Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
evinrude19

vexilars

7 posts in this topic

i have thinking about buying a transducer for my boat for the vexilar and was wondering does it work good? and has anyone tried just putting the transducer over the side of the boat like ice fishing?

thanks

zach

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have anchored and jigged many times throwing the transducer over the edge of the boat.Works great.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I really like my old FL-8. I have used it in the front w/ the narrow cone ice ducer it came with. Liked having it in the boat so I went out and bought the wider cone rear mount transducer, power cable, tilt housing, magnifying plastic lens cover and a Ram mount so I now use it at the tiller along w/ my LCD.

Keep your transducers as far apart as possible or on seperate sides of the rear of your boat.

Really fun to use the Vex to tune your LCD. If you see it on the Vex you should see it on the LCD and at the same size.

The magnifier and the Ram mount help me see it if I'm in the front.

Once and great while it will blank out my LCD screen and doesn't seem to like high speed too much.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I use my FL-12 year round.....just get a puck transducer and attach it to the trolling motor.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I used a FL-18 on my old boat and used it for jigging a lot. I bought a Lowrance for my new boat and it has a flasher built in it. I have the old transducer if interested? Like sakazulu said above, you must have your two transducers apart from each other; or only run the vex, otherwise you get interference from the vex on your other graph.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another tip, if your just running an aluminum boat. If its light enough you can put the normal tranducer right on the bottom of the boat, with just a little water to keep the tranducer wet and it will shoot right through the hull. I do it with my 14' Boat and it works great. Nothing better than real time info.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just mounted my FL-8SE in my 14 foot lund using the Vexilar alumaducer which shoots right through the aluminum. It works awesome!! I mounted it under the back bench seat using some marine silicone and really liked the fact that I didn't have to drill any holes and the transducer is completely out of sight. I can even pick up my jig on the Vex when vertically jigging for eyes. Just thought I would trow out another option.

Cory

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    •     Free market Republicans????  HAHAHA,!!!!
    • Please God, make Keith Ellison the head of the DNC
    •   Doubtful we would have seen it by now. The bigger issue has always been possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Russian opps to influence the election - and who knew what and who ordered what. That's the big fish. You just have to be patient, all in due time Uncle Bill.
    •   I didn't waste a vote on him..   The garbage can had as much a chance of winning.   You owe the brave voters of Trump a great debt of gratitude for saving this country from hillary..   That's one big beer you owe the "trumpers"...   Bigly....  
    • Picked up some track at FF and put it on the floor and ramp. Also added a couple sections of e track on the wall to hang tie downs etc. Doesn't look like I'm going to get any use out of it this year but will be ready for next year. Plan on taking out track on floor in summer as it can get slippery and going to put in a couple wheel chocks for motorcycles.
    • July 2016   This was the first time 3 of us had ever been to the ocean and the first time any of us had been to the Pacific. Man, that water was cold!    
    • There's a blessing on the ground.  It's coming down.  It's coming down
      Snow pains on the motor veinsSnow Days
      Keeps your business on the ground
      It's coming down
      Slow day for the teacher
      And her wheels are spinning now
      On account of winter, Mrs. Braintree
      All the roads are closed
      And the stores are loot for vagabonds
      It's coming down
      Go home!

      It's coming down
      Snow lays on the chainfields
      There's a blessing on the ground
      It's coming down
      If your lanes are crammed with children
      There's a blessing on your town
      On a lucky Monday, Mrs. Braintree
      All your lanes are waxen silver
      And the stores are loot for vagabonds
      It's coming down
      Go home! Go home and take a snow day, Mrs. Braintree!

      Mrs. Braintree, you're a chilly northern woman
      Go home from yonder bus stop
      Because there's a blessing on the ground
      Mrs. Braintree, it is written
      When the snows come over Dixie
      All the roads are closed and the stores are loot for vagabonds.

      It's coming down
      Snow lays on the chainfields
      There's a blessing on the ground
      It's coming down
      If your road's patrolled by children
      There's no order to be found
      On account of winter, Mrs. Braintree
      All the roads are closed
      And the stores are loot for vagabonds
      It's coming down
      Go home!   I think Reb lives next door to Mrs Braintree.  She's a chilly northern woman.
    •     I think he's actually you and delcecchi's hero, judging by the number of times you guys bring him up....
    •   So did you get a guarantee when we started and lost the war on drugs or is this your version of a double standard? I am saying here is a reasonable solution with the positives outweighing the negatives. This is especially true when compared to the current model that has never worked.   Benefits to ending the war on drugs.
      1. Huge savings enforcement and prison $$$ that can be used on treatment. 1 Trillion spent so far with no results.
      2. Police can focus their man hours on violent and other criminals. 82% of drug arrests are for possession. 3. Creating jobs and collecting taxes on drug sales. Imagine that save tax $$ on enforcement and increase revenue, win win. 4. The legit business model puts most of the dealers, gangs and cartels out of business. The very fact that drugs are illegal makes them expensive because of the risk involved, taking the money out of the black market essentially puts these people out business and that is a good thing. Keeping drug illegal keeps the money flowing their way and nothing we can do other than legalization will stop this.

       
      Says the guy who wants to double down on 45 years of failed policy and poor judgment.
      What is even more mind blowing is that free market republicans want to continue failed big gov policies at a huge cost to the taxpayers. We already have legal drugs from big pharm killing people in record numbers to go along with alcohol and tobacco deaths so it is not like we are venturing into unknown territory here.
  • Our Sponsors