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Old 11-27-2017, 10:36 AM
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Hey all,

So my question is simply: Can I get by with just one transducer fishing the San Diego area?

I fish Point Loma, La Jolla, the 9s, Coronados, and more recently chasing Paddies and hunting tuna, so anywhere from 30-500. The front runner right now is a thru-hull transducer Airmar B175M or maybe the B175HW.

To reduce cost I'm looking at the GO9 XSE for my new MFD. This only allows one transducer to my understanding. The guy at Westmarine was selling me on a combo that came with a Totalscan transducer. I don't think that thing will hold up that well when I'm going offshore if that were to be my single transducer.

The alternative is to go up a thousand bucks and get an NSS9 Evo2 that can handle two transducers so I can have my bases covered with a Totalscan and a B175L.

I'd love to just have to deal with one transducer. Does anyone with first hand experience in the area have any input?

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For fishing the water column in your area..the B175C-HW would be my choice.



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Old 11-27-2017, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
For fishing the water column in your area..the B175C-HW would be my choice.



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I fished on one of the 100' long + SD long range boats and my 35 Seahunter center console in Florida had more advanced electronics than that boat, yet we caught more fish in an hour that I catch in a year here in Florida...go figure
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Originally Posted by mstyle8517 View Post
I fished on one of the 100' long + SD long range boats and my 35 Seahunter center console in Florida had more advanced electronics than that boat, yet we caught more fish in an hour that I catch in a year here in Florida...go figure

Those are great trips...
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Ditch any thoughts of a transom mount transducer and put in a low or medium range chirp thru-hull with the widest beam angle you can get. Perfect your skills with the one transducer and you'll be way ahead of the game. One and done as they say.
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Originally Posted by Pez Vela View Post
Ditch any thoughts of a transom mount transducer and put in a low or medium range chirp thru-hull with the widest beam angle you can get. Perfect your skills with the one transducer and you'll be way ahead of the game. One and done as they say.
This is the line of thinking that seems best to me.

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