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Old 02-08-2012, 02:43 PM
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Structure scan transducers is transom mount or a bronze through hull better performing transducer ? Any one had both . Depth ?interference? How deep can you go with side scan in salt water and still be reasonably clear? Hope to get some feedback thanks
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I have had good luck with the transom mount and the HDS, ran a boat with the bronze thru hull but it was with the Simrad NSE as the MFD rather than the HDS Its hard to tell if one is better than the other without them side by side. They are both very good IMHO. It comes down what makes a better install for your type of hull as the choice Do a search there been some good threads with cool screen shots overall works like they say takes a little getting use to it
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Old 02-11-2012, 09:45 AM
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Your transom mount (vs a true "through-hull") is simpler, less invasive to install, easy to adjust, maintain and the new models will always be intriguing and likely will require different installation screw patterns. And, when you follow a simple process, you'll know exactly what your transducer will "see" before drilling those screw holes. It works every time! Your new equipment will undoubtedly be oodles of fun to use.
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Your transom mount (vs a true "through-hull") is simpler, less invasive to install, easy to adjust, maintain and the new models will always be intriguing and likely will require different installation screw patterns. And, when you follow a simple process, you'll know exactly what your transducer will "see" before drilling those screw holes. It works every time! Your new equipment will undoubtedly be oodles of fun to use.
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Hope so as the dollars soon stack up when buying electronics.,it's peace of mind when all your gear is top shelf and working well .just trying to get the best info off people who have used the equipment ( not salesmen).
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Hope so as the dollars soon stack up when buying electronics.,it's peace of mind when all your gear is top shelf and working well .just trying to get the best info off people who have used the equipment ( not salesmen).
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What boat do you have?
Transducer selection should not be based on price and models but on the actual application.
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I have a Furuno 585 on our boat. Tried a transom mount transducer. Now have a tilted beam flush mount transducer. The thru hull is far superior reading structure. Both running and drifting.
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I have a Furuno 585 on our boat. Tried a transom mount transducer. Now have a tilted beam flush mount transducer. The thru hull is far superior reading structure. Both running and drifting.
Thanks you would hope the extra for a through hull would work better ? Appreciate the feed back
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Originally Posted by MikeBador View Post
What boat do you have?
Transducer selection should not be based on price and models but on the actual application.
I have just ordered an edgewater 205 express with a hard top ,a 225 f yamaha 4 stroke , I fish in the gulf waters in south Australia. Mostly 35meters to 2meters of water looking for wrecks (sunken boats) (car bodies) ect. And want to get the best set up to search for them in salt water ,I think getting the factory to put the transducers in would probably be better , being a deep v I've been told twin through hulls should be better but want some feed back on this,and how deep will I get a reasonable picture out of the side scan, would it work in 30 meters of water well . I haven't bought the electronics yet but I think simrad unless my budget runs out then it would be lorance , Thanks hope to get more feed back and info on how other people have found structure scan and there results ,thanks
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I have just ordered an edgewater 205 express with a hard top ,a 225 f yamaha 4 stroke , I fish in the gulf waters in south Australia. Mostly 35meters to 2meters of water looking for wrecks (sunken boats) (car bodies) ect. And want to get the best set up to search for them in salt water ,I think getting the factory to put the transducers in would probably be better , being a deep v I've been told twin through hulls should be better but want some feed back on this,and how deep will I get a reasonable picture out of the side scan, would it work in 30 meters of water well . I haven't bought the electronics yet but I think simrad unless my budget runs out then it would be lorance , Thanks hope to get more feed back and info on how other people have found structure scan and there results ,thanks
Has any one got any more info from there personal experience of these products thanks and hope to get more feedback are you happy with your set up thanks
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Old 02-14-2012, 04:33 AM
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Does any one that has structure scan got any more info like there personal experience on how deep the side scan is effective too ? And which transducer is better? Thanks and hope to get more feed back
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