Alright, first I'd like to say I'm not new here, just went quiet for a year or so and completely lost all my stuff to log into my account. So fresh start it is i guess. So here's my question, I know a lot of guys are very brand specific when it comes to electronics especially with Humminbird and Lowrance. Now I'm sure some Lowrance guys will chime in and disagree with my next statement but it is purely from the articles and reviews I've read. This statement being that Humminbird makes some of the best units on the market right now especially with the mega imaging and 360, I've just constantly been told that they put out an amazing product. Now when I got my first boat, a little 12' tin can, I put a brand new Humminbird helix 5 on it. At this time they were Gen 1. After 2 months I had water intrusion. Sent it back and got the warranty on it. Fast forward 12 months and I start getting mist on the inside of the screen again. I find a work around along with how it was getting in this time. Now last year my buddy got two brand new G2N helix 7's, a side imaging and a down imaging. In 14 months the down imaging has water intrusion, and what do you know the warranty on the helix is 1 year so it's out of warranty. I just don't understand how a company can sell something specifically designed to be used in the outdoors and in the rain and on the water and then after a year not care that it gets fried cause their seals failed especially when you're talking about $600+ per unit. So to the point is, am I just experiencing bad luck or is this a real issue that they just aren't addressing? Please share your own stories, haven't heard of this happening with any Lowrance products by the way, just saying.
Sorry for the rant but just a little frustrated by the issue and confused that I haven't heard about this from anyone else.