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« on: February 17, 2017, 12:31:12 PM »

So I have found myself looking for a scale that is compact. I currently have a Mini Rapala scale that fits in the palm of my hand. It also fits perfectly into a side pouch in my fanny pack. This is for my bank fishing so I want to keep it light.

One of the things I noticed the other day is that the Rapala weighs in decimal lbs. Meaning for example it will read out 3.65lbs.
I want a small scale that will read out in lbs-oz  3lbs 10oz because I don't want to be converting weights.

Any suggestions? I've scoured Amazon and there are a million scales out there but all seem to do decimal lbs.
I know of a few larger scales that do what I want but not the small ones.

I also want a scale that is fairly accurate of course. One of the smaller scales I saw that does what I want is a rapala, one of the fancier ones but the reviews online are pretty bad.
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Re: Scales
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2017, 03:50:58 PM »

Not sure if this one will fit the bill

http://www.basspro.com/Quarrow-Digital-Fishing-Scale/product/1311020716348/

The info says it switches from pounds, kilograms, ounces, or grams. Don't know if that means it's ONLY ounces etc, but if you zoom the picture there is a decimal after the first digit in the kg display.
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2017, 05:41:39 PM »

Rick, no need to buy another scale. Your Rapala scale can be easily changed to lb. and oz. I have the same scale and changed mine. I posted on here how I did it. I don't remember off hand but will try and find my old post and send it to you. It took like 5 seconds and was super easy!
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2017, 05:53:56 PM »

Here you go Rick. I found my old post:

I recently replaced my Rapala digital scale with a new one and just noticed that it was reading in lbs. plus a decimal instead of lbs. & ounces. (Example 8.67 lbs.) I did a search on the internet and found how to change it to lbs. and ounces. Here's how:

Hold power button down to turn on. The display will flash. Press the power button repeatedly until you scroll through to the desired readout. Wait a few seconds for the display to stop flashing. Your desired readout is locked in! Check your scales!
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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2017, 06:46:45 PM »

Here you go Rick. I found my old post:

I recently replaced my Rapala digital scale with a new one and just noticed that it was reading in lbs. plus a decimal instead of lbs. & ounces. (Example 8.67 lbs.) I did a search on the internet and found how to change it to lbs. and ounces. Here's how:

Hold power button down to turn on. The display will flash. Press the power button repeatedly until you scroll through to the desired readout. Wait a few seconds for the display to stop flashing. Your desired readout is locked in! Check your scales!
Thanks for that post Flats... I told Rick, I'm sure there was a way to convert his to oz.
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Re: Scales
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2017, 09:47:19 PM »

Here you go Rick. I found my old post:

I recently replaced my Rapala digital scale with a new one and just noticed that it was reading in lbs. plus a decimal instead of lbs. & ounces. (Example 8.67 lbs.) I did a search on the internet and found how to change it to lbs. and ounces. Here's how:

Hold power button down to turn on. The display will flash. Press the power button repeatedly until you scroll through to the desired readout. Wait a few seconds for the display to stop flashing. Your desired readout is locked in! Check your scales!

Thanks Steve, I searched the web but couldnt find this. That worked. That was easy.
I appreciate it!
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« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2017, 10:08:18 AM »

Rick, no need to buy another scale. Your Rapala scale can be easily changed to lb. and oz. I have the same scale and changed mine. I posted on here how I did it. I don't remember off hand but will try and find my old post and send it to you. It took like 5 seconds and was super easy!

Beat me to it, I have the same model and cycling through the options will get you what you need- part of the reason I got it.
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