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Old 06 June 2017, 14:22   #1
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simrad go and mercury vesselview

has anyone had any experience of the simrad go xse range of screens or the mercury vesselview setup?

i've just bought myself a new mariner engine and am looking at updating the electronics on the rib at the same time and any advice would be appreciated.

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just fitted simrad go7 to my humber its fitted with a mariner and I am using mercury smart craft which is along the same lines as vessel view I believe what info do you need its a mine field
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Old 06 June 2017, 17:00   #3
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its the mercmonitor single gauge that I am using which is slightly different to the smart craft gauge
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Old 06 June 2017, 18:25   #4
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The engine came with two smart craft gauges but I also believe the go7 will display all the engine parameters if you get the vesselview interface!
I just wondered if there was anything I was missing and if anyone had any comments or opinions on the go7.
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Very happy with the Go7 XSE. Easy to use, good interface and in my case displays engine parameters via nmea 2000. The amount of engine data is reliant on the amount your engine puts out on nmea 2000. They bring out software updates from time to time (there was one for the Mercury interface last year) which tend to widen the range of display options for different engine manufactures (amongst other things). Not an expert but i bought 2 Go7's (just in case) because i was very happy with the first one i purchased at the boat show last year. Seems to work well on my rib for general leisure use.
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The engine came with two smart craft gauges but I also believe the go7 will display all the engine parameters if you get the vesselview interface!
I just wondered if there was anything I was missing and if anyone had any comments or opinions on the go7.
the vessel view interface wasn't required on mines as the can bus goes right up to the helm unit there was just an nmea2000 plug on the harness and that connects up to the go7 I think the only additional bit of wiring I had to fit was power for the nmea backbone there was also a 4 way connector that all the 10 pin plugs connected into and the spare sockets got plugged with a terminator resistor after I had fitted it all I bought the sensor kit for the engine which gives trim /water pressure and connects onto the pitot tube to give you the speed signal
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Old 07 June 2017, 13:01   #7
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Very happy with the Go7 XSE. Easy to use, good interface and in my case displays engine parameters via nmea 2000. The amount of engine data is reliant on the amount your engine puts out on nmea 2000. They bring out software updates from time to time (there was one for the Mercury interface last year) which tend to widen the range of display options for different engine manufactures (amongst other things). Not an expert but i bought 2 Go7's (just in case) because i was very happy with the first one i purchased at the boat show last year. Seems to work well on my rib for general leisure use.
yea thats pretty much what thought the go 7 coupled with the mercury interface should give me all the information im looking for.
seems like a cracking little unit!
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I've got a Go 5 XSE matched to a NMEA 2000 connection on my RIB. The amount of active gauges you get on the screen is dependant on the engine choice. There is a list of the active gauges on the Mercury Website all engine dependant. On my Mercury 40. I have about 6 gauges active on the GO5 XSE. Bigger engines have more as standard. Hope this helps.
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I've got a Go 5 XSE matched to a NMEA 2000 connection on my RIB. The amount of active gauges you get on the screen is dependant on the engine choice. There is a list of the active gauges on the Mercury Website all engine dependant. On my Mercury 40. I have about 6 gauges active on the GO5 XSE. Bigger engines have more as standard. Hope this helps.
cheers yea i had a look on the site and it looks like i get quite a lot so looking forward to getting my hands on one!
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If you use Mercury Vessel View Link box with the Simrad GO or NSS EVO series you get the full Mercury Vessel View guages rather than the standard analogue guages.



Smart looking software and super easy to use. I had a play with it recently and the Cruise Control and Troll Control were pretty impressive.
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