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  • Vexilar

    16 38.10%
  • Hummingbird

    14 33.33%
  • Marcum

    9 21.43%
  • Marcum ShowDown

    3 7.14%
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Thread: Buying new electronics - which one???

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    Marcum Showdown 5.6 is a staple in my sled now! I still have a vex but haven't even turned it on in two years!
    Crappie, specs, freckles, slabs...call them what ever you want! I'll just call them delicious!

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    Marcum LX-7, bought it two years ago and sent it in on Wednesday to have it upgraded to the LX-9 (adds the camera and DVR).

    The nice thing with it is they upgrade the firmware-u hook it up to your computer and you now have new options etc....

    Unlike some others where once you buy it, the technology is already old or "locked in."

    I am no pro at fishing, at all, in fact this is my second post on this forum, but the marcum is a lot better, imo, than Vexilar.

    Better target separation, viewing options, and does not look like it is from 1980.

    I also bought, but am now selling, the open water transducer (as I have a different system on my boat) but u can use this in the summer on your boat as well (with the 200.00 high speed transducer).

    Overall couldn't be happier.

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    Why can't you use a down scan?like the Garmin echo 301dv or something along them lines?

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    I love my show down. easy to use

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    I settled on a vexilar fl 12
    biggest crappie 17 1/2"
    " Let us endeavor so to live, that when we come to die, even the undertaker will be sorry." Mark Twain

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    Marcum LX5 is what I have, used my buddies 1 time had to have it I like the Marcums because you can use them side by side no interference , no interference from other units either Maybe the others have the ability to block out other frequency's don't know .
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    Using a HB Helix 5 di/gps with a dual beam skimmer transducer....love this finder, unbelievable how well it works. It'll pick off fish in weeds and brush that make flasher owners jealous.
    Likes chaunc LIKED above post

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    Quote Originally Posted by matzilla View Post
    Using a HB Helix 5 di/gps with a dual beam skimmer transducer....love this finder, unbelievable how well it works. It'll pick off fish in weeds and brush that make flasher owners jealous.
    And yet you still have a multi-colored flasher if you want to use it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by matzilla View Post
    Using a HB Helix 5 di/gps with a dual beam skimmer transducer....love this finder, unbelievable how well it works. It'll pick off fish in weeds and brush that make flasher owners jealous.
    My Lowrance elite 5 ice machine does that too plus it has the flasher and other features too.

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    Anyone got humminbird helix 5 ice?
    biggest crappie 17 1/2"
    " Let us endeavor so to live, that when we come to die, even the undertaker will be sorry." Mark Twain

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