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I need to replace my sounder. I believe the transducer is fine, just the display. So, that being said, the old one is a round Raymarine something or other in a 4" dia hole. Go figure. Any suggestions on a replacement? I see a gazillion 2" round cheapies on the market but I'm leaning toward the industrial strength models. Any idea? Si-Tex Vs RayMarine Vs ??.

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Hi Don,
You may try contacting DMI in Middleboro, Ma. They repair, replace the old Datamarine displays that I believe are 4" round among others.
Actually they may be able to repair/rebuild your unit. phone # 774 213 9744 check out their web site.

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Don't eliminate the 2 inch "cheapies" out of hand. Norcross Hawkeye for example uses Airmar transducers, just like the expensive sailboat instruments use. And their displays have the same features at 25% of the price. For the price of a Raymarine depth instrument you can get a 5 inch GPS plotter with depth scanning capability. Makes no sense.

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As Airmar makes the majority of the transducers for most companies, it is quite possible you can keep the transducer you have and pick up an adapter to match the new unit's cable. This mostly has to do with the frequencies of both units, so you might want to do a bit of research and save yourself some work and money.

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We have a recent Raymarine depth head working with a 25 yr old Signet transducer.. just had to cut the cable end off and terminate the wires appropriately.

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Don't eliminate the 2 inch "cheapies" out of hand. Norcross Hawkeye for example uses Airmar transducers, just like the expensive sailboat instruments use. And their displays have the same features at 25% of the price. For the price of a Raymarine depth instrument you can get a 5 inch GPS plotter with depth scanning capability. Makes no sense.
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that has always been my stance, but I bought a 2" Hawkeye which failed after 5 years and replaced it with a Norcross which NEVER really worked well. The my "new" boat has a chart plotter so I don't want another something sitting on my pedestal. On the bulkhead there are three instrument displays, one of which is depth so I'd like to stay as "original" as possible. I hate changing things and despise drilling holes.


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Don't eliminate the 2 inch "cheapies" out of hand. Norcross Hawkeye for example uses Airmar transducers, just like the expensive sailboat instruments use. And their displays have the same features at 25% of the price. For the price of a Raymarine depth instrument you can get a 5 inch GPS plotter with depth scanning capability. Makes no sense.[/QUOTE

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that has always been my stance, but I bought a 2" Hawkeye which failed after 5 years and replaced it with a Norcross which NEVER really worked well. The my "new" boat has a chart plotter so I don't want another something sitting on my pedestal. On the bulkhead there are three instrument displays, one of which is depth so I'd like to stay as "original" as possible. I hate changing things and despise drilling holes.


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I hear you. However at about $100, you can buy a couple for the price of one Raymarine. And if you want to retain the original location, Just mount the 2" display in the old round housing.

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