook models. I've found their processor to be really slow so charts sometimes won't refresh as fast as your boat moves through them.
I thought the hook2 fixed all of that, I mostly bought it to be a chart plotter, I sure ain't giving up my birds on sonar.
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doomtrpr_z71 wrote: February 14th, 2021, 6:08 pm
Juan wrote: February 14th, 2021, 5:56 pm I'm a Lowrance fan and currently have the Elite 9 =. It's been many years since I owned a Humminbird but just bought a Humminbird Helix for the skiff and I'm really impressed... It may convert me.
Good price or not, I'd avoid the Hook models. I've found their processor to be really slow so charts sometimes won't refresh as fast as your boat moves through them.
I thought the hook2 fixed all of that, I mostly bought it to be a chart plotter, I sure ain't giving up my birds on sonar.
Not sure..the 2's could be better. I know the one I had was super slow and I'd bet there's a reason they have so many returned and refurbished Hooks on sale...
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If I had to guess it's because they are discontinuing them for the hook3, the hook2 supposedly has a faster processor than the original hook.

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Did you pull the trigger on a refurbed Hook2? If so, is it faster than the original Hooks? I can't get used to the Humminbird Helix 7 . It's nothing like my Lowrance so thinking about ordering a refurbed Elite 7 or maybe the Hook2. Just don't want my boat out running my chartplotter.
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Do you want touchscreen? Hook isn't touchscreen is it ? Just Elite and up and Live?

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I bought one of the hook2 9in, it hasn't arrived yet but the hook2 is supposed to have a have a faster processor.

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FishWithChris wrote: February 25th, 2021, 4:51 pm Do you want touchscreen? Hook isn't touchscreen is it ? Just Elite and up and Live?
Good point.. Yep, didn't think about the touch screen and I think you're right. I'd like to keep that option but might go with the Hook if all I have to give up is the touch screen.
Doom, let us know how the Hook2 performs for ya. :thumbup:
Found an article on the Hook vs Hook2. Looks promising.
https://teamcolibri.blogspot.com/2018/0 ... rance.html
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That's assuming it ever shows up, it shipped Monday but FedEx hasn't updated the tracking
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Elite Ti2's are dropping in price since the Elite FS is coming out

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geofish wrote: February 26th, 2021, 12:11 am Elite Ti2's are dropping in price since the Elite FS is coming out
That's good to know. They just keep getting better.
https://teamcolibri.blogspot.com/2020/1 ... te-fs.html

p.s. I've got a Humminbird Helix 7 I just paid $400 less than a month ago. Asking $300.
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Juan wrote: February 26th, 2021, 7:57 am
geofish wrote: February 26th, 2021, 12:11 am Elite Ti2's are dropping in price since the Elite FS is coming out
That's good to know. They just keep getting better.
https://teamcolibri.blogspot.com/2020/1 ... te-fs.html

p.s. I've got a Humminbird Helix 7 I just paid $400 less than a month ago. Asking $300.
If I can get lowrance to take this back I'll take the helix 7
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doomtrpr_z71 wrote: February 28th, 2021, 10:38 pm
Juan wrote: February 26th, 2021, 7:57 am
geofish wrote: February 26th, 2021, 12:11 am Elite Ti2's are dropping in price since the Elite FS is coming out
That's good to know. They just keep getting better.
https://teamcolibri.blogspot.com/2020/1 ... te-fs.html

p.s. I've got a Humminbird Helix 7 I just paid $400 less than a month ago. Asking $300.
If I can get lowrance to take this back I'll take the helix 7
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geofish wrote: February 26th, 2021, 12:11 am Elite Ti2's are dropping in price since the Elite FS is coming out
I've looked everywhere and can't find a reduced, clearance or sale priced Elite 7 ti2. Except for a rebuilt one from Lowrance, I can't even find a good deal on a used one. Anyone got a link to sale?
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