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Old 10-04-2009, 05:32 AM   #21
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FF, I am surprised.

Don't be, I have been boating since the late 50's and have NEVER had an installed depth sounder.

A marked pole and a lead line , along with paper charts takes care of unintentional grounding.

KISS , never fails like a crutch may,

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Old 10-04-2009, 10:49 AM   #22
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Marin,I like the drop down Chart Plotter at your lower helm. Is it a custom install?
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Old 10-04-2009, 01:05 PM   #23
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John--- It's not a drop down table. It's a MapTech chartboard (which they haven't offered for years) that we bought at a boat show. We reinforced it and modified it with feet and a short hinged leaf on the left side so it will sit level over the companionway to the forward cabin.
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Actually I was referring to the hinged drop down overhead.
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Old 10-06-2009, 11:03 AM   #25
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Sorry--- I don't think of that as a chart plotter but the radar. It's actually a Furuno NavNet VX2 that replaced the old Raytheon 2600 radar that came with the boat. The retractable mount is a custom-install. The radar/plotter retracts into a box under the flying bridge consol.
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Furuno Navnet is an excellent choice!!!
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Old 10-06-2009, 02:53 PM   #27
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We're really happy with it. I would recommend the 10" screen version to anyone contemplating buying one. Unfortunately the 10" unit wouldn't fit on our retractable mount without making a bunch of modifications to the mount that I didn't want to make, so we went with the 7" version. Given how close the display is to the helmsperson, the 7" is actually just fine for our application, but I would still recommend the 10" to someone who has the space to mount it.

My only complaint with the NavNet is that in the plotter chart display mode, so far as I've been able to determine, there is no way to increase the size of the waypoint text labels. They are very small and with older eyes, reading glasses are a must if one wants to read the name of the waypoint on the display. We've not found it to be much of an issue since we rarely need to get the waypoint name off the chart anyway, but it would be nice to be able to increase the font size on the chart display.
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