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Author Topic: New vexilar FL X 28  (Read 15409 times)

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New vexilar FL X 28
« on: Mar 05, 2013, 03:52 PM »
Going to be released July 10 and is going to be there version of a digital flasher. Supposedly not costing any more than the FL-22. I'm excited to say the least, and it's about time.
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Re: New vexilar FL X 28
« Reply #1 on: Mar 05, 2013, 04:21 PM »
Wow- about time! I can't wait to see it, might be just the excuse I needed to upgrade my wife's 20 year old FL-8.

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Re: New vexilar FL X 28
« Reply #2 on: Mar 05, 2013, 04:42 PM »
Very interesting...is there a press release out there yet?

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Re: New vexilar FL X 28
« Reply #3 on: Mar 05, 2013, 05:25 PM »
The same date of the open to the public, new product showcase at ICAST, I'd like to see it happen.

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Re: New vexilar FL X 28
« Reply #4 on: Mar 05, 2013, 05:31 PM »
Be interesting to see if they put a butt load of features on it like marcum or just do a basic normal flasher/graph like humminbird and lowrance have been doing for years.
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Re: New vexilar FL X 28
« Reply #5 on: Mar 05, 2013, 05:46 PM »
Digital sounds pretty cool. Funny thing is I bought an FL-20 when it was new and loved it. Then found a FL-8 Genz 2 years ago for one of my boys. Poor kid hasn't used it yet. For me the simplicity of it keeps me taking it out instead of the 20.

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Re: New vexilar FL X 28
« Reply #6 on: Mar 05, 2013, 05:56 PM »
I've never felt a bit handicapped with the plain old FL-8.
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Re: New vexilar FL X 28
« Reply #7 on: Mar 07, 2013, 11:33 AM »
Just picked up an FL-12, having never used a flasher before.  Within 5 minutes of turning it on I had a nice largemouth and northern!  Very easy to use for a newbie.   I can't imagine that the FL-28 would draw in more fish, but hey, I'm a newb.   :tipup:
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Re: New vexilar FL X 28
« Reply #8 on: Mar 07, 2013, 11:36 AM »
Sonar doesn't "draw in" any fish. Just an FYI, augopher. ;D

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Re: New vexilar FL X 28
« Reply #9 on: Mar 07, 2013, 12:26 PM »
I'm hoping for a unit that will sound an alarm when a fish is in range. Makes it much easier to nap while fishing..   ;)2




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Re: New vexilar FL X 28
« Reply #10 on: Mar 07, 2013, 01:43 PM »
I'm hoping for a unit that will sound an alarm when a fish is in range. Makes it much easier to nap while fishing..   ;)2

My Lowrance LFP250 did that 35 years ago.  My Lowrance X136 does it now.
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Re: New vexilar FL X 28
« Reply #11 on: Mar 07, 2013, 07:24 PM »
I'm hoping for a unit that will sound an alarm when a fish is in range. Makes it much easier to nap while fishing..   ;)2

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Re: New vexilar FL X 28
« Reply #12 on: Mar 07, 2013, 07:33 PM »
I will be checking it out for sure..need to buy one for next season any way..wonder what that will cost me???
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Re: New vexilar FL X 28
« Reply #13 on: Mar 07, 2013, 08:52 PM »
Ya I have a thirty year old fl8 it has a fish alarm wish my fl 20 had one hoping they add that
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Re: New vexilar FL X 28
« Reply #14 on: Mar 08, 2013, 01:04 PM »
I'm hoping for a unit that will sound an alarm when a fish is in range. Makes it much easier to nap while fishing..   ;)2
My son's Micronar FL8 has that feature and it's probably about 30 years old. I think the first Vexilar FL8s had it also.
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Re: New vexilar FL X 28
« Reply #15 on: Mar 08, 2013, 01:18 PM »
My Fl8 don't have it on but that would be a nice feature to have.

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Re: New vexilar FL X 28
« Reply #16 on: Mar 09, 2013, 07:52 AM »
 The only problem with a new model coming out is do you chance being one of the first ones to buy it before all the bugs are worked out. I have email Vexilar to see if they would give out any info on the unit and its been three days so I guess the answer is no. IMO they would have to really go along way to step up to where the LX 7 is. Me and a buddy were talking last night and he mentioned the GPS feature. If Vexilar had that feature I think there would be a lot of LX 7 guys consider it. I'm really surprised that Marcum has not offered that yet.
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Re: New vexilar FL X 28
« Reply #17 on: Mar 09, 2013, 07:57 AM »
I dont want a gps on my ice sonar, most of us already have some sort of gps for ice use anyway.... I use my HDS units off my boat, plus have a handheld and navionics on my phone....Battery drain would be an issue as GPS uses alot of power, still prefer my current set up as it allows me to mark spots in the boat late season to fish once it ices up, theres also times I need the gps and flasher in 2 different spots....

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Re: New vexilar FL X 28
« Reply #18 on: Mar 09, 2013, 08:26 AM »
I see what your saying but what about the guys that dont have a hand hled GPS or don't want to carry another device out on the ice. I would think it would be nice to have both in one unit. When I go Ice fishing on a lake I would then have all my spots marked on that GPS thats for ice fishing. Another plus would be as long as I have my flasher I have my GPS. As for battery drain your hand held runs on AA batteries for over 8 hrs right? Humminbird has the 385 unit and I have never seen anybody complaining about there battery life. They could also make it so you could have it on or off so that way you would not be using power to the GPS unless you needed it.


I dont want a gps on my ice sonar, most of us already have some sort of gps for ice use anyway.... I use my HDS units off my boat, plus have a handheld and navionics on my phone....Battery drain would be an issue as GPS uses alot of power, still prefer my current set up as it allows me to mark spots in the boat late season to fish once it ices up, theres also times I need the gps and flasher in 2 different spots....

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Re: New vexilar FL X 28
« Reply #19 on: Mar 09, 2013, 08:40 AM »
I'm sure many would like it, I'm just not one of them, plus I have 2 HDS units sitting around in the winter so utilize them, the thing would be what would it add to the cost of the flasher to add GPS??? Guessing another 300-400? I guess to me adding a 5th GPS dont make sence lol

 

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