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Old 11-01-2019, 01:35 PM
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So I am looking at these different units. Garmin 8610 or the nss9 or screw it and get the go9. The question I have if I get the 8610 or the nss9 what else do I need to buy to get it to do the functions in the sim mode. You know all the chirp side scan live scan and 3D view. I am really confused and so are the clowns working at west marine on what do I need to buy to get all the fish finder functions.
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The 8610xsv has all the sonar functions built in so all you need is the transducer for your hull and your set to go.

Traditional: 50/200, 77/200, 83/200
Single Channel CHIRP: 40-250
Dual Channel CHIRP: 40-250
SideVü/ClearVü: CHIRP 260/455/800
Ultra High-Definition ClearVü: 0.8 MHz (800 kHz), CHIRP range: 760-880 kHz
Ultra High-Definition SideVü: 1.2 MHz (1,200 kHz), CHIRP range: 1,020-1,230 kHz

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To add to Jim's info, if you want Panoptix for Livescope you need to add a module. Otherwise, its all in there, just get the XSV version. You can save big bucks and get the 1042xsv, but it has buttons. Or save a little money and get the 1242xsv Touch.
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I don't think either of those are correct....

The 8600xsv series has a yellow LVS transducer port and panoptix transducers work with the garmine ethernet connector. No module needed. Then your standard orange 12 pin for chirp/clearvu/sidevu

You will need the LVS or panoptix transducers to get those views, in addition to whatever chirp/clearvu/sidevu youre running.


On the simrad, you can use a standard active imagine 3-in-1 for your chirp/downscan/structurescan. But if you want the 3d (and i know garmin better than simrad so not %100 here) I think you need the 3d module. Also, make sure you wait for rebate, nss evo3s coming soon.

What kind of boat and engine style? That can change transducer mounting and cost.
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I am using it on a 2150 bluewater. It has the three foot bracket. I currently have the original 1850 and 600L Furuno equipment on it. So hell the 500 dollar model right now will be an upgrade. But I am wanting to get some good stuff to up my game. I really want that 3D view so I can find new spots while I am trolling in the summer for kings. Also in the next year or two I while add the Rhodan to the mix also. So for now I am trying to get my dash moderne.
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I saw this and its 12" cousin in West Marine yesterday..for a boat that you won't need much networking, it may be the way to go. It will support panoptix and radar, and has a plenty fast processor for the new G# and (coming soon) newer maps.

https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/626316

The 12" screen was in the ~$2700 range...seemed like the cheapest 12" around.

https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/626322
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Originally Posted by Lemons View Post
I don't think either of those are correct....

The 8600xsv series has a yellow LVS transducer port and panoptix transducers work with the garmine ethernet connector. No module needed. Then your standard orange 12 pin for chirp/clearvu/sidevu

You will need the LVS or panoptix transducers to get those views, in addition to whatever chirp/clearvu/sidevu youre running.


On the simrad, you can use a standard active imagine 3-in-1 for your chirp/downscan/structurescan. But if you want the 3d (and i know garmin better than simrad so not %100 here) I think you need the 3d module. Also, make sure you wait for rebate, nss evo3s coming soon.

What kind of boat and engine style? That can change transducer mounting and cost.

It can use the LVS12 out of the box. That is sort of "livescope light". To get full Livescope you need the box
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Originally Posted by Joe View Post
I saw this and its 12" cousin in West Marine yesterday..for a boat that you won't need much networking, it may be the way to go. It will support panoptix and radar, and has a plenty fast processor for the new G# and (coming soon) newer maps.

https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/626316

The 12" screen was in the ~$2700 range...seemed like the cheapest 12" around.

https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/626322


That one is a ECHOMAP 600 watt units..but no radar capability, very flexible , lots of extra's and mainly for shallower water use.
GPSMAP units are 1000 watts and radar capable..and for both shallow and deeper water use.

And there are now GPSMAP 12" units now on sale :


https://www.thehulltruth.com/semperf...more-sale.html


https://www.hodgesmarine.com/Garmin-Gpsmap-Reg-1242xsv-Touch-p/gar010-01917-13.htm?gclid=Cj0KCQiAtf_tBRDtARIsAIbAKe2aSgbp5h95s TBm1099-nzqPR2cPurAUtQWFeSLgFhO7y1Yo-ohqGMaAl3tEALw_wcB&click=19

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The 1242 is the older processor; much slower with the new G3 maps than the new echomaps. The Ultra 126sv does support using radar.

Originally Posted by ljid View Post
That one is a ECHOMAP 600 watt units..but no radar capability, very flexible , lots of extra's and mainly for shallower water use.
GPSMAP units are 1000 watts and radar capable..and for both shallow and deeper water use.

And there are now GPSMAP 12" units now on sale :

https://www.thehulltruth.com/semperf...more-sale.html

https://www.hodgesmarine.com/Garmin-...w_wcB&click=19

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