Garmin transducers

newtauk17

Almost A Member
Feb 5, 2010
146
78
Arroyo Grande/CA/USA
Name
Kohei
Boat
18',Robalo
Gents - recently bought a GPSMAP 942XS Plus while waiting for a new rig to arrive. There is a multitude of transducers available for this unit. Any input appreciated - which ones you use, etc.

thanks
 

thesaltyhooker

Almost A Member
Oct 25, 2018
176
93
34
Renton
Name
Anders
Boat
North River Seahawk
Where do you fish, what do you fish for, type of boat, and budget are all things that need to be answered first.
Personally I run an airmar TM 185HW 1KW with that unit.
 

acefuture

@acecraftco
Apr 3, 2019
627
595
Costa Mesa, CA
Name
Ace
Boat
Always changing
That unit has 1kw transducer capability so like thesaltyhooker said, i'd run a 1kw Airmar and nothing less if you can. If not, the GT51-TM from Garmin is a great "budget" ducer
 

got2fishsd

Member
Jun 21, 2005
861
307
40
Oceanside
Name
Eric
Boat
Maritime 20d
I just installed the B175hw on my Maritime20D. I put it under the lean post. If you want to go through hull I can show you how I did mine.
I think the 175hw is too wide of an angle for rockfish. Works just not ideal for small rocks, deep.
 

FishNfOOl711

Almost A Member
Mar 31, 2006
108
1
Venice
Name
Jay
Boat
Working on em
I’m about to do new garmin 8612xsv on my 22 Davis. I’m going with a Airmar 275LHW. Does anyone have any input on that or something comparative?