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Old 08-29-2016, 08:14 PM   #21
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Agree twistedtree...we both have posted before with similar experience and opinions on radar....certainly have used all the old style and new digitals...just not broadband but have heard similar results from pro captains that have used them.

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Old 08-29-2016, 08:58 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by Pau Hana View Post
Why flip back and forth? The current generation MFDs can overlay the radar presentation onto the charting software, greatly decreasing the error factor.

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Old 08-29-2016, 10:11 PM   #23
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The first thing I would suggest is clean all your connectors with some good electrical contact cleaner. If that doesn't fix it often the cheapest way out but still having a working radar is to find a good second hand head unit (one already offered on this thread) and swap it over.
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Old 08-29-2016, 10:37 PM   #24
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I had on old Furuno CRT set. When it failed, I had a Furuno tech come help. He fixed it, but warned that it was near the end of its life so when it failed again, within a year or two, I bought a JRC 3000. Stand alone, but displays GPS info, etc. Basically the same features as the then equivalent Furuno, for approx 1/2 the price. I have been very happy with this unit, for about 15 yrs.
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Old 08-30-2016, 01:20 AM   #25
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Even though we have Garmin on the boat we're on at the moment and it's surprised me in how good it is, my preferred radar is Furuno. It's integrated with so many products and used widely on larger boats with Transas navigation as well as smaller boats, with Furuno, Maxsea and all other navigation software.

As said above, I would call Furuno first.

I may have missed it but did you mention what your other electronics are? If you are very pleased with them and your plotter, then second choice would be to buy radar of the same brand.

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