Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
gunning

Humminbird 597 ci Reviews?

4 posts in this topic

I'm looking at a 597ci GPS Combo. Its right at the max of my price range and the only thing I'm worried about is the internal GPS receiver. I will be mounting it on the counsel in a Crestliner Sportfish and I'm wondering if I will have problems getting reception because it will be mounted so close to the windshield. The 700 series has the external GPS receiver and might work better but its a little out of my price range. Do you think I will have problems getting reception because of the windshield?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm Do you think I will have problems getting reception because of the windshield?

I'm going to give a little credit to the hummingbird engineers and guess that your windshield won't cause problems getting reception. Your boat isn't the only style with a windshield that will have these units mounted. Hummingbird would be in big trouble if that were not the case.

That said, I've got the 595c with remote GPS so my words are not from experience.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have the 787 ci with the internal GPS receiver mouted behind my windshield on my 22' offshore and I have a full top and windows and the GPS works perfect.

Only happened once or twice but it took a little longer than normal to get a GPS signal

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The 597ci should be fine under your windshield. I occasionally hear of situations where a GPS has problems under a windshield, but in most situations they work great.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Last Friday, I saw a beetle at my home's carpet. It is very difficult for me to get rid with this beetle and I also saw some eggs were laying on the carpet, which was quite damaging. Then on a recommendation of my neighbor I had called up the Queens NY pest control services, who had used an insect spray and where the experts spray around the floorboards, furniture and on carpets and helped us by preventing the carpet beetles laying their eggs and removing all the food sources.  
    • arby's fries frozen?  at supermarket?  have to look for them...
    • Oh, just like the Rompers you are wearing around town then.
    • Made some frozen Arby's fries tonight and wow they were great. I would be sold just on the fries alone in this thing.   11mins cooked frozen, better and quicker than the drive thru lol
    • Actually the guy at ace was pretty close. These little guys are for framing steel studs before sheetrocking,  but yes they also could be for sheet metal work even though they are black . But your right hawg sharp and go in fast. 
    • What  a sweet find !!   Even better that you had a camera handy !!
    • Great trade and as of last year I know I wasn't ready to part with Lavine and his potential but that all changed when he went down with the injury.  I hope Lavine becomes a stud for Chicago in a few years but our time to win is now with this addition!!  Great move giving up hope for a top 15 player in the league that plays D is brilliant with the young studs we still have on roster.  Now all we need to do is add another player or 2 in free agency to strengthen our bench and we will be looking good.  Excited for the free agency to start!!! Playoffs here we come!!!!!! GO WOLVES!!!!!!!!!!!
    • http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2017/06/22/mall-of-america-slips/   Classic case of doctors juicing up a medical claim with a series of failed therapies, creating a life long patient and a corporation with deep pockets to bill for those services.  Think not?  Dont be so naive.  Nobody wanted to fix her, they just wanted to keep billing, sad deal that happens all too often.          
  • Our Sponsors