Marine Electronics Forum - Airmar 1Kw Tilted Element
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06-05-2007, 08:49 AM
Is it out yet?
06-05-2007, 08:58 AM
Airmar says it will likely hit retail by July/Aug.
06-09-2007, 07:38 PM
I just read up on this. An excellent option...FINALLY. I wonder,....who will be selling them? BOE?
(by the way, thanks for bringing up the question....)
06-11-2007, 08:19 AM
Airmar telling us when their going to be released like asking when the price of gas going down. When we see it, its released.
06-11-2007, 08:44 AM
The new 1KW SS164 tilted element transducer has a stainless steel housing. The existing B60 version of the tilted element has a bronze housing. Which is "better"? Will the B60 eventually be available with a stainless steel housing?
06-11-2007, 01:00 PM
The SS164(1Kw) is better than the B60(600w). There are more elements and they are a higher quality. This is usually the case between 600 and 1000 watt transducers.
06-11-2007, 06:10 PM
I know the guts of the SS164 are higher quality than the guts of the B60. I was asking about the housings--is stainless steel preferable to bronze?
06-11-2007, 08:34 PM
Not necessarily. Stainless is more expensive, but not really required for a fiberglass boat. It's needed for an aluminum hull, and my guess is that Airmar decided just to make a single type of unit (for now, anyway) which will provide a solution for all markets.