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Depth Finder Display vs Transducer; Have to be bought together?

So while I always knew that my Catalina 27 has a transducer permanently mounted thru the hull, I always wondered what the previous owner had done with the display unit.

So, before I buy a whole new setup, and re-mount a thru-the-hull fitting this winter, I was wondering if transducers are interchangeable with displays.


All i am looking for is a very basic depth reading. I don't need fish finding or anything like that.

The connector on the transducer cable is similar to that of an audio RCA, or Phono jack, with dual conductor wire. Can I just buy a new display? Are they interchangeable?

Any thoughts?

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While there is some interchangability between transducers and displays, I think you're really better off buying them together to insure compatibility.

I'd point out that most of the transducers are actually made by one company—Airmar—and as such, some will be interchangeable.
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