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Old 09 June 2007, 15:28   #1
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Which Radar..

After getting caught in thick pea soup today, i have decided for the safety of my family to install a Radar set up. There were alot of idiots out there racing around at 30+knots.
I have a Raymarine c80 and wondered if i should just set a dome to this or weather to have a second dispaly( maybe a different make?) and dome. I think it would be a lot easier to have two displays?
What do you think???
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I think it would be a lot easier to have two displays?
What do you think???
Without a doubt. Much better than faffin about moving through pages.
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The big advantage of having one display is the way you can overlay the radar over the chart etc. On a RIB I would stick with just the 1.

Older dedicated sets are great though - none of this digital automatic crap - good old analogue knobs to twiddle with for gain/clutter etc - much easier!!!
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The big advantage of having one display is the way you can overlay the radar over the chart etc. On a RIB I would stick with just the 1.
Is this advice based on personal experience on the water Codders?
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The big advantage of having one display is the way you can overlay the radar over the chart etc. On a RIB I would stick with just the 1.

Older dedicated sets are great though - none of this digital automatic crap - good old analogue knobs to twiddle with for gain/clutter etc - much easier!!!
I'd agree with that, i much prefer using the older sets on tugs as opposed to newer ones..
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One of the shops over here is doing a deal on a GArmain 3010 and a Garmin 18 dome for 1750.00..It seems quite well priced what do you think?
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Radar/Chartplotter

I have a JRC radar and like it a lot. One thing about NOT integrating to one screen is that you gain redundancy. If the GPS/Chartplotter fails for some reason, you may still have a radar.

No experience base with this, but looking at the combined unit demo displays they are too "clean". Radar that is adjusted properly should show some wave top returns. The combined units may be filtering information so the display looks good with the chart readable underneath the radar overlay.

I run the display on the GPS "course up" so both it and the radar have the same orientation. I just glance from one to the other, it is easy to identify comon geographic features on both units once you learn how to read a radar screen.

I bought a couple of "how to" radar books, there was a lot of information about how to use radar than is in the manual. They were good investments.
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One of the shops over here is doing a deal on a GArmain 3010 and a Garmin 18 dome for 1750.00..It seems quite well priced what do you think?
That's a lot more than a radome for your Raymarine!!!

The Garmin is also a chartplotter - thought you wanted dedicated? Other than redundency it just doesn't make sense.

Remember the bigger the radome the better - it makes a hell of a difference but may cause problems on a RIB - then again there isn't that much difference in weight between the 18 and 22" - only 1kg - you get more power and a better resolution with the bigger dome.
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I didnt need a dedicated radar but i wanted a seperate display for gps and for radar ( i think)
Also the Garmin has a Video in which might be fun..
The Raymarine dome is about 800.. i think, so it would be more viable
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