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Old 10-22-2011, 07:20 AM
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Garmin 4210 gps and gmr 24 hd radar with furuno Fcv 585 fish finder
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SImrad NSE12 all in one.

Will be fishing bay and ocean striper fishing and wreck fishing.
Running at night and day.
Chawk pilothouse.

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Old 10-22-2011, 07:45 AM
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The 4210 / 585 setup will give you dedicated units and a bit more screen estate, both are solid well proven units.

NSE12 is a more modern and in my opinion better unit than the two others, it's also much faster than the Garmin. NSE has a chassis built like a tank similar to Raymarine E Classic. For short range use (< 2-3 miles) the BroadBand radar gives a much better picture than a conventional radar dome. Another advantage of NSE is the possibility to connect StructureScan, DownScan and SideScan are excellent for locating bait shoals and fish in the bay as well as wrecks up to 300'. Due to the rotary controller, fishfinder and radar adjustments are very easy on NSE. In case you go for StrucktureScan you can later integrate NSE with a NSS or a Lowrance HDS to get more screen area for a lower cost than buying one more NSE.

The impressive autopilot integration of NSE is a very nice feature in case you have a AP24/28 pilot or plan to buy a pilot.
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Old 10-22-2011, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by abbor View Post
The 4210 / 585 setup will give you dedicated units and a bit more screen estate, both are solid well proven units.

NSE12 is a more modern and in my opinion better unit than the two others, it's also much faster than the Garmin. NSE has a chassis built like a tank similar to Raymarine E Classic. For short range use (< 2-3 miles) the BroadBand radar gives a much better picture than a conventional radar dome. Another advantage of NSE is the possibility to connect StructureScan, DownScan and SideScan are excellent for locating bait shoals and fish in the bay as well as wrecks up to 300'. Due to the rotary controller, fishfinder and radar adjustments are very easy on NSE. In case you go for StrucktureScan you can later integrate NSE with a NSS or a Lowrance HDS to get more screen area for a lower cost than buying one more NSE.

The impressive autopilot integration of NSE is a very nice feature in case you have a AP24/28 pilot or plan to buy a pilot.


Which set-up do think will be easier to use?
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Old 10-22-2011, 09:11 AM
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Probably quite similar, the rotary button makes the fishfinder part of NSE as easy as FCV-585 to use. The menus of NSE are very well organized and easy to find.

If you want the most user friendly unit on the marked you should go NSS12 in stead of NSE12. NSS has both the rotary controller, a few buttons as well as tochscreen. This is the best from both worlds when it comes to user interface. The drawback is that the NSS chassis is not as rugged as NSE and NSS is a bit slower than NSE. NSE is probably the fastest plotter on the marked, so even if NSS is slower than NSE it's faster than Garmin 4010. NSS is running the same software as NSE and can do exactly the same except from video output.

I recently bought a NSS7 in addition to my other units just to be able to check it out, and I'm very impressed by the user interface of NSS, as well as by the unit in general.
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NSE 12 the best.. easy to use , also br 24 radar and sonic hub I fish the
Gulf up to 120 ft You won"t be disappointed!
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Old 10-24-2011, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by angler1 View Post
NSE 12 the best.. easy to use , also br 24 radar and sonic hub I fish the
Gulf up to 120 ft You won"t be disappointed!

What about Structure Scan?
3G radar?
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