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Old 11-26-2018, 03:24 AM
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I have a 33 Rampage Express and would like to add a through-hull transducer. Are there advantages to a fairing block as opposed to a tilted element? If I need to keep it out of the engine room, it has to be pretty far forward (see pic), and I don't know if that creates any issues. Cruising speed is 25 kts.
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Old 11-26-2018, 08:54 AM
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Sometimes as speed increases on a large hull...usually 30' and larger... the friction of the hull can develop a boundary layer of disturbed water flow.
Using a fairing places the transducer elements in cleaner water.

A fairing mount in an engine room is no problem..as all you have is the stem to deal with.
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Old 12-07-2018, 06:29 AM
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I've narrowed it down to the B285HW or the B275LHW. Could you give me a price for each with an NSS evo3 connection?

Do you think the 275 is worth it? I will keep my old M260 for now, and maybe upgrade to CHIRP 265 next year. It is located in the engine room, and I want to check how hot the tub water gets next summer.
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Old 12-07-2018, 09:21 AM
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The advantage of the B175C-LHW is the low band will give you added depth for reading bottom deep..

If you fish in less than 600 or so and dow not need to read bottom past that...the B285C-HW will be fine.

PM sent wiht pricing.
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