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Old 10-03-2011, 06:43 PM
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Has anyone had any experience with the Airmar B-164 transducer? I have to replace a bad transducer and am thinking about this unit, which will also eliminate a fairing block.

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Old 10-03-2011, 06:46 PM
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I have worked with this unit a great deal.

What sonar are you wanting to use it with and what are your fishing conditions?
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Furuno DFF 1. Usually fish offshore in 200-600'. With the old 600 watt transducer, I could not read the bottom, very well, when running 24-26 knots
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Originally Posted by aah924 View Post
Furuno DFF 1. Usually fish offshore in 200-600'. With the old 600 watt transducer, I could not read the bottom, very well, when running 24-26 knots
If you were using a P66 /B60 or B744 for example... the B164 will be 6 times more sensitive at 50 kHz and 2 times more sensitive at 200 kHz.

All 600 watt Airmar transducers are a single element...the B164 has three elements.

The DFF- 1 is an excellent sonar and any multiple element will transducer will help it reach its potential.


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If you can use a transom mounted unit the Tm258 is 25 times more sensitive than the 600 watt unit and is actually costs about $100 less than the B164.
The Tm 260 is 50 times more sensitive than the 600 watt unit and is only about $80. more than the B164.



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It works fine for me...After around a depth of +/- 500 foot i start to loose bottom while cruising around 27 knots on a calm day... I see the bottom great at 1800 feet but I have to be moving slow... I have picked up bait down 900' as well as 1400'-1500 while daytiming... Quite impressive but does not happen often... I suspect the Furuno is the sounded to be paired with... im using a garmin 4212 with GSD 22 and Airmar B164 element.
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