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PmDavis300

which flasher do i get?

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i cant decide, marcum vx-1 or humminbird 35? they are only 5 dollars different in price. what would you do and why?

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I bought the ICE-35 mainly due to the dual-beam transducer. Other than that they are very similar. I don't think you can go wrong with either though.

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I REALLY like the display of the Humminbird's, very easy to see even when off to the side a ways.

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whats that dual beam transducer do? two cone angles?

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go with the 45 ice! digital read out of the depths and many more fetures. theres a reason the 45 sells so fast

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I'm more a fan of Marcum's units but I think either of those is a good choice, it really should just come down to which you like better or which you think is better.

FYI if the soft pack is important to you it comes with the VX-1P, it does not come with the Ice 35 and runs $40-$50.

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I am a marcum fan but if you have a few xtra bucks go with the ice 45. Easier on the eyes

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Do you have a GPS unit? Do you fish from a boat in the summer?

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duel beam means 2 cone angles. It's nice to have a smaller cone angle if you are fishing deeper water or if you are fishing a steep dropoff. Go with the bird. I like Marcums, the 3 and 5 are great, but I would go with the bird when compaing these 2 units.

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ok well let me add some details here. i actually got the marcum vx-1 last night, knowing more about marcum i felt more comfortable going with them, then took it out today, and the strain releif on the transducer plug in came loose or something and the cord came out. also, my setup came with a missing part, a rubber cord stop. after that, it appeared as though they didnt take the time to assemble the product properly so i was second guessing my decision to go with them. i exchanged the unit for a humminbird tonight. after going through the manual and seeing everything this unit does, and the way it is built, i am very happy with my purchase so far. i cant wait to try it out on the ice tommorow. ill let you know how it goes

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Go with Vexilar FL-18..YOu won't be disappointed.

He asked about the ICE-35 or the VX-1. Probably don't have the money for a more expensive unit.

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I sure like the displays on the Humminbirds!

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