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Old 08-21-2011, 08:48 AM
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I want to install a thru-hull transducer because i personally think the one my HDS-8 came with is garbage. any suggestions on what to get? 2001 hydra-sport 2390
Old 08-21-2011, 09:29 AM
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Do you know the model number of your current transducer?..And what problems are you seeing?
Lets see if we can help you improve your existing system before spend more dollars.

And if you do get a new ducer..what are your fishing conditions...it is best to match your conditions with your transducer.
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i dont know the model of my transducer. its the standard 83/200 transducer that comes with the HDS8.

problem is that it doesnt hold bottom at cruise. also after running out it occationally wont pick up bottom at all or it will read 3ft when im in 80 ft. I have moved it multiple times so i dont think its the way it is mounted.

I generally fish in water under 100 ft. i ocasionally run out further but i never really exceed 300ft. mostly bottom fishing, some trolling. i fish alot of structure
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Lower end OEM transducers can be hit or miss.

Several options.
You can get an Airmar P66-BL...that is a much higher grade transducer than the OEM you are now using.
There is also the P66HP ..it is 20 times more sensitive than the standard P66.
http://www.thehulltruth.com/marine-e...-lowrance.html

If the P66 does not work for you due to its mounting location you can go to the thru hull B60 or even a B164.

For your fishing depths the B60 will work just fine (Same element as the P66) ..less money and the cone angles will give you a better search area.

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ok thanks for your help. i will look into these choices.

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