Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-10-2015, 07:47 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
MikeM's Avatar
 
City: Virginia Beach
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Tuscan Sun
Vessel Model: Krogen 42
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 232
Electronics Recommendations

I have $4-5K to spend on a new radar, chart plotter(s), and AIS. Looking for recommendations on how to spend it. Thanks!


Mike Metts
KK 42-165
Virginia Beach, VA

Sent from my iPad using Trawler Forum
__________________
Advertisement

MikeM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2015, 07:59 AM   #2
Guru
 
N4712's Avatar
 
City: South FL
Country: U.S.A
Vessel Name: Oliver
Vessel Model: Nordhavn 47 Hull# 12
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 3,613
I've been pleased with my Furuno radar and plotter also just got a sounder. It's pretty good so far too.
__________________

__________________
Thanks, Oliver
M/V Oliver
Nordhavn 47 Hull #12
N4712 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2015, 08:22 AM   #3
Guru
 
City: Satsuma FL
Country: United States
Vessel Name: No Mo Trawla
Vessel Model: Hurricane SS188
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 1,681
Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeM View Post
I have $4-5K to spend on a new radar, chart plotter(s), and AIS. Looking for recommendations on how to spend it. Thanks!
$4-5K might be a little light but you could probably get a Garmin package consisting of a GPSMap 7608, GPS 19x antenna, GMR 18 xHD radome, and the VHF 300 AIS. This is more or less what we have been looking at.
Donsan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2015, 08:44 AM   #4
Guru
 
fryedaze's Avatar
 
City: Solomons Island Md
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Fryedaze
Vessel Model: MC 42 (Overseas Ltd) Monk 42
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,052
My Shopping Cart


Item SKUPriceQuantityTotal Raymarine a125 GPS with WiFi and US Coastal Charts
Item Added on 6/10/2015
Move to wishlist Delete
RAE70235LNC $2,369.00 $2,369.00 Raymarine RD418D 4KW Digital Radar
Item Added on 6/10/2015
Move to wishlist Delete
RAT70166 $1,029.00 $1,029.00 Raymarine AIS650 Class B AIS Transceiver
Item Added on 6/10/2015
Move to wishlist Delete
RA32158 $799.95 $799.95 Raymarine B744V Bronze Thru-Hull Transducer with Fairing Block for DSM Series
Item Added on 6/10/2015
Move to wishlist Delete
RAX66091 $379.95 $379.95 Shakespeare 5396 AIS 4' Galaxy AIS Antenna
Item Added on 6/10/2015
Move to wishlist Delete
SS5396AIS $119.95 $119.95 Raymarine Raystar 130 GPS Sensor
Item Added on 6/10/2015
Move to wishlist Delete
RA32153 $249.95 $249.95 Subtotal: $4,947.80

Cables not included.

The anti- Raymarine probably will disagree
__________________
Dave Frye
Fryedaze, MC 42 (Monk 42') 1989 Overseas Co
http://mvfryedaze.blogspot.com/
fryedaze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2015, 08:53 AM   #5
Guru
 
twistedtree's Avatar
 
City: Gloucester, MA
Country: USA
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 3,197
I would be remiss in my civic duties if I didn't warn you away from Simrad/Navico. Train wreck comes to mind.
__________________
www.MVTanglewood.com
twistedtree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2015, 10:22 AM   #6
Guru
 
Capt.Bill11's Avatar
 
City: Sarasota/Ft. Lauderdale
Country: USA
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 5,422
Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeM View Post
I have $4-5K to spend on a new radar, chart plotter(s), and AIS. Looking for recommendations on how to spend it. Thanks!


Mike Metts
KK 42-165
Virginia Beach, VA

Sent from my iPad using Trawler Forum
Look at the Standard Horizon stuff. A lot of bang for your bucks.

http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?...738&id=1604528

Otherwise, Ive have good luck with all the major brands. But lean towards Furuno.
Capt.Bill11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2015, 10:50 AM   #7
Guru
 
O C Diver's Avatar
 
City: Fort Myers, FL... Summers in Crisfield, MD
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Slow Hand
Vessel Model: Cherubini Independence 45
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 4,817
Have had great luck with my Furuno Navnet systems on my charter boat, 12+ years old. Have been very happy so far with my Garmin systems on the trawler. Would suggest going to a boat show and playing before making decisions. Each excels at certain parts and maybe not so much at others. Nothing like hands on experience with controls and menu surfing to decide how user friendly a system is.

Ted
__________________
Blog: mvslowhand.com
I'm tired of fast moves, I've got a slow groove, on my mind.....
I want to spend some time, Not come and go in a heated rush.....
"Slow Hand" by The Pointer Sisters
O C Diver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2015, 10:53 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
SteveH's Avatar
 
City: Western WA
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 110
I've had a full complement of Raymarine gear since new from 2007. Except for the radar which went TU and was replaced last year, everything else has worked well. - SteveH
SteveH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2015, 06:21 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
MikeM's Avatar
 
City: Virginia Beach
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Tuscan Sun
Vessel Model: Krogen 42
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 232
Quote:
Originally Posted by Donsan View Post
$4-5K might be a little light but you could probably get a Garmin package consisting of a GPSMap 7608, GPS 19x antenna, GMR 18 xHD radome, and the VHF 300 AIS. This is more or less what we have been looking at.

I spent some time with a Gramin rep at WM the other day. He suggested something like this (of course) and said I could use their chart plotter on the flybridge and a tablet running the Garmin app in the pilothouse. That sounded good to me...more bang for the buck. But I want to see if any other brands have a similar set-up.

Thanks for the input.


Mike Metts
KK 42-165
Virginia Beach, VA

Sent from my iPad using Trawler Forum
MikeM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2015, 06:27 PM   #10
Guru
 
N4712's Avatar
 
City: South FL
Country: U.S.A
Vessel Name: Oliver
Vessel Model: Nordhavn 47 Hull# 12
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 3,613
Electronics Recommendations

Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeM View Post
I spent some time with a Gramin rep at WM the other day. He suggested something like this (of course) and said I could use their chart plotter on the flybridge and a tablet running the Garmin app in the pilothouse. That sounded good to me...more bang for the buck. But I want to see if any other brands have a similar set-up.

Thanks for the input.


Mike Metts
KK 42-165
Virginia Beach, VA

Sent from my iPad using Trawler Forum

The Furuno TZ-Touch units can also do that. Connect to them over wifi then use they're app to repeat the display.
__________________
Thanks, Oliver
M/V Oliver
Nordhavn 47 Hull #12
N4712 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2015, 06:40 PM   #11
Guru
 
Drake's Avatar
 
City: Seabrook, Texas
Country: Independent Republic of Texas
Vessel Name: Small World
Vessel Model: Defever 50
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 507
Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeM View Post
I spent some time with a Gramin rep at WM the other day. He suggested something like this (of course) and said I could use their chart plotter on the flybridge and a tablet running the Garmin app in the pilothouse.
We have a Garmin system with the iPad app as backup. It's a very good app.
Drake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2015, 06:41 PM   #12
Guru
 
psneeld's Avatar
 
City: Avalon, NJ
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Freedom
Vessel Model: Albin 40
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 15,913
Just goes to so you how they are all vying for interconnectability....


You can buy the smallest screen MFD and connect to a boat full of large screen displays, tablets, laptops...etc..etc...


For a fraction of the price...


Not the best system necessarily for oceangoing or high motion vessels....but for slow moving, coastal cruisers....lotsa options for cheap now a days....
psneeld is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2015, 06:44 PM   #13
Guru
 
timjet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,905
I have a Garmin 740 plotter and Ray E90W plotter and Ray 18" closed array HD radar. I like the Garmin plotter better because the software is more intuitive and the course line is much easier to see. I can't compare the radar but am happy with the Ray unit.

The Garmin PC software "homeport", that interfaces with the plotter is far superior to the Ray product.
__________________
Tim
Tampa Bay
Carver 355 ACMY Twin Cummins Diesels Sold
timjet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2015, 08:41 PM   #14
Guru
 
SCOTTEDAVIS's Avatar
 
City: Vero Beach, FL.
Country: US
Vessel Name: FIREFLY
Vessel Model: Pilgrim 40
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 913
I am a big fan of Garmin for everything, I do think Furuno high-end radars are better but the ones I have in mind will eat up your whole budget. I like Icom radios as well.

Garmin will get you there with a Icom radio.
SCOTTEDAVIS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2015, 08:51 PM   #15
Guru
 
psneeld's Avatar
 
City: Avalon, NJ
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Freedom
Vessel Model: Albin 40
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 15,913
is Garmin cartography still proprietary?


I enjoyed loading up the charts for the whole Eastern half of the US plus the Bahamas for free with my inexpensive but great chartplotter, fishfinder and radar for cheaper than any other system.


True Garmin has great menus and intuitive use...but the new hybrid system from Raymarine is pretty slick too.
psneeld is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2015, 08:56 PM   #16
Guru
 
N4712's Avatar
 
City: South FL
Country: U.S.A
Vessel Name: Oliver
Vessel Model: Nordhavn 47 Hull# 12
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 3,613
Electronics Recommendations

Quote:
Originally Posted by psneeld View Post
is Garmin cartography still proprietary?


I enjoyed loading up the charts for the whole Eastern half of the US plus the Bahamas for free with my inexpensive but great chartplotter, fishfinder and radar for cheaper than any other system.


True Garmin has great menus and intuitive use...but the new hybrid system from Raymarine is pretty slick too.

Yes. But every Garmin plotter I've bought has came with free charts, even for the Bahamas.
__________________
Thanks, Oliver
M/V Oliver
Nordhavn 47 Hull #12
N4712 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2015, 08:58 PM   #17
Guru
 
psneeld's Avatar
 
City: Avalon, NJ
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Freedom
Vessel Model: Albin 40
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 15,913
Quote:
Originally Posted by N4712 View Post
Yes. But every Garmin plotter I've bought has came with free charts, even for the Bahamas.
updates free?


Don't get me wrong...I don't love or hate any of them...every company has had some real dogs and some real winners through the years...


Just pray you don't wind up with one of the dogs through the years....


Not too many any more...but there have been a few.
psneeld is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2015, 09:09 PM   #18
Guru
 
N4712's Avatar
 
City: South FL
Country: U.S.A
Vessel Name: Oliver
Vessel Model: Nordhavn 47 Hull# 12
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 3,613
Quote:
Originally Posted by psneeld View Post
updates free?


Don't get me wrong...I don't love or hate any of them...every company has had some real dogs and some real winners through the years...


Just pray you don't wind up with one of the dogs through the years....


Not too many any more...but there have been a few.

Not really sure. Yeah, I try my best keep the dogs at bay.
__________________
Thanks, Oliver
M/V Oliver
Nordhavn 47 Hull #12
N4712 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2015, 11:02 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
MikeM's Avatar
 
City: Virginia Beach
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Tuscan Sun
Vessel Model: Krogen 42
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 232
Quote:
Originally Posted by fryedaze View Post
My Shopping Cart


Item SKUPriceQuantityTotal Raymarine a125 GPS with WiFi and US Coastal Charts
Item Added on 6/10/2015
Move to wishlist Delete
RAE70235LNC $2,369.00 $2,369.00 Raymarine RD418D 4KW Digital Radar
Item Added on 6/10/2015
Move to wishlist Delete
RAT70166 $1,029.00 $1,029.00 Raymarine AIS650 Class B AIS Transceiver
Item Added on 6/10/2015
Move to wishlist Delete
RA32158 $799.95 $799.95 Raymarine B744V Bronze Thru-Hull Transducer with Fairing Block for DSM Series
Item Added on 6/10/2015
Move to wishlist Delete
RAX66091 $379.95 $379.95 Shakespeare 5396 AIS 4' Galaxy AIS Antenna
Item Added on 6/10/2015
Move to wishlist Delete
SS5396AIS $119.95 $119.95 Raymarine Raystar 130 GPS Sensor
Item Added on 6/10/2015
Move to wishlist Delete
RA32153 $249.95 $249.95 Subtotal: $4,947.80

Cables not included.

The anti- Raymarine probably will disagree

Thanks for the input. From the description, it sounds like Raymarine has an app like Garmin's that allows you to view the chart plotter remotely. Does anyone have experience with it? How does it compare to the Garmin app?


Mike Metts
KK 42-165
Virginia Beach, VA

Sent from my iPad using Trawler Forum
MikeM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2015, 11:10 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
MikeM's Avatar
 
City: Virginia Beach
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Tuscan Sun
Vessel Model: Krogen 42
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 232
Quote:
Originally Posted by psneeld View Post
Just goes to so you how they are all vying for interconnectability....


You can buy the smallest screen MFD and connect to a boat full of large screen displays, tablets, laptops...etc..etc...


For a fraction of the price...


Not the best system necessarily for oceangoing or high motion vessels....but for slow moving, coastal cruisers....lotsa options for cheap now a days....

That is the idea I have. Put a small wifi chart plotter on the flybridge and buy the largest tablet I can find with decent resolution and make it a dedicated chart plotter in the pilothouse. So far, it sounds like Garmin may be the best for that sort of set up, although I'm still open to other ideas. I'm not in a rush to do this.


Mike Metts
KK 42-165
Virginia Beach, VA

Sent from my iPad using Trawler Forum
__________________

MikeM is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012