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Old 02-21-2013, 06:24 PM
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I am sure this has been asked somewhere on here but I have not been able to find my answer.
I have a Garmin 4210 with the GSD 22 and a B60 transducer.
Will I seem much of a difference if I get the GSD 24 and keeping the same transducer?
Should I change the transducer?

Gil??

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Old 02-21-2013, 06:31 PM
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One of the keys to your question is your fishing conditions.

How deep do you fish?..and what type of fishing?
Bottom..mid water etc?

Sometimes just upgrading the transducer with the GSD22 will help....but if you fish medium to deeper areas then both the GSD24 and a multielement transducer would give you improved results.

Consider this.

You can take one step at a time....you can upgrade the transducer and see if the increased performance meets your needs.
If not...then add the GSD-24.
If you get a mix and match Airmar transducer then all you have to do is change from the 6 pin of the GSD-22 to the 8 pin cable of the GSD-24.

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Old 02-21-2013, 06:48 PM
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Most of my fishing is in 150-300'. I usually troll for a while and then hit some bottom in the mentioned range. If I were to change the transducer first what would you suggest? Thank you for the quick response Gil.
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I went from a gsd22 to a 24 with the same ducer (M260), and there was a huge improvement under 300 feet. Night and day.

People will still buy the 22 (it's the latest model that will work with the 3xxx units), so when you consider the resale of your 22 the 24 makes a lot of sense. You can always upgrade your ducer, but mine is a 1 kw and I was very disappointed with the 22.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by aboattime View Post
Most of my fishing is in 150-300'. I usually troll for a while and then hit some bottom in the mentioned range. If I were to change the transducer first what would you suggest?

The next step up is the 3 element B164,..6 times more sensitive than the B60 at 5 kHz.
That will also allow a full 1 kw which is not needed in the shallower water but can help a bit at higher speeds and deeper water.

Or.... mortgage the home and try the one below...




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Hope that is on a big boat that is not built for speed!
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