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Suggestions for additional plotter/gps

Old 09-29-2014, 03:23 PM
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Default Suggestions for additional plotter/gps

Hey guys I have a need for some advise. I now have a HDS 7 with structure scan and I am looking for a back up or maybe a primary depending on what I get. I would like to purchase another unit that would be compatable with what I have or at least with my ducer. Not necessarily with side scan as I don't use it much off coast. I would love a touch screen if I can afford it but not a necessity.
What info do I need to add for a good suggestion. I primarily fish local to Georgia coast with a couple trips each year to the stream.
Old 09-30-2014, 07:38 AM
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Alternatives are Lowrance HDS-7 Touch (also available in 9 and 12"), first generation Simrad NSS8 (also 6.4" and 12" versions available), Simrad NSS7 Evo2 (also available in other sizes)

HDS Touch and NSS Evo2 have StructureScan built-in. NSS Evo2 also have a built-in CHIRP sounder. The Simrad units has a rotary knob in addition to touch, I prefer the Simrad user interface over Lowrance.

NSS8 will give you a nice 8" screen in 4:3 format with flexible window configuration.

Simrad and Lowrance will integrate in the same system sharing sounders, waypoints, chart cards and radar.
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Nss evo2!

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