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The Chemist

So as i got a Cabelas CC, I will be able to get a new locator. Currently have 2 FL-8s but want an upgrade. I basically spend the winter for Cats. Have over $500 in awards.

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The Chemist

Hard water only. 

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Wanderer

For a Vex guy an FLX 28 would seem like a logical choice unless you want to change completely.  Hook it up with lithium power.

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The Chemist

Not really set on a brand for electronics. Looking for the unit that gives the best options but not extremely expensive. 

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Wanderer

I can’t think of an option I’d want the FLX 28 doesn’t have.  I’d like to play with the shallow water/low power setting.  
 

I’ve been using Marcum LX5’s but have witnessed 28’s in action and would strongly consider purchasing one.  Otherwise I’ll upgrade to a Marcum LX 7 when I do upgrade.  I just haven’t been big on digital flashers due earlier experiences with them. I know they’ve improved a lot though.

 

 

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Horseshoe_Don

been using a marcum lx-9 for years and the chart view is awesome for cats and other species.    The lx-6 will do most of the same stuff for a cheaper price.   Would never go back to a vex ever they are so lo tech.    Nothing beats chart view.  Never use my flasher view.  There service dept is in new hope and is 4 start.   My 2 cents worth. 

 

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Don, so looking at them they have the lx-6s, lx-7l and the mx-7gps. I like the gps portion if it saves waypoints on it. 

Thoughts?

 

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not familiar with the mx-7gps.   Love the lx 6,7, and 9.    Also have an rt-9 which i am selling at an auction 

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