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Old 07-15-2012, 08:00 AM
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About to pull the trigger on a 585 unit.

Looking at transducer options. What is difference between these transom mount units?

525tid 1k unit

Tm 260

Still not sold on the transom mount but leaning that way.

West coast of Florida usage Mainly, so not deep water, but need ability to find small ledges and breaks for bottom fishing.
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Old 07-15-2012, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by White Lightning View Post

Looking at transducer options. What is difference between these transom mount units?

525tid 1k unit

Tm 260
The 525TID (Same as aTM258).... has 4 elements and is 25 times more sensitive than the benchmark P66.

The Tm260 has 8 elements and is 50 times more sensitive than the benchmark P66..and theTm260 also is a true Broadband transducer.
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:16 AM
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Semperfi, which would you recommend for mainly 30 to 130 ft, considering the price difference?
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:05 AM
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You mentioned you are looking for bottom detail.

The Furuno FCV585 and either of these transducers will provide excellent detail of bottom.

The Tm260 being a broadband transducer with 4 more elements has a definite edge.
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For your usage you should consider a Simrad or Lowrance with StructureScan, if you get StructureScan a P66 or B60 will do the job for the 2D sounder.
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