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Old 25 January 2006, 15:16   #1
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Looking at the standard horizon cp1000c with the 10.5" colour screen, i was convinced to go raymarine, but had a demo with the cp1000c at LBS and was utterly amazed. There seem to be some used on Scorpion so must be pretty good. Any other views greatly appreciated.

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Old 26 January 2006, 02:09   #2
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I have been through two of them. They have a tendancy to fog or condensate. Which plays havoc on the electronics. Other than that they work well. Standard are supposably fixing the condensation problem for me now. The first one lasted about three years before the condensation killed it. Standard assures me that they have solved the problem on the newer units by drilling a hole in the back of the plotter for more air flow. WE WILL SEE!! Very user friendly and lots of good functions. They also have stood by their product and shipped me a new unit as soon as it died.
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Somewhat on the same subject.......

..........I always thought SH were the Hyundai of electronics until I bought a hand held vhf as a backup thinking it to be a trow away item after one or two seasons however, it has since (5yrs) served me ever so well - it's been used and abused - dropped and bashed - thrown and kicked and still like a local dog works it's heart out time after time. Good value for money I say.
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Interesting that you have a concept of Hyundai as "low end". Funnily enough they're one of, if not THE biggest shipbuilders in the World, from memory......
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Old 26 January 2006, 12:13   #5
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I use their VHF's handheld as well as mounted. Never had any problems. These do not condensate.
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Aren't Yaesu and standard horizon the same thing??? If so nothing at all to worry about with their radios!!!
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Aren't Yaesu and standard horizon the same thing??? If so nothing at all to worry about with their radios!!!
Absolutely right Codders go have a look here for further info
www.yaesu.co.uk we have many happy owners of both CP1000 & CP175C installed in RIBs and they have nothing but praise for them, and all products now carry Three Year Warranty!
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Absolutely right Codders go have a look here for further info
www.yaesu.co.uk we have many happy owners of both CP1000 & CP175C installed in RIBs and they have nothing but praise for them, and all products now carry Three Year Warranty!
Why the hell don't they use the Yaesu name then - they have a fantastic reputation for HAM radios etc.
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Might have something to do with it having less consumer appeal to the US market, look whats happened to Opal fruits! and why arent there any Lemon ones anymore instead we are lumped with that atrocious abomination in purple!
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Might have something to do with it having less consumer appeal to the US market, look whats happened to Opal fruits! and why arent there any Lemon ones anymore instead we are lumped with that atrocious abomination in purple!
What??????? But the Lemon ones were my favourites!!?!?!

I've just bought a Standard Horizon Handheld VHF, and have nothing but praise for it. It feels really solid and chunky, and is very easy to use. Time will tell if it's as rugged as my trusty h/h Icom (Which has also never let me down - bought the Standard Horizon as a comparison), but it has the look of a solid bit of kit.
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