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I'm so far away from ice fishing that it looks like my flasher/fishfinder won't ever get cold again. Lowrance x67c

BUT.... I know you can use the ice ducer in open water... Had this discussion before. I'm just wondering what to expect display-wise on a boat. With a traditional fish finder and open-water transducer, you see the depths, bait balls, arches for fish, etc. If I do not buy a regular transducer, will my view be just the same as when ice fishing while moving around (slowly) in a boat? Depths and fish lines moving into and out of the cone? Should I try to match my ping speed (somehow) with my trolling motor speed?

I'm very ignorant when it comes to this stuff, so forgive me.
 

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Put it on the regular screen turn the ping speed up to 100...the floating transducer will work when stationary or drifting...not well when moving faster...buy the boat transducer or maybe a suction cup kit to attach the ice one (might work)...hobie may have an idea since i think he uses his ice ducer on his toon...
 

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using x67 lowrance in a boat
 

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Works just fine, used it on my Standley boat, then got an open water ducer. Before the open water ducer I just zipped tied the ice ducer to the boat or motor, worked fine. Granted the boat didn't go over 15mph, but it still worked the same. Only reason I got the open water ducer was to make it easier to go from ice to the boat. Simply unplug a cable rather than my kustom ziptie jobie. You don't have the ice to worry about so just do it up, souther style...

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Too big for alot of the little streams and creeks I want to fish. Of course it is perfect for lakes and big rivers like the Cumberland and Tennessee rivers, but I want something that's one-size-fits-all.

15 ft flat bottom Jon... Low water profile, and will seat 3 comfortably with gear and sh**.

Besides, I don't have $1250 right now. If I did, I probably couldn't resist the temptation to get this one and then have a little beater boat for the small rivers.
 

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Used my vex while vertically jigging in my pontoon. Just find a place to secure the transducer so you don't damage it and you're golden.
 
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