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Old 02-17-2012, 06:26 PM
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I presently have a Garmin 3210 network with a GSD22 sounder and the transducer that came with it. I am wanting to change out my setup one piece at a time starting with the transducer... then I would like to add a Furuno 585... then replace the 3210 with a Garmin 740...

My question is regarding the transducer...I assume that I can not get a transducer that works with a GSD22 today and a furuno later otherwise Airmar wouldn't have manufacturer specific part numbers....

Am I right in this transducer assumption? is there such a thing as an adapter?
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Old 02-17-2012, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by jhendric View Post
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...I assume that I can not get a transducer that works with a GSD22 today and a furuno later otherwise Airmar wouldn't have manufacturer specific part numbers....

Am I right in this transducer assumption? is there such a thing as an adapter?
Not so...you are in luck.

You actually can get any 1kw transducer today that works with the Garmin GSD 22 and later have it work with a Furuno.
or for that matter many other manufacturer..Lowrance,Simrad,Raymarine Si-Tex etc.

I would just put you into a Mix and Match transducer.
Your transducer ..lets say the Tm260....comes with a 6' cable ending with an Airmar connector.
Then you have a model specific 29' cable ( P/N MM-DST -6G) connecting to the 6' cable off to your sonar head..in the case the GSD22.

Later when you get the Furuno FCV585...I get you a Furuno specific 29' cable ( p/n MM-DST-10F) you change and your good to go.

You can also get the Mix andMatch with many 600 watt Airmar transducers.

Simple...and works great.

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Old 02-17-2012, 07:02 PM
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Very nice...what model would you recomend in a through hull? I rarely fish deeper than 200'
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:09 PM
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FCV585 with even an Airmar P66 600W is enough to kick ass under 200'. 260 is probably overkill at 6x cost but if you want the best...
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Originally Posted by jhendric View Post
Very nice...what model would you recomend in a through hull? I rarely fish deeper than 200'
For an entry level certainly consider the single element B60 . It runs in cleaner water and with the bronze construction is a higher quality build than the transom mount P66..which will work just fine also.

But you will gain a great deal in sensitivity and every other sonar paramater by going to a multi element 1 kw transducer.
All depends on your fishing conditions, boat construction and other paramaters that need to be addressed.

Every step up in transducer quality puts you up a step in sonar capability..give the FCV 585 a quality transducer some to work with... and it will amaze you.











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Old 02-17-2012, 09:22 PM
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Can't recommend a ducer without knowing what kind of boat you have. A B60 won't work too well on a 40 Tiara just as a B260 won't be what you want on a Carolina Skiff. So what do you have?
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Sorry...boat is a Parker 2501..20 degree deadrise at transom...no step.
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