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Early report on New Airmar Tilted Element Transducer

Old 11-19-2004, 01:01 PM
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Default Early report on New Airmar Tilted Element Transducer

I liked the lidea of the new Airmar Tilted Element Transducer with Flush Housing and Built-In
Deadrise Compensation so I had one installed. I wanted a thru-hull transducer but didn't want the hassle and drag of a fairing block. See details at:

http://www.airmar.com/pdfs/whatsnew/...edElement.pdf3

I got the bronze thru-hull model with depth and temperature for 20 degree deadrise. I had my boat dealer install it when rigging the boat. It is positioned about 18" ahead of the transom about 8"-10" above the keel on the starboard side. The installation was very clean and simple.

I am using it with a new Garmin 320c FF. I finished the electronics installation late last Saturday afternoon just in time for a quick shakedown run in the river.

The unit read accurately down to 3' and didn't lose the bottom at any speed. Unfortunately the Banana river doesn't get much over 10' and the locks to Port Canaveral are closed right now for maintenance so I could not get to deep water in the time available.

So far I am very pleased as I run in the shallow water of the Banana River and Indian River Lagoon a lot and was somewhat worried about the shallow water capability of the Garmin/Airmar combination. As soon as I get a deep water report I will post it here.

BTW, thanks to whoever posted the original info about the new Airmar here at THT. That is how I learned of it.





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Default RE: Early report on New Airmar Tilted Element Transducer

Does this transducer have temp?
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Hit the link you posted but it wouldn't come up.
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Yes. It does have temp.

Sorry about the bad link. Try this one:

http://www.airmar.com/whatsnewmarine/whatsm_index.html
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Default RE: Early report on New Airmar Tilted Element Transducer

Good Imfo. The only problem I see is that Airmar still has that same add,
"Comming Soon". They have had it that way for what seems like 3yrs.
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Default RE: Early report on New Airmar Tilted Element Transducer

How many watts?
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Default RE: Early report on New Airmar Tilted Element Transducer

I called Airmar on this product as I was considering it for use with my C120. At that time they did not have the interface for Raymarine as yet.

I liked the unit but it is not fully released as yet.
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Default RE: Early report on New Airmar Tilted Element Transducer

You certainly would want to be paying attention to not putting one of them in backwards. It would be hard to immagine that it would work at all in that circumstance, but, think about this, if your turned it sideways it might become, in effect, forward scanning sonar. ;?

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Thom - 11/20/2004 6:24 PM

You certainly would want to be paying attention to not putting one of them in backwards. It would be hard to immagine that it would work at all in that circumstance, but, think about this, if your turned it sideways it might become, in effect, forward scanning sonar. ;?

Thom
Good point. Airmar has made it easy to avoid the problem by molding in orientation arrows on the top of the transducer.
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Seacat,

Thanks for the info.
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Default RE: Early report on New Airmar Tilted Element Transducer

I talked with AIRMAR last week, they said the Tilted Element Transducer is readily available now. This transducer should not be confused with the more sophicated B256, B260 Thru-Hull, or R199 for In-Hull. Big difference in price.
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Default RE: Early report on New Airmar Tilted Element Transducer

just got mine.......$206 with shipping.........
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Default RE: Early report on New Airmar Tilted Element Transducer

Are there any more reports on this new tilted element transducer?

I'm wondering how does it work at 30 knotts in 250 ft. of water?
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Default RE: Early report on New Airmar Tilted Element Transducer

QUOTE: just got mine.......$206 with shipping.........

I asked Jim @ www.ByOwnerYachts.com about this unit today.
He told me Furuno has this unit under their model# 520-PLD
http://www.furuno.com/Furuno/Rooms/D....entity.Entity[OID[05DA7B06347D6A468A3BE02BC66C18CA]]&Product=com.webridge.entity.Entity[OID[ED482835297B50449A2F53AE728F5A8B]]&Tab=com.webridge.entity.Entity[OID[1DBC215D16A1C641B70657497A0CB552]]
Click on Specifications
http://www.furuno.com/Furuno/Doc/0/V...B117_SS555.pdf

I'm not sure if this imfo is correct, as under Specifications, it doesn't say anything about being a tilted element.

Can you guy's give me a link for more imfo. Airmar hasn't updated their website in quite some time. I know I've been looking at the "Comming Soon" deal for about 3yrs.
I have done a bunch of serching on this. Not much comes up that hasn't alredy been seen.


I know Seacat FL sayed he had it hooked to a Garmin 320c .

tugsnfishes What FF are you hooking this X-ducer to?

I'm thinking of hooking it to a Furuno 600L in a 25 Mako I'm working on.
The boat already has a hole with some kind of Airmar X-ducer in it. The plug was cut off of the hookup end of the cable. It also has a transom mount X-ducer on the boat. I'd like to get rid of all that junk hanging off the back.
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Default RE: Early report on New Airmar Tilted Element Transducer

I said I couldn't find anything that closely matches except for that transducer. As a retailer I have a very hard time matching transducers. Airmar makes them but each major manufacturer brands them under their own name and model #. I go to the manufacturer's website, i.e. Furuno, to see what they offer, but have a hard time matching this to Airmar requests. i wish Airmar and the electronics manufacturers would use universal #'s for their transducers, but they don't. The various manufacturers and distibutors only make their part #'s available to us retailers, not the Airmar #'s. So i do my best to figure out what is what.
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Default RE: Early report on New Airmar Tilted Element Transducer

I'm sorry Jim. I misunderstood you.
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Default RE: Early report on New Airmar Tilted Element Transducer

No problem, sorry I wasn't more clear. My fault. Airmar's site has said "comng soon" or a long time, so I don't know if that furuno ducer I pointed you to is it or not. Did airmar make thse available a long time ago or is ther actually something even newer coming out? I don't know. Hopefully someone here can fill both of us in
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Default RE: Early report on New Airmar Tilted Element Transducer

Check with Gem Electronics 843-394-3565

When I bought mine they told me it would work with Furuno as well. The transducer comes with a short cable with a connector plug. Gem has an adapter cable to connect that short cable to different brands and models of FF's.

Mine works perfectly.
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Default RE: Early report on New Airmar Tilted Element Transducer

What wattage power is the unit supposed to be?
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Does anyone know when Raymarine / Airmar will make it available for the C series?

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