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Plan To Take Hard Look At Simrad NSS7
|Author||Topic: Plan To Take Hard Look At Simrad NSS7|
posted 10-06-2014 07:53 PM ET (US)
I was pretty impressed with Simrad NSS8 units on boat I was on over the weekend. Dude had two in the console. Gonna take a hard look at NSS7 for my boat. Just FYI.
posted 10-06-2014 09:42 PM ET (US)
Pete--Thanks for keeping us informed of your plans. And, what a great boat name--DUDE! Why didn't I think of that one?
posted 10-06-2014 10:56 PM ET (US)
Not the name of the boat, Jim. Should have preface dude with The - The dude...
posted 10-07-2014 08:54 AM ET (US)
Pete, you can call me FNO or Frank. I don't go by Dude since I found out that I can not stand up on a surf board anymore. Thanks for the review of my Simrad NSS8 chartplotters. I have nothing but good things to say about them and the multitude of accessories.
posted 10-07-2014 10:40 AM ET (US)
Humor, you have to love it, Dudes.
posted 10-07-2014 12:52 PM ET (US)
When considering a new chart plotter, GNSS receiver, and SONAR unit combined into one, the place I take the hardest look is usually the lower right corner of the brochure--where the retail price is usually listed. I find that affects a lot of my decisions.
posted 10-07-2014 04:29 PM ET (US)
In my 1995 Outrage 21, I installed a NSS7 (not evo2) last May. Originally, I had a Lowrance LMS-1000 and it died after several years. At that time, Northstar went from the 952 series to the 6000 series and the $3,299 952 WAAS dropped to $1,300. The Northstar died and last April, I got the NSS7. There was a $200 rebate for the old model. Not sure that rebate still exists. I found it to be accurate and very simple to use. I prefer the 2-D display option for most navigating. I found that the indiginous Simrad Chart (Insight) doesn't display breakwaters too clearly. I liked the thick brown lines of the Northstar and I also saw that Evo-2 displays jetties better. I'm thinking of getting the Navionics Platinum Plus but haven't yet. The unit is easy to configure and use. It seems like technology improvements are coming at a faster pace. Going with the best-of-the-best circa 2011 was a huge improvement over the 952 and with the rebate, it was very inexpensive out the door. I currently have a vintage 1995 Furuno 582 (CRT) sounder and when that dies, I have already planted the seed with the Simrad. I can get the BB-3 sounder module and a pocket mount Airmar 599L/H transducer and still be on my way.
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