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george nagy posted 12-12-2001 09:18 AM ET (US)   Profile for george nagy   Send Email to george nagy  
I have an old combo loran-depth/fish finder made by King. The transducer reads both speed and water temp in addition to depth. I'm wondering if this transducer will work for a new unit such as the garmin 168 gps/sounder? Maybe the connections need to swaped out? I know some of you are very knowledgeable in this area I'm hoping someone can shed some light. Thanks
Tsuriki BW posted 12-12-2001 10:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tsuriki BW  Send Email to Tsuriki BW     
George,

Almost al the transducers made for FFs are produced by Airmar. I just bought a new ICOM FP561 and the transom mount transducer. I currently have a Humminbird FF but will switch transducers at the same time install the ICOM.

FFs can be single frequency 200khz, 50khz (special for deeper penetration) or dual 200/50khz, and therefore require a matching transducer.

The transducer, especially the mounting/allignment, is one of the most important part of your FF operation and, IMO, should be matched to your FF unit. Spend the extra $ and get the transducer made for the Garmin 168.

Tsuriki

Tsuriki BW posted 12-12-2001 10:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tsuriki BW  Send Email to Tsuriki BW     
George,

Almost al the transducers made for FFs are produced by Airmar. I just bought a new ICOM FP561 and the transom mount transducer. I currently have a Humminbird FF but will switch transducers at the same time install the ICOM.

FFs can be single frequency 200khz, 50khz (special for deeper penetration) or dual 200/50khz, and therefore require a matching transducer.

The transducer, especially the mounting/allignment, is one of the most important part of your FF operation and, IMO, should be matched to your FF unit. Spend the extra $ and get the transducer made for the Garmin 168.

Tsuriki

Tsuriki BW posted 12-12-2001 10:24 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tsuriki BW  Send Email to Tsuriki BW     
Darn double posts...Jim can you delete, Please!
Tsuriki BW posted 12-12-2001 10:27 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tsuriki BW  Send Email to Tsuriki BW     
Darn double posts...Jim can you delete, Please!
Taylor posted 12-12-2001 02:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for Taylor  Send Email to Taylor     
How are you doing those anyway, Tsuriki? Navigating back to the posting page and reposting?
Tsuriki BW posted 12-12-2001 06:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tsuriki BW  Send Email to Tsuriki BW     
When I hit the reply button I get the "thanks..we're taking you back" page and I get to the original thread. If I later hit the "back" button on IE it takes me back to the "Thanks" screen and if I can't go elsewhere soon enough, the double post happens.

I just need to go to other pages another way.

Tsuriki

triblet posted 12-12-2001 08:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
Install the new transducer. The old one
MIGHT work, the new one WILL. And the old
one is, ah, OLD.

If you were to use the old one, best case
you would have to splice on the connector
from the new one. Do you really want to go
cutting up your new one?

Chuck

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