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Old 05-18-2005, 07:51 PM
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Hello,
I have a 1999 31 Contender w/ a Furuno 582 machine. Thinking of upgrading and am curious how I find out what kind of thru hull transducer is in my boat & if it is still compatable w/ today's machines. The only description from the original bill of sale has the transducer described as "CA50/200 BTC"
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Chris, That Furuno 582 is a pretty darn good sounder, and a highly sought after unit. I have the Furuno 600L and would love to upgrade to the 582L.
What sounder were you thinking of replacing the 582 with, and are you selling the old sounder?

As for the transducer... If I were in the market today, I'd give serious consideration to the new Airmar "Tilted Element" transducer. Very clean installation, and no faring block to deal with.

Good luck!
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Looking to upgrade to a larger screen - GPS/FF Combo. The 582 I have is the older version, non-lcd. Love the daylight visibility & size of the newer screens. I also have the Furuno 1751 MK2 Radar w/ a 24" open array. I would love to combine all 3 into one unit & flush mount it if possible.
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Gotcha on the 582. I still like the Airmar "Tilted Element" transducer better than some of their others, if that helps any... Do a search here for "tilted element". I believe several THT'ers have installed that unit and like it a lot.

Not to get off subject too much, but how do you like the 1751 radar? I've been saving my pennies for the 1742 with the 2' open array...
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Your transducer should have an 8-pin plug on it, the newer ones use a 10-pin plug. Airmar makes an adaptor so that's not really a problem. I do not know the maximum power input rating for your transducer but it should be pretty easy to find out.

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The 1751 has been great, zero issues. It's on almost all the time.

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