Ice machine

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Ice machine

Was wondering if it would be worth the $150 to convert my lowrance mark4 to an ice machine. Looking for any input on the grey scale, if it's a positive or negative. 

Thanks for any info in advance

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Good luck with that question ,  I asked  the same question on here a few weeks ago and it was ignored by everyone too.  I guess if you are trying to conserve $$$ this isn't the place to ask.  I saved the 150 and built an ice float for my boat transducer and it is still working.    Hope that helps

 

 

 

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just buy the ice ducer, dave genz box, battery, mount the gimbal to the box, thats what i did with my x100c works great. you will need a power cord as well, i have vexlar float on the cable for the transducer

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 Thanks for the help!

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If you like to tinker, I put aligator clips on my existing power cord,   taped a short hunk of foam pipe insulation on the transducer wire with a weighted transducer protector at the bottom.  Worked like a charm.    I was worried the transducer wouldn't hold up but I think they are just as tough as the ice ducers.  The protector keeps it from direct hits when banging around. .  

 

 

 

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Is the grey scale pretty comprehendable or a little challenging?

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Forgot to mention, Mine is a humminbird 777    It has flasher and multiple other screens.    Doesn't cost more than a buck and a few seconds to hook it up and try.

 

 

 

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