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Old 03-02-2012, 02:29 PM
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I have an Edgewater 22ft cc, that i would like to upgrade the electronics on within the next month. I'm pretty sure i'm going to go with the new Simrad NSS 12 with the BSM-1 fishfinder module. What i'm not sure about is which direction to go on the transducer.

My fishing is normally split 50/50 in bay areas (bridges and marshes) and running offshore no more then 10 miles out. The water depth ranges from 8 to 250 feet.

Another key point is that i high and dry the boat. I currently have a Garmin / w in-hull transducer.

While during my research on drill thru-hull, it seems the B164 highlights a boat being trailered, which i assume is same a high & dry, and it wouldn't damage the unit. Is the B60the same build quality to handle the high n dry?

I'm i really getting any image quality improvements over a 600w and 1000W transducer based on the depth of water i normal fish in?

Simrad site says the in-hull would have to be M260. Does this unit actually have two lenses like the ss264? Element and Lens are the one and the same? The boat has a section in the aft that is all glass to mount. I know i lose water temp, which i currently don't have.

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Not a fancy guy. On my Grady Withe that I trailer, I have a B60 - no problems
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All the transducers you mention will work for you.










The B60 is a single element, 600 watt flush mounted transducer...more than capable for your depths...great for shallow water use.
These come in tilted elements so you will have one that will conform to your hull deadrise.
It is designed for trailered boats.
Prices run around $195.




The B164 is a three element transducer that is 6 times more sensitive than the B60..also flush mounted for trailered boats...and in tilted element...higher cost around $650.
Increased quality comes of course with increased price.





The M260 you mentioned is 50 times more sensitive than the B60 and is tank mounted. 8.69" x 6". Easy to install. These run around $625.

Actually less costs than the B164 and is a higher quality transducer.


For fishing in less than 100' the B60 is a positive unit when factoring cost and use.

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I like the cheaper price of a B60. What makes the M260 produce better quality then the B164?
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more elements:
B164 - 3
M260 - 8
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Originally Posted by mojotank View Post
I like the cheaper price of a B60. What makes the M260 produce better quality then the B164?
The B164 has three elements.
The M260 / Tm260 / B260 all have 8 elements.

Simply that the larger the surface area of a quality transducer the greater its capability for both depth and return echo sensitivity.
Each transducer has its place and spending more money does not always get the best results.
Matching the transducer to your fishing conditons is always the smart move.
Know your cone angles and what coverage they give you at the depths you fish is also important.
That helps in selection a transducer.

For example: at 50' depth the coverage of a 12 degree cone is 11' across..while the coverage of a 45 degree cone is 41' across.

This is a very helpful link:
http://www.furunousa.com/LearningCen...alculator.aspx

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Great info as I'm ordering new electronics shortly ,
How have you found the edgewater ? Does it perform well .?
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Love the boat! Only complaint is lack of storage, but that is a common problem on a 22' CC.
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I just ordered a 205 ex with hardtop I would have liked a cc but it gets to cold in winter . What motor have you got on the back . I'm looking at simrad 12 nse broadband and structure scan I'm going with bronze through hull transducer hope I've made the right choice? Have you got trim tabs? What trailer set up have you got?
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I don't have a trailer, i store my boat in a 12 month high and dry. My house doesn't have room to store the boat on the driveway or in the yard.

I have a 225 and my numbers are pretty close to the Yamaha site numbers, maybe a little better. Like i said i love the boat, if i was able to i would have really liked the 24' CC but couldn't afford the boat. The 24 has in floor fish boxes and tackle storage in the gunnals.

The boat rides nice and is stable at rest. I feel secure in the boat with the high gunnals, toe rail, and basically any place on the boat there is something to grab. I really don't go out, if the ocean is rough 4 footers. I've been in that on the way back a few times and the boat handles the waves, still feel safe, just don't care the those conditions. The ride is dry, depending on the wind like any other CC out there. Windy days and water spray go hand in hand.

Yes, i like the Simrad NSS 12, just have to think if i want to drill a hole in the bottom of the boat. The M260, is pricey.
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B60. Love that transducer!
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Originally Posted by mojotank View Post
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Yes, i like the Simrad NSS 12, just have to think if i want to drill a hole in the bottom of the boat. The M260, is pricey.
Another option is a P79 shoot thru for solid fiberglass hulls.

But there are thousands of thru hull transducers mounted on boats..and the B60 is the easiest to do.
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I installed a B60 last year in my Edgewater 205CC. It works great!

Good luck with whatever you decide!
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thanks for the replies

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