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Old 04-06-2018, 05:27 PM   #11
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After researching Garmin, Raymarine, Lowrance, and Simrad chartplotters, I purchased a Garmin GPSMAP 7612xsv with a Garmin GT 51 M-TH (through hull) transducer in 2015 for my Mako 234. No problems with the setup since purchase. Purchased at and installed by Georges Marine Electronics. Competitive price and top quality installation.

Easy to use and very intuitive if you choose not to memorize the manual. Finds the fish but I have trouble catching them!
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Old 04-26-2018, 12:49 AM   #12
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After researching Garmin, Raymarine, Lowrance, and Simrad chartplotters, I purchased a Garmin GPSMAP 7612xsv with a Garmin GT 51 M-TH (through hull) transducer in 2015 for my Mako 234. No problems with the setup since purchase. Purchased at and installed by Georges Marine Electronics. Competitive price and top quality installation.

Easy to use and very intuitive if you choose not to memorize the manual. Finds the fish but I have trouble catching them!
I am looking at replacing my Garmin 4212 for the same system. The 7612xsv with that same duce on a 26' boat that we trailer. My only concern is the trailering part and the the GT51M-TH extending a little out from the bottom of the boat. I looked at how my trialer is set up while boat is on it and it doesnt seem like it would be an issue. I have guide posts on trailer and the back bunks really dont touch the boat till you start pulling out so it seems like as long as I am straight on the trailer it would be pretty hard to hurt the 51. Do you trailer yours and what has your experience and thought been if you do?
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Old 04-26-2018, 01:50 AM   #13
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I have the Garmin 942xs and really like it.
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Salty Daze,
My transducer is mounted on the hull center line about 4" from the transom without a flaring block. The transducer protrudes about 1 1/2'" below the hull and is about 9" long and 2 1/2" wide. I do not trailer the boat - dry storage at Harbor View Marina. In fact, I don't even have a trailer.

If you take in account of the location of trailer parts (bungs, roller, etc.), and locate the transducer accordingly, you should not have a problem with contact. All assuming a proper launch and recovery.

Obviously a transom mount transducer or an in-hull installation (both of which have some disadvantages when compared to a through hull transducer installation) would (generally) not have to consider trailer part obstacles. If cost is not a factor and you can install the transducer to clear launch/recovery trainer obstacles, I would highly recommend the through hull transducer.
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