New Boat Need Transducer help.

Old 03-19-2019, 06:25 PM
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Default New Boat Need Transducer help.

I just bought a new boat that comes with a Garmin GPSMAP 942xs and realized it comes with a B60 through hull transducer from the factory (Sea Hunt). I want to do chirp clear vu and side vu so I was thinking about a transom mounted transducer. I was recommended the gt51m-tm but will that get me clear vu and side vu? I also read about some GCV 20 Garmin Black Box I need? Can someone please let me know exactly what parts I need to buy to get chirp/down vu and side vu working on my system? I plan to fish inshore and in the Gulf up to 300 ft. I have no clue what to buy so any info would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 03-20-2019, 08:24 AM
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The GT51 has it all, CHIRP Side scan/downscan and CHIRP traditional
The Garmin 942xs cannot use the it does not have side scan built in.

You can use the black box GCV10 and the GT30 transducer...the GT30 has Side and Down scan.
And you then need to change out the B60 to a B75.

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