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What do you prefer or think is the best sonar out there? Feel free to tell us what you use and why. If other, tell us what you use.

Marcum
197 (39.3%)
Vexilar
173 (34.5%)
hummingbird
78 (15.6%)
Other
53 (10.6%)

Total Members Voted: 500

Author Topic: Marcum vs. Vexilar vs. hummingbird vs. other POLL(Lets settle this finally!)  (Read 20968 times)

Offline quickco

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I have not been around too many BUT the marcum i used from a friend convinced me to order my first, just a vx-1i but i liked it compared the the vex another guy tried getting me turned onto. the extra cash for the soft case for the vex is silly, and I didnt try the zoom on the vex but i hear they are not so good.
SO   MARCUM!!

Offline Bigfathead

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Dodge Ram with a Marcum

Now if I put Marcum into the category of a Dodge I wouldíve kept the Vexilar as my first unit!😂

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Vexilar all the way
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Offline sfw1960

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There is NO "G" in Humminbird....



HB Helix Chirp DI GPS G2/XI 9 1521 on !CE sure is n!CE - Lose the Vex and get 4 KiloWatts of Vex-blinding 'Bird power, and "see ALL of what's down there"   >:D

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Offline Seamonkey84

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I go with other, panoptix is the new game in town.
That said, havenít used it though the ice yet, but Iíd go with any graph over a flasher any day. Though I just learned the The biggest difference between vex and everything else, graph display aside, the raw analog signal.
Described very well in this video, towards the end at the 6 min mark


That kinda gives vex an advantage when it comes to display speed and the slightest movement showing as a flicker. but when it comes to overal user options and abilityís like graph display, gps, and eveyhing else that others have to offer, itís kind of lacking. 

Offline HWeber

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yeah almost comparing apples and oranges at this point even among the typical "flasher" brands throw in garmin and they win without question.

Offline fishinjohn

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LOVE MY MARCUM!!!!!!!!

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I have a question. This thread started in February 2016. Does anyone believe this can ever be "finally settled"?  >:D

On the other hand I do enjoy reading all the different viewpoints and experiences. Carry on...  :clap:
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Offline Iceassin

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I have a question. This thread started in February 2016. Does anyone believe this can ever be "finally settled"?  >:D

On the other hand I do enjoy reading all the different viewpoints and experiences. Carry on...  :clap:

As long as there is new and improved and hell hasn't froze over there will be different viewpoints, preferences and debates on this topic.

So, St. Croix vs. Jason Mitchell vs. Frabill...let's settle this finally! :whistle: :roflmao:
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Offline Chesterpeak

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LX-9 mounted on vexilar ultrapack.
Just fits in a 5 gal bucket

Offline JonPerry

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Like apples & oranges... ;)

Offline icebuckboy

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I had 2 different Hummingbirds that I used before. Leaning towards a Marcum Showdown now.

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I have an FL18, LX5 and Helix 7 g2 gsp. I like all of them.
It seems to go from zero to hero all some have to do is lie.

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Offline HWeber

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We need a new poll

Offline appleye

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Garmin and Lowrance need to be added to the poll.  ::)
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