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20 footer I/O looking for a cheaper 2D and lots ofhelp

gica69gica69 SoCalPosts: 2 Greenhorn
So I have been looking around and reading everything there is. I use gen 3s 9 inch and 7 inch.
I ran across these 2 Raymarine 1k transducers at 300 bucks each used can be adapted for Lowrance.
B175H 6 to 10 angle and B175L 21 to 32 beam angle. I am also looking at the B75s in M or H, probably M.
The TM150M and TM165HW.
I want to be able to read water column for sure but also some bottom. I don't fish at 1k feet depths yet, not with this boat. Off SoCal cost and some lakes.
I like the 900ft range of the B75M 300w.
The TM165HW is newer and seems ok for the column, don't know about bottom. Most compare it to the B175HW in not so deep water for stripers.
Finally the TM150M which does down to 400 feet or a bit more at 300W 21 to something beam.
Need help am not able to spend that much but mostly want advice on quality all in one compromise. Thanks in advance.


  • gica69gica69 SoCalPosts: 2 Greenhorn
    So I just bought the TM165HW for 141 shipped including tax brand new. I sure hope it will do the trick. I know this is wide so bottom is wide but it's 600W and was going against the TM150M at 300W 80 dollar difference. If I will just bottom I will have to get a through hull B75H or M. But probably H. What do you guys think?
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