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Humminbird 859 DI vs Elite 7 Chirp

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Posted this in the equipment forum as well but thought I might get a little more advice here

Finally time to upgrade from my super sophisticated HB 141c and have spent the past few weeks researching a new sonar/GPS combo, based on budget I think I'm ruling out the need for SI but do want the DI & GPS;  have narrowed it down to either the HB 859 or Lowrance Elite7.  I know with both I'll need to also invest in a map chip but otherwise both units appear to come ready to go out of the box with the right transducer, etc.


Anyone with experience with one/both have any insight into the best route to go? Any other options out there that I've somehow missed?  Total budget with the map chip is ~800 or less if possible.

Sidebar question - has anyone ever bought a reconditioned unit from Cabela's?  Looks like the warranty is only for 90 days but they have the 899 DI/SI right now for $719...


Looking to pull the trigger in the next week before I head up north and also some of the rebates expire, any help is much appreciated, thanks!!

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Factor in another $30 for an instructional dvd for the Elite as the instruction book that lowrance provides is completely useless

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I was a big fan of Lowrance but had to replace the HD 7 last year after only 3 years. I replaced it with another Lowrance just to save the expense of changing transducers but the next boat will have a Humminbird on it.

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