Hi Team, I'm in the market for a Bow mounted sounder upgrade, ( current x125 Lowrance) I have a 997 SI at the helm.
I need some info/advice to help with the selection. I have an Interlink in the boat now but it is not used, that is why I want a Humminbird to replace the Lowrance..
1/ Is the screen on the 858 any taller than than the 788C? I know the 788 is 5 inches diagonal and the 858 is 7 inches Diagonal, but that is meaningless if the screen height is the same. The 788 has a higher vertical pixel count.
2/ My vision is not as good as once was. could the 788C be mounted on a RAM mount? I know it has a quick release bracket could that go on a RAM mount? So i lift it up towards me a bit.
3/ With a quad beam is the Normal down beam exactly the same as the Dual beam plus Transducer? What I mean is nothing is lost in the transducer capability as a result of the quad beam?
4/ Whilst I like the 997 I can't see the advantage of having SI on the front if the boat, especially with regards to the cost, therefore I thought maybe quad beam would be a good add on, any thoughts?