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Best Portable Sonar Unit

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Hi all,

I scout waters in a float tube and I may purchase a kayak soon. In the past, I've used an older Eagle portable unit and I've experimented with my Vex Fl-8. I've had decent luck jerryrigging the transducer with a bungee cord and/or a dowel with some duct tape. Whats the best portable unit out there for under $600 bucks? Thanks,

Ben

ps. I know its a goofy site to see a guy in a float tube with sonar, but let me tell you that a float tube has superior control as compared to a bloat. Once an underwater weedline has been located, staying right on it is pretty easy. No fumbling with an electric motor needed; just flick your ankle.

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I like the M68c ice machine. Color unit with a gps only to mark your spot. Works great for ice fishing too. Around 460.

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I second the 68c with GPS or 67c w/o GPS, excellent units. They convert to icefishing flashers also.

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X67c for me. I GPS with the M68c is a cool idea, but it doesn't accept map chips, so I think it's pretty useless. I have an X67c with an H2Oc RAM mounted in the softcase that gives me the best of both worlds in portable sonar/GPS.

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Thanks for all the input. Does the X67 have a flasher zoom feature like the Vex Fl-18 or the Marcum LX-5?

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Thanks for all the input. Does the X67 have a flasher zoom feature like the Vex Fl-18 or the Marcum LX-5?


Oh yeah! 2x or 4x, or you can specify any portion of the water column you'd like to zoom to.

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    • monstermoose78
      Great stuff guys
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      The lakes took a beating and I was not out on Sunday to see the damage. Saturday I saw the first 4 to 5 inches turn soft. Be careful and check the ice conditions 
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