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I have a Vex FL-18 that I purchased with the Vex P-160 portable case. I was thinking about upgrading to the Genz Blue Box. Just wanted to know what other people thought about the Blue Box vs. the Vex case and if it's worth the $35.00 to buy it? Thanks for the info.

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It was a little painful spending that type of cash on a hunk of plastic, but so far I have liked it a lot. It can sit right in a pile of slush and you don’t have to worry about the electronics or anything getting wet. It’s also very durable. Make sure to insulate your battery with hardboard insulation.

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I thought about buying the blue canvis case for my round holder but I"ve got a transducer holder made out of an eye bolt that I drilled and bolted to the front of the carry case. So I don't think it would fit in the blue bag. Also the black round case just don't seem to sturdy thats why I was thinking more along the line of the blue box.

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I built my own box out of wood. Mounted the Vexilar to and built compartments for extra stuff too. I drilled some holes and rigged up some additional electronics to shut on and off the battery indicator and light. Added a piece of tubing to put my transducer in. Also added some decals and such. For only about five bucks and some items from home its a pretty good way to go.

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I vote for the Ice Box. I once bought one of those bags but it was like trying to stuff six pounds of "stuff" into a five pound bag. The box is good for a few reasons. Keeps the vex high and dry, you can wrap the cord around the handle and drop the transducer into the battery well, you can add one of those extension lights to it(great for coming off the ice in the dark and stashing your gear)and with a hole or two drilled in the bottom, all of the slush or snow that gets in there will melt and just run out. And it seems to be indestructable.

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I've got the FL8-SLT that's mounted in the black round plastic frame. Bought the blue Vex canvas cover with top handle and plastic window two winters ago. The bottom's reinforced. There's room for my attached Vex light and charging cord inside the cover, and it keeps the Vex from getting the worst of the beatings as it rides in the Trap II. I expect it only works for the round mounted Vex, however. I give it excellent marks.

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the blue box is great thats what i use but one consideration is the fact that it cant slide into a 5 gallon pale something to ponder on

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I vote for the round, black Vexilar case. Its fits perfectly into one of the small (3 gallon?) five gallon bucket size buckets, I throw an old towel over it to keep the dust and crud off and it does a good job of protecting my $400 investment.

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I have had my Genz blue box since 1996. It has served me well all these years. I use it with my FL-8 in the winter and in the summer I mount my Eagle 128 on it for our annual trip to Fall Lake by Ely. I wouldn't be with out it.

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The Blue Box fits perfectly into a egg crate. Just put a piece of thin plywood in the bottom to keep the rods from poking through. I think I can stuff more things into a crate than a bucket. Just my .02
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I agree with Fish On. I had the blue box and sold it with my old FL-8. In my opinion, it was too big and cumbersome when packing the sled. I like the fact that my new FL-18 will fit in my bucket and be protected from anything moving around in my sled in transit, whether it's on the lake or on the way to/from the lake. Just my two cents worth though!

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I have tryed almost everything out there available for transporting my fl-8, I am a machinist and I finally broke down and invented the neatest **** carrier, it is actually a coleman cooler, the size is very small, lunch box size. I mounted the flasher on a piece of aluminum that flips up and is held up with a pin. the battery is underneath that, held in with velcro, I can also put my handy dandy vexilar hand held flash light thingy in there, along with some other goodies. I only wish I had the know how on pattening this very cool device. Everyone who has saw it......wants it. The blue box was my last piece I tryed.....not protected enough for me. The best thing about my cooler, someone is not going to steel it if they see it laying in my truck, who's going to break a window for a lunch? Anyway, I'll be up at LOW this weekend if there are any interested manufacters?

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