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Old 11-28-2017, 01:06 AM
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Looking at some Garmin units and will probably go with the 1040xs. Now I just need to choose a transducer. Most of the fishing i do is less than 700ft, but run to the sword grounds few times a month. Is there a ducer that is good enough to reach the bottom in 2000ft or should I just pull the trigger one 1kw ducer? Itíll be a threw hole mount. If so, which models should I look at?
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Old 11-28-2017, 02:08 AM
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Here you go -- http://www8.garmin.com/marine/PDF/tr...tion_guide.pdf
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The 1040x is a single band sounder. The best match for you for all things considered with the products that you mentioned would be the B175M.


This would NOT be the optimal setup for sword fishing
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Originally Posted by Frigate8 View Post
Looking at some Garmin units and will probably go with the 1040xs. Now I just need to choose a transducer. Most of the fishing i do is less than 700ft, but run to the sword grounds few times a month. Is there a ducer that is good enough to reach the bottom in 2000ft or should I just pull the trigger one 1kw ducer? It’ll be a threw hole mount. If so, which models should I look at?
Thanks in advance.
What size is your boat?
And do you trailer ?

If you went with a 7610xsv then you could use a transducer such as the dual band B265C-LM.
The Low band would be usefull for getting to 2000'

The down side is that a B265 is best used on non trailered boats over 30' as the fairing is 22 " Long

A second option with the 7610xsv is using dual B175 units....B175M and a B175L.




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The B175M would be the best option for the 1040xs unit in my opinion. Another option would be two 840xs units with two B175 transducers networked through the units. Then you can get a Low and High Chirp without having to spend 7600 series cash to support the transducer(s).
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I thought about doing dual units. I have dual e120 raymarines now. But Iím leaving one on there for the radar. The other units back light went out so Iím just going to replace it. Itís on a 23 SeaCraft, i trailer it.

If I do dual, I was going to run the 840sx

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