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#11032202 - 08/10/15 08:48 AM Lowrance adapters
Stump jumper Offline
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I just lost 2 tranducers in 2 weeks. Last time I bought one they were like $50. Now they are at least $70. That and the fact that I have several old style pucks in hull that work perfectly makes me think about adapters. These pucks have the black screw in connectors. I know I would lose temp but do not care. Head unit is an Eagle 480 and has the push in connector. Does anyone know if there is an adapter available. I looked at the Lowrance store and did not see many adapters. Maybe I should try the Lowrance website or CS.

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#11034844 - 08/11/15 09:32 AM Re: Lowrance adapters [Re: Stump jumper]
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At the cost of transducers, unless you happen to have one with the blue Lowrance connection, you're better off to bite the bullet for a transducer.
I don't understand how you're loosing them. Are you not putting them in the hull also. Both the skimmer and the puck can be mounted in the hull.
John
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#11035284 - 08/11/15 12:27 PM Re: Lowrance adapters [Re: Stump jumper]
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What I do not understand is the price increase on transducers. Last time (about 5 years ago) that I bought a skimmer it was $45 now they are $70. I have one the transom. It was an extra that I had laying around and put it on last year. I also have one in the hull for the dash mounted unit. The transom suddenly got weak. It will still barely pick up the bottom. The skimmer that I have in the hull for the bow just quit working. I had this happen before. I now have 3 pucks 1 of which I use for an in dash flasher and the others are dormant. The dormant ones worked fine when I quit using. This is why I was thinking adapter. In the hull I have the 3 pucks and at least 3 skimmers 1 of which works. Needless to say I am running out of room and that is the main reason I was thinking adapter. What I really need to do is buy an HD unit for the dash and run the current transducer to the bow. fyi, boat is almost 30 years old. I have successfully spliced before and I guess I will try that again.

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#11036852 - 08/12/15 07:17 AM Re: Lowrance adapters [Re: Stump jumper]
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Today's transducers are harder to splice. Older transducer had a coax type cable. these have multiple wires inside all shielded. Price increase reflects the advancements made in transducers in the last several years.
John
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#11037553 - 08/12/15 12:35 PM Re: Lowrance adapters [Re: Jones Trolling Motor]
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Originally Posted By: Jones Trolling Motor
Today's transducers are harder to splice. Older transducer had a coax type cable. these have multiple wires inside all shielded. Price increase reflects the advancements made in transducers in the last several years.
John
what advancements? I am looking at the exact same skimmer that I bought 5 years ago and it has almost doubled. Not looking at DSI or HD just a plain Jane skimmer.

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#11037916 - 08/12/15 03:36 PM Re: Lowrance adapters [Re: Stump jumper]
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Originally Posted By: Stump jumper
Originally Posted By: Jones Trolling Motor
Today's transducers are harder to splice. Older transducer had a coax type cable. these have multiple wires inside all shielded. Price increase reflects the advancements made in transducers in the last several years.
John
what advancements? I am looking at the exact same skimmer that I bought 5 years ago and it has almost doubled. Not looking at DSI or HD just a plain Jane skimmer.


Although physically has remained basically the same, the insides have gone through advancements. The same part number is kept and a "running" change is made that is transparent to the end user. That plus the price increase of just everyday living.
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