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Old 09-12-2015, 05:11 PM
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Default Simrad NSS 12 Evo 2 VS Garmin 7612XSV

Okay guys I have experience with both planning to outfit a new boat..

Will be adding the plotter, radar, wx module and autopilot

The only AP I am considering is the simrad ap24.. Owned it worked great will interface with eithr system. I cannot pay $2000 more for the garmin system

I prefer the charting on the simrad as it almost shows like a google maps display of contours etc and prefer the interface and simplicity of the garmin.. I like the simple nema 2000 on garmin vs simnet on simrad but both work fine..


Radars will be either 4g or gmr18xhd

What do you think?
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Old 09-12-2015, 06:53 PM
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I have the NSS12 with the AP24 and am very happy with it. I don't know anything about the garmin setups. I believe Simnet is just their brand name for NMEA2000 with proprietary connectors. I bought an adapter and everything talks to each other just fine.

I will say the built-in charts are not too great on the Simrad. The Navonics gold is essential if you fish offshore.
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Old 09-12-2015, 07:41 PM
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I have two NSS12 EVO2's with all the goodies you have listed, AP24, 4G radar, XM weather, sonic hub, chirp & structurescan . Have both networks (nema 2000 & simnet) and they play well together. The Navionics cards are a great upgrade. Still figuring out how to dial in the radar as it's the first one I've owned. But everything works great since the latest Simrad software updates that fixed a number of issues.

Airbus, what new ride are you trying to outfit?
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Old 09-13-2015, 06:21 AM
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Woody i am buying a 25 competition.. unless you want to drop your boat off
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Old 09-13-2015, 11:59 AM
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NSS Evo2 don't use SimNet connectors, they use standard micro-C NMEA 2000 connectors. The compass, RC42 and autopilot computer,AC12, are now also available with micro-C connectors, the names for the micro-C versions are RC42N and AC12N.
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