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danakaiggy

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vexilar fl-8-slt?
« on: Oct 30, 2009, 03:44 PM »
is $149.00 a good price for one of these  it has no case and is the deep water one with a 9 puck transducer  also no battery......   its new but i dont know what they go for and i dont have alot to spend to get the ice transducer and a battery

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Re: vexilar fl-8-slt?
« Reply #1 on: Oct 30, 2009, 03:48 PM »
Well the Vexilar Fl8se genz pack sells for $320 from Cabelas...
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Re: vexilar fl-8-slt?
« Reply #2 on: Oct 30, 2009, 03:53 PM »
whats the differance between the 9 puck transducer and the ice-ducer?

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Re: vexilar fl-8-slt?
« Reply #3 on: Oct 30, 2009, 04:01 PM »
Honestly, i think that is a lot for not getting a battery and an ice transducer. The SLT is a pretty old Vex. I would say more than 8 years old. a new ice transducer and a battery will cost about $80 or more(plus you probably need a charger too).  There are better deals out there than this one, but that's just my opinion. I would look for at least a Vexilar FL8-se or a marcum VX-1(if you want zoom).
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Re: vexilar fl-8-slt?
« Reply #4 on: Oct 30, 2009, 04:05 PM »
thats what i thought

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Re: vexilar fl-8-slt?
« Reply #5 on: Oct 30, 2009, 04:06 PM »
Check the Vex website for reconditioned units and prices for the parts you will need ifya go ahead with the purchase. Gonna cost a few to get a box, battery , ice ducer etc. The main difference is not the cone angle between the transom mount and the iceducer, they are the same, it is how they hang in the hole. I`m sure ya could make a stik to suspend the transom mount in the hole so it sits level to the bottom of the lake. But I think you may find a reconditioned unit cheaper after ya add the parts list up and may even be able to upgrade to a FL12 Propak or so ifya go recon.

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Re: vexilar fl-8-slt?
« Reply #6 on: Oct 30, 2009, 04:20 PM »
The 9 puck tranducer that you mention I think just means the 9 degree transducer and you can you that just fine of the ice.
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Re: vexilar fl-8-slt?
« Reply #7 on: Oct 30, 2009, 06:00 PM »
The 9 puck tranducer that you mention I think just means the 9 degree transducer and you can you that just fine of the ice.

a puck transducer mounts to the bottom of a trolling motor. You can use it for ice fishing, but you'd have to rig up a way to keep it straight in the water. Probably would have to use a pole or stick and attach it to that somehow. The ice-transducers don't need anything and hang vertically by themselves.
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Re: vexilar fl-8-slt?
« Reply #8 on: Oct 30, 2009, 09:03 PM »
a puck transducer mounts to the bottom of a trolling motor. You can use it for ice fishing, but you'd have to rig up a way to keep it straight in the water. Probably would have to use a pole or stick and attach it to that somehow. The ice-transducers don't need anything and hang vertically by themselves.
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Ahh ok thanks for the correction Bean I was just taking an educated guess lol...  ;D
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Re: vexilar fl-8-slt?
« Reply #9 on: Oct 31, 2009, 07:55 AM »
Try the Marcum out for a pretty good price:
http://www.productsthatsave.com/ptsmvx1.html

Or the reconditioned vexilars are $259 for the FL-8 Genz pack, you can get an extra warranty for $20.
http://www.vexilar.com/pages/products/products_outlet.html

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Re: vexilar fl-8-slt?
« Reply #10 on: Oct 31, 2009, 10:12 AM »
I would go with the reconditioned FL8 Genz pack off of Vexilar's site before I bought this one and had to build it.  You will have more money in a "used" unit, older technology, than you would have in a new "recon" unit, even counting adding in the extra $20 for the extended warranty.

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Re: vexilar fl-8-slt?
« Reply #11 on: Oct 31, 2009, 03:35 PM »
its not used its at gander mt. in there reduced bin

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Re: vexilar fl-8-slt?
« Reply #12 on: Oct 31, 2009, 03:49 PM »
In my opinion I think it would be worth it...
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Re: vexilar fl-8-slt?
« Reply #13 on: Oct 31, 2009, 03:56 PM »
I think it's a good deal. I've had the SLT for almost 10 years now and have only had to buy 1 battery. Even had it go under water once. Thing is flawless and indestructible.
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Re: vexilar fl-8-slt?
« Reply #14 on: Oct 31, 2009, 04:18 PM »
Vexilar SLT ---------------$149   (I'd be surprised if they would honor the warranty, but you never know)
Battery and charger-------$  40   (price is direct from vexilar's site)
19* ice transducer--------$  79   (price is direct from vexilar's site)
Genz carrying case--------$  26   (price is direct from vexilar's site)
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Total                             $294


Why go through all the hassle of piecing together the parts when you could get a current year Marcum VX-1 with zoom for $299. If you don't care about having zoom, then you could get a reconditioned Vexilar FL8-SE propack for $259 direct from Vexilar. You could also add a 2 year warranty for just $20 more. Doesn't make sense to me to get a 10 year old "new" FL8SLT when there are better options out there.
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Re: vexilar fl-8-slt?
« Reply #15 on: Oct 31, 2009, 04:52 PM »
The slt display is not very bright. My best fishing partner had an Fl-8slt and you almost needed to be inside the shack to see it well. Some guys make up a sunshield out of a coffee can so they can see the screen in full sunlight. I have an FL-8se, and that thing is bright as can be. you can read it in full sunlight with no problem. The slt and se models look alike, but the se uses led lights!

I am going with Bean on this one, stay away from it! There are many better options available to you.

By the way, the guy with the slt traded it for an LX-3 last spring. ;)

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Re: vexilar fl-8-slt?
« Reply #16 on: Oct 31, 2009, 05:10 PM »
thank you guys    i had my wife read your posts and i can get a new one now

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Re: vexilar fl-8-slt?
« Reply #17 on: Oct 31, 2009, 05:11 PM »
Glad we could be of service! ;)

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Re: vexilar fl-8-slt?
« Reply #18 on: Nov 01, 2009, 02:37 PM »
thank you guys    i had my wife read your posts and i can get a new one now

LMAO!!!  Lemme guess... that was the goal all along.   ;D

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Re: vexilar fl-8-slt?
« Reply #19 on: Nov 01, 2009, 02:55 PM »
Glad we could be of service! ;)
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