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I can buy this Flasher new for $99 but don't know if it will give me the same performance of the Velixar or Lowrance you guys are using. Here are the specs:
NEW out of BOX!
GREAT FOR ICE FISHING!
MECA 101 DEPTH/FISH FINDER
CONSISTS OF THREE MAIN PARTS:
THE INSTRUMENT WHICH TRANSMITS, RECEIVES AND INDICATES
THE TRANSDUCER
12v GEL-CELL RECHARGEABLE BATTERY
PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS:
INSTRUMENT
DEPTH RANGES: 0-100 FEET
POWER SUPPLY INPUT: 12 VDC
DIMENSIONS: 6 3/8"w X 5.5"d X 6 3/8"h
WEIGHT: 1.8lbs
TRANSDUCER:
FREQUENCY: 200 KHz +/- 10 KHz
ELEMENT MATERIAL: BARIUM TITANATE
BEAM WIDTH: APPROX. 12 DEGREES
DIMENSIONS: 3 3/16"w X 3 21/32"l X 2 6/16"h
CABLE LENGHT: 25' LONG
INCLUDES MANUAL WITH ALL SPECS AND MOUNTING INFO!
Is this unit worth it or should I save another $200 for the "real deal"?

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You will probably get a lot more advice from some of the real experts but I would save up for the "real thing". I have never heard of this flasher which raises a real red flag. I'm not saying they can't make one for that price but I would be very surprised. They don't talk about power or warranty. You won't be disappointed if you wait and get one of the name brand flashers. Just my .02
Good Luck!

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I usually get what I pay for. I have learned to buy the better equipment (more spendy), it costs more in the begining but it usually lasts longer and works better.

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Its sounds like a gimmic. You can't beat the Vexilar,Zercom or Marum technology. Save your money and get something that's a proven. The extra money spent will pay for itself.
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Also beware of some "oriental" companies, they buy old technology and parts, and put it into a new box. This is an old trick.

You might end up with a 25y.o. flasher that looks new.

I agree: "when the deal is too good to be true, it probably isn't"

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this was missing from the spec sheet.
the power. what is it ?

[This message has been edited by crappie todd (edited 01-24-2003).]

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