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Old 02-24-2021, 09:07 AM
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Im about to have my boat re wired and while its in the shop i want to add a thru Hull transducer. My current set up is a simrad nss12 evo2 with a tm185 and a furuno gp1971f with a p66. I mainly bottom fish the Gulf of Mexico out to about 300 what would be my best option and which screen should i run it with?
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Are you bottom fishing...or bottom and midwater?

Are you going to keep the TM185?
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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
Are you bottom fishing...or bottom and midwater?

Are you going to keep the TM185?
I bottom fish 90% of the time. Im not sure if Im going to keep it or not. If i hook the new one to the simrad Ill get rid of the tm185
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For bottom fishing, a B175H connected to Evo2.
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Originally Posted by abbor View Post
For bottom fishing, a B175H connected to Evo2.
thanks. Im debating on selling the furuno and getting a 9 simrad
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if I took a second Simrad maybe a b265lh would be better than with the tm185 it guarantees you the 3 chirp bands
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I can't see what value Low CHIRP would bring for you. B175H and TM185M would be a great setup.
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Originally Posted by abbor View Post
I can't see what value Low CHIRP would bring for you. B175H and TM185M would be a great setup.
having all 3 chirp channels available certainly enhances the boat as a whole. A low chirp channel can be useful in deep drop for example. I think the low frequencies of the low are optimal for fishing over 200 feet
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Add a B260 with the Furuno 1971F and keep the Med band CHIRP transducer you have with the Simrad so they dont interfere with each other.. This will give you the bottom discrimination feature with the Furuno so you can easily see bottom density changes and a 1kw narrow beam for excellent bottom fishing. The white line feature on the Furuno is excellent too. It doesn't look like a 2nd grader was trying to trace the bottom.
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Originally Posted by iFishMD View Post
Add a B260 with the Furuno 1971F and keep the Med band CHIRP transducer you have with the Simrad so they dont interfere with each other.. This will give you the bottom discrimination feature with the Furuno so you can easily see bottom density changes and a 1kw narrow beam for excellent bottom fishing. The white line feature on the Furuno is excellent too. It doesn't look like a 2nd grader was trying to trace the bottom.
I keep my boat on a trailer. Will the b260 be ok?
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Originally Posted by bull81 View Post
I keep my boat on a trailer. Will the b260 be ok?
do you have a bunk or roller trailer? Bunk trailer should be no problem. A roller trailer is more complicated. You just noted you wanted a through hull. You can also go transom mount TM260 or in hull M260.. All the same elements
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in hull M260 will not provide accurate bottom discrimination, the feature is not officially recognized by furuno as working.

SS264N 50 and 200 thru hulls can be wired together and will simulate a B260, all the same features technically should work.

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