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New depth instrument with existing transducer

My boat has a Uniden depth and ST40 Raymarine speed. I'd like to replace both of these with an ST40 Bidata display, and use the other instrument location for a different instrument (wind), to keep it neat and compact.

Does anyone know if Uniden and Raymarine depth instruments use the same (or compatible) transducers? I know generally all new transducers are made by Airmar, and both instruments specify 200 khz transducer. That said, I'd like to be sure. If anyone did this before and found out it will (or will not) work - let me know.
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My boat has a Uniden depth and ST40 Raymarine speed. I'd like to replace both of these with an ST40 Bidata display, and use the other instrument location for a different instrument (wind), to keep it neat and compact.

Does anyone know if Uniden and Raymarine depth instruments use the same (or compatible) transducers? I know generally all new transducers are made by Airmar, and both instruments specify 200 khz transducer. That said, I'd like to be sure. If anyone did this before and found out it will (or will not) work - let me know.
Brak, I'm not going to be any help with your question but we are about to put in an ST60 (I got sold up, sigh, it was going to be the ST40) and I was wondering about the transducer. Is it all one unit ? I'd imagined the speed was still going to be a separate unit, i.e there'd be two.
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The standard Raymarine package has two transducers, as far as I know. I also know replacing this with a single combo transducer from Airmar was discussed here (and I think the consensus was that it would work).

I suppose this partially answers my question. I am fairly sure Raymarine uses standard Airmar transducers, I am just not sure about Uniden (I never saw any of their instruments until now).

ST60 are very nicely designed, good choice of instrument IMHO
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