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Old 10-02-2014, 02:44 PM
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Default Garmin B265 Chirp/B260?

Is the B265 a direct replacement for the B260?
Same physical size for existing hole in the hull?

We need to upgrade transducers and have the B260 now with GSD24 and was thinking of going to GSD26 and B265 if it was a fairly easy swap.
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Yes, B265 has the same dimensions as B260.
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Originally Posted by RightRigger View Post
Is the B265 a direct replacement for the B260?
Same physical size for existing hole in the hull?

We need to upgrade transducers and have the B260 now with GSD24 and was thinking of going to GSD26 and B265 if it was a fairly easy swap.
The B265 element will retro into the B260 fairing....yes all dimensions the same..
And if you replace the whole B260 including the fairing..the B265 will use the same stem and bolt holes.

If keeping the existing B260 fairing.. the B265 element can be purchased less the faring to save you a little $
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The transducer is "glassed" in so I don't need the fairing block.

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Originally Posted by RightRigger View Post
The transducer is "glassed" in so I don't need the fairing block.

Then that is a simple one to work with.
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FIY..
For anyone else looking to pocket mount a B265 they can also use the PM265..which is make by Airmar specifically for pocket mounting.
The PM275C-LHW is also available.

Just a different shape that may make it a bit easier to mount.





B265................................Pm265

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To resurrect an old thread, would you suggest a B265 or a B260 for fishing and diving, 30-500 foot depths? I was going to update the existing 10 year old 744v next time boat is out of the water. I currently get much better high speed readings from it than from the new GT51M pair, and was thinking one of these to replace the 744v would be nice. Currently Using 2 7612xsv displays. The installer is telling me to always have a traditional non chirp transducer on board as a backup if you are going to use chirp.
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With the through hull pair and then possible 2 more fairing block transducers your bottom is going to get pretty crowded. I'd probably want a B275L-HW for your depths. What kind/size of boat is it? The 265 is better than the 260 but they cost more too, as does the B275. If its not too big a boat maybe you could get a flush mount B175H-W?
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Originally Posted by Amity83 View Post
With the through hull pair and then possible 2 more fairing block transducers your bottom is going to get pretty crowded. I'd probably want a B275L-HW for your depths. What kind/size of boat is it? The 265 is better than the 260 but they cost more too, as does the B275. If its not too big a boat maybe you could get a flush mount B175H-W?
It is a 42 Tiara. was not thinking of adding transducers, just replacing the 10 year old 744v with either a B265 (chirp) or a traditional B260. Not concerned about price so much.
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Really, your GT51M should do a pretty good job for fishing in your depths. If you're not fishing deeper than 500 then you may not get a huge value out of a B265. If your main use is holding bottom at speed and as a backup, then you could save some money and go with a B258 or B260. The fairing block and 1000w will help hold bottom. The B265 is better for fishing, but like I said, your GT51 handles your depths fairly well.
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Originally Posted by Amity83 View Post
Really, your GT51M should do a pretty good job for fishing in your depths. If you're not fishing deeper than 500 then you may not get a huge value out of a B265. If your main use is holding bottom at speed and as a backup, then you could save some money and go with a B258 or B260. The fairing block and 1000w will help hold bottom. The B265 is better for fishing, but like I said, your GT51 handles your depths fairly well.
That is the direction I was headed. The GT51M pair is mounted too far forward and loosing signal on plane, so I wanted a good 'ducer in the rear. I am remounting the pair, but want a backup.

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