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schmoe147

Marcum lx6 or lx7 summer use

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schmoe147

I'm wondering if anybody has use their Markham LX6 or LX7 during the open water season. Is it worth the price to buy the transducer for the summer.

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Redlineracer12

I am also curious about this. Been thinking about picking up the transducer to use the LX6 up front on the trolling motor.

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gwiff100

i bit the bullet and put it in the boat... i just kept teling myself that it was too much money to only use in the winter...

i do love the unit...it is taking a little while to dial in but def. worth the cost of the ducer...

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Northlander

Ill be running my Marcum LX-6 on the front of my boat this summer. Im going to mount the ducer to the trolling motor.

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ameyers41

I added the high speed transom ducer and it's pretty sweet. The 2d sonar is as good or better than my humminbird 798. Now i have more real estate for sonar, side image and map. Well worth the money in my opinion. Have it mounted on a ram mount.

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gwiff100

can i ask you guys what you have your settings at? i know all units are different but it would kind of give me a general idea as to where to start.

Sensitivity

Target ID

IR

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B17

This weekend on Winnie I used my Vex. I have a tiller, so I tied it down next to me and dropped the puck down by my feet which had a little standing water. Shot right through the hull. I was able to find drop offs with it, holes, bars, whatever. All I needed to know was depth and it worked for that. Even when tooling across the lake, as long as it stayed upright, I got a reading. I used it to troll and keep in the right depth all weekend long.

Slid my lake map underneath it, I was golden.

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gwiff100

i actually bent my pins on the power connector and sonar plugs... mailed it of last friday and recieved it in the mail today!

Great service, great machine...

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IcePro

When you mount the unit on your boat be sure to use the rubber washers with the gimbal knobs.

This prevents water getting into the unit if it is raining or a wave comes over the bow.

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TUCR John

Mine has been pretty awesome thus far. Amazing graphics, I like being able to switch from black and white to color. The screen is super bright at nice you have to turn it down to avoid bugs.

It is a smaller cone and I do like that what I see is right below the boat. Very sensitive though.

My sensitivity was 22. Max ping speed.

Overall happy with it being a dual function unit.

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vikingmeatwad

Yeah, I used mine often in my old boat with the LX3. This reminds me I need to post the high speed ducer for sale.

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