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I am wanting a sounder that can mark fish down at 500m or so. Its going on a 7m Westcoaster so transom mount transducer.

I was looking at a Furuno fcv295 and a custom dual transducer 2kw setup, but it feels a bit over the top
 
Does anyone have a Sounder with 1KW transom mount transducer that can mark fish at 500m well, or do I need to bite the bullet?
 
 
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ps - dont need touch screen, and dont need chart
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If buying new surely 587/588 and TM260 is going to be easiest?
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I run a lowrance hds7 gen2 with a tm260 and only been to 430 meters so far and still learning the settings for that depth it's ok but I've seen what a 295 with a 2kw can do and for the size of boat you have why not go for it, at least you won't have to upgrade again.
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I've just put a 295 in my boat. I haven't had the opportunity to go and test it really deep yet but the installation / transducer mounts / wiring is actually quite easy if you have some skills and clues. I'm seeing a whole lot more detail on the bottom / fish than I ever have before at 80 metres
I'm really looking forward to February . I will be fishing out of doubtless bay again. should be awesome 
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I hear they were getting good bottom reads using a Garmin and chirp.  BME have a 9" fishfinder pretty cheap.
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The best transducer you can easily put on the transom for deep water is a 1kW chirp transducer - either the TM265 or TM275. The 1kW Chirp transducers are simply better than the non chirp equivalent (TM260) - they use later technology to give a clearer picture with less ringing and can be driven "harder".

You can then hook it up to a number of different sounders - any current Garmin GPSMAP product, Furuno FCV295 or DFF3, Simrad NSS evo3 or BSM3. Each have their good points.

1kW chirp should get you fishing in 500M - but results at anything above drifting depend greatly on engine noise, transducer installation, user skill etc.

The 9" model earlier mentioned is an echomap product, and unfortunately can't drive a 1kW transducer

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been very happy with my tm 265lm seen fish/bottom in 850m - havent been deaper yet
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Hi Rob / Bay Marine

Do you know when the new Garmin 942xs will be in stock here and what the pricing will be?

It looks the perfect good value option to gain a slightly bigger screen and slightly more powerful Chirp sounder than my current 751s that i love but would like a bit bigger screen?

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We haven't officially been given any pricing, but I see on the garmin.co.nz website they are listed at $2199. A loose ETA we have is about March.

The sounder specs appear to be the exactly same as the 751xs - which we found gave really good performance - are you struggling with yours?
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No no problems at all i really like the 751xs i just want the same thing but a bigger screen. 

I also think the 751xs is only 600watt chirp sounder compared to the 942xs has a 1kw Chirp sounder?

Do you think this would give me much improvement in deep water performance with my GT- 23 600watt Chirp transducer or would it be no / limited extra? 

I think from memory it currently stops finding the bottom around  250+ meters currently. Which is fine for me but would be an added bonus if i got more deep water performance out of it as well as a bigger screen out of the new unit.
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There was a bit of confusion about the power output of that range of sounders - at one stage the output of the 820xs was listed at 1kW chirp in NZ and 600W chirp in the UK. I believe the 751xs had the same sounder in it. We've got shots of the 820xs in 850M plus but I don't think we have any of the 751xs.

I would doubt there would be a great increase in the performance between sounders with any transducer, but yeah even more so with a 600W chirp.

We normally recommend the 23 for fishing in 150M - I would expect them to work a bit better on the drift than loose the bottom at 250. At speed there is so many variables I couldn't say.
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Oh wow that is strange they had the numbers wrong. I just did the compare on the Garmin Aus / NZ site and it still has the 751xs at 600w Chirp and the new one at 1kw as below.
Not a worry tho thanks heaps for the response, i will wait till the units arrive next year then decide then!


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Hi..i am a new user here. I am learning the settings for that depth it's ok but I've seen what a 295 with a 2kw can do and for the size of boat you have why not go for it.

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Originally posted by CaleKee CaleKee wrote:

Hi..i am a new user here. I am learning the settings for that depth it's ok but I've seen what a 295 with a 2kw can do and for the size of boat you have why not go for it.
Welcome to the forum Calee that original post is quite old 2016.
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