I have been using a Humminbird 597 FF for the last few years and am wondering if I should switch to one of the new tech models like the Helix. I want to stay with Humminbird as I am familiar with them and have been using their brand since the 1970's.
I fish mostly in the Severn, South River and CB from the BB to TPL. I have seen the screen shots from these newer fish finders and they are awesome. I have a trolling motor and battery on my yak so amperage draw is not a big issue.
Here are some of my questions for those of you who use Humminbird.
Do the new models still have their own quick disconnect mount or do you have to use a ball mount? I don't have any tracks on my yak and currently mount the FF at the back of my mod pod.
Can I still mount the transducer inside using the dum dum sealant method? This has worked great for me for years and I'd rather not have to hang it over the side.
Thanks in advance,