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ANUMBER1 wrote: »
I'm fixing to send my go7 back and tell them to stuff it.
Almost Perfect wrote: »
I have NSS units and have never played around with a GO. What about it don't you like? The fact that they are touch only was a turn off to me.
ANUMBER1 wrote: »
touch screen is impossible running in rough seas.
Well, it turns on by itself, get's incredibly hot and by the time I discover that the touch screen won't work.
Only thing that will work is the on/off, I have to turn it off and do a hard reset and then if I haven't saved my wp's and tracks to a card I lose them.
Simrad said I needed to update, I did, still does it.
Simrad said that newer electronics will turn on and off with a drop/rise in voltage, only things an the battery is motor,running lights, and Simrad. It does it sitting on the trailer.
I also don't like that you can't filter out colors on the sonar, even though this isn't on an offshore boat I like to delete blue, green, and white, can't do it on the Simrad, if you want yellow, orange, and red you end up with a lot crap.
This was my first time buying a dual use machine (all my electronics on my big boat are stand alone) and I was curious about the side scan( I do like that).
I won't buy any Simrad when I update my big boat.
F M T wrote: »
We have lots of interest in the GO series because they are more affordable but I always recommend against buying one as the touch screen only is asking for trouble in my experience. If the screen gets wet in a rain or spray, the touch feature can go out temporarily right when you need it. For an unprotected open style boat, we always recommend the NSS series instead which is really great and the buttons and zoom knob along with touch screen capability allow you to deal with any conditions. With respect to your GO unit, I heard there were some reported to have the hot screen issue. Some people had a unit that got so hot they had a hard time touching it. I think many of these units were just bad units and they were replacing them if you called in with the problem. I'm not sure what the problem was exactly but it was clearly an issue and you are not the only one to report it. I would recommend you see if you can send yours in and switch it out for an NSS model. I am sure you will be more than pleased with one of those.
captfields85 wrote: »
The thing I like best about using the nav platinum+ cards is the fact that it is an all in one package. Navigational charts, sonar charts (1ft contours fishing charts), satellite imagery overlay, 3D views, etc.... It can do it all and has me covered in all the situations that I need it for. I can go satellite overlay on land, land and shallows or land and sea. I run mine on raymarine just fine and I have a lot of buddies that run them on their simrad units just fine as well. Just a thought for you. Hope this helps.
Jim311 wrote: »
Can you elaborate on that dead zone? Is it missing sat imagery or what?
Intl Marine Brian wrote: »
Plenty of people are using touch screens and are not experiencing what is being discussed. The screens are all a long way from where they were even just 5 years ago. For the most part, when you are running in the rough you will set up the chart and fishfinder/ depth and be steering and on the throttle/s, you will not be reaching up and making adjustments and tweaks. If we can help in any way feel free to reach out.
ANUMBER1 wrote: »
I'll feel free to reach out, Simrad GO 7 is junk.
Pure junk IMO.
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