Anyone running an Airmar TM185H-W

 Guys, I want to upgrade my P66 tranny to a chirp unit. I have been told a Airmar TM 185H-W transom mount unit will plug straight into my NSS12 Evo 2 unit and be good to go for the depths I usually fish in, up to 130m, but rarely. Im not really keen to go super high dollar with a BSM-3 added etc. With the recent software upgrade on the NSS12 Im thinking the TM 185 may just be what Im after..

Any thoughts.   Thanks fallas.


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For trolling and seeing fish

Mon, 2017-03-13 05:39

For trolling and seeing fish in the water column the TM185-hw will be good but if bottom fishing and detail on the bottom is what your after go the TM185-h

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cheers

Mon, 2017-03-13 06:35

 thanks for the advice mate, I didnt know there was a difference..

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Can you go thru-hull? Have a

Mon, 2017-03-13 09:08

Can you go thru-hull? Have a look at the B175H. Much better than transom mount for picking up ground st speed. 

http://www.airmar.com/uploads/brochures/SINGLE_BAND_CHIRP_Comparison.pdf http://www.airmar.com/uploads/brochures/b175.pdf

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thanks for the comparisons

Mon, 2017-03-13 09:17

 Stevo Im not sure about through hull for my boat. its a Barcrusher which has a deep V Hull and sealed deck. Not sure how I would get it in as there is also the ballast system down the centre to contend with.. might have to send Barcrusher an email.. 

cheers though buddy.

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Same as SS175HW

Mon, 2017-03-13 06:29

The 185 is the same transducer as the SS175HW but in a transom mount.  A few guys here and heaps on the East coast run the 175 with good results.  I'm getting one installed as we speak.

I believe the 185 is only just available, literally this week, in Australia through CH Smith.

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cheers

Mon, 2017-03-13 06:38

 I\ll check out the CH Smith site.. I got a heads up from Blue Bottle fishing on FB but it gets confusing with the amount of different chirp 1kw units getting around..

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Cone angle

Mon, 2017-03-13 07:07

The HW version is a 25 degree cone in high frequency.  There are low and high frequency versions and narrow cone angles, although I don't know which are available in transom mount.

The HW is good for searching for bait/fish in a wide area when bill fishing, and for spotting schools of fish in shallow water.  I will be using mine in conjunction with a narrower beam unit to pinpoint fish.

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