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Old 11-10-2016, 12:27 PM
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Hi, running a 30 Hydrasport CC down in the Keys. Im daytime dropping for swords(1200-1800') as well as Tiles and yellow eyes in the 700' range.
Then theres the diving and Yellowtailing that needs good 40-200' discrimination.
My Raymarine radar crapped out a couple of months ago and now The Furuno 585 is toast. The lowrance chart gps still works but 15yr technology so I figure its time to start fresh.
Been talking to reps but getting more confused each time. The Simrad nss9 evo2 looks slick cause it has the sonar module built in as well as the gps antenna. 16 yr old boat so i didn't want to throw alot of money at it. My understanding as far as going deep would be the Airmar B164 1kw 50/200 but then you lose all the new chirps features. Any thoughts from those of you whose face similar predicaments? my frustration up till now has been that I need to purchase separate sonar modules as well as a chirp and non chirp transducer according to the manufacturer reps Ive talked to.

Thanks for any advice!!
Old 11-10-2016, 12:53 PM
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B260 is giving good performance in CHIRP mode with NSS Evo2 due to the low Q-factor of this transducer. This way you will be able to get 50/200 kHz and Low/High CHIRP for a reasonable price. No extra SonarHub is required, only NSS Evo2 and B260.

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