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741xs vs 5212 w/gsd-22

Old 07-09-2014, 08:32 PM
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I have a 741xs that I bought for a back up gps that I haven't installed it yet. I currently have a Garmin 5212 with a gsd22 and a airmar b260 shoot through the hull. My question is will the 741xs be a better sounder that what I currently have? If it will not be a better sounder then I will just use it as a back up gps. If it will be an improvement, what xducer would you recommend? Not sure if I want to do through hull or transom mount yet. I use my sounder to deep sea jig at buoys here in Hawaii at depths no greater than 500 feet.
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741xs is a much better fishfinder than GSD22, to get the most out of 741xs as sounder it needs a CHIRP transducer and at your depths you then need to go trough hull, but even using the 741xs with your current transducer should give a major improvement.
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I would agree with abbor, the 741xs would be a better model IMO. I would use the B75 through hull transducer and personally would stay away form a transom mount.

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