The Humminbird 1159ci HD Combo is currently the most affordable model in the 1100 series. That’s because it only has the standard Dual Beam Plus sonar with SwitchFire, without Side Imaging and Down Imaging. It can however be upgraded with an <span
The 2014 newly released Humminbird fish finders, from the 800, 900, 1100 and ONIX series, are all AIS technology capable. It’s important to know though, that none of the Humminbird units in the mentioned series includes AIS. This technology is optional.
So, what is AIS?
AIS stands for Automatic Identification System. It’s an automatic tracking system, used by ships and boats, and the vessel traffic services, to identify and locate vessels, and make available
The PiranhaMax 153 is one of the small units available for quite an affordable price. This unit is actually very similar to the PiranhaMax 150, only with a slightly different screen. Its display is 4-inch diagonal, 4-level grayscale, with a pixel resolution of 160V X 128H, and backlight.
This unit has a power output of 100 Watts (RMS) / 800 Watts (PTP), and a depth capability of 600 ft., making it ideal for small lakes, ponds and rivers. It has Dual Beam sonar, using two frequency modes: 200 kHz
As its name suggests, the 1159ci HD XD Combo is another fish finder equipped with Xtreme Depth technology, with a depth capability up to 3,000 ft., and a power output of 1,000 Watts (RMS) / 8,000 Watts (PTP). It’s one of the best Humminbird fish finders without Side Imaging and Down Imaging to have, the lack of these two sonar technologies cut off over $500 from the price.
This unit has Dual Beam Plus sonar with SwitchFire, its sonar including 3 operational modes: 200 kHz with a narrow, and
The Humminbird 386ci Combo PT is one of the best portable fish finders with chartplotting, in terms of price / quality ratio. Excellent to fit on your kayak or rental boat, and comes with charger, 7 Amp Hour AGM Battery, and its soft-sided carry case.
Although it does not have Side Imaging or Down Imaging, and does not support 360 Imaging