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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 4:44 am 
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Now that I just splurged on a new Revo I'm looking to purchase a FF. No need for chart plotting.
Cabelas has this unit at $169. Recommendations welcomed.

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Lowrance ... lsrc=aw.ds


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:01 pm 
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The Hook 4 and Elite 4 are basically the same unit. I have the Elite 4 Chirp. i thought I saw some deals on the Elite 4 Chirp with GPS for $200. Looking to see if I can find that deal for you. Personally, I would not have it without GPS. Being able to use the Navionics charts, mark fish, ledges, and points of interest is incredibly powerful. You can map your trips ahead of time, track you progress, and see your speed. I rarely use the sonar except when peddling to a location and I use it mostly for depth readings. I mostly use Nav and downscan when fishing.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 11:24 am 
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Under $200 would be great if you can find it. I can only find them at $300 +
and the Elite series is not included in the $50 rebate program...
I can find them for about $245, but without CHIRP.....


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:23 am 
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To be clear....to cover all bases I am best off with a Lowrance Elite4 that has CHIRP with downscan and GPS
Chartplotting....is that correct ?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:51 pm 
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Come on guys...I know there are plenty of you out there with the knowledge to steer me in the right direction...
if the costs more, I'm OK with that........help a poor fella out, will ya........


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:29 pm 
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There were a bunch of sales going on, but cannot find a good one right now. The Lowrance Hook 4 is the newer model of the Lowrance Elite-4 Chirp. Same, basic unit, different name, same transducer - with Chirp - which is really just a marketing term. Retail right at $300. If you can apply the $50 rebate, it is a heck of a unit. I have the Elite-4 Chirp and like it, but am getting ready to pull the trigger on an 7 Ti with total scan. The 4" screen was perfect for my last kayak, but the PA has opened up a lot more water for me to cover and I think the 7" screen plus side scan will really be a game changer.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:10 am 
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Thanks
I'll pull the trigger on this one...

Lowrance Hook-4 Sonar/GPS Mid/High/Downscan Navionics+ Fishfinder


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:59 am 
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JohnsYak wrote:
Lowrance Hook-4 Sonar/GPS Mid/High/Downscan Navionics+ Fishfinder


Your going to love it. Let us see and hear how it works out for you.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:04 am 
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Looking forward to getting it set-up...with the $50 rebate and $62 dollar "credit" I got from my Amazon credit card it was a great deal.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 5:21 pm 
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JohnsYak wrote:
Thanks
I'll pull the trigger on this one...

Lowrance Hook-4 Sonar/GPS Mid/High/Downscan Navionics+ Fishfinder


That's the exact one I have. GPS for me is critical just for the speed over ground.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:24 pm 
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JohnsYak wrote:
Thanks
I'll pull the trigger on this one...

Lowrance Hook-4 Sonar/GPS Mid/High/Downscan Navionics+ Fishfinder


Good combo.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:38 am 
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Took it out for the first time yesterday. I was fluke fishing so it didn't show fish, but I was able to stay in the channel at all times, which I feel increased my catch.
2 keepers, 4 shorts, and 2 nice fish lost at the yak because I forgot my net (what a putz).

I am surprised that there is no "battery life" capability. I thought for sure there would be one, and I can't find any reference in the manual. That would be a great help.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:37 am 
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You can set the device to show battery voltage


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