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Old 09-23-2008, 02:56 PM
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Thought I'd share my results of installing a m260 1kw shoot-thru transducer. It held bottom out to 1800ft great, I'm really impressed with the performance over the 600kw flush mounted thru-hull it replaced.

It's a raymarine c120/ dsm300 on a 32 intrepid.

I wanted to include a picture, but I can't figure out how-
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Old 09-23-2008, 03:41 PM
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Here are some pics from my 1kw Furuno driving a B260 coming back in from out deep off of Port Lucaya, Bahamas. Came trolling in from 2500' and getting some turbulence underneath it - probably stay that way until I move it aft. I don't know if the target discrimination is any better (e.g. small fish near structure) but so far I'm pretty happy with it.

Does your perform better in terms of clarity out deep?




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Old 09-23-2008, 06:18 PM
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Heck, even my transome mount via C80 & DSM250 looks better than that at 378'

By the way, the bottom is RED, above that is a column of baitfish.

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Old 09-23-2008, 06:25 PM
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mjl, if you are fishing in 50' or less, would you still recommend the 260 as far as target seperation, seeing fish, etc.?
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Old 09-23-2008, 06:28 PM
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mjl - 9/23/2008 2:56 PM

Thought I'd share my results of installing a m260 1kw shoot-thru transducer. It held bottom out to 1800ft great, I'm really impressed with the performance over the 600kw flush mounted thru-hull it replaced.

It's a raymarine c120/ dsm300 on a 32 intrepid.

I wanted to include a picture, but I can't figure out how-
I have that exact setup...love it. I start to loose bottom around 1650 feet or so or 280 fathoms. It also holds bottom while on plane at any speed so if I run over something interesting, I can stop to check it out....no need to run over fish to find fish. Only issue is need for separate temp sensor so had to install that on the transome and run the wire to the helm and connect to the DSM using the Y cable.
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Old 09-23-2008, 06:30 PM
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Sorry double post
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Old 09-24-2008, 07:21 PM
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I need a little help postinga picture
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Old 09-26-2008, 11:50 AM
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I'm pretty happy with mine also



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Old 09-26-2008, 05:32 PM
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same - no complaints. It is as good as I need it to be. best sounder I have ever had. I know that there is the B260 which should be even better and the new 2KW (and I think 3KW coming) but I just can't see it performing any better - or needing to perform better (DSM300 - Raymarine E - M260)


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Old 09-30-2008, 01:46 AM
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ltcavery - 9/23/2008 7:28 PM

mjl - 9/23/2008 2:56 PM

Thought I'd share my results of installing a m260 1kw shoot-thru transducer. It held bottom out to 1800ft great, I'm really impressed with the performance over the 600kw flush mounted thru-hull it replaced.

It's a raymarine c120/ dsm300 on a 32 intrepid.

I wanted to include a picture, but I can't figure out how-



I have that exact setup...love it. I start to loose bottom around 1650 feet or so or 280 fathoms. It also holds bottom while on plane at any speed so if I run over something interesting, I can stop to check it out....no need to run over fish to find fish. Only issue is need for separate temp sensor so had to install that on the transome and run the wire to the helm and connect to the DSM using the Y cable.
Mike I did not realize you had the M260, When did you installl it? I am ordering one this week!

Thanks
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