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Old 07-20-2020, 06:46 AM
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Who has one and what are the things you like or dislike? Are you having any issues with it?
Old 07-21-2020, 09:42 AM
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I have had an Evo 3 12 inch model for about two and half years and overall I really like the unit. I have separate through hull transducers for high-frequency chirp and down/ Side scan. I wish I had gotten the 16 inch screen because I like to run a four way screen split with chart, CHIRP, down scam & side scan running simultaneously.

I have not had any technical problems while on the water, but I have been unable to get down scan files to replay. My unit will track the bottom for depth at 53 miles an hour, but I think that is as much a function of the thru hull sonar transducer is anything. the interface is pretty intuitive and I like being able to change the scale on screens three ways – pinch, +/- icons and my favorite is the knob on the right side of the screen.

I mainly use sonar for grouper fishing in the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico and we are looking for pretty subtle changes, such as transition from sand to flat lime rock, flat lime rock with 1 – 2 foot depressions and vegetation that is 1 – 2 feet tall. I think the side scan and down scan modes are real game changers. The down scan mode is very useful at detecting rocky areas that stand up only one – 2 feet above the surrounding area and that's where the grouper are. The side scan has allowed me to identify rocky areas and place waypoints around the margins of those areas. I get good side scan images out to about 160 ft port & starboard in 60 feet of water with 400 kHz. I used to think I was fishing a "rock", but I now know that I'm fishing a bump in a rocky area that might 100 ft in diameter. My fishing is 99% in water less than 85 feet of depth, so I can't comment on bottom fishing in deeper areas. If bottom fishing in 600 feet of water was my primary use, I would've gotten one of the external 1 kW solar modules with different transducers.

Overall, pretty happy with my purchase, but will definitely give Furuno a close look when I need to replace it.
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I appreciate the feedback but I am looking at the newly released EVO 3s. I may look at the EVO 3 if the 3s is not up to the hype.
Old 07-21-2020, 06:31 PM
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Sorry- didn't see the "s" after the 3.
Old 07-21-2020, 06:36 PM
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The new NSS evo3s units only arrived on the 15th of this month..so not much time for a good number of units to be out there and get reviews...but that will come.

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NSO Evo3S comes in two versions a blackbox version capable of running two touch screens and as MFD versions. The blackbox is based on NSO Evo2 and the MFD's on NSO Evo3. The differences from the predecessors are faster processors with more cores and more memory. They are running almost identical software to NSO Evo3.

I've been running NSS12 Evo3S for a few months, it's exactly as NSS Evo3 just much faster. NSO Evo3S will be the same compared to NSO Evo3.
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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
The new NSS evo3s units only arrived on the 15th of this month..so not much time for a good number of units to be out there and get reviews...but that will come.
I am trying to get a head of the curve.

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NSO Evo3S comes in two versions a blackbox version capable of running two touch screens and as MFD versions. The blackbox is based on NSO Evo2 and the MFD's on NSO Evo3. The differences from the predecessors are faster processors with more cores and more memory. They are running almost identical software to NSO Evo3.

I've been running NSS12 Evo3S for a few months, it's exactly as NSS Evo3 just much faster. NSO Evo3S will be the same compared to NSO Evo3.
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I appreciate it. Since it is a new processor (I think) for the NSS EVO 3s I was curious if there were any glitches or issues or other subtle user changes (like shortcuts).

As always thank you to both of you for your knowledge and help.
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Abbor, Does the evo3s have a 6 panel screen like the HDS Live?
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12 and 16" NSS Evo3S have 6 panel screens.
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Thanks abbor....

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