New transducter time. Bottom contour or just depth & temp?
It's bottom painting time on my Grand Banks 42 and I want to get a new transducer to replace a long dead one from PO. My Garmin system currently picks up depth through a Raytheon Tridata standalone & its transducer. I would turn Tridata back to standalone and only use it if new transducer goes out (I know both can't be on at same time or they'll interfere w/each other).
So how many of y'all pick up just depth (& maybe water temp) vs how many pick up bottom contour too?
I could go simple transducer - depth & water temp. Or spend more and add a Garmin "black box", upgraded transducer and show bottom as well.
My Garmin on my 18' center console shows contour, but I find I mostly only use that for fishing. When I'm running I mostly just show depth on nav chart.