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Offline bigbucky1

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Livescope hole size
« on: Dec 11, 2022, 08:01 PM »
I have just assembled my setup at the end of season last year.  Literally last weekend I ice fished.  I have a 6" lazer on a clam plate. This seemed tight in the hole. What is everyone's opinion on hole size.  I am willing to buy a newer auger and keep the 6" for when I am hiking in.  Just curious to need for a 7 or  8" auger.
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Re: Livescope hole size
« Reply #1 on: Dec 12, 2022, 03:48 AM »
I have just assembled my setup at the end of season last year.  Literally last weekend I ice fished.  I have a 6" lazer on a clam plate. This seemed tight in the hole. What is everyone's opinion on hole size.  I am willing to buy a newer auger and keep the 6" for when I am hiking in.  Just curious to need for a 7 or  8" auger.

My buddy just bought and assembled one a few weeks ago and he told me that for his he needs a 7" hole. His is the LVS34-IF.
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Re: Livescope hole size
« Reply #2 on: Dec 12, 2022, 06:28 AM »
I find there is adequate room for the Livescope transducer on a Summit pole using a 7 1/2" auger.

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Re: Livescope hole size
« Reply #3 on: Dec 12, 2022, 06:30 AM »
It depends on what transducer you have.

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Re: Livescope hole size
« Reply #4 on: Dec 12, 2022, 06:45 AM »
bigbucky1

I have just assembled my setup at the end of season last year.  Literally last weekend I ice fished.  I have a 6" lazer on a clam plate. This seemed tight in the hole. What is everyone's opinion on hole size.  I am willing to buy a newer auger and keep the 6" for when I am hiking in.  Just curious to need for a 7 or  8" auger.

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Re: Livescope hole size
« Reply #5 on: Dec 12, 2022, 06:32 PM »
I am running a LVS32 so I could do the 8 with the 6 but did not know what was everyones opinion after they had used it.
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Re: Livescope hole size
« Reply #6 on: Dec 16, 2022, 05:41 AM »
I just picked up an LVS 34 a couple of days ago to replace my LVS32, I was surprised to see it is larger in size than the LVS32.  Something to consider for those using a small hole.

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Re: Livescope hole size
« Reply #7 on: Dec 16, 2022, 05:48 AM »
I just picked up an LVS 34 a couple of days ago to replace my LVS32, I was surprised to see it is larger in size than the LVS32.  Something to consider for those using a small hole.

My buddy just put together his LS34 and said the ducer will require at least a 7" hole when using it in sidescan. Sound about right?
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Re: Livescope hole size
« Reply #8 on: Dec 16, 2022, 07:01 AM »
just drill 2 holes

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Re: Livescope hole size
« Reply #9 on: Dec 16, 2022, 07:44 AM »
Why would you need a 7 or 8" Hole? Once the unit is past the ice floor shouldnt it work as intended? Im just curious.
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Re: Livescope hole size
« Reply #10 on: Dec 16, 2022, 07:50 AM »
The 34 transducer is 6 3/8 wide

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Re: Livescope hole size
« Reply #11 on: Dec 16, 2022, 07:02 PM »
I was having a little trouble with mine on a 6" hole in forward facing. That is why I was trying to decide for a new auger.
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Re: Livescope hole size
« Reply #12 on: Dec 17, 2022, 05:18 AM »
bigbucky1...drilling two holes is the way I would go ...but I see you a a SM Lazer ...w/o a centerpoint overlapping holes can be a challenge..potential hazard and inefficient.
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Re: Livescope hole size
« Reply #13 on: Dec 18, 2022, 07:23 AM »
My buddy just put together his LS34 and said the ducer will require at least a 7" hole when using it in sidescan. Sound about right?

I think a 7" hole for the new larger size LS34 transducer is probably right.  I have a plastic 7 1/2 inch auger setup for when the ice gets thick in the ice shack, have not tried that one out yet to see how much room to spare that there is.  I have only had the new LS34 out for a couple of short sessions so far, have not made any judgement yet how much better it is than the LS32, but for sure the extra size is noticeable.

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Re: Livescope hole size
« Reply #14 on: Dec 22, 2022, 09:00 PM »
bigbucky1...drilling two holes is the way I would go ...but I see you a a SM Lazer ...w/o a centerpoint overlapping holes can be a challenge..potential hazard and inefficient.
Hardwater  that is why I was debating on what to get.  Just was thinking a 7 or 8".  I am leaning toward a 8 for tip ups when I go north. 

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Re: Livescope hole size
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Re: Livescope hole size
« Reply #16 on: Jan 03, 2023, 06:52 PM »
Hardwater

I found an 8" strike lite at L and M this weekend for 159 so I jumped on it figuring I will not find that price anywhere else. 

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Re: Livescope hole size
« Reply #17 on: Jan 03, 2023, 06:56 PM »
Hardwater

I found an 8" strike lite at L and M this weekend for 159 so I jumped on it figuring I will not find that price anywhere else. 

Thanks for the help

I like L&M Fleet ..and that is a good price ...that what I paid for mine last season from KTP . It had a blade recall that SM took care off quickly. Good luck with your purchase.
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Re: Livescope hole size
« Reply #18 on: Nov 06, 2023, 02:58 PM »
I only have the Panoptix with the PS-22 transducer. It needs a 7" hole to fit trough. But I am now using a StrikeMaster 8" Lite-Flite Auger. The hole seems huge compared to my old 7" HT Iceman Express. 
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Re: Livescope hole size
« Reply #19 on: Nov 18, 2023, 09:49 PM »
I would opt for an 8".  I have the LVS 32 and it fits in the hole drilled by by 8" Lazer Lite flite, but it is tight if the hole freezed in.

I am considering the 34 in which case I would need to make two cuts to fit it in. I feel like this auger doesn't cut as wide as my last 8" auger. The good news is that the center bit allows me to make two conjoined holes.

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Re: Livescope hole size
« Reply #20 on: Nov 18, 2023, 09:54 PM »
BTW i had an 8" black lazer auger on a clam plate. I ditched the plate altogether when I bought the lite flite. Lighter and less bulk when disassembled. Just need to have the plastic handle mounted on the chock of your drill and you're good to go.

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Re: Livescope hole size
« Reply #21 on: Nov 18, 2023, 10:00 PM »
Hardwater  that is why I was debating on what to get.  Just was thinking a 7 or 8".  I am leaning toward a 8 for tip ups when I go north.

How does the lvs34 compare? I just bought the 32 last season and i'm disappointed fishing at any real depth. I might buy a 34 for side by side comparison once we get ice, return if it's not a significant difference.

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Re: Livescope hole size
« Reply #22 on: Nov 19, 2023, 08:48 AM »
How does the lvs34 compare? I just bought the 32 last season and i'm disappointed fishing at any real depth. I might buy a 34 for side by side comparison once we get ice, return if it's not a significant difference.
The 34 is an improvement over the 32, more clarity and better at depth. When trout fishing at over 80' it takes work to tune it in.  I would not say a significant difference, but enough better that I felt the money was well spent.

 



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