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Furuno 525ST-PWD vs Furuno 525T-PWD
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posted 07-06-2006 10:47 PM ET (US)
What is the difference between a Furuno transducer 525ST-PWD and 525T-PWD?. I know there is a letter S in the first one, but I really don't know what the letter S stands for. I would be appeciated if the difference between the two types of Furuno transducer was explained.
Thank you in advance.
posted 07-07-2006 08:24 AM ET (US)
The 525ST-PWD is manufactured by Airman and is really an Airmar P66 Transducer. The S stands for speed. The P66 can be purchased without the speed paddlewheel so that's why you see the different model numbers. The ST unit comes standard with temperature and removable speed assembly.
You can view all the particulars in reagards to the unit at the Airmar website.
posted 07-07-2006 08:29 AM ET (US)
The 525ST-PWD calls it a Triducer while the 525T-PWD is called a transducer.
posted 07-10-2006 10:43 AM ET (US)
Thank you Tom. I am sorry to disturb you again. When I decide to buy Furuno FV 620, I confuse reagrding what kind of transducer I should choose. There are so many type available for FCV 620. I have a quite tight budget for transducer. I willing to spend as much as $250 for the transducer. Do you have any suggestion whether I should choose the bronze or the plastic one. Which is the better if I will use for long term purposes. There also offer 10 pin, 8 pin and 7 pin transducer. What is the difference between 10 pin, 8 pin as well as 7 pin.
Thanks for your help.
posted 07-11-2006 01:04 PM ET (US)
Capt you can go a couple of ways depending on how you want to do this. Long Term would probably want to look at a bronze thru hull:
With that said ..... what model Whaler are do you have and is there a place suitable to drill a hole thru the hull.
My 620 is mated to a P66 plastic transom mounted transducer. My set up works very well. Able to hold the bottom in saltwater at 35 mph in 150 - 250' of water. You cab see the differences in prices between the thru hull -vs- the transom mounted transducer.
Here are some pictures of my 620 in action plus the P66 installation on the stern of my Whaler.
Good Luck. You'll be very happy with your choice it's a great FF.
posted 07-13-2006 04:19 AM ET (US)
Thank you for the great pictures. Its very helpful. BTW,I a nomaden fishing maniacs. I have a wooden boat close to the beach where I live. But some time, I fish hundred or thousand kilometers from my place. So I try to put Furuno FCV 620 in a box like singer sewing machine. And I have to design special frame for the tranducer so its become portable,easy to bring it in my car and I can put anywhere in the boat. If I hire a boat with no Fishfinder then, I can use mine to put on that boat.
Again, Thank you for your great pictures.
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