Okay Gentleman, I have spoke to Lowrance and Simrad and worked out a deal to upgrade from my HDS-10 to a Simrad NSE12. Before I pull the trigger, and pay $$$$ for the upgrade, I wanted to ask a few questions from anyone who has an NSE12 or viewed one in a store:
1. Generally speaking, how did you feel about the unit, solid, great display, dependable?
2. For the extra dollars, would you recommend the upgrade? (As a note: I am on my 3rd HDS-10)
3. I will be fishing in waters mainly 5 - 80 ft. So, would the NSE be considered an overkill? Or, a better unit which is considered highly sensitive, and will provide good detail (better resolution - obviously).
I suppose I hate to spend $$$$ for an upgrade, when it would be considered a major overkill! But, after reading, I don't think it would be consider overkill. But rather on the fence - definitely a coastal unit, but also a super high end inland unit?
I do not want to switch over to Hummingbird, because I'll have pull all the wiring including my LSS-1. So, Lowrance/Simrad worked with me on options. So, I either stay with Lowrance HDS-10, or upgrade spending additional $$$$? Gosh, it is a lot of $$$$ for freshwater fishing, but I do like the high resolution the NSE offers. If it wasn't for the BSM-1 requirement, it would be much more affordable.