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Old 09-12-2019, 07:22 AM
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I am buying a 25' CC with a Garmin 5212 with no radar. Does a radar dome have to be connected to activate the radar screen option? In playing with the 5212 on the boat there is no radar screen or option. I watched a couple videos on YouTube where the 5212 has radar connected and the screen option is available. They didn't make non-radar versions of the 5212 did they?

Also, since this is older, if it has radar capabilities what's my best option for picking up a used/older dome or array? I don't want to spend $$/new on an outdated unit...is it even worth it?

​Will do mostly inshore fishing for stripers, fluke and seabass in Southern Rhode Island hopefully with trips out to Block Island eventually. Thanks...
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Old 09-12-2019, 07:42 AM
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Call Garmin support (I use the chat function at Garmin.com) The 5212 has radar capability. The 5212 will work with the Garmin HD18, HD24, xHD18, and the xHD24. Maybe some older models also. Make sure you update the software on the 5212 (and the radar after you have installed it). I used an HD24 with my Garmin 5215 for years and now use the same radar with my 8617. Good radar for collision avoidance and navigation.
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Old 09-12-2019, 12:07 PM
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Yes with no radar attached you will not get the radar page option.

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Old 09-12-2019, 08:46 PM
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yes needs radar attached. same with sounder tab.
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