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Got the Simrad GO7 xse installed

Discussion in 'Owners Chat: Options and Upgrades' started by bwsdj, Jul 22, 2018.

  1. bwsdj

    bwsdj Well-Known Member

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    Got my Simrad GO7 xse installed the other day. Had it flush mounted and love it. Anyone have any tips or tricks for operation?
    Thanks
     
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    SEMPERFI8387 Moderator

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    Nice ...... read the instructions 10 times over!! That’s my advice. Depending on your usage, these have tons of options.
     
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    Oldchuck Well-Known Member

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    Have the same unit in my CC and love the it but still have not learned all the features.
    If you do run into a snag Simrad has been more then helpful.
     
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    bwsdj Well-Known Member

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    Briefly messed with it yesterday evening and it seemed pretty awesome. Definitely packed with features. May try and YouTube some user videos
     
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    Yianni Well-Known Member

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    What's the difference between the GO7 and the GO5 Bennington installs?
     
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    Size and the 7 and up has some extra features vs. the 5 like radar capability.
     
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    dannyleininger Well-Known Member

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    The 7 also has an external Alarm Output. The 5’s internal audible alarm is worthless. Can’t be heard unless the engine is at idle speed. I’m looking to upgrade to the 7 also. I’m told that the transduce cable is the same so all I need is the Display. I missed a deal on one but I am looking.
     
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    Wish the G07 was an option from the factory. OR if it is these days, that it was when we ordered in 2017. I like my G05, but would have preferred the G07 right from the start.
     
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    Busstuf Active Member

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    Will the 7” fit in a R or Q
     
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    2019 Q 25 just arrived. The helm space on the right limits you in size to the GO5. I ordered the vessel view 7 as well and is actually a Simrad 7” display centered in the dash but with no addional gauges. The result is the Simrad 7 (Rebadged by Mercury as Vessel View 7) centered and the GO 5 to the far right. Hope that helps
     
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    Thanks for the info,Castleman!
     

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