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#3150928 - 11/12/13 11:12 AM
Re: Vexilar DD-100 [Re: Charlie Mason]
CaptSpike Offline
HSOShow.com Family

Registered: 01/22/06
Posts: 144
Loc: NH
Did anyone read the back of the package?
Said it was not guaranteedto be accurate, or something like that. hopefully it is just a disclaimer.

Spike
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#3150935 - 11/12/13 11:23 AM
Re: Vexilar DD-100 [Re: CaptSpike]
BartmanMN Offline
Sr HSO Family

Registered: 02/15/07
Posts: 3072
Loc: Hanover, MN
Probably for liability purposes. What if a guy used it on his boat and it said ten feet and he dove head first into 3 feet of water. Lawsuit.
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#3151272 - 11/12/13 07:49 PM
Re: Vexilar DD-100 [Re: BartmanMN]
Corey Bechtold Offline
Sr HSO Family

Registered: 07/23/03
Posts: 2360
Loc: Minnesota
Probably for safety. A lot of people use Vexilars on their boat (myself included). The display for the DD 100 has a 3 second delay. If you weren't watching the screen and only relying on the DD it could be a safety hazard. I trust my Vexilar over my Lowrance in the river for sure. It's real time! Saved my prop a ton!

Good fishing,

Corey Bechtold
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#3160545 - 11/30/13 09:10 PM
Re: Vexilar DD-100 [Re: Corey Bechtold]
wishing for walleyes Offline

Sr HotSpotOutdoors.com Family

Registered: 07/09/02
Posts: 1227
Loc: Fairmont. Mn
I got out on the ice tonight and must say I really like seeing the depth on the DD-100.Was worth the cost to upgrade both of my Vexilars.

Gear
2 vexilar flx-28
1 vexilar fl-22
TUCR 32 inch quick tip black betty 6061
TUCR 32 inch noodle frabill 261
Frabil fortress insulated
Jiffy Legend Stealth 9 inch auger
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#3160551 - 11/30/13 09:21 PM
Re: Vexilar DD-100 [Re: wishing for walleyes]
Corey Bechtold Offline
Sr HSO Family

Registered: 07/23/03
Posts: 2360
Loc: Minnesota
Glad to hear it! Tomorrow I hit the ice for the first time!!!

Good fishing,

Corey Bechtold
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#3160605 - 11/30/13 11:09 PM
Re: Vexilar DD-100 [Re: Corey Bechtold]
dougger222 Offline
Sr HotSpotOutdoors.com Family

Registered: 01/19/04
Posts: 1084
Loc: May Township, MN/Crooked Lake,...
Picked up the 3 double D 100's last night. Sounds like a little extra work on the Ultra Packs to install but I guess after putting it on the 18 the 20 and 22 will be simple.
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#3160904 - 12/01/13 04:58 PM
Re: Vexilar DD-100 [Re: dougger222]
Ben626 Offline
IceLeaders.com Family

Registered: 01/01/12
Posts: 30
Loc: Pierz MN
I also like the addition to my vexilar, I took the battery meter and installed it in the fishhouse.
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#3160943 - 12/01/13 06:07 PM
Re: Vexilar DD-100 [Re: Ben626]
MrSchrute Offline
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Registered: 12/10/07
Posts: 115
Loc: St. Paul
I picked up one black Friday for $40 at Joes. It installed easily on my FL-8 and I hooked it right into the positive hookup instead of using the piggy back. I used it all day long Saturday without issues. This is an effective addition for both depth read out and battery levels.

"People can learn to cope with seeing their dead grandmother crawling up their leg with a knife in her teeth. But no one should have to deal with this." Hunter S. Thompson
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#3161706 - 12/02/13 08:08 PM
Re: Vexilar DD-100 [Re: MrSchrute]
wishing for walleyes Offline

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Registered: 07/09/02
Posts: 1227
Loc: Fairmont. Mn
Went out last night in 6 foot of water. Switched both my vexilars into low power mode and both read 68.0 feet. When I first turned them on in normal mode they both read correctly at 6 foot.

Gear
2 vexilar flx-28
1 vexilar fl-22
TUCR 32 inch quick tip black betty 6061
TUCR 32 inch noodle frabill 261
Frabil fortress insulated
Jiffy Legend Stealth 9 inch auger
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#3161765 - 12/02/13 08:57 PM
Re: Vexilar DD-100 [Re: wishing for walleyes]
Dave Offline

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Registered: 01/18/00
Posts: 5932
Loc: Andover, MN
I read it somewhere....It will not work in Low Power mode or with units equipped with s-cables (S-140 suppression cable)
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#3165237 - 12/07/13 09:10 PM
Re: Vexilar DD-100 [Re: Dave]
wishing for walleyes Offline

Sr HotSpotOutdoors.com Family

Registered: 07/09/02
Posts: 1227
Loc: Fairmont. Mn
Went out today and one my dd-100`s won`t read the depth anymore. Its on an fl-20 with the tri beam. It wont read in normal mode at all. Put it in low power mode and it reads 67.0 foot .I was in 13 foot. Shut it of and back on a few times and still would not work. Bought these at Scheels a month or so back. Threw away my receipt.

Gear
2 vexilar flx-28
1 vexilar fl-22
TUCR 32 inch quick tip black betty 6061
TUCR 32 inch noodle frabill 261
Frabil fortress insulated
Jiffy Legend Stealth 9 inch auger
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#3169286 - 12/13/13 11:12 AM
Re: Vexilar DD-100 [Re: wishing for walleyes]
muskie hunter Offline
HSOShow.com Family

Registered: 01/22/13
Posts: 130
Can it be hooked up to a vexilar double vision?
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#3170500 - 12/15/13 09:05 PM
Re: Vexilar DD-100 [Re: muskie hunter]
Corey Bechtold Offline
Sr HSO Family

Registered: 07/23/03
Posts: 2360
Loc: Minnesota
Don't see why not. It attaches to the transducer port in the back of the head unit.

If you need more info simply give Vexilar a call...

(952)884-5291

Good fishing,

Corey Bechtold
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#3171674 - 12/17/13 05:25 PM
Re: Vexilar DD-100 [Re: Corey Bechtold]
Dave Radtke Offline


Registered: 12/15/13
Posts: 1
Loc: Loves Park,IL
I had problems using it at home also,,,,contacted Vexilar and this is what was saidDD-100 Not Working It would read 68 ft on low power but worked fine at the deepest depth setting in the air test.

So I emailed Pat at Vexilar here is his reply

Properly testing the DD-100 depends on how your trying to get the
reading to show up. Testing it, through an air test, is 50/50 at best.
You have to do it a certain way with different sonar's to get a depth
reading and it still isn't easy to do. The DD-100 is not designed to
work in air. Get it down to the lake and in the water (deeper than 3
feet) before you determine if it works or not. You need to get a
good/steady bottom reading before the digital depth will show properly.




Pat
Vexilar Service

Vexilar, Inc.
6667 - West Old Shakopee Road
Minneapolis, MN. 55438
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#3171681 - 12/17/13 05:44 PM
Re: Vexilar DD-100 [Re: Dave Radtke]
Bob Hicks Offline
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Registered: 12/10/13
Posts: 37
Loc: Hooper, UT
I used mine on the last 2 days and it works great. Very nice to see the depth read-out without having to decipher the flasher depth rings.

Bob Hicks, from Utah grin
I’m 72 years young and going as hard as I can for as long as I can.
“Free men don't ask permission to bear arms.” Glen Aldrich
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#3171752 - 12/17/13 08:20 PM
Re: Vexilar DD-100 [Re: wishing for walleyes]
wishing for walleyes Offline

Sr HotSpotOutdoors.com Family

Registered: 07/09/02
Posts: 1227
Loc: Fairmont. Mn
Originally Posted By: wishing for walleyes
Went out today and one my dd-100`s won`t read the depth anymore. Its on an fl-20 with the tri beam. It wont read in normal mode at all. Put it in low power mode and it reads 67.0 foot .I was in 13 foot. Shut it of and back on a few times and still would not work. Bought these at Scheels a month or so back. Threw away my receipt.

I had switched the head units between the 20 & 22. The 22 has the tri beam transducer and the 20 has the pro view transducer. I switched the head units back and it works great now. Wierd

Gear
2 vexilar flx-28
1 vexilar fl-22
TUCR 32 inch quick tip black betty 6061
TUCR 32 inch noodle frabill 261
Frabil fortress insulated
Jiffy Legend Stealth 9 inch auger
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#3183588 - 01/06/14 01:34 PM
Re: Vexilar DD-100 [Re: Corey Bechtold]
jmillsp Offline
Jr HSOList.com Family

Registered: 06/19/10
Posts: 19
Loc: SE Iowa
Pat at Vex told me the following:
"normally the DD-100 will not show you a depth reading or at least
a correct depth reading if the unit is run in the LP mode. Not enough
signal strength to make the DD-100 operate correctly."
Well, for me, I don't get it. Spend 50.00 on something that only runs right in normal mode when I often fish in LP mode just doesn't seem right!

Keepfishn4Fun
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#3184217 - 01/07/14 09:58 AM
Re: Vexilar DD-100 [Re: Corey Bechtold]
wbliceman Offline
HSOShow.com Family

Registered: 11/11/09
Posts: 130
Loc: Twin Cities Minnesota
Corey what transducer are you running on the 22? I've been looking at the DD-100 and a new ducer but not sure what one to get.

Fishing = an addiction
Matt P
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#3184276 - 01/07/14 11:13 AM
Re: Vexilar DD-100 [Re: jmillsp]
Bob Hicks Offline
HotSpotOutdoors.com Family

Registered: 12/10/13
Posts: 37
Loc: Hooper, UT
Originally Posted By: jmillsp
Pat at Vex told me the following:
"normally the DD-100 will not show you a depth reading or at least
a correct depth reading if the unit is run in the LP mode. Not enough
signal strength to make the DD-100 operate correctly."
Well, for me, I don't get it. Spend 50.00 on something that only runs right in normal mode when I often fish in LP mode just doesn't seem right!
If you only use your Vex for ice fishing, then you don't need to know the depth on a continuing basis and a quick depth check at turn on is all that is needed before turning on the LP mode. And I'm not sure what percentage of Vex users are using their Vex on a boat, but I would assume very, very few. I certainly wouldn't and I haven't seen a flasher type depth finder on a boat in at least 30 years. So for me - and me alone - I don't see this a BIG problem. I'm very happy with the addition of the DD-100 to my FL 20.

Bob Hicks, from Utah grin
I’m 72 years young and going as hard as I can for as long as I can.
“Free men don't ask permission to bear arms.” Glen Aldrich
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#3184318 - 01/07/14 12:09 PM
Re: Vexilar DD-100 [Re: wbliceman]
Corey Bechtold Offline
Sr HSO Family

Registered: 07/23/03
Posts: 2360
Loc: Minnesota
Pro view all the way!!!

As far as the depth reading in LP mode it's not that big of a deal for me. If I'm hole hopping looking for weeds or fish I run in the normal mode. Once I find a spot and know the depth and switch to LP I know what the depth is anyway. It's pretty easy in my opinion. A 50 dollar add on, worth every penny!

Good fishing,

Corey Bechtold
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#3203592 - 02/06/14 07:26 PM
Re: Vexilar DD-100 [Re: Bob Hicks]
jmillsp Offline
Jr HSOList.com Family

Registered: 06/19/10
Posts: 19
Loc: SE Iowa
If you only use your Vex for ice fishing, then you don't need to know the depth on a continuing basis and a quick depth check at turn on is all that is needed before turning on the LP mode. And I'm not sure what percentage of Vex users are using their Vex on a boat, but I would assume very, very few. I certainly wouldn't and I haven't seen a flasher type depth finder on a boat in at least 30 years. So for me - and me alone - I don't see this a BIG problem. I'm very happy with the addition of the DD-100 to my FL 20.[/size][/font][/color] [/quote]
You haven't been in my boat! My Vex sits on my front deck.

Keepfishn4Fun
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