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Old 31-10-2013, 08:15   #1
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Garmin Echo 150 Fishfinder Transducer Question

Hi Folks

We are headed back to the US soon for our annual greet the family & spend boat bucks. One of the things that has been on our list for the past few years is a Fishfinder. A excellent way to determine bottom contour when anchoring. Ok may even point us to some fish as well.

The basic package comes with the head and a 20' length of cable ending in a transom mounted transducer.

Question

Has anyone used this identical system (Garmin 150) and used the supplied transom transducer to shoot thru the fiberglass hull? I know many boats that use this method (with type unknown) and even though it reduces the overall depth reading seems to work just fine.

To swap out the transom mounted transducer for a normal thru hull type will cost me a lot more than the entire unit costs.

Your comments and suggestions on the Garmin 150 would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

Chuck
SV Jacaranda
Bahia de Ecuador
Headed Panama next week
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