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Old 01-30-2019, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by BUP View Post
I posted they can not read thru air nor core material sandwiched between glass. I do not know if you read that or not or ? just saying
I sure wish someone would come out with a glue in transducer that can do all the 3D, ClearVu and all that cool stuff they can do nowadays...
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Old 01-31-2019, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Diamond Dave View Post
I have this one and it works great:

https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/530269
I have the same, and I can get depth readings at 60 in flat water. Once I get in the air it takes a long time to reset, sometimes I have to turn off my GPS to get the depth readings back.
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Old 01-31-2019, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by ThisIsLivin View Post
I have the same, and I can get depth readings at 60 in flat water. Once I get in the air it takes a long time to reset, sometimes I have to turn off my GPS to get the depth readings back.
Interesting... mine doesn't do that.
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Old 02-10-2019, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by ThisIsLivin View Post
I have the same, and I can get depth readings at 60 in flat water. Once I get in the air it takes a long time to reset, sometimes I have to turn off my GPS to get the depth readings back.

With the Garmin unit GT15M-IH and an Echomap plus - do you still also keep the original transducer or the thru hull unit replaces it and is the only one? thanks!
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Old 02-11-2019, 04:53 AM
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Originally Posted by JST1970 View Post
With the Garmin unit GT15M-IH and an Echomap plus - do you still also keep the original transducer or the thru hull unit replaces it and is the only one? thanks!
Not sure on the Echomap plus, I was looking to upgrade to a 70 series and all I had to do is get an adapter to re-use the transducer.
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Old 03-03-2019, 10:16 PM
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What the thoughts on low profile through-hull units like the airmar B60 in a non-stepped hull?
Guess main question is, how much does the added drag actually cost ya..
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Old 05-30-2019, 12:15 PM
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Anybody have a good HDR 600 Humminbird laying around in white...
Need a good gauge.
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Old 05-31-2019, 07:03 AM
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Originally Posted by kidturbo View Post
What the thoughts on low profile through-hull units like the airmar B60 in a non-stepped hull?
Guess main question is, how much does the added drag actually cost ya..
I was wondering the same thing. I recently replaced/moved the transducer in my Donzi to an area that I assumed was solid glass, but still doesn't read worth s***. Was recommended by my local marina to put a through haul transducer, but still can't get past the idea of drilling a hole in my hull to plug with a piece of plastic...
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Old 05-31-2019, 10:58 AM
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I ended up going with that Airmar P series, but haven't got boat in the water yet to see how good it works. And yes drilling thru the balsa core "only" to expose the outer skin can be a challenge. Then you have to back fill around the angle mounting cup with resin, also kinda tricky on a 24deg bottom. But it's mounted in there now..
After the fact, I'd go a transom mount next time and save the aggravation...

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Old 06-03-2019, 12:05 PM
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I have been very pleased with the airmar transducer. Mine has the glue down housing that you fill with glycol. I get readings at over 70 mph connected to a Faria digital guage.
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