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I am set on adding FMT to my skiff, but don't want to drop the scratch on a 12" screen.

Is anyone running it on a 9" plotter and if so which one and how are you liking it for FMT?

Thanks in advance guys
 

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I am set on adding FMT to my skiff, but don't want to drop the scratch on a 12" screen.

Is anyone running it on a 9" plotter and if so which one and how are you liking it for FMT?

Thanks in advance guys
Running an Elite TI9 as well. Love it!!! My buddy runs it on a simrad GO9 and I slightly prefer his unit. The fact that the elite lacks pinch to zoom kinda bothers me though. That’s the only thing I would change, otherwise it’s a game changer like everyone claims!
 

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Simrad nss evo 2 is the best unit. Higher pixel count than gen 1 not only allows better, sharper image, but more of the map on th screen. Glass screen vs plastic of Lowrance allows slightly better image- more$$ though
 

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Running FMT on an Elite Ti2 nine inch. Keeping my boat in Homosassa area this winter and given the many underwater hazards there that can wreck a lower unit, it's been hugely helpful, especially when venturing into areas without formally marked channels. Went with Ti2 on Glenn's recommendation re: better screen than Ti. Would probably like a 12 inch better but the 12 inch was $2k vs $1k for the nine, so I'm fine with what I have.
 
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The screens on the Elite Ti are inferior to the Ti2 and the images look much better on the Ti2.
EVO unit screens are excellent but I would opt for a 12" Lowrance Carbon before the Evo3 9 as the screen res is better and it's bigger and is also less $.
 

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The screens on the Elite Ti are inferior to the Ti2 and the images look much better on the Ti2.
EVO unit screens are excellent but I would opt for a 12" Lowrance Carbon before the Evo3 9 as the screen res is better and it's bigger and is also less $.
If I remember you're the guy behind FMT? I purchased the FMT and selected the 9" option, What will I need to do if I upgrade to a newer 12" unit? I'm assuming the chip I have now is different.
 

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Simrad nss evo 2 is the best unit. Higher pixel count than gen 1 not only allows better, sharper image, but more of the map on th screen. Glass screen vs plastic of Lowrance allows slightly better image- more$$ though
I made a typo - I meant evo 3. However, Glenn of course is correct - If I could have fit the Lowrance 12" I would have done that - if there is any way to get 12" - that's the way to go. It hard to describe how much better 12" is than 9 if you are really going to use it for navigation.
 

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That extra $1K would probably stop me from getting it at least for quite a while, so if others are using it and doing ok with it on a 9" that's the way I will go. It's not like I will be using it every time I am out, I know my local waters well. I am more interested in it for the maybe 3 or 4 trips a year I plan to make to the Keys or Homosassa areas.

Thanks guys I feel much better about it now
 

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If I remember you're the guy behind FMT? I purchased the FMT and selected the 9" option, What will I need to do if I upgrade to a newer 12" unit? I'm assuming the chip I have now is different.
Adjustable mounts solve the space / mounting issue for skiffs. The best ones are such as Balzout or Ciscofishingsystems depending on your specific need. They are recommended for ISLA charts due to ergonomic considerations. Its easiest and best to have the screen in a perfect position floated over the console next to the wheel as opposed to a static position you need to reach for all day. There is usually lots of zooming and screen touching going on with ISLA charts. The chip you have will work in any other compatible unit no matter the size.
 

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Just installed a GO9 on the owners boat with the FMT works fine. I have the NSS 12 EVO3 and once you go 12" you won't go back. Either way you'll be happy but the screen resolution as others have said is the sticking point.
 
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