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Old 07-31-2020, 03:23 PM
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I've landed on the 8610xsv for a new 24' CC coming in. I do not expect to do much deep water fishing, but do want to get a capable transducer. Suggestions on which would be best? I don't plan on trailering the boat / expect to get a thru hull.

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The Garmin regular transom mounted chirp ducer works great on my buddies boat. He runs twin 76 series units. Itís long and skinny but hasnít had any issues with it getting on and off the lift or his trailer He fishes inshore shallow and offshore to 700ft or so and itís done plenty good. Simple to use and doesnít need an elaborate install
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Originally Posted by dboneusc View Post
I've landed on the 8610xsv for a new 24' CC coming in. I do not expect to do much deep water fishing, but do want to get a capable transducer. Suggestions on which would be best? I don't plan on trailering the boat / expect to get a thru hull.

Thanks!


Bottom fishing?..or trolling and mid water?

And how deep do you wish to see targets if trolling or mid water.


How deep to see bottom detail if bottom fishing.



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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
Bottom fishing?..or trolling and mid water?

And how deep do you wish to see targets if trolling or mid water.


How deep to see bottom detail if bottom fishing.
Reality is this boat will be primarily in/near-shore recreational for the family, with fishing being in relatively shallow waters (it ain’t never going to the gulf stream). This is in Charleston, SC.

Having said that, I do want to get a nice system (a) for future use as it evolves and (b) I want it to be useful if/when I sell. One of the B175 models? GT51M?

So, the (unhelpful) answer is that I want the best all-around unit, knowing that it doesn’t need to do deep-water spectacularly.


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Originally Posted by Wickedfisha View Post
The Garmin regular transom mounted chirp ducer works great on my buddies boat. He runs twin 76 series units. Itís long and skinny but hasnít had any issues with it getting on and off the lift or his trailer He fishes inshore shallow and offshore to 700ft or so and itís done plenty good. Simple to use and doesnít need an elaborate install
Thanks, good to know!
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Originally Posted by dboneusc View Post
Reality is this boat will be primarily in/near-shore recreational for the family, with fishing being in relatively shallow waters (it ainít never going to the gulf stream). This is in Charleston, SC.

Having said that, I do want to get a nice system (a) for future use as it evolves and (b) I want it to be useful if/when I sell. One of the B175 models? GT51M?

So, the (unhelpful) answer is that I want the best all-around unit, knowing that it doesnít need to do deep-water spectacularly.

Just keep it simple..for under 500'...a transom mounted GT51-TM..for side scan.....if you do not want side scan..the GT23-TM.
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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
Just keep it simple..for under 500'...a transom mounted GT51-TM..for side scan.....if you do not want side scan..the GT23-TM.
Thanks - can I talk you into rec'ing a thru-hull instead of TM (assume still GT51)? Would definitely prefer, don't mind little extra cost.

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You donít need a thru hull unless you demand the performance. A thru hole failure can sink you. A TM failure breaks off and drags in the water. The transom mount is great and has good frequencyís. The chirp will be plenty good inshore
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Originally Posted by dboneusc View Post
Thanks - can I talk you into rec'ing a thru-hull instead of TM (assume still GT51)? Would definitely prefer, don't mind little extra cost.
A thru hull GT51 requires a 13" fairing.....and is the deadrise is greater than 5 degree at the spot of mounting then 2 of them are required...not really a good option for a trailered boat..


So for any thru hull ...a flush mounted transducer such as a B175 or B175 is a better option.

Also..if you ahve the dash room...I have Garmin 1242xsv touch units on sale for $2295.
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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
A thru hull GT51 requires a 13" fairing.....and is the deadrise is greater than 5 degree at the spot of mounting then 2 of them are required...not really a good option for a trailered boat..


So for any thru hull ...a flush mounted transducer such as a B175 or B175 is a better option.

Also..if you ahve the dash room...I have Garmin 1242xsv touch units on sale for $2295.
Makes great sense, thanks. Which B175 do you think makes most general purpose sense? Seems most locally use the HW or M.

maybe could do gt51 on transom as add on.

great price on those - let me measure!


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"primarily in/near-shore recreational for the family, with fishing being in relatively shallow waters"


For that fishing paramater ..I would start with a GT51-TM.....it will be good for targets on traditional to about 500'.



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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
"primarily in/near-shore recreational for the family, with fishing being in relatively shallow waters"


For that fishing paramater ..I would start with a GT51-TM.....it will be good for targets on traditional to about 500'.
totally get it but I’m pretty set on thru hull. Is there a b175 that fits a general purpose bill?

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If you fish in the water column down to about 600' you can use the B175HW....that is the most sensitive 1kw on the market.
Traditional CHIRP only..no side or down scan.

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