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Old 19 December 2007, 08:47   #11
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Hi,

My radome is fitted on top of aframe at the stern. It could be mounted a bit higher, but then the easy way I have done it, would not be possible. I never run it with people standing up, so everybody sit down and never for hours abd hours. Or turn it on for a short while, to see if anybody is closing and then shut it down again.

The Baltic sea is dangerous. Fog can come out of no where and with divers still in the water we have to know what is around us, and of course have a "safe" passage home, so we take the risk of some "heat":-)

With these compromises, its really nice to have and I would not live with out it!

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Old 19 December 2007, 10:24   #12
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I can't buy a bigger boat as I don't have room for storing anything larger than the 5.8m I have just ordered, in fact to get it in I will have to remove the drawbar each time to get it in.
Console room is not an issue, a full width side by side console has been purchased.
The gadget factor is a good enough reason for the fact that as a non commercial user these boats are toys. It doesn't mean I wouldn't learn to use it properly but it is still a toy rather than a tool.
The price of 650 is less than I paid for my plotter and charts so it isn't really that expensive and wouldn't get me much of a bigger boat!
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Old 19 December 2007, 10:36   #13
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Bruce - for 650 is the display completely waterproof
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Old 19 December 2007, 10:58   #14
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It says it is and is suitable for small open boats, its a Furuno.
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Old 19 December 2007, 11:11   #15
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Henrik,

Did you eat the wolf fish? Was it visible on th Humminbird SI unit? The bait seems "out of box thinking" but effective
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Old 19 December 2007, 11:13   #16
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hi, for what its worth, we have been wondering the same thing and have compromised with AIS wich was cheaper and will provide more information than we had previously which has got to be safer.

It would have been nice to have installed a proper radar but the cost versus the amount of actual use could not be justified in our case.
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Old 19 December 2007, 11:37   #17
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Simon:

Of course we eat what we catch! No I could not see it on the Humminbird, but I could see the wreck on whitch it lived...

By the way. Has just handed in my Lowrance LCX 110, with radar.. My 2. GPS - antenna ceased to work yesterday, so now I trade it all in for a Garmin...!

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as someone who has been lost in the fog with less than 100ft visibility i have to say, if your planning on cruising anywhere that is populated by commercial craft or ships and ferries id reccomend it!! the strange thing about fog is the sound carries for miles so you can hear the traffic and even the wash from boats but have no idea how close you are!! Red jet and the oriana are not fun to hear when you cant see past the end of your nose!! and thats just in the solent!
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Old 19 December 2007, 11:58   #19
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I love a radar when 'I've been drivin' all night, my hand's wet on the wheel
There's a voice in my head that drives my heel.'
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Old 19 December 2007, 12:04   #20
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I will buy it but I am not sure where to put the radome where it will be safe, Don't fancy the console a arch route but not sure how high and far away it needs to be for safety. I can't find online instructions to get installation details...
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