Standalone FF Mentoring Needed

Ramos

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Jan 17, 2019
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Sherman County, Oregon
Name
Jon Ramos
Boat
Stabicraft 205 SC
Wanting to add a dedicated sounder on our Stabicraft 2050 Supercab. We primarily bottom fish the Oregon Coast in 100-400' with some salmon trolling and aspirations of albies. Currently, we are running a Simrad Go9 with the 3-in-1 transducer. The plan is to leave this in place for down/side scan and navigation. I think I have the choices narrowed down to either the Simrad S2009 or the Furuno FCV588. Curious what the more technically inclined here suggest. My understanding is that I can save waypoints from the S2009 to the Go9 via our existing NMEA2000 backbone but not from the Furuno to the Go9, correct? As for transducers, the Airmar TM185M would seem to be a good option for the S2009? Not sure what to pair the Furuno with if that end up being the way to go. Anyways, thoughts and suggestions will be appreciated and welcome!
 

Tesoro

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Sep 5, 2015
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Brookings, Southern Oregon
Name
Chris
Boat
21 Arima Ranger 'HogFish'
if you already have simrad I suggest keeping the same brand so you have the same style of controls/software interface. I fish exactly like you on the Or coast and have the TM165hw hooked up to my nss evo2. great for bottom fishing in 30-100ft due to wide beam and I see salmon at 300 ft on the bottom. Also good for salmon trolling due to wider beam. Dosent throw up any spray as it is smallish.
 

Derby

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Sep 9, 2010
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2,546
SouthBay SF
Name
The Kid
Boat
Aquasport 222 FFV
buy a remain NSS9 EVO2 for 900.

Or you could just ditch the 3:1 and buy a real transducer.
 

Tesoro

Member
Sep 5, 2015
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Brookings, Southern Oregon
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Chris
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21 Arima Ranger 'HogFish'
True!
I have one of those 3:1 and no use for it. would take it off but then its a few hrs of de-wiring and hole patching.