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Marcum Lithium Shuttle released
« on: Sep 06, 2017, 08:45 AM »
Here it is!

http://www.rapala.com/marcum/accessories/lithium-shuttle/MLS.html?cgid=marcum-accessories#start=4&cgid=marcum-accessories

Anyone going to bite the bullet and get one?
I don't see the LX-9 being a supported unit for this, even know it's basically a LX-7?? Maybe the rate of consumption on the 9 is greater than the 7? Lithium batteries can be a tricky beast!
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Re: Marcum Lithium Shuttle released
« Reply #1 on: Sep 06, 2017, 09:29 AM »
Wow!  $249 for that!???  I'm sure its a fine product but.... my wallet has a hole in it just thinking about it....

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Re: Marcum Lithium Shuttle released
« Reply #2 on: Sep 06, 2017, 09:52 AM »
Wow!  $249 for that!???  I'm sure its a fine product but.... my wallet has a hole in it just thinking about it....

The battery alone is probably $100-150. But yes, it is not cheap! Definitely looks nice though.

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Re: Marcum Lithium Shuttle released
« Reply #3 on: Sep 06, 2017, 10:08 AM »
i'll buy one. 41 hours on a single charge is great! i have been waiting for the Li-po/lithium 12 volt to be more stable for us sonar users and it is not popular here yet, but this should change that.

you may want to watch the you tube video on where to place the transducer. it goes upside down and in the rear of the unit.. it looks like it is meant to be used w/o the soft shell carrying case being it has rod holders and the ducer placement in the rear.

the lx9 maybe heavy on the back with the added camera, so maybe they didn't mention it for that reason. i don't bring the camera much, so it won't be any problem to use it like a lx7.

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Re: Marcum Lithium Shuttle released
« Reply #4 on: Sep 06, 2017, 10:17 AM »
Got a reply from Marcum. The LX-9 is compatible with the shuttle, but there are no clips for the camera pouch...
I think i can deal with that! LOL
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Re: Marcum Lithium Shuttle released
« Reply #5 on: Sep 06, 2017, 10:20 AM »
I was thinking of getting this for my Vexilar FL28.  Will it fit?
Is the ice thick enough yet?

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Re: Marcum Lithium Shuttle released
« Reply #6 on: Sep 06, 2017, 10:40 AM »
i'm sure some us lx9 users will figure out a way to use the camera with it. thinking side mount so far.

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Re: Marcum Lithium Shuttle released
« Reply #7 on: Sep 06, 2017, 10:50 AM »
I was thinking of getting this for my Vexilar FL28.  Will it fit?
Yes, they offer an adapter cable for other electronics, $30 i believe.
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Re: Marcum Lithium Shuttle released
« Reply #8 on: Sep 06, 2017, 11:01 AM »
I thought I enjoyed ice fishing but if people are fishing for 40 hours straight then I need to step it up!
 
I have yet to drain through a full battery after fishing sun-up to sun-down. This will be my 4th winter with it so I might need to replace the battery (for $25) this year. Is a lithium ion battery really necessary or is it just about having the "best of the best". I could buy 10 batteries for that price which would last me 30+ years...The dual USB ports would be nice though, I suppose this set-up could replace a battery box inside a portable.
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Re: Marcum Lithium Shuttle released
« Reply #10 on: Sep 06, 2017, 11:06 AM »
IDO forum had some discussion on the shuttle.
https://www.in-depthoutdoors.com/community/forums/topic/marcum-m5-lithium-shuttle-combo-unveiled-at-icast/

Some great photos of the unit in that thread from James Holst.

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Re: Marcum Lithium Shuttle released
« Reply #11 on: Sep 06, 2017, 11:15 AM »

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Re: Marcum Lithium Shuttle released
« Reply #12 on: Sep 06, 2017, 12:06 PM »
I thought I enjoyed ice fishing but if people are fishing for 40 hours straight then I need to step it up!
 
I have yet to drain through a full battery after fishing sun-up to sun-down. This will be my 4th winter with it so I might need to replace the battery (for $25) this year. Is a lithium ion battery really necessary or is it just about having the "best of the best". I could buy 10 batteries for that price which would last me 30+ years...The dual USB ports would be nice though, I suppose this set-up could replace a battery box inside a portable.
i run LED lighting for (quick) charging and fishing in the dark. it's a COB bar type daytime running light from amazon and it does run the sla battery down and i carry a spare because of it. this will resolve that problem and offer 2/3 less weight and have 12 amp hours instead of 8 amp hours (stock). it gets dark around 5pm and i fish til midnight at times. depends on the bite and company. so that's up to seven hours with the lighting on nonstop plus the day time fishing on the battery. i start around 3pm. so that's up to nine hours fishing and i fish a lot. on digital display, the sun tries to fade them away so you turn up the back light. the back light is one of the biggest battery killers on board besides the high power output of the sonar. like your smart phone, if you turn it to see in strong day light it kills your battery much faster.
the LED lighting i use is hot glued to the bottom of the head unit and works very well as you can see. i can grab the sonar and fish all the holes i have with out needing a head lamp on and it's always there. with this shuttle having a light w/o knowing the throw of it, i will leave my LED lights on my head unit and see if i still need them. I like how this set up works and having an optional light with this shuttle will be nice if it works even better than i think it will. maybe i can change the LED to a ultraviolet one for charging bait.

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Re: Marcum Lithium Shuttle released
« Reply #13 on: Sep 08, 2017, 11:19 AM »
mine showed up today.  i did take un-boxing photos i can put some up later.
here's what i can share.

*the bucket is in a sealed 5 gal  you have to open it like a new bucket of paint. at least you know it's not used or would think that as hard as it is to open.

*the front light is on a momentary switch and does not offer full time fishing light like i thought it would be. i will keep my COB LED lighting intact.

*the switch is off/on/light. when you turn iton the battery indicator lights up at 72% and the USB charge ports light up in blue.

*the USB charge ports are 3.1 amps it has a vinyl cap that flips up instead of allowing gravity hold it down. it can be damaged or torn off, but is attached.

*the base has screw in inserts on both side to hold some thing, but not sure yet what they are for.

*the base comes pre-drilled to mount your sonar on the base.

*carries a one year warranty. would be nice to be able to extend that some how. such as offer an extended warranty.

*feels like it weighs about 3 pounds.

*has dual articulating handle with locking spokes.

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Re: Marcum Lithium Shuttle released
« Reply #14 on: Sep 08, 2017, 12:29 PM »
mine showed up today.  i did take un-boxing photos i can put some up later.
here's what i can share.

*the bucket is in a sealed 5 gal  you have to open it like a new bucket of paint. at least you know it's not used or would think that as hard as it is to open.

*the front light is on a momentary switch and does not offer full time fishing light like i thought it would be. i will keep my COB LED lighting intact.


*the base has screw in inserts on both side to hold some thing, but not sure yet what they are for.



Is it a regular size 5 gallon bucket  or oversized like pool chemical bucket ?. Not liking the momentary switch . I believe the screw holes are standard 1/4 20 ...for Ram type mounts ...you can then add options for GPS ...cellphones etc
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Re: Marcum Lithium Shuttle released
« Reply #15 on: Sep 08, 2017, 03:20 PM »
Turns out the light switch is a stay on type and not a momentary. The ducer arm is bolted on so tight that it was pushing on the bottom of the switch. the bucket is a standard 5 gal size. 12 x 14.5 inches.

After getting it put together i found ir leans hard forward when you lift it.

It is still heavy with out the camera and a few pounds lighter than the stock shuttle.
Adding the camera bag will help with the balance like does with the stock shuttle.

The lx9 will nor fit the bucket with head leaning at the stock angle. You have to loosen the side screws on the head so it points straight up and then it's a tight fit, but fits.

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Re: Marcum Lithium Shuttle released
« Reply #16 on: Sep 08, 2017, 04:33 PM »
Thanks for the early comments, so do you think it is worth the upgrade?

Turns out the light switch is a stay on type and not a momentary. The ducer arm is bolted on so tight that it was pushing on the bottom of the switchthe bucket is a standared 5 gal size. 12 x 14.5 inches.

After getting it put toghether i found ir leans hard forward when you lift it.

Ir is still heavy with out the camera and a few pounds lighter than the  stock shuttle.
Adding the camera bag will help with the balance like does with the stock shuttle.

The lx9 will nor fit the bucket with head leaning at the stock angle. You have to loosen the side svrews on the head so it points straight up and then it,s a tight fit,but fits.

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Re: Marcum Lithium Shuttle released
« Reply #17 on: Sep 08, 2017, 06:59 PM »
The run times and being made for it and the features are why i bought it, so yes i am glad to have one to use this upcoming season.
I was concerned about using this type of battery. With marcum selling it for their units, it takes my concerns away.
They should have put the battery to the rear to help balance it is the biggest issue i can see with it.

They did add a float tray for folks that still use them. It has a drain slot that empties into the rear center rod holder and that drains out the rear of that.

I think the built in light will be fine and i can retire the cob lighting.

The extra ram mounts sounds great too.

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Re: Marcum Lithium Shuttle released
« Reply #18 on: Sep 08, 2017, 10:30 PM »

I have two lithium lifepo4 batteries wired in parallel. Which holds voltage to same as one battery but doubles the AH. In my case @ 48 AH and it only weighs about 5 lb. Overkill probably but I rather have way too much than run out. Expensive but cheaper than this shuttle.

Running a 9 in Garmin ECHOMAP 92sv with panoptix. Plus any lighting I care to use. Got everything bundled in an old milk crate with unit on top.

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Re: Marcum Lithium Shuttle released
« Reply #19 on: Sep 11, 2017, 06:55 AM »
I have two lithium lifepo4 batteries wired in parallel. Which holds voltage to same as one battery but doubles the AH. In my case @ 48 AH and it only weighs about 5 lb. Overkill probably but I rather have way too much than run out. Expensive but cheaper than this shuttle.

Running a 9 in Garmin ECHOMAP 92sv with panoptix. Plus any lighting I care to use. Got everything bundled in an old milk crate with unit on top.

What are you using for a charger?
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