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Old 30-12-2014, 13:20   #1
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Help choosing chart plotter

I'm fitting a plotter to our 12m sailing yacht. The only NMEA 2000 item already installed is a Simrad AP24 autopilot. All our other instruments are non-networked analogue B&G units. I'm trying to choose between the NSS 7 evo2, the older NSS 8 or the B&G Zeus 7 or 8.

Does the increased screen size make a big difference to legibility? Is the included sonar worth having? We are not fanatic fisher people, but throw a line over and troll for fish while we are sailing between ports. We are full time live-aboards in the Med.

I'll be installing the plotter at the helm in a fibreglass pod. Any recommendations for a pod?

Thanks for any help,

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Help choosing chart plotter

I have 2 - 7" displays on the bridge, at the lower I had a 10" and a 7" that was dedicated radar. I got rid of the 10" and 7" and replaced with a single 12". The difference between the 7" and the 12" is much easier to see details on the chart or radar, the 10" to 12" no much. Go with the largest display that fits your helm and I don't believe you'll ever regret it.


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