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Old 07-16-2005, 07:16 AM
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i am looking at installing a raymarine c80 and wondering which transducer to use .airman 260 thru hull or airman 260 transom mount?is the transom mount as good as it sure is alot easier to install.thanks matt
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The transom mount is a little harder to install and will require several adjustments to get the perfect alienment .........

But alos note Airmar has not produced the 260 in a Transom version in almost a year now..
but the M256 which is the first cousin to the 260 can be used , with great results

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It really depends on what kind of boat you have to determine the proper transducer. Also, will you be trailering? Usually the type of boat and usage will detemine the right ducer, with exceptions of course.
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boat is 6.5m aluminium sportfisher and is trailered.transom mount would be better but i dont want to compromise performance of the sounder if i will get a much better result with a thru hull.a few people have installed thru hull transducers and there results have been great .an average sounder with a good thru hull has been well and truly outperforming much more expensive sounders with a transom mount.can the airman 256 transom mount peform aswell as the airman 256 thru hull?thanks for your help.matt
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Matt the above picture is MY transducer a Airmar M256 I actually use one ...

There were some issues with shoot thru's and alum hulls.
Alum provides a great material because of its density, The adjustments that I had to go through were very minor ones ...

I do get exceptional high speed reading and the 1000 watts delivers a great return echo out to 350' so far!!
You could mount the inhull and lose maybe 5-7% as a normal Fiberglass hull will lose up to 10% power from the shot thru ...


If you have any questions just ask I'll gladly answer them ...


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john i am not really interested in using an inhull transducer as i'm going for maximum performance.it is definetly going to be thru hull or if the transom mount is as good i'd rather use that.the transom mount doesn't seem to have as much surface area as the thru hull.when you say 350' is that feet or fathoms?i need a sounder to be able to read bottom in 200+fathoms for bottom bashing for uglies.the transom of your boat looks well set up.it is definetly a big transducer as far as transom mounts go.makes the one i have now look tiny.what sounder are you using with it?i'm not sure what type of fishing you do but would you say you could clearly identify a predator on a bait ball ?thanks matt

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