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Old 10-14-2014, 11:14 AM
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Default Difficulty level of installing 2 simrad Nss12 evo2

I'm looking to install 2 simrad nss12 evo2 screens, 4G radar, and transducer for structure view. I'm not worried about the installation of the part and running the wires, but more about the calibrating and configuring of the iinterface. Should I be worried about this or is it pretty much a plug n play?

Has anyone done this on their own? How long did it take approximately?
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plug and play....And then off to read a lot of manuals a lot of times to understand all the features. The more you read them - the more you learn.

But it is perfectly usable "out of the box"
Old 10-14-2014, 12:51 PM
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did it all my self.

Definitely plug and play. No calibrating/configuring of the interface.

The timing has a lot of variables. But my rule is, whatever you estimate, double it...
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Do it yourself..and if any issues arise just post and everyone will chip in to help you.
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I installed a NSS9 Evo2, GoFree, mercury gateway module, TM175 ducer, and side scan ducer by myself 2 weeks ago.
Wiring was pretty easy compared to a car audio installation but organizing wires behind the center console was difficult due to the console size.

I have never cut the fiberglass to flush-mount the MFD but it was lot easier than I thought.

Just take your time and try not to finish everything in a day or two. Also, buy extra screws, bolts/nuts, zip ties, connectors so than you don't have to go to a marine supply store multiple times.
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I'm also looking to do a self install on my Hydrasports 2500VX of an NSS12, 4G radar, structure scan, chirp thru-hull and simard autopilot.

Is there anything else that I need to purchase besides this:

Simrad NSS12 evo2 Combo w/4G Broadband Package
Lowrance LSS-2 Transducer
B150M Thruhull transducer 20 deg tilt
AP2403VRF Autopilot System
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Originally Posted by TAC View Post
I'm also looking to do a self install on my Hydrasports 2500VX of an NSS12, 4G radar, structure scan, chirp thru-hull and simard autopilot.

Is there anything else that I need to purchase besides this:

Simrad NSS12 evo2 Combo w/4G Broadband Package
Lowrance LSS-2 Transducer
B150M Thruhull transducer 20 deg tilt
AP2403VRF Autopilot System
I would also make sure that the pump is big enough for your application.
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Simnet/NMEA2k cables and Tees.
Video input/NMEA183 (VHF connection) cable for the NSS12 if needed.
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Originally Posted by Pondview canvas View Post
I would also make sure that the pump is big enough for your application.
How do you determine the size? I have dual seastar cylinders on twin 150 evinrudes with a tilt helm.
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How do you determine the size? I have dual seastar cylinders on twin 150 evinrudes with a tilt helm.
you need to find out the volume of the cylinders first . Go the simrad website and check out AP buyers guide. Pump volumes are listed there. don't know a ton about this, I'm just starting to figure it out myself.
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Originally Posted by Pondview canvas View Post
you need to find out the volume of the cylinders first . Go the simrad website and check out AP buyers guide. Pump volumes are listed there. don't know a ton about this, I'm just starting to figure it out myself.
It looks like the RPU80US is sufficient. It's good up to 15 cu in. According to seastar the cylinders are 0.75 each and the helm is less than 3.
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Like tainted said, just the NMEA2000 stuff. I would recommend starting your backbone with the 4 port hub. You might also want a Simnet to NMEA2000 cable to connect the RI10 to your NMEA2000 backbone so you can get MARPA. You'll have everything else, so might as well make that last connection.
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Oh and VHF wise you might want to think about the Simrad RS12 or RS35. It hooks into NMEA2000 so it should be easier to setup than NMEA0183 units.
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Thanks for all the feedback. Order is placed.
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Thanks for all the input everyone. Another question. What will I need to integrate my 3 verado engines into the chartplotters? And where can I buy this?
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It looks like you need to add this to your network:

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