Author Topic: Helix 5 DIY Ice Pack  (Read 337 times)

Online Sierra57

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Helix 5 DIY Ice Pack
« on: Sep 05, 2019, 03:20 PM »
So last year I purchased a Garmin Striker 4 and I'm not super thrilled about it anymore. This year I'm looking to upgrade to a Helix 5, but I have trouble swallowing the $500 price tag for their ice fishing bundle. Would it work fine to buy the regular Helix 5, their ice transducer and then mount it on an old vexilar genz pack or something of the like?  I'm fairly new to the whole using a graph ice fishing thing so I'm just checking to make 100% sure before I spend the money. Thanks for any input folks, and if anybody has any other cool ideas to mount something like this on I'd be all ears.

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Re: Helix 5 DIY Ice Pack
« Reply #1 on: Sep 05, 2019, 03:32 PM »
I have the Garmin Striker 5 ice bundle, and I like it.  HOWEVER, I have a hole hop caddy on order as I think it will be the bees knees!





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Re: Helix 5 DIY Ice Pack
« Reply #2 on: Sep 05, 2019, 04:16 PM »
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Re: Helix 5 DIY Ice Pack
« Reply #3 on: Sep 05, 2019, 04:30 PM »
Lots of Garmin chartplotter  units on sale ..Overton/Gander Outdoors ..with maps built in and ability to make maps of unknown lakes . Some other plotter/company offerings too

https://www.overtons.com/search?q=garmin+ice+bundle+&lang=default
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Re: Helix 5 DIY Ice Pack
« Reply #4 on: Sep 05, 2019, 05:23 PM »
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Re: Helix 5 DIY Ice Pack
« Reply #5 on: Sep 06, 2019, 10:24 AM »
Here is what I did to use my Helix 10 on the ice

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Re: Helix 5 DIY Ice Pack
« Reply #6 on: Sep 06, 2019, 10:40 AM »
Go to store and press the buttons on both the 5 and 7 before you purchase.  I started with the 5 and after it was on the ice in the front corner of shack image was small to me.  Sold on craigslist for a used loss and upgraded to the 7.  Both mounted on Genz pack. 
Chirp XI-9-1521 transducer is the one to buy.

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Re: Helix 5 DIY Ice Pack
« Reply #7 on: Sep 10, 2019, 08:03 AM »
I did exactly that with my Helix 5 that I use open water. I had an old portable Piranha Max that I stole the shuttle for. Then installed a Ram ball like I have mounted on my boat. Got an ice ducer and volia! But I bet I spent more than $500 total, so...



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Re: Helix 5 DIY Ice Pack
« Reply #8 on: Sep 10, 2019, 08:06 AM »
Just seems like a lotta crap to haul around.
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