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Offline mackdog75

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Marcum MX-7 GPS
« on: Oct 28, 2020, 10:42 PM »
How come itís hard to find any info on the new MX-7? I canít find any reviews, YouTube videos or anything on it.
Anyone have any info or links on it?

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Re: Marcum MX-7 GPS
« Reply #1 on: Oct 29, 2020, 10:26 AM »
Because it's new.

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Re: Marcum MX-7 GPS
« Reply #2 on: Oct 29, 2020, 10:41 AM »
The IDO guys/In-Depth Outdoors use a lot of Marcum products ..they start filming at first ice and put the video right out that same week ..so if this unit is the new it girl expect them to have first hand knowledge and video or two to boot . They did not use ,as best I can recall, any version of the RT-9 debacle .
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Re: Marcum MX-7 GPS
« Reply #3 on: Oct 29, 2020, 11:02 AM »
I bought one first thing.   The gps is main reason i switched from lx7.  Nice unit,  the bag is way upgraded with zippers and a handle that doesn't want to throw the unit out when you carry it.   This is for the non shuttle one.   Display is very similar to lx7, but on the screen of a helix 7.  It is nice for me to have the windows a bit wider but i only use graphing,  not flasher mode.   Navigating the options takes some getting used to as well,  but not bad.

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Re: Marcum MX-7 GPS
« Reply #4 on: Oct 29, 2020, 11:11 AM »
It was released a month ago. I figured there would be more info on it out there.

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Re: Marcum MX-7 GPS
« Reply #5 on: Oct 29, 2020, 12:22 PM »
I could be wrong, but I thought IDO switched sponsers from Marcum to Humminbird?  Last season they were already talking about how great the Humminbirds were!!

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Re: Marcum MX-7 GPS
« Reply #6 on: Oct 29, 2020, 12:29 PM »
I could be wrong, but I thought IDO switched sponsers from Marcum to Humminbird?  Last season they were already talking about how great the Humminbirds were!!
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Re: Marcum MX-7 GPS
« Reply #7 on: Oct 29, 2020, 12:45 PM »
I could be wrong, but I thought IDO switched sponsers from Marcum to Humminbird?  Last season they were already talking about how great the Humminbirds were!!

You are correct.

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Re: Marcum MX-7 GPS
« Reply #8 on: Oct 29, 2020, 12:54 PM »
I could be wrong, but I thought IDO switched sponsers from Marcum to Humminbird?  Last season they were already talking about how great the Humminbirds were!!

Looks like their open water videos have some Hummingbird on the boat ...I must not have watched the last ice video of the 2019/2020 season ..Hummingbird galore . Now I wonder what scouting camera they may use this season
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Re: Marcum MX-7 GPS
« Reply #9 on: Oct 29, 2020, 01:21 PM »
I'd guess Aquavu

I bet there are more reports on the new mx-7 once they get on the ice

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Re: Marcum MX-7 GPS
« Reply #10 on: Oct 29, 2020, 01:26 PM »
Is Marcum even associated with Rapala/Ice Force any more ? Looks like they are an entity onto themselves .
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Re: Marcum MX-7 GPS
« Reply #11 on: Oct 29, 2020, 02:30 PM »
Is Marcum even associated with Rapala/Ice Force any more ? Looks like they are an entity onto themselves .

That would make sense if IDO dropped them considering that entire site is one giant Rapala brands infomercial.
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Re: Marcum MX-7 GPS
« Reply #12 on: Oct 29, 2020, 03:31 PM »
I guess my biggest question is did the change anything on the mx7 from the lx7? Or is it just the lx7 with gps added to it?

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Re: Marcum MX-7 GPS
« Reply #14 on: Oct 30, 2020, 01:02 PM »
one difference the lx7 is an 8" screen and the mx-7 is a 7" screen....little confusing
lx7 was 800x600 pixels
mx-7 is 800x480 pixels

btw the mx-7 only has navionics base maps - to get full navionics with HD contours you need to buy the micro sd navionics card

Other than that, same power, same sonar, same screen brightness, same display options, target separation, cone angles, etc.

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Re: Marcum MX-7 GPS
« Reply #15 on: Oct 30, 2020, 01:04 PM »
Thanks matzilla
I just canít decide between it and the Helix 7

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Re: Marcum MX-7 GPS
« Reply #16 on: Oct 30, 2020, 01:49 PM »
Thanks matzilla
I just canít decide between it and the Helix 7

I'm having the same problem! What is better between the two?

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Re: Marcum MX-7 GPS
« Reply #17 on: Oct 30, 2020, 02:04 PM »
One difference that canít be overcome is if you are used to, or like the Lakemaster mapping better, you can only do it on Humminbird.  The Garmin  can only do Navionics.  Maybe not the best reason to pick one over the other, but at least be aware of it.

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Re: Marcum MX-7 GPS
« Reply #18 on: Oct 30, 2020, 02:31 PM »
One difference that canít be overcome is if you are used to, or like the Lakemaster mapping better, you can only do it on Humminbird.  The Garmin  can only do Navionics.  Maybe not the best reason to pick one over the other, but at least be aware of it.
I have never really used either one very much so no matter what it will be a learning curve. I have used Navionics a little.

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Re: Marcum MX-7 GPS
« Reply #19 on: Oct 30, 2020, 03:02 PM »
I have never really used either one very much so no matter what it will be a learning curve. I have used Navionics a little.

https://webapp.navionics.com/
https://www.humminbird.com/support/chart-lists has a lake list for montana

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Re: Marcum MX-7 GPS
« Reply #20 on: Oct 30, 2020, 06:50 PM »
The Marcum sounds really neat.  Tempted to buy one to replace my LX-6.  I would get get the Lithium Shuttle one. 

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Re: Marcum MX-7 GPS
« Reply #21 on: Oct 31, 2020, 02:31 PM »
If im not mistaken either, the MX-7gps has sonar chart live to create your own maps and only need 1 navionics chip to do so. Correct me if I am wrong, doesn't Humminbird require you to buy 2 chips if you want to create your own maps on the helix?

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Re: Marcum MX-7 GPS
« Reply #22 on: Nov 01, 2020, 01:10 AM »
If im not mistaken either, the MX-7gps has sonar chart live to create your own maps and only need 1 navionics chip to do so. Correct me if I am wrong, doesn't Humminbird require you to buy 2 chips if you want to create your own maps on the helix?
From what I have read you can map on your own on the ice with Humminbird

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Re: Marcum MX-7 GPS
« Reply #23 on: Nov 01, 2020, 05:40 PM »
If im not mistaken either, the MX-7gps has sonar chart live to create your own maps and only need 1 navionics chip to do so. Correct me if I am wrong, doesn't Humminbird require you to buy 2 chips if you want to create your own maps on the helix?

marcum you have to buy a navionics chip to make your own maps


Humminbird you do not have to buy anything to make your own maps - it can create maps and store them locally on the head unit. In order to share the map you will have to buy a 0 lines card - to get around this, screen shot your map while you have a micro sd card inserted in the humminbird head unit, it will make an image file which you can do whatever you want with it. This is how I shared this map created with my helix 5


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Re: Marcum MX-7 GPS
« Reply #24 on: Nov 06, 2020, 12:15 PM »
I donít have near the knowledge/expertise on these units as some of you guys, so Iím asking for some forgiveness in advance if this is a stupid question, but is the only difference between the MX7GPS and MX7GPSLI is that the ďLIĒ version is the lithium shuttle version and the ďnon-LIĒ version isnít?

If so, does the LI version come with the shuttle?  Also, if this is the case, can someone provide a quick, donít need to search the entire internet, list of real-world pros/cons of the shuttle?

Thanks!

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Re: Marcum MX-7 GPS
« Reply #25 on: Nov 09, 2020, 10:29 PM »
I donít have near the knowledge/expertise on these units as some of you guys, so Iím asking for some forgiveness in advance if this is a stupid question, but is the only difference between the MX7GPS and MX7GPSLI is that the ďLIĒ version is the lithium shuttle version and the ďnon-LIĒ version isnít?

If so, does the LI version come with the shuttle?  Also, if this is the case, can someone provide a quick, donít need to search the entire internet, list of real-world pros/cons of the shuttle?

Thanks!
Yes LI comes with the shuttle. As far as Pro/con I have never used a shuttle. But the shuttle has spots to mount accessories, pole holders, light and battery gauge. And I think it may be lighter in weight but not positive.

 



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