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Hey Everyone, so I've currently got a vexilar fl 18 pro pack. It's 11 years old now. The case has a few cracks and pieces of plastic missing around the back and the carrying case handle is very loose and barley holding on as it's cracked. It's always been in a vexilar soft pack case so it's not carried by the case handle. So I've been thinking of picking up a ultra pack case and putting my fl 18 in it. I think I would like the ultra pack over the pro pack as it has those thermals for running lights or what ever. I also think I'm going to install a DD-100 digital depth gauge I can never get depths right so I wouldn't mind spending the money on one. Has anyone done this putting a unit in a ultra pack? Is it easy to switch over? And as far as the depth gauge seems pretty easy but you don't really know till you start doing it. What do you guys prefer ultra pack or pro pack? I don't mind the pro pack but just would like the extra features. Thanks for the help. 

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borg0196

Its actually really easy to switch it over. I have an Ultra pack, you just mount it into the holder and then wire the ducer through to the other side. It took maybe 6 minutes to get everything all settled and in place, I also ordered an extra rod holder and cup holder for it.

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7 minutes ago, borg0196 said:

Its actually really easy to switch it over. I have an Ultra pack, you just mount it into the holder and then wire the ducer through to the other side. It took maybe 6 minutes to get everything all settled and in place, I also ordered an extra rod holder and cup holder for it.

 

Does it come wired for the battery? Then you just connect it to the head unit.

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STMA_I_HUNTER

I have a FL-18 and a FL-8 pro pack for at least 12+ years and I always put then in a 5 gal bucket with a screw cover that I picked up at the Man's Mall, best investment, they have even bounced off a sled being pulled by snowmobile and never had any damage.

 

Buy some foam for the bottom and a chunk to wedge in the bucket and screw the top on and away you go.

 

JMO.

 

 

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AlwaysFishing23

Come on no one else out there has any input on the pro pack vs ultra pack?! Or the DD-100 digital depth gauge?

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Neighbor_guy

Can't help. Don't own a vexilar. 

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kunzi26

I have the ProPack II (https://www.amazon.com/Vexilar-PC-100-Pack-Carrying-Case/dp/B002ZA5MRO) for my brand new FL-12 and I love it. Wired it up to my LiFePO4 battery and your all set (super light battery similar to this one (https://www.bioennopower.com/products/12v-9ah-lifepo4-battery?variant=284887826). I also put a 2-pin connector (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002Q80RW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) between the battery and the vexilar in order to easily plug in my battery to charge (also had to put a 2-pin connector on my charger). Works super slick. charges in a few hours and battery lasts for 20+ hours in zero degree weather. Snagged a Vexilar screen cover for my unit to cover it during trasporting too. 

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On ‎1‎/‎9‎/‎2017 at 11:54 AM, Fishin machine said:

 

Does it come wired for the battery? Then you just connect it to the head unit.

You use the same cords if I remember. My blue Genz box is just that now, an empty box. It comes with directions on where to place everything.

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Bigtom

The DD-100 is by far the best add on vexilar has made. I put one on my 22 and it has worked flawlessly.  It's easy to install and the battery Guage on it is nice to. I have it on a general pack and it took 5 minutes to install. You can't go wrong for the price.

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35 minutes ago, Bigtom said:

The DD-100 is by far the best add on vexilar has made. I put one on my 22 and it has worked flawlessly.  It's easy to install and the battery Guage on it is nice to. I have it on a general pack and it took 5 minutes to install. You can't go wrong for the price.

Plus+1. If your hole hopping in an area with a lot of humps and aren't that good at counting how many times your flasher dial rotated. It's a big help! :)

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1 hour ago, Bigtom said:

The DD-100 is by far the best add on vexilar has made. I put one on my 22 and it has worked flawlessly.  It's easy to install and the battery Guage on it is nice to. I have it on a general pack and it took 5 minutes to install. You can't go wrong for the price.

 

Thanks thats exactly what I was looking for!

 

1 hour ago, leech~~ said:

Plus+1. If your hole hopping in an area with a lot of humps and aren't that good at counting how many times your flasher dial rotated. It's a big help! :)

Thats why I want one if its over 20 feet i can't read it.:blush:

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magicstix

Have both ultra and pro pack, don't have a DD100.  Pro pack is my go to flasher and have 2 wire pigtail solder in for charging and running portable lights off of. The Ultra is okay, don't care for the power switch or charging system. Next Vex will be with Pro pack again.

I don't use DD100 because  I'm looking for fish and bottom hardness. I make a mental note of which number the bottom is near so I know where the depth change is when searching. Hope this helps.

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AlwaysFishing23

Well folks I think I've made my decision. I think I'm going to do the ultra pack. Nothing wrong with the pro pack but I think for how I fish the ultra pack will suit me better. I'll pick everything up tomorrow hopefully have every thing good to go for the weekend. I think I'm also going to grab the replacement float and stopper kit. The one I've got is about shot. Rarely do I use the float but for how cheap a replacement is it's not a big deal. And of course I'm installing the DD-100. I'll give an update once everything's installed. Thanks for all the help everyone!

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monstermoose78

I have the first blue boxes and would not trade it for anything 

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10 hours ago, monstermoose78 said:

I have the first blue boxes and would not trade it for anything 

 

I thought about the genz pack. I like how simple and easy to use it is. But it lacked the features I was looking for.

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AlwaysFishing23

Hats off to Scheels! Put all three things on hold last night so I could just run in and grab everything. I did a price match on the DD-100. And when I checked out they took off $10 on the case. For no reason! Saved $20 on all accessories way to go scheels for going out of your way to help a costumer!

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