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Chrip...how big of an upgrade?

Old 06-23-2015, 06:36 AM
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Default Chrip...how big of an upgrade?

I currently have a Simrad NSS8 attached to a 50/200 khz skimmer transducer. In shallow water (<50 feet) just drifting the definition is OK; however, when I am underway trolling at 7-8 MPH in 150-200 feet, all I get is a bunch of noise on the sounder.

We fish both inshore (sea bass, fluke, stripers) and offshore (tuna) on cape cod.

How big of an upgrade would it be to add the chirp transducer to my setup?
What is the optimal set up for the money?
Old 06-23-2015, 06:46 AM
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You need a SonaHub to get your current unit CHIRP capable, a B175H-W would be the best transducer, a B75H or B75M will also do the job.
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Originally Posted by abbor View Post
You need a SonaHub to get your current unit CHIRP capable, a B175H-W would be the best transducer, a B75H or B75M will also do the job.
If you were to with a transom mount transducer, which would it be?
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The B175C-HW is avabile in a transom mount as the TM185C-HW.

http://www.thehulltruth.com/semperfi...rs-airmar.html

Airmar has just come out with a few new CHIRP transducers.
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Besides the SonarHub and the TM185C-HW, what else would I need? Trying to figure out all-in costs. Is this a doable self install?

Can I run both transducers through the sounder at the same time?
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You need a 7-pin pigtail connector.

Wiring instructions can be found in the first post in the thread linked below.

http://www.thehulltruth.com/marine-e...-sonarhub.html

You can have both transducers connected, but only run one at a time.

You can also consider adding a LSS-2 StructureScan transducer.

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Lss2 and a TM185 your locked and loaded!

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