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Humminbird 797c2I combo NVB
Well, after seeing this thing first hand at a demo recently, I have decided to get one, since my wife wanted her own anyway. She'll get my PiranahMax.
I first took notice of this unit about four months ago and since have been reading every preview, interview and shred of info I could find on it.
But after seeing this thing work first hand in real life ... I'm sold.
The wife has also hinted at getting two 36lb Minn Kota (I swear she was the one who dropped the hint) motors for some of the bigger lakes we intend fishing - particularly Lake Powell.
At this show we went to she also insisted on some other cool stuff which I had thought about but never mentioned.
Looks like it's going to be a veerry good year!

-ABT
(This post was edited by AdictedBassTard on Mar 7, 2008, 4:41 AM)
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Re: [AdictedBassTard] Humminbird 797c2I combo NVB In reply to
CoolCongrats, Trevor, you seem to have Wifey trained very well. Hey Nicole, you're the greatest.

Looking forward to your review of the new "underwater eyes". They are really coming out with new technology every year. It is difficult to keep up.

If you plan on tooning Powell, with an electric motor, you should plan to bring a long a separate toon loaded with the biggest deep cycle batteries you can find. Either that or make yourself a super big sunshade awning with photovoltaic cells on the top, for recharging. Then again, that may not be a good idea. When the wind comes up at Powell it could sail you all the way back to New York, without allowing a "necessary" stop in Kansas City.
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Now does this system have the side view imaging that I have seen?
Michael
Twin Falls, Idaho

Keep looking to the East
He will be coming in the clouds.
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CoolI don't know. You should have replied to ABT.
(This post was edited by TubeDude on Mar 8, 2008, 5:42 AM)
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Re: [idahopanfish] Humminbird 797c2I combo NVB In reply to
Yes side scan.
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Re: [idahopanfish] Humminbird 797c2I combo NVB In reply to
Yes it does. Check out the site:
http://store.humminbird.com/ccombo-ccombo700.html

-ABT
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Re: [AdictedBassTard] Humminbird 797c2I combo NVB In reply to
When you eventually get that 797 out in the tube, would you mind taking a couple of screenshots, and post them here?

I have been thinking of getting one.

The 2 things that stopped me from doing it already were the power consumption vs smaller batteries in the tube .... and the effect the leg movement and finning movements will have on the side imaging display. So a screenshot would be worth a thousand words.

Norm

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Re: [IrishFloatTube] Humminbird 797c2I combo NVB In reply to
Hey Norm

No worries, I will do so and also expect a full report to accompany them.... Wink

-ABT
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Re: [AdictedBassTard] Humminbird 797c2I combo NVB In reply to
That will be great! Thx.

Norm

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Re: [AdictedBassTard] Humminbird 797c2I combo NVB In reply to
I think that will be so much fun to haveWink Wish my budget could swing it.Crazy
Michael
Twin Falls, Idaho

Keep looking to the East
He will be coming in the clouds.
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I don't think power will be that big of a problem. I have the Humminbird 575. Side scan but not color. I haven't had it out on my tube yet but a 12volt 4.5ah battery powers it all day on the ice with plenty of juice to spare. I don't think the color would add that much drain on it.

Can't wait to use it on the tube.
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It was delivered on Tuesday!Cool
Playing with it in sim mode has demonstrated one key factor already: despite the large menu selection available, it is incredibly easy to learn and navigate. So far so good. I can't wait to use it on the water ....

-ABT
(This post was edited by AdictedBassTard on Mar 20, 2008, 2:31 PM)
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Re: [AdictedBassTard] Humminbird 797c2I combo NVB In reply to
You will just love it. Do you have the mapping chip ? We used it last weekend on the Colorado River below Hoover Dam, such clarity on the mapping is great. Real good picture of the area around the boat, we could cover the river from one side too the other. Easy to learn and use.
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Re: [IrishFloatTube] Humminbird 797c2I combo NVB In reply to
The resolution and pictures are great, have not seen a unit that out performs this baby.
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Re: [IrishFloatTube] Humminbird 797c2I combo NVB In reply to
Norm,

Were you the fellow who posted info on running a fishfinder off an 8 pack of "AA" batteries. I just wired up some of my rechargeables in a battery pack i got from Radio Shack (now "The Source" here in
Canada)

None of the combinations of batteries I have were powerful enough to keep my unit from "beeping" (low battery warning).
Do I need to have all 2500 amp rechargeables to make this work? Only 2 of my existing batteries have that kind of amperage. Can you get even more powerful rechargables? How much power do good quality disposable batteries put out? I would really like to make this work if possible . The portability and weight savings would be very significant.
God Bless,
Don
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Re: [idahopanfish] Humminbird 797c2I combo NVB In reply to
Way beyond my budget too! if I could afford a unit like that for my tube I'd probably have to get one of those Nascar type fishing shirts and start my own tournament tube-fishing circuit. Next would come the T.V. show where I would invite all you guys to share your expertise as my weekly guests.
God Bless,
Don
(This post was edited by smallmouth89 on Mar 20, 2008, 7:05 PM)
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Hi Don
That was me.
You will need 10 (not 8) nimh cells in the pack to get the 12 volts the sonar wants.
The current drain is between 0.5 amps and 0.75 amps for sonar units up to 1500W peak-to-peak with the backlight on.

Generally the "fat cells" (high discharge) are tougher and the "skinny cells" (high capacity) are weaker.

Sticking to AA size cells - I have tested the Sanyo 2500HR3Us and 2100HR3Us and they are robust enough to maintain a 1.5 amp drain without voltage brownout.
The disadvantage with AA size is it can't be recharged as fast as the fatter cells, and needs to be done slower taking about 2 hours at home. For this reason I prefer a thicker cell.

The 2/3rds A size (like a slightly fatter AA but shorter length) KAN1100s, GP1300s are all much handier than AA for the float tuber.

That's because they are a technically superior shape, and therefore can be recharged in as little as 30-45 minutes (from flat to full) with a delta peak charger from automotive battery in the field.
That makes these cells particularly good for our use. Since the time it takes to have a cup of coffee and a sandwich can refill the battery completely.

The next size up again - short C type - GP2200s and KAN2200s, are excellent ... all the full C size GP3300s, GP3700s, Panasonic 3000s and Sanyos are good too.

All those 10 cell packs are 1/10th the weight to 1/3rd the weight of lead acid packs, and recharge ten times faster, but cost double to triple the cost of SLA cells.

Hope this helps.

Norm

(This post was edited by IrishFloatTube on Mar 21, 2008, 4:42 AM)
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Re: [IrishFloatTube] Humminbird 797c2I combo NVB In reply to
Thanks Norm,

Did you post pictures of your setup on here or did I see those pics somewhere else?

God Bless,
Don
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Re: [smallmouth89] Humminbird 797c2I combo NVB In reply to
Here is the thread:
http://www.bigfishtackle.com/...orum.cgi?post=336704

Norm

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Re: [IrishFloatTube] Humminbird 797c2I combo NVB In reply to
Thanks Norm,

So the hobby shop is the place to look!
God Bless,
Don