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TICTACTUG 08-31-2014 08:16 PM

Need sounder help...simrad NSO
Well the best laid plans always seem to have a kink....

I'm trying to find an inexpensive solution to the sonar box for an older simrad nso system. I was told I couldn't use the bsm1 and it would be cost effective to go with the bsm3 vs the bsm2. Having said that the original plan was that the nso system was just going to be a back up to the new NSS evo2 system I will get later in the winter.

So the $$$ question is how do I get a sounder to this unit and be in the $700 range? can I go with the bsm1 and get a converter kit to make it work? Can I go to the sonar hub and use that instead?

Requirements are that it must pair to a transom mount transducer that is cat friendly. Also I fish saltwater typical depths of around 200 ft. We bottom fish in water up to 600 ft and then head out way deep 1,5000-2,000 for albacore. But the way deep I never really run the sounder then other than to get water temp.

Thanks for the help. I'm all over raymarine, but this nso system was too good a deal to pass now I get to retrain my brain for simrad.

abbor 09-01-2014 01:50 AM

You can use BSM-1, NSS7 (first version or Evo2) and even any any Lowrance HDS model to get sounder functionality for your NSO. But for 1500-2000 you would need BSM-2 or 3 with TM265LH.

TICTACTUG 09-01-2014 09:49 AM

So is the BSM-1 plug and play? Everything I read it didn't list "nso" under compatibility.

semperfifishing 09-01-2014 10:07 AM

Originally Posted by TICTACTUG (Post 7066167)
So is the BSM-1 plug and play? Everything I read it didn't list "nso" under compatibility.

Deep Water Penetration
BSM-1 has the capability to track the bottom and see structure in deep offshore terrain and canyons up to 3000ft (1000m).
Clearly Defined Structure
The high-resolution linear receiver provides superior clarity in shallow and mid-water levels.
'Whisper' Into The Water
Exceptionally low power with efficient long pulses make this the perfect 'low noise' sounder.
Match the frequency with your fishing location: 200kHz for shallow waters, 50kHz for deep offshore and 83kHz for a blend of both.
Fully Waterproof
Certified to IPX7 standard.
Ethernet Connectivity
Connect to an NSS, NSE or NSO navigation system with ease.

keizerh 09-01-2014 12:33 PM

Used the lbs-1, bsm-1 and structurescans 1 and 2 on my nso without issues

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