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Old 09 February 2005, 06:22   #1
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Raymarine best radar

Just read a test in the latest Yachting Monthly on radar sets.

Out of 8 sets tested Raymarine came 1st 2nd and 3rd - not bad for a British company!!!!

The RL70C was top followed by the SL72 "best buy" and then the C70. The JRC 1000mk2 got the best budget buy but it's scores were a lot lower than the cheapest Raymarine.

Would love to fit one of their products to my Rib but don't think A frame will be big enough.

One thing I would love to try though - some of the Raymarines have a video input - it would be fun to use a low light camera with an infra red spolight for night blasts!!!
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Old 09 February 2005, 07:09   #2
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One thing I would love to try though - some of the Raymarines have a video input - it would be fun to use a low light camera with an infra red spolight for night blasts!!!
I know a hardboater who uses a day/night vision camera coupled to one of those tv/radio units. He bought them from www.maplin.co.uk and they were surprisingly cheap. The quality/range is impressive and the camera is reversible so it can be used as a rear-view mirror also. Just an idea.
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Old 09 February 2005, 07:39   #3
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I know a hardboater who uses a day/night vision camera coupled to one of those tv/radio units. He bought them from www.maplin.co.uk and they were surprisingly cheap. The quality/range is impressive and the camera is reversible so it can be used as a rear-view mirror also. Just an idea.
I don't know about Maplin being cheap - I have a wireless camera system for use on R/C models - cost me 28 off ebay - EXACTLY the same in Maplin - 129.95!!!!

Having said that Palin sell a wider range of stuff and sometimes can be quite cheap - I bought a solar panel battery charger in a sale there for 50 that was over 100 anywhere else!
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Yep, just had a look, they certainly aren't cheap. I think he got in a sale/offer though.
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