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If money is no object, you will be really happy with the x-15 and the vex. I use the vex on my boat as well. You get what you pay for as far as electronics go. They have come along way in the past 12 years.. Good Luck

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Thanks for the reply D-man!

Actually, money is an object. A vex and an x-15 won't be an option. $ will be determined after tax season. It just seems that whatever $ comes in, goes out somewhere so I might as well enjoy some of it! Anyone else with this problem?

Anyway, to clarify. If I had about $700, would I be better off to buy a vex and a mid-priced graph, which would give me separate units for summer and winter? Or, would I just want a really good graph, like an x-15 and use this year-round since I don't do as much ice fishing?

After tax season, it may come down to just a mid-price graph in the end, but it's nice to dream! Any suggestions on what graphs people currently like would be helpful.

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Garmin fish finder 240

Fl-18

Right around $700 bucks for both.


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OK, it's my turn to get everyone's locator opinion.

I have a 12 year old Eagle Ultra that seems to be dying. I use it in summer and winter and have been happy with it. I use the Fastrack option in the winter and that really helps. However, the other night I could not turn this on, or any of the other options. Eventually it read 14 ft when I was in 35 ft. Changing batteries didn't help. Fish-Lectronics said that they don't repair them (no parts), so it's time to think new.

So...do I go with another Eagle comprable model to save money and possibly get an FL18 for winter? I have 3 transducers for my Eagle so maybe I could use them on a new unit? Or...spend the big bucks for something like a Lorance X-15 and use this in summer and winter?

Advice/recommendations?

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D-Man,

Just curious why you like the 40/10 dual beam on the 240 blue. I suppose the 4000 watts power wouldn't have any problem with a 40 degree cone. Just curious.

Joe

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