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Old 03-04-2012, 10:15 AM
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Where would you mount a B60 through hull on this boat, position "A" or position "B"?
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I would use position A if possible. Both places will work. Mine was glassed in the center of the keel.
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The B60 comes in a 12 degree tilted for 8 to 15 degree hulls
And a 20 degree tilted for 16 to 24 hull dead rise hulls.

I would use the B60 12 degree tilted at "B" because you are within the designed tilt angle.
That way you will be as close to the correct tilt and dead rise match as possible and avoid error.
Not critical in shallow water but the deeper you go the greater the error if you are not shooting straight down.

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I thought Airmar made a fixed 0 degree tilt model for 0 to 7 degree deadrise. Is this not the case?
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Originally Posted by ZX2050 View Post
I thought Airmar made a fixed 0 degree tilt model for 0 to 7 degree deadrise. Is this not the case?
You are correct...but not in the B60 model.
You were asking about a B60....that comes in 20 and 12 degree tilt versions..more expnsive to boot.


You can use a B117 or a P319 0 degree tilt.... different part number....it can be confusing.
And for these "A" is the spot.
And less money as you are not dealing with a tilted element.
You are on the right track.

(I have seen people order B60-12 by mistake .... and get a sizable error in boats with little or no dead rise..)




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Is there a performance difference between B117 and B60? Looks like B60 is a little larger, I'm assuming it's more sensitive.

If there's a drop off going to B117 I don't have a problem sticking with B60-12 and moving to position B, just involves a little more work planing the trailer bunk down.
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Originally Posted by ZX2050 View Post
Is there a performance difference between B117 and B60? Looks like B60 is a little larger, I'm assuming it's more sensitive.

If there's a drop off going to B117 I don't have a problem sticking with B60-12 and moving to position B, just involves a little more work planing the trailer bunk down.
The B117 and the B60 have the same cone element paramaters....if the B177 fits then use it.

You will be fine.
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Thanks Gil.
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Not sure if it is a big deal but location B looks like it rides on the bunk. The B60 is very low profile but I'm not sure I'd want it sliding on the trailer bunk every time you load and unload. Could you install outboard of the bunk location?

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