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Old 12-30-2003, 11:27 AM
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Im really thinking of going to this unit despite the negative comments, I am going to try to get it without a x-ducer and order from Airmar.
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Have you checked out Airmar's website? They have an excellent application guide and excellent tech support as well.



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Hotspot, thanx for your help... do they list prices?
Can anyone make an educated suggestion?

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Airmar doesn't list prices because Airmar doesn't sell transducers, they make transducers,other people sell them.

You can spend between about $85 and about $700 for a transducer for that bottom box. Unfortunately ther aren't many graduations in the middle. Figure out what kind of use you are going to make of it because just saying you're buying that fish finder dosen't say anything that says what sort of transducer is best. Sometimes it helps to know a little bit about the boat its going on too. Not as important as the use, but still, sometimes important.

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Dave,
I hate to go against the expert here BUT, Airmar does sell transducers. I've got one on my boat now, direct from them. Thom's pretty close on the starting price but I don't have a clue about any $700 ducer. Fact is, I'm pretty damn glad I don't know anything about a $700 transducer. I'm sure Pete will tune in on this one. A lot depends on your boat and how you use it. Pete will get you on the right track.

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Ron,

As far as I know Airmar only sells to manufacturers. They use Gem Electronics from South Carolina as their outlet to the public for direct sales. You may be dead right though because this is just how I understood it to work but I could certainly be wrong.

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My boat is a Grady white Offshore.. Im not going over 300ft. I will be using it for grouper digging. Im leaning towards a shoot thru or a thru-hull
damn 700 is almost as much as the box, thats why Im looking for an educated suggestion. As said in alot of other posts I dont want to do this by trial and error.
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Dave,
Drop a line to Pete Braffit. He's the Airmar Tech Rep and VERY helpful. Email pbfraffit@arimar.com. I'm sure they are down for the holidays but should be back in the office Monday??
Thom,
Mine was a special order for shallow water readings and that may be the reason I was able to get it direct. Pete is a great help in any ducer situation.
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