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#3168760 - 12/12/13 05:26 PM
Vexilar FLX-28 vs. Marcum LX-7
Vitreus Offline
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Sorry. I have to. I bought an FLX-28 a couple weeks ago. I haven't used it yet, but I'm having some second thoughts. I probably won't buy another flasher for a long time… Should I have gone with the LX-7?
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#3168769 - 12/12/13 05:36 PM
Re: Vexilar FLX-28 vs. Marcum LX-7 [Re: Vitreus]
DTro Online   sleepy
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No matter which flasher you buy, you always will question if you should have bought the competitors and wondering if you are missing out. Its human nature.

If you don't plan on buying another one for a long time, then IMO you purchased the right one.


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#3168778 - 12/12/13 05:55 PM
Re: Vexilar FLX-28 vs. Marcum LX-7 [Re: Vitreus]
wishing for walleyes Offline

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You made a great choice.

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2 vexilar flx-28
1 vexilar fl-22
TUCR 32 inch quick tip black betty 6061
TUCR 32 inch noodle frabill 261
Frabil fortress insulated
Jiffy Legend Stealth 9 inch auger
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#3168783 - 12/12/13 06:00 PM
Re: Vexilar FLX-28 vs. Marcum LX-7 [Re: wishing for walleyes]
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Never had the 7 but owned a 6. I bought a 28 this year and have only had it on the ice once this year so far. No complaints so far. I think you will be happy. Take the time and play with it. Not just once but several times. I hated my 6 at first but then after using it multiple times I fell in love but then my stuff was stolen and I replaced it with the 28
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#3168875 - 12/12/13 08:07 PM
Re: Vexilar FLX-28 vs. Marcum LX-7 [Re: GSP4ME]
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its a locater...go fishin, good luck.

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#3168915 - 12/12/13 09:04 PM
Re: Vexilar FLX-28 vs. Marcum LX-7 [Re: hamms-scooter]
muskie hunter Offline
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The LX7 sucks the screen freezes up and its all pixeliaed but the vexilars don't do that and they last a long time you made a excellent choice
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#3168922 - 12/12/13 09:10 PM
Re: Vexilar FLX-28 vs. Marcum LX-7 [Re: muskie hunter]
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Originally Posted By: muskie hunter
The LX7 sucks the screen freezes up and its all pixeliaed but the vexilars don't do that and they last a long time you made a excellent choice


Will be my 3rd season on my 7 and have not seen anything like this... pretty amazing unit...

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#3168933 - 12/12/13 09:20 PM
Re: Vexilar FLX-28 vs. Marcum LX-7 [Re: Esox_Magnum]
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They are both going to catch you fish. You just have to get on the fish first. It's personal opinion on which one is better.

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#3168943 - 12/12/13 09:35 PM
Re: Vexilar FLX-28 vs. Marcum LX-7 [Re: slurpie]
Vitreus Offline
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Thanks for the input. I'm going to take it for a spin this weekend and see how it goes.
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#3169135 - 12/13/13 08:08 AM
Re: Vexilar FLX-28 vs. Marcum LX-7 [Re: muskie hunter]
AndRo Offline
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Originally Posted By: muskie hunter
The LX7 sucks the screen freezes up and its all pixeliaed but the vexilars don't do that and they last a long time you made a excellent choice


I am starting my second full season with the unit and have not seen this either. I have owned an FL8, FL18, ICE55 and now the LX7. They are all good units and do their job.
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#3169159 - 12/13/13 08:26 AM
Re: Vexilar FLX-28 vs. Marcum LX-7 [Re: muskie hunter]
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Originally Posted By: muskie hunter
The LX7 sucks the screen freezes up and its all pixeliaed but the vexilars don't do that and they last a long time you made a excellent choice


I'll be the third guy to say I have never seen anything like this, and my screen is extremely sharp and clear.
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#3169201 - 12/13/13 09:15 AM
Re: Vexilar FLX-28 vs. Marcum LX-7 [Re: Esox_Magnum]
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will be my 2nd season... sounds like you need to contact Customer Care
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#3169206 - 12/13/13 09:19 AM
Re: Vexilar FLX-28 vs. Marcum LX-7 [Re: gwiff100]
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i do however love when a person has an issue with their product (regardless of brand) they immediately start spouting off and calling for the competitors brand... heaven for bid they may have a faulty unit, (shhhh all brands occasionally have one) or even the unthinkable user error....... cry cry cry
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#3169209 - 12/13/13 09:20 AM
Re: Vexilar FLX-28 vs. Marcum LX-7 [Re: muskie hunter]
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Originally Posted By: muskie hunter
The LX7 sucks the screen freezes up and its all pixeliaed but the vexilars don't do that and they last a long time you made a excellent choice


Sounds like the LCD heater is not functioning properly and the cold has caused damage. Call up customer support.

GEAR: FLX-28/Eskimo Mako Auger/Eskimo Fat Fish
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#3169706 - 12/14/13 03:23 AM
Re: Vexilar FLX-28 vs. Marcum LX-7 [Re: Lusid]
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I finally got to use my new LX7 yesterday and all I can say is "WOW" I love this thing. Took about 5 minutes to figure out what screen options I wanted and make all adjustments as far as sensitivity etc. The only problem I have is my charger won't turn green but the voltage reads HI V on gauge so I guess it is working. I have not been able to look at the vex 28 for comparison.
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#3169713 - 12/14/13 06:23 AM
Re: Vexilar FLX-28 vs. Marcum LX-7 [Re: d beyer]
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Originally Posted By: d beyer
I finally got to use my new LX7 yesterday and all I can say is "WOW" I love this thing. Took about 5 minutes to figure out what screen options I wanted and make all adjustments as far as sensitivity etc. The only problem I have is my charger won't turn green but the voltage reads HI V on gauge so I guess it is working. I have not been able to look at the vex 28 for comparison.


3rd season on my 7 and lights never turned green....

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#3170127 - 12/15/13 01:59 AM
Re: Vexilar FLX-28 vs. Marcum LX-7 [Re: Esox_Magnum]
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I've been on this forum long enough to see the yearly debate/question go from just plain old Vexilar or Marcum to FLX-28 or LX-7. Funny.
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#3170129 - 12/15/13 02:08 AM
Re: Vexilar FLX-28 vs. Marcum LX-7 [Re: d beyer]
Portlis Offline
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Registered: 02/08/12
Posts: 166
Loc: Shakopee, MN
Originally Posted By: d beyer
I finally got to use my new LX7 yesterday and all I can say is "WOW" I love this thing. Took about 5 minutes to figure out what screen options I wanted and make all adjustments as far as sensitivity etc. The only problem I have is my charger won't turn green but the voltage reads HI V on gauge so I guess it is working. I have not been able to look at the vex 28 for comparison.


I have the LX7 myself, and I've found that if I don't charge my unit for a while or if the battery is really low that it takes a looooooong time for the charger to turn green. Eventually though, it always does. We're talking like 36 hours long though.
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#3170263 - 12/15/13 11:38 AM
Re: Vexilar FLX-28 vs. Marcum LX-7 [Re: Portlis]
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It would really be nice if there was a direct comparison on paper. It's difficult to compare the two just based off of the company website, since they dilute the facts with their own jargon (target id, target separation, etc.).
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#3170276 - 12/15/13 12:05 PM
Re: Vexilar FLX-28 vs. Marcum LX-7 [Re: Vitreus]
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Keep your 28, you made the right decision, I will get gripe for this but Vexialr is a more reliable unit than the Marcum. Have seen a few issues with Marcums compared to almost nill with vexialrs(only worn out brushes).

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#3170314 - 12/15/13 02:20 PM
Re: Vexilar FLX-28 vs. Marcum LX-7 [Re: WallyGader]
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Registered: 07/09/02
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Loc: Fairmont. Mn
Just bought a 28 Friday night and have been out a couple times now. Like it so much I am going to sell my 20 & 22 and get 2 more 28`s.Didn`t think I would ever get rid of the 22 because it works so well in shallow water.

Gear
2 vexilar flx-28
1 vexilar fl-22
TUCR 32 inch quick tip black betty 6061
TUCR 32 inch noodle frabill 261
Frabil fortress insulated
Jiffy Legend Stealth 9 inch auger
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#3170339 - 12/15/13 03:47 PM
Re: Vexilar FLX-28 vs. Marcum LX-7 [Re: WallyGader]
hydro Offline
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And the 28 is a brushless design.
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#3170391 - 12/15/13 05:52 PM
Re: Vexilar FLX-28 vs. Marcum LX-7 [Re: wishing for walleyes]
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Originally Posted By: wishing for walleyes
Just bought a 28 Friday night and have been out a couple times now. Like it so much I am going to sell my 20 & 22 and get 2 more 28`s.Didn`t think I would ever get rid of the 22 because it works so well in shallow water.


See I wasn't a fan of the 28 in shallow water actually. Maybe I just need to work with changing up the settings a bit. What settings were you using in shallow?
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#3170396 - 12/15/13 06:04 PM
Re: Vexilar FLX-28 vs. Marcum LX-7 [Re: Vitreus]
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What i noticed between the marcum and the Vex is that the marks seem to be finer on the Marcum and that I could see more detail(closer marks) other then that I dont have any complaints about the Vex so far
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#3170423 - 12/15/13 06:57 PM
Re: Vexilar FLX-28 vs. Marcum LX-7 [Re: Vitreus]
wishing for walleyes Offline

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It has the pro view and I only had to turn it up a little. I was in 6 foot.

Gear
2 vexilar flx-28
1 vexilar fl-22
TUCR 32 inch quick tip black betty 6061
TUCR 32 inch noodle frabill 261
Frabil fortress insulated
Jiffy Legend Stealth 9 inch auger
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