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Old 06-14-2017, 11:05 AM   #12
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I just bought a new Si-tex sounder and a new plotter. My old Si-tex sounder was crt and about 1994 vintage. It still works. My gps unit, which is outside in the antenna in a Standard Horizon plotter, filled up with water and died so I bought the Si-tex plotter to replace it. A new antenna was over $300! I might network the old SH plotter to it but we'll see. I also have an upright clamp that holds the ipad with Navionics on it. My Koden radar, (also crt and same as Si-tex) still works fine, it will stay put until it dies, then it will get the Si-tex t-760 radar. They can all network but I prefer standalone for redundancy. The all-in-ones are snazzy but too rich, go obsolete too fast and share too much info. My standalone plotter and sounder, Fedex from New York, was about $1650. Not too shabby. My existing sounder and existing radar are almost 25 years old so I would definitely buy Si-tex again.
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