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Old 03-14-2017, 03:24 PM   #1
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Default Raymarine Axiom .....

Anybody have any performance feedback on their new Axiom series .....

Gyro transducers any good ?

Wireless radar work well ?

Any and all info would be greatly appreciated ....
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Old 03-14-2017, 03:27 PM   #2
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They don't ship until end of this month. You probably will not get any feed back until end of April on how they are working.
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Old 03-14-2017, 04:11 PM   #3
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My electronics guy said he was installing the system on boat first week of April .... and suggested I get the same system ....
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Trying to decide between the Axiom and the Simrad Evo 3 for a new boat I have coming in May.
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Old 03-14-2017, 04:36 PM   #5
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I like the 16" simrad screen ...
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Raymarine has a lot of horsepower thanks to FLIR.

With the Coast Guard switching all their boats to RM, it can only be good for the consumer market.

http://investors.flir.com/releasedet...easeid=1011926

You might want to wait a few weeks and see what shakes out.
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Trying to decide between the Axiom and the Simrad Evo 3 for a new boat I have coming in May.


Really don't think you can go wrong with any of the electronics out these days! I had all Garmin picked out for my boat that is going to be done around the end of the month. After Miami boat show, I picked out all Ray Marine now!

You have plenty of time to decide, let a few us us get the axiom up and running in April. Will let you know how it seems to be working soon after that.
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Old 03-14-2017, 07:04 PM   #8
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it all depends. Garmin and Simrad have their 2nd from the top tier systems pretty feature packed "gpsmap 74xx series and EVO3 series...
in terms of built in all in all features the axiom sits ever slightly lower.. but .... on paper and from a few demo plays it looks to be a pretty good unit for the masses.

lighthouse 3 looks heaps better than 2. i think we might see some more advanced top tier systemts running new hardwear and software soon to compete with the evo3 and gpsmaps.
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Would you personally chance a full new Raymarine Axiom system over say a Garmin or Simrad ? (Twin 12' inch screens, 2 ducers, radar, weather module ). Installation would be first week of April.
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Would you personally chance a full new Raymarine Axiom system over say a Garmin or Simrad ? (Twin 12' inch screens, 2 ducers, radar, weather module ). Installation would be first week of April.
Already paid for all new R.M. Stuff. Over Garmin, simrad, and Furuno ! That just me though. Everybody has their own choice and reasons why to go with one over the others!
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Axiom is providing tremendous value to shallow water fisherman 350 feet and less. $1650 for a 9 inch with 4 channel transducer and navionics is crazy cheap. Their CP470 unit for deeper water is also a good value, but Simrad and Garmin's built in dual channel CHIRP sounders in the evo3 and 7600 series may still attract more fishermen who travel to deeper waters. There is no one size fits all solution. That's why we always ask what kind of boat you have, what type of fish do you look for, and how deep you fish (as well as budget) when people look for recommendations. Like NeverEasy2014 said, no one is making junk these days and the competition between manufactures is proving to be great for customers as features go up and price comes down.
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Ok ok ive been called out by a friend what I posted me going with Ray Marine. I actually put a down payment down for all new Garmin. ( my choice of electronics ) but I have a partner in the boat and he is buying the electronics. So as he is paying I let him choose what were putting in the boat.

I did got to the Miami boat show and went over and over the Axiom they are nicer than I expected.
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Mainly (70%) troll/jig/chunk in 180 to 300 feet of water..... 15% along canyon ledge ..say 500 to 800 feet.. and 15% for stripers..in 30 to 50f feet of water..... looking for best system/transducer/transducers ... for a 31 Cape Horn Center Console...
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Im a huge garmin fan but this Axiom looks great. I love raymarine products. Im going to get the Axiom 9 setup in the near future!
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Mainly (70%) troll/jig/chunk in 180 to 300 feet of water..... 15% along canyon ledge ..say 500 to 800 feet.. and 15% for stripers..in 30 to 50f feet of water..... looking for best system/transducer/transducers ... for a 31 Cape Horn Center Console...
You will want to add the cp470 for the deeper work. Otherwise it presents an option for you.
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Anyone that has truly been on the water using these displays would understand the value of a hybrid-touch like the Raymarine eS-series or Simrad Evo2/3
I wish Raymarine had a black box version of their realview sounder for hook up to eS series.
Lighthouse 3 is nice but that's just a software that will make it's way to other screens in a few months anyway.
Axiom is a great value, but it's still entry level equipment.
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Anyone that has truly been on the water using these displays would understand the value of a hybrid-touch like the Raymarine eS-series or Simrad Evo2/3
I wish Raymarine had a black box version of their realview sounder for hook up to eS series.
Lighthouse 3 is nice but that's just a software that will make it's way to other screens in a few months anyway.
Axiom is a great value, but it's still entry level equipment.
You can add the RMK-10 keypad to the Axiom which has the same buttons as the eS series. It is not entry level equipment at all, its just targeted to a certain customer. It's built in sonar is feature packed for shallow water fishing. The vast majority of fisherman don't fish offshore. High Wide Chirp sonar, DownVision, SideVision and 3D sonar all in one display with one transducer. It's fully networkable and expandable with other displays(as soon as LH3 is released to them) and radars/sounders. It has a fast new quad core processor and sleek new operating system. The transducers have gyro stabilization to clean up the 3D sonar image in choppy water... What about this is entry level to you? It may not be perfect for every boater but don't trash it just because you own something different.
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It is not entry level at all. In fact it is the most feature packed system ever offered from Raymarine. I think having an optional Keypad is a great way to go. Allows for customers to set up the system exactly how they want it, and on bigger boats it is often nice to have the keypad close to the wheel to eliminate having to reach for the displays. We did a Buyers Guide on Axiom. You can see it here Raymarine Axiom Buyers Guide
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You can add the RMK-10 keypad to the Axiom which has the same buttons as the eS series. It is not entry level equipment at all, its just targeted to a certain customer. It's built in sonar is feature packed for shallow water fishing. The vast majority of fisherman don't fish offshore. High Wide Chirp sonar, DownVision, SideVision and 3D sonar all in one display with one transducer. It's fully networkable and expandable with other displays(as soon as LH3 is released to them) and radars/sounders. It has a fast new quad core processor and sleek new operating system. The transducers have gyro stabilization to clean up the 3D sonar image in choppy water... What about this is entry level to you? It may not be perfect for every boater but don't trash it just because you own something different.
Awesome. I didn't know that the Axiom took the keypad as an option. I was definitely leaning to the Simrad prior to finding that out.
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