Humminbird 998c SI--Very Happy / Satisfied with this
Amazon Customer, Amazon
3 December 2010
Summary: I bought this unit in 2011 and have had nothing but positive experiences with it. Installation was easy and intuitive. Free software updates keep coming, fixing bugs I wasn't noticing, adding new features, giving me peace of mind. No Cons!
Summary: I purchased the Humminbird 998C Si Bundle for my husband's birthday. He has been mentioning for some time how he would love to have one but can not see paying almost $2000 for one. He owns three other Humminbird Fish Finders that were mounted to our 21 foot bass boat.
Summary: UPDATE: When I first got the unit I located the transucer on the left side of the transom and everything worked fine EXCEPT the LEFT side imaging!!! I was about to send the unit in ( Humminbird service is outstanding ) when a new update came and after restoring the defaults and installing the new...
Summary: Used the 998ci SI all of last summer. No problems whatsoever with installation or use. Though I must admit, I'm going to need more water time to fully understand and appreciate the down imaging and side imaging. Chart plotting with Lakemaster and GPS have worked flawlessly.
Summary: Installation was easy and straightforward. The navigation on screen is easily learned and used. I only have a few hours on this unit on my outboard. The only downside so far is that I see alot of prop wash on screen while underway.
Summary: I completely revamped my boat this year, no expense spared. I purchased this unit and it is worthless for fish finding. GPS is superb, but if there is a fish, it looks like a pin on the enormous screen. Lots of engine noise on this product, however, the engine was not running. I am sending it back.
Summary: have had a 797 since they came out. was going to get the 898 but caught a special on amazon for $1311.07. has the 50 channel gps module. for some reason i thought this had an internal gps, but it doesn't. so you have to mount the puck as well.