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Old 12-03-2018, 07:06 PM
mathteacher mathteacher is offline
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Default Helix 7G2 to ice fishing

Would like to try my Helix 7 chirp on the ice. To transfer to an ice machine am I correct I will need the following:
transducer XI 1521
PC 10 power cord
12 V 9 amp battery
charger
Carrying case-Does the vexilar pro pack case fit? or Genz box?
Lastly what software update is needed. Thanks for any input.
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Old 12-04-2018, 10:14 AM
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Can't help with the exact needs for that one, but here's one I converted.
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Old 12-05-2018, 06:48 AM
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I picked up the ICE PTC UNB2 kit @ Fleet Farm for $220, this gives you everything you need minus the battery. Every where else it's listed for $249.99 and a lot of places don't have it in stock.
A little pricey, but I like to have the unit completely enclosed when not in use.



https://www.fleetfarm.com/detail/hum...Ntt=humminbird

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Old 12-05-2018, 08:52 PM
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I picked up the ICE PTC UNB2 kit @ Fleet Farm for $220, this gives you everything you need minus the battery. Every where else it's listed for $249.99 and a lot of places don't have it in stock.
A little pricey, but I like to have the unit completely enclosed when not in use.



https://www.fleetfarm.com/detail/hum...Ntt=humminbird


RistoRap
Does this include the shell with gimball brackets to hold locater and
power cord (PC10). Cant tell from the picture. Also what software update are you using for your Helix on the ice. Thanks
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Old 12-06-2018, 07:11 AM
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Replied to your PM.


But yes, includes a power cord, gimbal knobs for both 5" and 7" units, transducer, and case.


Once powered up, you select "Ice Fishing Mode" and the unit will restart and the flasher mode will be visible. Options for cone angle, zoom, interference, are all pretty user friendly.
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Old 02-19-2019, 08:17 AM
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I just use my extra Helix 9 Si gps .
Works great.
Jig mode, not chirp, but ther si is handy to scan around your spot!
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Old 02-19-2019, 10:05 AM
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I've been looking at getting one of these to do the same.


https://www.hodgesmarine.com/Humminb...D_BwE&click=19
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Old 11-25-2021, 10:41 AM
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It would fit on the Genz box but won't fit on the Vexilar pro pack case. you would be better off with the humminbird case (case, battery, charger and chirp transducer) I think it comes with both a Helix 5 and 7 gimbal mount.
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Old 11-25-2021, 02:50 PM
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If you go to Humminbird's home page and look at the downloads it will tell you which one you need. That's what I did a couple years ago. They may have a newer download by now.
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Old 11-27-2021, 08:22 AM
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I did a similar thing with my lowrance. I made a round base out of 1/2 inch plywood to fit the size of a vexilar pack. Bought a transduce and power cord put it together for about $75. Trophy angler makes a bag the same size as a vexilar bag for about $20. I could send pictures if you want. Send me a pm
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