Aspiring Boat Bum
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Re: For Pete's sake! I just want a speed transducer!
If he wants a transducer that directly produces NMEA2000 output, then there are only three choices (ST800, ST850, DST800), and none will fit a 1.25" thruhull. It may be possible to use a non-N2K transducer connected to a converter box of some sort, but that seems a kludge way of doing it.
Yes a converter box works but it is indeed a kludge.
Since I installed new speed and depth transducers not that long ago that work fine I didn't want to toss them, so got a box that connected them to my network. A lot cheaper and I didn't have to spend hours feeding wires through inaccessible parts of my bilge.