Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 23 March 2015, 20:40   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Ayrshire
Make: Northcraft
Length: 6m +
Engine: Outboard 115hp
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 13
Rib Chartplotter

Hi all, if you were to put a Chartplotter in your rib. What one would you go for???? Preferably touchscreen.
__________________

__________________
paulgil25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 March 2015, 20:51   #2
RIBnet admin team
 
Nos4r2's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: The wilds of Wiltshire
Boat name: WhiteNoise/Dominator
Make: Ballistic 7.8/SR5.4
Length: 7m +
Engine: Opti 225/Yam 85
MMSI: 235090687/235055163
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 12,645
RIBase
I wouldn't go for touchscreen unless it's not going to get wet.

I've got a non touchscreen Lowrance HDS7 on mine.I really don't like the HDS7 touch version. It's unusable in gloves or when wet in my experience.
__________________
Need spares,consoles,consumables,hire,training or even a new boat?

Please click HERE and HERE and support our Trade Members.

Join up as a Trade member or Supporter HERE
Nos4r2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 March 2015, 01:16   #3
RIBnet supporter
 
Pikey Dave's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: South Yorks
Boat name: Black Pig
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: DF140a
MMSI: 235111389
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 7,584
RIBase
I wouldn't go for pure touch screen as Nos says. Either buttons or hybrid. I'm looking at the Lowrance HDS gen 3 series for my next boat. I personally don't like Garmin, as they don't use Navionics charts, which I DO like. Raymarine are overpriced imho. I've had Lowrance in the past & been very pleased.
__________________
Rule#2: Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level & then beat you with experience.
Rule#3: Tha' can't educate pork.
Rule#4: See rule#5
Pikey Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 March 2015, 04:04   #4
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Cambs
Make: Scorpion
Length: 8m +
Engine: 225 Opti
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 356
I went for touch screen and regret it!
__________________
Portholme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 March 2015, 05:43   #5
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Poole
Boat name: Blue Ocean
Make: Ribeye 600
Length: 6m +
Engine: Yam 115
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 140
I have a garmin 750 touch screen. Great plotter but I would not get anothervtouch screen in a open rib if planning to go out in anything other than fine weather. It was unusable when rough and raining.

When getting another, I would get one with buttons.
__________________
andyjcox1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 March 2015, 07:21   #6
Member
 
Dan Gurney's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Bingley, West Yorks
Boat name: Iolar
Make: Redbay
Length: 6m +
Engine: Suzuki DF140
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 841
I asked a similar question not long ago...

New boat electronics
__________________
Dan Gurney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 March 2015, 12:46   #7
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Fareham
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 6m +
Engine: Suzuki 175Hp
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 106
Personally I would avoid Lowrance. I had the HDS5 and 8 both of which failed in under 2 years and the customer service/repairs was terrible.

I've just invested in a new Garmin 95sv and can't fault it, better warranty and cheaper than previous Garmin Units. Raymarine are also great systems but a little more s.
__________________
Mbryant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 March 2015, 04:26   #8
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Leicester
Length: 5m +
Engine: 135hp Mercury
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 707
Anyone had actual experience of or got the Raymarine Dragonfly 7? Available with Navionics Silver or option of Gold.
Example:Raymarine Dragonfly 7 Inch Sonar GPS with CPT-60 Transducer. E70231-EU | eBay although they are cheaper elsewhere!
__________________
paintman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26 March 2015, 04:49   #9
Member
 
boristhebold's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Length: 7m +
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,293
I fitted a Raymarine E7D unit and am very pleased with it, its a hybrid so has touch screen functionality and buttons which makes a great deal of sense, when underway with gloves on can easily adjust things and then when stopped relaxing can use touch screen to set stuff up. Well worth a look and the size of screen is just right for Ribs as appossed to ribs with massive screens that look a tad daft in my opinion.
__________________
boristhebold is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29 March 2015, 18:29   #10
Member
 
Country: Canada
Town: Willow Beach
Boat name: Miss Kimi
Make: Highfield OM 540DL
Length: 5m +
Engine: Johnston 70 4 stroke
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 27
i agree with Boristthebold. don't get something to big for a rib, i have a Raymarine Dragonfly 5 on my 5.4 rib and its the perfect size. The clarity on the screen is astounding and very well detailed.
__________________

__________________
r3tmac is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
rib

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 08:32.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.