Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 25 March 2010, 07:06   #1
Channel Ribs's Avatar
Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: Alderney
Length: no boat
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,047
Any updates on broadband radar?

I was working up a mast yesterday, adjacent to the harbour office's big spinner and as my brain started to bubble out of my ears I thought 'what's going on the the Lowrance stuff I wonder'.

Having done the search and read through some of 2008 and 2009's threads I thought I would ask the question, those that did fit it - what did you think and those that were going to - did you?

Channel Ribs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 March 2010, 12:29   #2
RIBnet supporter
Erin's Avatar
Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: A large rock
Boat name: La Frette
Make: Osprey Vipermax
Length: 6m +
Engine: 200 Suzzy
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 2,833
No idea, but have you read this? and the follow up articles.
Erin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19 April 2010, 06:49   #3
Country: UK - England
Town: Chichester
Boat name: Mokoro
Make: Mako
Length: 8m +
Engine: Suzuki 250
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 9
BB radar

I have the Lowrance unit on RIB. It is genuinely impressive. At shortest range settings it will show moored boats (obviously) but also the mooring buoy and chain. Pilings in jetties also show up. Navigation marks show very well, and when the radar pic is overlaid on the chart it is strikingly good - very helpful.
It makes night or poor vis navigation a great deal easier. I haven't RTFM'd yet so Marpa and other functions are a mystery but they are all there. Range is not huge but with the thing at a height of 7' above water on a frame it's hardly important.
That one isn't being subjected to bombardment by microwave is a definite bonus. So impressed last season that I have fitted a Simrad version to my Hunton; it's the same but rebadged.
rdash is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:53.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.