Originally Posted by debbiet
We have a 2004 trawler that came equipped with [what is now] an outdated Furuno / Navnet chartplotter system. I don't think it's even possible to obtain updated chart chips any more, so it's time to bid our system adieu and join the 21st century.
I'm hoping that if we stick with Furuno, we may be able to take advantage of some of our current system (the radar dome perhaps?) but I don't have a clue.
When we did a major electronics refit 10 years ago, our starting point included an existing Furuno radar.
That radar was old enough so that it would not support overlaying data onto a new plotter... but it already had it's own display (and I like having a dedicated radar display anyway), it will receive some useful info from the rest of the network via NMEA0183, it was (still is) a perfectly good radar, a new radar would have added another $5K or so to the refit cost... so I saw no reason to change that old one out.