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Old 01-15-2017, 04:25 PM   #1
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Radar Recommendations

I have an older LCD single-color Simrad Radar and the display unit is TU.

I am looking for a fairly basic unit, with the caveat I'd like to have something capable of two-display for FB and lower helm. I don't care if it co-exists display or data-wise with my depth finder (also being replaced) or my chart plotter (not being replaced / using the tablet mostly), or AIS etc. I also don't care about fancy stuff like target vector logic. I would like something that is very very reliable and will last a long time.

Thanks in advance.
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Furuno makes a couple of no-frills radars that might fill your needs.

Product List - Radars : Radars

I know the 1835 and 1935 support two displays, but it might start getting pricey. I'm not sure if the less expensive models do.
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I have a Si-Tex MDS 10-5 radar that I use with 2 standard horizon 12" displays. They will not tell you that you can use 2 but it works very well. The cabling from the display to the junction box goes to a buss and each display is wired in at the buss. The MDS units will work with the Si-Tex, SH & a few other brands of displays.
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Look at the DRS4W in the Furuno lineup T.T. provided. You supply the Apple Ipad.

No idea how it compares with other machines but it will support two devices [screens] or carry it with you.
It may not be for you but Furuno is generally considered to produce good quality units.

I am thinking about it but will want more info later into the season.
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I have had very good luck with garmin 741xs radar package
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Ditto captBrett.
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I have had very good luck with garmin 741xs radar package
I ended up going with the next size up in that family..

GPSMAP 942xs + 18HD Radome..

Have you tried the mirroring function "Helm App" on an android device, by chance?
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I have used Garmin Helm on an iPad with great results. Don't know about android.
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Furuno makes a couple of no-frills radars that might fill your needs.
Ha ha!....I'll say! Furuno 1800, vintage late 80's. Still kickin!
I'm looking for am excuse to upgrade. but this thing won't die...

But seriously, they do make a few dedicated 6-7" screen models in the $13-1600 dollar range..

http://www.thegpsstore.com/Furuno-16...adar-P125.aspx

http://www.thegpsstore.com/Furuno-17...adar-P138.aspx

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