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Offline Lukaszu

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Honest review Marcum shuttle
« on: Apr 14, 2018, 02:19 PM »

Offline perch chacer

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Re: Honest review Marcum shuttle
« Reply #1 on: Apr 16, 2018, 11:58 AM »
Some of the design features I agree with you could have been improved upon, but the ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene plastic) case is not one of them.  I am not pushing Marcum and do not have one.  ABS is light weight and one of the toughest plastics used in many of the product we use today that need strength from abusive use and it holds up very well to heat and cold.  Black ABS is  also resistant to UV.  I work in the toy industry and we use ABS on many products so children do not break them and get injured.  Appliance and car companies use ABS extensively.  Just my experience with plastic materials for the past 35 years.

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Re: Honest review Marcum shuttle
« Reply #2 on: Apr 16, 2018, 03:45 PM »
Marcum I would like to see improvement in these areas.
Top handle should be made with soft grip material maybe in red.
Ducer arm, maybe in aluminum with Marcum engraved.
Gauge and usb lights should match in color.. At least give appearance that attention to detail happened.
Rod holders- should be taller because they are almost useless now.
Ducer storage should be redesign.
LED light-should be of higher quality.
Bottom- should have metal cleats not plastic
Lithium battery-should have insulation on the bottom for obvious reasons.

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Re: Honest review Marcum shuttle
« Reply #3 on: Apr 19, 2018, 07:58 AM »
I agree a couple revisions could make it better yet but I really love mine.
I Paid just under $200.00 and it was the best item I purchased last year.

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Re: Honest review Marcum shuttle
« Reply #4 on: Apr 21, 2018, 12:38 PM »
I run the Shuttle with a Helix5. Overall I like the shuttle but feel like they didn't pay much attention to detail.
- Shouldn't need a $40 adapter cable to power your non Marcum unit. Not only is it a rip off but its a sloppy solution.
- The On/Off/Light switch has a Contura II cover while the Charging port is a Contura V style. They should have made them match and been a little more creative for the wording/symbols on the On/Off/Light switch.
- It would be nice if the handle extended up further and tilted more to allow for larger gloves and to better center the weight.
- It would be nice if they included a transducer stopper. If you're going to market the Shuttle as being universal they should include one so I don't have to spend $8 shipping for the $3 part.

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Re: Honest review Marcum shuttle
« Reply #5 on: Apr 21, 2018, 10:08 PM »
They want you to buy their units. They sell less units if they make it 100% universal

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Re: Honest review Marcum shuttle
« Reply #6 on: Apr 21, 2018, 11:18 PM »
I disagree. I don't think they'd see any dip in their flasher/sonar units, but I bet they'd see an increase in their shuttle sales.
Their $40 cable is just them being greedy. The same cable but with a female end is $10 from Marcum, that's how I know its pure greed.
The rest is just lazy engineering and a lack of attention to detail.

They want you to buy their units. They sell less units if they make it 100% universal

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Re: Honest review Marcum shuttle
« Reply #7 on: Apr 23, 2018, 06:33 AM »
I don't have one of these, but what's to stop a person from clipping the power connection off and crimping on spade terminals?
Hardwater fisherman since 2014. All opinions subject to change as experience increases.

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Re: Honest review Marcum shuttle
« Reply #8 on: Apr 23, 2018, 11:45 AM »
Greed is wanting to make money.. they are a business thats their job

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Re: Honest review Marcum shuttle
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2018, 12:00 PM »
I like the idea, but Iím waiting for version 2.0

 



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