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Any advice the CP family can provide on installing a TH transducer on new 2520xl would be greatly appreciated. The boat hasn't been delivered yet so I haven't been able to take a good look at the hull area to date(inside or out). If I chose to let a pro do it can anyone recommend a good mechanic in the Little Creek area (Norfolk/VA Beach)?

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Capt Tim
Soon to be "Trilogy"
 

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Welcome aboard Capt!

I just did that upgrade on my 2520 MVSC - actually... my dealer did the upgrade. :wink:

I ran the last 2 seasons with an Airmar P66 transom mount transducer hooked to a Furuno FCV-600L, but I decided this winter to swap out the P66 and move up to an Airmar "Tilted Element" through-hull transduder.



The 'ducer was installed this winter while she was on the hard wintering over in the dealers storage lot, so I can't give you 'installed' photos or performance info yet. Maybe within the next 4 weeks... :)

12º tilted version
(for 8º to 15º deadrise)
http://www.byownerelectronics.com/store ... 491&page=1

-- 20º tilted version
(for 16º to 24º deadrise)
http://www.byownerelectronics.com/store ... 491&page=1

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Thanks MB..appreciate the response and personal insight. Just to add a little more info to my original question..I plan to install a C80 FF with DSM300 sounder and bronze TH w/ fairing. Until I get a look inside the deck plates and estimate the hull thickness I won't know for sure what transducer to buy or where to place it. Any additional info on recommended placement or correct make/model is greatly appreciated. TKK
 

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Let's start with the power of the FF. How many watt's?

I told Kev to install the Airmar Tilted Element unit his self, but he chickened out. :) There is not a simpler unit to install. No fairing block, just a 2 3/8in hole to drill.

I put one of the first one's in, at least that anyone on severl diffrent forum's that I know of and gave pix's and a review on it.
It went in a '88 25ft Mako, hooked to a Furuno 600L like Kev has. It's paint's a perfect pix at any speed.
 

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Good question... My budget and personal preference points to the RM C80 MFD w/ DSM 300. I understand the DSM 300 sounder to be compatible with either 600 or 1000 watt transducers. I want to compliment the system with a compatible high performance ducer that is properly installed for maximum efficiency. Since I only get one chance to get it right I am leaning toward a 1K bronze TH transducer. Am I on the right track?

How about proper hull placement? This is my first TH..previous boats have all been TM. I assume the manufacturer will provide generic install instructions but I'm looking for real world advice from fellow PArker owners.

Thanks for the input...please keep it coming. TKK
 

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Trilogy, After doing the research, I selected the transducer I wanted, the Airmar 'tilted element' which is a flush-mount unit (no faring block).

Since I wet slip my boat, I opted to let my dealer do the install since the boat was being stored for the winter on-the-hard at their facility. Since they are a Parker dealer and have done hundreds of similar transducer installs, I figured they would know the optimum point in the hull to place the 'ducer.

I'll let you know in the spring if my trust in them was a good call.
 

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I would like to know more about that transducer, looks easy to install, does it give you depth and temp? I would like to install to replace my TM ducer, I have the Garmin 182C, I think that is the modle , but any more info would be great ! What does wet slip mean ? keep your boat in the water ?
 

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Tara, Here is the product info...

Flush Housing 200/50 transducer with Built-In Deadrise Compensation

• All the benefits of a flush mounted housing:
-- no fairing
-- minimal drag
• Ensures vertical beam for:
-- accurate depth performance
-- excellent echo return at high speed
• Two separate models:
-- 12º tilted version
(for 8º to 15º deadrise)
-- 20º tilted version
(for 16º to 24º deadrise)
• Includes Temp
• Right angle cable exit
protects transducer
cable from damage.

Model B60-12

Uses the Mix & Match cable system. Please specify depthfinder cable desired below.

http://www.byownerelectronics.com/store ... 491&page=1

I believe that Warthog5 installed one on Hammertimes boat, so you might want to PM him for an opinion.

Here she is in her slip...

 

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I just ordered the thru hull transducer, will post pics of the install, but will not be for a few weeks, unless I get a wild hair and do it faster ! Got it from BOE Marine ! Thanks for the tip, I have always not liked the TM ducer, now will have to repair the screw holes on the new boat ):
 

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tara11":d9xpcqse said:
now will have to repair the screw holes on the new boat
Bobby can help you with that. It isn't difficult.
Looking forward to the install photos. :wink:
 

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