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Vexilar Update - Issue #011 - 5/16/03

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Vexilar Update - Issue #011

It's Here, It's Here !

After many months of design, testing, and tweaking, the Vexilar FL-10
In-Dash Color Flasher is finally shipping. The FL-10 has been anxiously
awaited by many. Designed specifically for serious fisherman on the open
water, this new addition to our flasher family is sure to please anyone
who is looking for a high-speed, highly visible display. It fits into
the standard 3-3/8" to 3-1/2" hole so changing out that "other" unit
will be a snap. The FL-10 comes with a tight 12 degree beam Puck or
Transom style transducer which provides exceptional resolution and
structure definition. It is also available without the transducer for
adapting to the popular Minn Kota Universal Sonar system.

Learn More About the FL-10 Here:

We're Not Done Yet

The popular FL-8SLT is getting a facelift. The soon to be released
FL-8SE is the next generation of the famous FL-8 series color flashers.
This "Special Edition" will incorporate the super bright high speed
display that's drawn rave reviews with the FL-18 while maintaining the
features and reliability that's made the FL-8 the most popular flasher
ever. Shipments of the new FL-8SE should start sometime late this

Get a Sneak-Peak: fl-8se.jpg

Hey, That's Interference !

There's nothing worse than some offending electrical device screwing up
the picture on your depth finder. The problem of interference between
different pieces of equipment in today's boats is getting worse and
worse. From the high performance engines to high thrust, high voltage
trolling motors stray juice is jumpin' around more and more. Check out
the latest Tip that explains all of the different types of interference
and tells you ways to solve these problems.

Understanding Interference -

Your Vexilar's Not in the Closet, Is It?

With the last ice fishing season a thing of the past, we've all turned
our attention to the open water. If you purchased one of our flashers
for ice fishing in the last few years, but have just been storing it
away for the summer, you're missing out on one of the best open water
fish finder/depth finders there is. More and more anglers are finding
that an FL series flasher can show you more fish, bait, and structure
information than most of the graphs available today. Serious walleye
anglers are utilizing the tremendous resolution and bottom makeup
identification abilities of the display to hone in on their prey, while
the devoted bass anglers are discovering how the FL flashers can
outperform just about anything else in the heaviest milfoil and
hydrilla. And everyone benefits with the true real-time update that no
LCD can offer. Even if you dread giving up that fifteen hundred dollar
screen, you can't miss by putting an FL-8 or FL-18 right next to it. And
with our Interference Rejection technology, you can do it without worry.

Vexilar offers a wide variety of transducers and accessories that allow
you to get the full benefit of your flasher on the open water. With a
small investment, you can take that larger investment out of that closet
and put it to good use all year 'round.

FL Series Transducers -
FL Series Accessories -
Marine Accessories -

Looking for a Great Deal?

The Factory Outlet is well stocked with lots of flashers and LCDs that
are in great condition. Whether you're looking at getting something for
your boat, something portable to take on that trip coming up, or an ice
fishing setup for the season ahead, the selection is about as good as it
gets right now. These units will save you big bucks over the in-store
price and come with the same warranty as the new product. The only
problem is that availability is limited, so don't put it off too long.

The Vexilar Factory Outlet -

The week is over, so get out and fish! Well, unless you're retired, a
full-time pro or a guide, then go shopping or something so the rest of
us have a chance. You had all week to fish.

Set the hook... hard,

Vexilar Inc.
200 W 88th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55420-2752

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I got 2 in the mail! (Thanx Tom) I don't harp about products to often, But for instant readings and shooting thru alum hulls, these can't be beat.

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The Vexilars I have used shoot through aluminum better then anything else, glass too.

I have not gotten any complaints about the interference from there trolling motor. Most guys like them for that reason as well. The frequency is not in the same range as other units, so it is less likely to transfer.

Mitch at Vexilar, or the other techs would be the best people to ask that stuff. I just have never had any problems, but, maybe some motors will due to some freaky frequency deal, not sure?

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Can a vex trans shoot through an alum hull?

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Ed what do the lor-15's run on?????? Will it mess up my X-15.

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Again, more good Q' & A's for the Vex techs to answer.

Do yu plan to mount it side by side with the X-15, your Vex?

What Vex you talking?

Even with units known to interfere, if you keep the ducer cables apart, and the ducer too, they will not mess each other up. Separate power sources also help isolate interference.

I run a Bottom-line side-finder next to my FL-8-SLT and it is fine. The Bottomline unit will be gone soon. I will have the NEW Vexilar CLC-200 color graph in it's place, right next to the Fl-18. No place to hide now Miss Piggy!



[This message has been edited by Backwater Eddy (edited 05-21-2003).]

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I use an FL 8 mounted on my dash for instant depth readings. My ducer is mounted in the boat and shoots thru 3/16" thick aluminum. My edge is mounted on the bow for off plane use. The daul ducers for the edge are mounted in the boat and right next to my FL 8 ducer. No interference problems at all.

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The Vex flashers preform extremely well at high speeds, they keep you safe.

I found a few years back that the FL-8 with the aid of the S-Cable was key to seeing through clutter caused by turbulence on rivers. Other units freaked out in the bubbles, the Vex tuned it out very well.

The low power output is key to this see-all tuning. Hi-Power just picks up more "Stuff", not fish, just "Stuff".

The new Vexilar flasher units with the built in "Suppression" capabilities make this an even easier operation.

You will see more, and run safer, and catch more fish because of this technology.

Ed "Backwater Eddy" Carlson

Backwater Guiding "ED on the RED"

[This message has been edited by Backwater Eddy (edited 05-21-2003).]

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