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Old 02-19-2015, 04:55 AM
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im currently running a Garmin Fishfinder 250, now the transducer has snapped off at first I thought just the bracket broken which cost $40 to replace then I found the transducer end also broken and it's impossible to superglue it back. (transducer still work)

now it cost $110 to replace, just wondering if its worth to replace it or I might just well buy a new fish finder for that price or a little bit more.

I will need to patch up transom hole and relocate bracket further away from the engine anyway it was way too close.

also anyone know if the transducer from another brand is smaller in size. the Garmin transducer is soo BIG and fat create too much water drag, I had to tighten the bolt sooo hard or else water will just kick it up.

I found an entry level Lowrance Elite 3x, for $140, with thinner transducer. it's dual beam, does water temp and color screen, but smaller, is it better than the Garmin 250? what I really want is just to see the depth of the water.

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Old 02-19-2015, 08:06 AM
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Old 02-19-2015, 11:58 AM
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Don't know what transducer you have, but Garmin shows 010-10272-00 as compatible with the Fishfinder 250. $60 dollars all day long on Ebay ...
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http://www.boemarine.com/garmin-200-...tm-depth-temp/
Old 02-19-2015, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Curmudgeon View Post
Don't know what transducer you have, but Garmin shows 010-10272-00 as compatible with the Fishfinder 250. $60 dollars all day long on Ebay ...
yep 010-10272-00 is what I need and im in australia cheapest I can get 'shipped from us' is $110 aud. I might go buy lowrance elite 3x for $129 here
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Yeah have Brian set you up. Don't waste your time with ebay, because Garmin is tricky right now, if you get one of their new transducers from a scrub off ebay, you'll end up with an 8-pin and then your $60 transducer will cost you another $20 for the adapter harness plus shipping.

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