Transducer?

 Hey fellas just seeking some advice on a new transducer. I use furuno 588 with p66 in the say 40 - 70m with good results but looking to head wider to the 2 - 300 m shelf. Will be transom mount so what type and a fair estimate of $$ I should expect.also should I still use the p66 for the shallower fishing. Cheers


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 What's the budget and what

Sun, 2022-10-02 09:32

 What's the budget and what sort of boat ? I don't think you can go a 1kw without adding the extra box on the 588. 

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 No budget really going on

Sun, 2022-10-02 09:43

 No budget really going on brand new genesis.don't want to get ripped that's all mate

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1kw plugs straight in

Sun, 2022-10-02 10:04

TM260 is the most common and covers most bases.
I have a B164 drilled through the hull and it's does ok.  

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 Well then I recommend

Sun, 2022-10-02 18:39

 Well then I recommend getting a simrad nss evo2, the biggest screen size you can afford and a through hull transducer that can do both high and low frequencies, preferably in chirp.

I haven't looked lately but I am guessing about the $8k mark for a 12inch screen and tranny.

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 TM 260 with fcv 295 sounder-

Sun, 2022-10-02 18:51

 TM 260 with fcv 295 sounder- come on u want it

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that would kinda

Sun, 2022-10-02 20:27

not justify or make worthy the 295.

295 shines with 2kw transducer.  

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 Pretty sure the TM260 aren't

Sun, 2022-10-02 20:07

 Pretty sure the TM260 aren't chirp. TM265LH are the chirp model. 

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 I would go through hull. I

Sun, 2022-10-02 20:16

 I would go through hull. I have just put SS175H and SS175L in with a fcv295. Great combination. Also used QME fairing spacers which are a lot better quality than the ones supplied by airmar

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 I would go through hull. I

Sun, 2022-10-02 20:16

 I would go through hull. I have just put SS175H and SS175L in with a fcv295. Great combination. Also used QME fairing spacers which are a lot better quality than the ones supplied by airmar

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 Jarry that sounds like an

Mon, 2022-10-03 11:27

 Jarry that sounds like an awesome combination.  Put up some screen pics if you can. 

How does it read at speed ? 

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 Cheers for your opinions

Tue, 2022-10-04 17:36

 Cheers for your opinions fellas.keeping 588 as its coming out of my old boat and head unit is only a year old. How robust are the through hull tranny ? I often touch bottom crossing bars to get into the ocean so would this be an issue?