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Old 20 June 2007, 05:56   #31
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Probably agree with you the 3 way spit is a little tight, but the flexibillity to customise the screen splits helps. Don't use the RADAR that often so not really a problem. Looking forward to getting the AIS module as this will be overlaid on the Chart, just plugs in between the vhf and plotter. P&P
Quite a few ribs have twin display set ups so keeping the functionality, and packaging it smaller and thus having redundancy is useful.

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What AIS module have you gone for? I have basically the same set up but went for the 4Kw Radome instead of the 2.
We have both Furuno and Raymarine stuff on the boats and the Raymarine stuff is by far easier to work and IMHO every bit as good as Furuno.
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What AIS module have you gone for? I have basically the same set up but went for the 4Kw Radome instead of the 2.
We have both Furuno and Raymarine stuff on the boats and the Raymarine stuff is by far easier to work and IMHO every bit as good as Furuno.
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I believe Greg has gone for the (very) new Raymarine AIS module.

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Old 20 June 2007, 16:43   #33
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Ais

On the money,

The AIS250 is a switched dual channel, multiplexed system, which means a single receiver uses complex software to monitor AIS Class A and Class B transmissions over both standard VHF frequencies. For ease of fitting, the AIS250 uses a splitter circuit to utilise the existing VHF antenna and cabling, and links to the existing VHF radio on board.

Raymarine’s E and C Series multifunction displays have been upgraded to show AIS symbols and information directly on to both the chartplotter and radar screens.

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Old 21 June 2007, 01:17   #34
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am i right in thinking th AIS thingy will only pick up other boats with AIS?
So in theory it is better at detecting other boats in poor conditions?
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Old 21 June 2007, 07:29   #35
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am i right in thinking th AIS thingy will only pick up other boats with AIS?
So in theory it is better at detecting other boats in poor conditions?
thanks
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AIS data is transmitted by vessels - if they are not transmitting or sending out the wrong data then you are none the wiser. It tends to be commercial vessels that transmit the info so it's great if a fast ferry is heading for you but won't show up a Sunseeker at 40kts!!!


I think there is a move to class b transmitters for private boats but things may get a bit cluttered in some areas!!!
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Does the radar do any damage to your head on a RIB, I am think the scaner is on the A fram sending a singnal through your head. And how does it effect the GPS which is going to be close on a A frame?
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Depends how much you want to spend and how much you will use it.

Something like the Furuno 1623

http://www.boatbitz.co.uk/product_in...47cd983a3ba1fa

Shop around though and you may get it for less but don't go near Cactus/MES.
We got all our Raymarine stuff from Catus and it was fine, However when i looked closer i could have got it just as cheep from Marine Superstore at Portsolent
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I'm starting from scratch so not really in the same boat, but I am going for the Garmin 3010c & GMR18 radar.

I started of seeing a friends Garmin 4008 on his boat and wanting one. After looking at specs in detail I found the 3010c package deal which seems to good to turn down. Maybe I am wrong but the Garmin radar (4kw, 36nm) seems to outperform the Raymarine counterpart whilst the 3010c itself offers video input and much more, almost in fact the same as the Raymarine E series.

I intend to part with my money tomorrow afternoon so if anyone thinks I am making a bad decision please let me know asap. I can't honestly see what though.
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