Originally Posted by tedted
Allegedly gen3 or 4 are supposed to see out to 48 miles... I sort of doubt that. My main interest is under 5 miles and up close in tight channels etc.. Any navigation I'd be doing with radar would be well within this range. It would be nice to see ugly storms though. Does anyone feel the gen 3 radars are a total waste of money?
Lowrance 3G is a 24 mile radar. 4G is a 36 mile radar. You will still need a compatible display $1000+. So you are looking at least $2400 for 3G setup without installation.
Now you can buy an excellent Furuno 1715 stand alone radar and display complete for well under $2K. Its not 3G but it will do what you asked. You did say BUDGET radar.