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Old 10-15-2011, 06:51 AM
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The NSS8 MFD should be in my hands by this Tuesday Those that have them already how are you liking it thus far ????

WHICH TRANSDUCER ???? I rarely fish in water over 125' I do not want a thru hull ducer......What would you guys suggest ???

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Old 10-15-2011, 07:14 AM
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Airmar P66 for a good transom mount - not 1,000w, but at 125', it'll do. Are you going to add sidescan at some point? Nice unit!
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Actually the transducer that came with my HDS-8 is about as good as the P66 I added. I can switch between the 2 and do occasionally when fishing deep as it does seem to pick up a little better detail. But if I were to do it over, I'd just go with the matching transducer that comes with the plotter.
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Lightbulb Great machine

Moved up from an HDS 8 to the Simrad NSS 8, the touch screen machine is user friendly and extremely fast. Well worth the upgrade.

Good luck with it. Also used the same Ducer that was on my HDS 8.

To be compatible with the Yamaha XCA 4.2 motor you will be using a Command Link PLUS.

From Yamaha get:6Y8-82521-01-00 for a 1 ft. cable
11-00 for a 2 ft.
21-00 for a 3 ft.
31-00 for a 6 ft.
41-00 for a 9 ft.
51-00 for a 12 ft.

From Navico you need: NMEA 2000 STARTER KIT
N2K-T-RD
N2KEXT-6RD

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Old 10-16-2011, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by kitebuz View Post
Airmar P66 for a good transom mount - not 1,000w, but at 125', it'll do. Are you going to add sidescan at some point? Nice unit!
yes i do plan on getting sidescan but not for a while, maybe not until next may.
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thanks for the transducer suggestions, Stanman, thanks for the Yamaha info
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Old 10-17-2011, 12:51 AM
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Originally Posted by GulfC View Post
Actually the transducer that came with my HDS-8 is about as good as the P66 I added. I can switch between the 2 and do occasionally when fishing deep as it does seem to pick up a little better detail. But if I were to do it over, I'd just go with the matching transducer that comes with the plotter.
Yup, same unit, thats what I did. I think it works fine but would like to compare it with someone elses.
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Well, I get to add an extra bit that happened yesterday. 25 miles out, fairly calm day allowing 35-40 mph travel. At some point, it hasn't happened before, but the P66 kicked up maybe from water pressure or it hit something. There's no indication of hitting anything. All we knew at the time from ship side was it started acting erratically.

I have a swim platform so there's no just reaching down to check on transducers or reset them. But after the P66 quit working, I changed to the HDS-8 orig ducer and kept fishing. So I guess adding the extra transducer wasn't a waste after all.
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The NSS8 looks like a sweet little unit. Let us know how you like it, once you log some time with it.
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