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Old 09-28-2006, 06:26 PM
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Looking at the C120 & the E120. Big coin difference - looking for insights above what i can read about in their literature.

Also, thoughts on Radar would be great!
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do need to network the system or will it be stand alone....e series is for networking and therefore way more $$$$
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I understand networking when in large boats but for a 23' offshore fishing boat, is that common?
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I currently have one e80 - will be adding another or an e120. the problem w/ multifunction displays are when split 3 or 4 ways - hard to read while underway or rocking and rolling. Therefore, thankful I went w/ the e as networking is available. Also the Platinum charts are awesome
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So you plan on running two and less "split screens"?
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The E Series can also process video whether from DVD output or an external camera. It all depends on what you want to do with the system but if it were me I'd save the $$ and go with the C Series. Actually that's what I did. Twin C80's - The left one has sonar and chartplotter (w/ Fish-N-Chip), the right one has radar and chartpotter (with Gold chip). The GPS antenna can be integrated into both via NMEA but that's it. Everything else is solely on the unit it's plugged into. Which works for me.

Bottom line if you don't plan to need a network or video go with the C Series.

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E series can also display weather data from the new Sirius Weather Module. C cannot.

As you have not indicated your location, type of boat, or intended use, a recommendation on radar is difficult. If you plan to operate the boat in less than perfect visibility, it is a great help





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If you are looking to buy it for the chartplotter and you ever plan to have more than several hundred numbers, don't bother. They have the worst waypoint managment than almost any other plotter. Take a look at Garmin plotters or even lowrance. If you don't plan to have many waypoints then its great. The Bottom machine is wonderful and I also like their radars. Chartplotter, nope.

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