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vexilarkid

Vexilar FL-18 and Otter Magnum Lodge Question.

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Vexilar Fl-18 Issues:

My FL-18 does not seem to get rid of any interference and has low sensitivity. I fished right next to and LX-5 and they had no problems as well as an FL-8. The LX-5 was turned off still issues with the FL-8 causing interference. We also tried with just the LX-5 next the the FL-18 and the same issue. Also I had really poor sensitivity with the transducer on the 9 degree setting. On the 19 degree setting the sensitivity was better but still tons of interference. We all had our transducers just a bit below the ice with no cable hanging down, so I guess I don't know what the issue was. I already sent my flasher into Vexilar to see what the issue is. Has anyone else had anything like this.

Otter Magnum Lodge Issues:

I have a four year old Otter Magnum Lodge with square tubing. I believe it was one of the first years the had square tubing but I might be mistaken. The brackets on my house are the style that there is a bracket on both sides of the pole with nylon washers between the pole and the bracket. The house also has the straight bottom extension poles that go on the outside of the bracket. Now that I bored everyone I would like to ask the question, Does anyone else have issues with the square tubing binding up? I actually had to take one of the poles off the bracket recently to get my house down. I've tried teflon spray and silicon spray as well as using emery cloth to shine up the inside portion of the tubing but I've had no luck.

Thanks for any info or insight.

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harvey lee

My Otter house had the square tubing and it works pretty good. When I assembled the poles, I made sure the little plastic pieces were installed and wiped the poles down with silicone. At first, the poles would bind somewhat but after some use, it got much better. Is there any chance you may have bent a pole?

Also, when you mounted the bracketts that hold the poles, did you get them square and true from one side to the othet so when you put the poles up that they do not bind?

I know at times when new, the poles will bind some but if you place equal amount of pressure on each side when you are taking the house down, the poles shouls slide much better each time you use the house.

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jwhjr

I haven't had any issues so far with my Otter's poles binding. It's a little tough to take down in the wind sometimes, but no binding.

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Tom7227

I inherited an older Otter with round tubes and they were in rough shape. I had good luck rubbing down the parts with 0000 Steel wool. That really made a difference. I read somewhere else on FM that spraying the pole is Amsoil MP worked well.

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 Originally Posted By: vexilarkid
Vexilar Fl-18 Issues:

My FL-18 does not seem to get rid of any interference and has low sensitivity. I fished right next to and LX-5 and they had no problems as well as an FL-8. The LX-5 was turned off still issues with the FL-8 causing interference. We also tried with just the LX-5 next the the FL-18 and the same issue. Also I had really poor sensitivity with the transducer on the 9 degree setting. On the 19 degree setting the sensitivity was better but still tons of interference. We all had our transducers just a bit below the ice with no cable hanging down, so I guess I don't know what the issue was. I already sent my flasher into Vexilar to see what the issue is. Has anyone else had anything like this.

Exactly... We were fishing perch in 25' of water where there was an LX-3 a FL-18 and a FL-8 and the LX-3 and FL-8 were fine but you could not clean up the FL-18 what so ever...

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