Simrad Go7 ?

Discussion in 'Power it up with Electronics' started by Jfack, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. damthemainstream

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  2. ABoykin

    ABoykin I Love microskiff.com!

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    I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on the Simrad Go7 this week. Will be running the FMT chip as well. Looks like it will be the perfect size to sit on top of my console and I can still leave my flush mount compass up there, I don't know if the larger 9" screen would fit but from what I've measured the 7" should def fit. Anybody got anymore reviews on this unit? Thank you!

    Will be going on top of this console (plastic basket and old Garmin will be removed):
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  3. Padre

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    I went with the Go7 and just installed it on Friday. Haven't had a chance to get on the water with it yet but I will let you know.
     
  4. blackmagic1

    blackmagic1 I Love microskiff.com!

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  5. Padre

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    $100 pre-paid credit card. But you have to purchase before May 31st.
     
  6. ABoykin

    ABoykin I Love microskiff.com!

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    Thank you! Please let me know. For the price and the features it seems like a no-brainer for my skiff.. What transducer did you go with?
     
  7. Padre

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    I went with the Total Scan transom mounted transducer.
     
  8. ABoykin

    ABoykin I Love microskiff.com!

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    Thanks!
     
  9. FlatsFishin

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    anyone find a better price than $749 with total scan transducer?
     
  10. Padre

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    I got mine a little cheaper with the Port Supply at West Marine.
     
  11. Egrets Landing

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    A 12" will fit on top of that console on a gimble or a RAM mount no problem. RAM would be more far more versatile and allow you to move the unit around depending on conditions. 7" provides diminished map utility compared to larger screens. Larger screens much better with FMT. Buy your unit and map from FMT and get a much better overall price for everything together than purchasing separately. Call for details.
     
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  12. FlatsFishin

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    Just ordered a simrad go7 for my build. I went through florida marine tracks order go7 and both north and south fl map you save some money on the charts if you order everything through them. Customer service was great he answered all my question and got me everything right away. good deal!!
     
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  13. 321nole

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    Just got my go5 installed, possibly a stupid question, but did anyone else have issues with the unit saving their settings? Mine resets to default and demo mode everytime I power it off
     
  14. Egrets Landing

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    It should not do that. All of the units should remember your last settings so they are set that way the next time you turn it on. Make sure its running the latest software. If it is and its still doing that try a hard reset. If still no luck call simrad. Its either a bad unit or faulty software running it.
     
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  15. 321nole

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    I do recall seeing that it was running version 1.5 while I was playing around with it last night. I did connect to my wifi at home and had the unit check for software updates but nothing popped up, but now I see on the Simrad site that there is a version 2.0 out. guess i'll get that loaded onto a memory card tonight and give that a try.
     
  16. kershelbarfield

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    Would a GO7 fit in between my cup holders with their supplied mount? I cant find dimensions on any of the hardware etc
     

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  17. ABoykin

    ABoykin I Love microskiff.com!

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    I believe it should by looking at your pics. Best thing to do is bring your tape measure and go up to West Marine and take some measurements of theirs they have on display. That's what I ended up doing!
     
  18. THX1138

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    Is this what you need?
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  19. kershelbarfield

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  20. Heather

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    Any updates on Go7??? I am deciding between Garmin 742xs and Go7...... making decision for husband since he is not around to play with the units himself right now and we are having installed this week before delivery of our new boat. All my personal contacts are saying Garmin is the way to go but $1150 for Garmin set up vs $650 for Simrad has me questioning everyone.