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Old 09-02-2014, 06:09 PM
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Hi All
I just purchased a NSS12 Sport (MFD only), and need your specialized help in deciding what kind of sounder (CHIRP) and structure scan I need to buy.

I mainly fish in 6- 60 ft of ocean water and might on the odd occasion try going out to 150 ft of Ocean water if the weather is good.

I have a laymans understanding of CHIRP, Structure scanning and working a SIMRAD unit, have used Raytheon/Raymarine and JRC units in the past.

My boat is a 19 ft Mustang Runabout with a 225 Etec Last years model on a trailer.
The boat has trim tabs and an Auxillary 9.9 on the back for backup should anything go wrong.


One prerequisite that I have is the ability to be able to maintain depth regardless of speed, as we sometimes get to speeds up to 45 MPH and depth changes sometimes very rapidly. Current Fish finder is a Raymarine DS 600x with transom mount P58, looses depth if we hit rough weather or turn right doing 10-15 Mph.

Would like to avoid drilling holes in the boat if possible.

Can you please advise which way I should go.

Also money is tight as I have to quit my job last year to look after my father who has Alzheimers.
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:08 PM
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SonarHub will give you structure scan and single channel CHIRP. The TM150M or B150M (same transducer, different mounting style) should be all you'll need at your depths. Maintaining depth at speed, properly mounting will be the most important thing. Thru hulls work the best, and drilling holes in your boat shouldn't be a concern.
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:09 PM
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And just to make sure, you got the NSS12, not the NSS12 Evo2?
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:32 PM
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Originally Posted by stiletto View Post
And just to make sure, you got the NSS12, not the NSS12 Evo2?
Because NSS Evo2 has SonarHub integrated.

B150M is the recommended transducer for you.
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Yes it is the NSS12 Sport(12" due to me not being able to see the screen easily) not the Evo2 as it was out of my budget. Apart from the inbuilt sonar hub which I need the other enhancements on the Evo2 were a nice to have but not a must have for me. ie. Pinch to zoom and faster processor, (for multiple windows).

Thanks Stiletto and Abbor for the advice I start looking for a Sonar hub with the TM150M and I guess the LSS-2.

Any recommendation on were I might be able to find one at a fair price as a package deal ?
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There are several forum sponsors, and they are all great with customer service and prices. I have purchased from BOE and SemperFi, and had an outstanding experience with both.
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I would recommend the B150 like Abbor said. The TM150 may work just fine, but the B150 is much more forgiving with how it is mounted so it is more likely to work fine at 45 MPH. Here is a 2 part video on how to install the B150 (same as a B60). It is very easy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcBdkjCtifA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd-RPx34nUE

You will need the sonarhub http://boemarine.ecomm-search.com/re...-map-599-00%2F

and ducer - http://boemarine.ecomm-search.com/se...+chirp&x=0&y=0
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Is there a sonarhhub package that includes the B150 and Lss-2 ?
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Also can you please tell me if the LSS-2 Structure scan module gives depth reading or is that only available when you have the chirp transducer connected
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Little of the track here but as we are on the topic on nss sport dose anyone know if you can adjust the contrast on the screen?
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Originally Posted by odysy View Post
Is there a sonarhhub package that includes the B150 and Lss-2 ?
They offer this one, but it's the transom mount transducers, they(Navico) doesn't offer a pkg with the Thru-hull but, I bet one of the vendors/sponsors on here will make a great pkg deal!

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If i buy the Sonarhub can I run both structure and depth at the same time or will I need a second Structure scan unit ?

Also I have tried to hook up the Raymarine DS600X(fish Finder to the Simrad NSS12 via NMEA0183 to see depth but its not showing any depth.
What configuration do I need to do to the Simrad for it to show depth via NMEA0183?
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