True but the internals of the Simrads show better definition on Navionics cards then my HDS 10 Gen 2 does for whatever reason???????In some cases, there is not any difference between Lowrance and Simrad as they are both Navico units. For example, the BSM-1 sounder module for the NSE-12 is exactly the same sounder that is built in to the HDS-10 Gen 2 unit.
yea that's what I thought. I was also looking at Garmin 12" touch screen yesterday really nice also Thanks for the feed back guysBobby, we have the NSE12 for all the navigation bits, 4g radar, AP, AIS, weather, etc. We have a dedicated Furuno FCV 295 sounder and a completely redundant Garmin 4208 as a backup. The power of the Simrad NSE units is pretty darn impressive! Unless you are going to spend big $$$$ for the TzT touch and go all furuno, I am not sure for how we fish there is a better system.
Well here, i'll give you an idea of what someone with the SAME boat as you runs:yea that's what I thought. I was also looking at Garmin 12" touch screen yesterday really nice also Thanks for the feed back guys
Dude you're over thinking this. Just make a decision. I personally am fine with:How is Garmins sounder abilities? I am looking to upgrade to an all in one package (Radar,Sounder,Plotter,AutoPilot). I currently have a tiny Garmin on the boat and want something larger. I plan on using the old Garmin as a backup. I have been looking at the NSS8,NSS12,and the RM E127. The Raymarine seems to have lot of bells and whistles but everybody tells me to go Simrad. Are the Simrads really that bullet proof?
You'd have a better chance finding beach front property in Arizona than a Furuno system for under $5k.How is Furuno's cartography? Do you need a blackbox for Furuno units? I am trying to get a nice system (Radar,MFD,Sonar) for around $5k or less. I will fish the NJ canyons about 3-4 a season but majority of the time I will be within 40 miles of land.