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Old 13-03-2009, 11:42   #1
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I have a NAVMAN 6600Trackfish purchased a year ago on sale. It is a combination GPS/plotter and depth sounder. I am using the GPS plotter feature but not the depth sounder because the transducer it came with was transom mounted. This will not work well on a sail boat.

I need a hull mounted transducer to make it (depth sounder) work. Unfortunately NAVMAN appears to no longer be in business and I could not find a NAVMAN transducer.

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1. Will a transducer from a different company (GARMIN or other) work with my NAVMAN?
2. Is there a source for NAVMAN parts?

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BTW if anyone would like the transom mounted transducer, I have one gathering dust.
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Check Airmar's web site. They supply most transducers to the various electronic companies.
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Old 17-03-2009, 18:20   #3
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Depending on hull type, thickness, etc, one option is to mount the transducer you already have inside the hull. If you think it might work in your hull, you could test it using a temporary oil bath (e.g. sealant & short PVC tube). Just keep fingers, etc well away while the transducer is active ...

I mounted a 'transom mount' transducer on my boat (modest displacement epoxy GRP), and it works very well. I can see the fish swimming around, and get reliable depth readings to at least 200 metres. My mount is just bubble-free epoxy, with the flat face of the transducer 'rolled in' to avoid trapping air under it.

Has worked for me without a glitch for four years ... There are boats it would not work on ... and there may be lots of bubbles in a thick GRP lay-up. All I can say is that mine works very well, and I did not have to drill an extra hole in the hull.
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Navman transducers were made by Airmar. According to the cross-reference chart on airmar.com, the through hull depth/speed/temp transducer for the Trackfish 6600 is part #31-667-1-01 (they also list several others that fit). You should be able to buy it at gemeco.com (Airmar's distributor). They don't sell on the web, but they will if you call their phone number.
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You could contact Navman by emailing sales@navico.com
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Love this forum. No matter what you always get help. I have ordered a Airmar transducer.
Thanks again for the great responses.
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