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EVO3 Transducer Recomendation

Old 12-04-2017, 07:07 AM
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Adding the EVO 3 to a new 24cc and my head is spinning after researching transducers. I will be bottom fishing in 60' to 200' and will troll in deeper water. I'm hoping your recommendations will narrow things down for me.

How difficult will it be to convert my way points from a Garmin file to the Simrad unit?
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:53 AM
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B75H is my recommendation, use CHIRP for bottom fishing and 130 kHz fixed frequency to get a wider cone angle when trolling.
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Old 12-04-2017, 03:42 PM
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B75H is my recommendation, use CHIRP for bottom fishing and 130 kHz fixed frequency to get a wider cone angle when trolling.
I'm in almost the same situation. 24' boat with 2 EVO3s. Looking for transducer recommendations. I'm mainly in shallow water. Bottom fishing in 20-200ft with occasional runs offshore looking for tuna/wahoo etc 300ft and shallower in the water column. Most of our bottom spots are smaller rock piles, concrete culverts and stuff close to the bottom. I plan to pair the chirp ducer with either a lss-2 or totalscan for structure scan to help with finding these smaller pieces.

My initial thoughts were a B75M and LSS-2.

After reading Abbor's suggestion, would I be better off with a B75H and should I pair that with a totalscan instead of LSS-2 to give me more frequency options??? Do I need to break down and spend the extra $$ for a B175H-W?

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I went with the B175H-W for the new boat and can tell you that it is a huge transducer compared to my old B75. Boat is still being built so I have not had a chance to try it out. Something to keep in mind if bilge space is at a premium.

My old boat had a pair of EVO2 NSS9 SImrads and the B75 was awesome. I ran the LSS-2 off a transom saver mount that worked well at less than 10 knots but then again those are not really designed to read bottom at speed like a thru hull.

I'm still undecided for my second transducer. Mainly offshore and bottom fishing in 50'-200'. Just can't seem to warm up to hanging a transducer off the transom.
Running a pair of 12" EVO3 Simrads.
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Old 12-05-2017, 11:25 AM
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Thanks Eric. Were you running the B75H or M on your old boat?
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Old 12-05-2017, 11:46 AM
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I had the B75H. Worked great, never lost bottom even at 50+ mph and gave good results in deep water out in the gulf stream up to 500'.
I do not think you can go wrong with the B75H. Abbor helped me get started as well and after learning to use my system I realized he was spot on.
You will be amazed at the technology. I sure was.
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Great, thanks again. I did some searching and found some screen shots Abbor had posted with the B75H at different freqs, and that along with y'alls recommendations has sold me on the H for the new vessel.
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Do they make a B75H-W? Wondering if the larger cone would help offshore?
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I just installed the SS75M hope I don't regret it. I'm anxious to get the boat back together and compare the ss75m to the old tm150m
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Do they make a B75H-W? Wondering if the larger cone would help offshore?
No Wide version available for B75, B75M is the one to choose if a wide cone angle is preferable.
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One more question... If I am running 2 EVO3 units, can I run a Totalscan and the B75H? Could I operate the B75H in high chirp, the totalscan in 83kHZ and structurescan at the same time, viewed between the 2 units?
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One more question... If I am running 2 EVO3 units, can I run a Totalscan and the B75H? Could I operate the B75H in high chirp, the totalscan in 83kHZ and structurescan at the same time, viewed between the 2 units?
Yes. Actually I am thinking you can do high (75H) and medium (totalscan) along with SS on a single evo3 if you wanted since the evo3 and carbon support dual channel CHIRP. Someone can confirm
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B175hw evo3 striped bass feeding on bunker and a school of bass, not sure why bottom pics are turned but you can see how well the HW shows the fish on the bunker
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One more question... If I am running 2 EVO3 units, can I run a Totalscan and the B75H? Could I operate the B75H in high chirp, the totalscan in 83kHZ and structurescan at the same time, viewed between the 2 units?
No reason for TotalScan if you get a B75H. B75H is so much better you will never use the 2D part of TotalScan.
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B175hw evo3 in deep water marking bait
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B175hw while bottom fishing marking seabass, when I was in the market I was concerned about the HW not giving me detail or marking fish close to the bottom but it does a fine job, I primarily troll for tuna offshore and striped bass inshore and that's were it really shines and a shot in the deep while tile fishing
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Really cool shots, thanks Seacraft!
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I have someone who is suggesting the totalscan over the 75H for gulf reef fishing up to 150’. I have to admit that the totalscan images look really cool. Considering the in hull version which is quite large and seems to hang quite a way below the hull - a little concerned about the shallow waters on the west coast of Florida and worried what may happen if I run aground or take the boat to the sandbar and it hits bottom when anchored after a wave rolls through. Should I go for the total scan or is it irellevant with the 75H/ Chirp?
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Old 12-13-2017, 01:06 AM
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Catatude, I don't think Navico publishes the beam angle for the totalscan. But I think in High-Chirp it is the same as the broadband transducers, 20 degrees. That's quite a bit wider than the B75H. You will miss fish switching to the narrow beam, I don't know if you will miss a significant amount or not.
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Old 12-13-2017, 06:10 AM
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Thanks Abbor, I went with the B75H. Now I just have to wait for the boat to be built.
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