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Best transducer for Garmin 740s?

Old 10-10-2011, 09:01 PM
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Default Best transducer for Garmin 740s?

The new boat is on it's way so I bought a 740s and now have to choose a transducer. There is the standard Garmin transom mount (D, T) model 010-10272-00 or the P66 Transom mount (D, T, S,) 010-10192-01. I plan to fish mostly inshore, Tampa Bay and the close by, offshore reefs. Is there a big difference between the two? Your advice would be appreciated.
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:17 PM
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The transducer is eyes and ears of the your sonar.
Go with the Airmar P66.
The difference in price is nominal but you will do best with the higher quality transducer.
A P66 for your Garmin is only $95.

And I even have a new P79 in hull transducer that you can have for $65....the same elements as the P66.

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Old 10-12-2011, 01:13 PM
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The P66 is superior in every way. I can see no reason not pay the little extra cost for a P66.
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Put a 441S with the Garmin transom mounted transducer on our GW 208 this year. Kept losing signal on 200 mhz in shallow water (<10'), but someone here recommended switching to 50 mhz which solved problem.

Works well.
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Old 10-12-2011, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Seagrass View Post
The new boat is on it's way so I bought a 740s and now have to choose a transducer. There is the standard Garmin transom mount (D, T) model 010-10272-00 or the P66 Transom mount (D, T, S,) 010-10192-01. I plan to fish mostly inshore, Tampa Bay and the close by, offshore reefs. Is there a big difference between the two? Your advice would be appreciated.
I just installed a Garmin 740s with an Airmar P79. I think I paid about $100 for the Airmar. I've been pleased with it, easy install, no drilling. I also boat in Tampa Bay and stay fairly close to shore...really shallow here as you know. It has worked great
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