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Old 11-11-2020, 07:35 AM
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Tryin to see if Sirius XM weather is worth it? I believe it is $9.99 a month
Old 11-11-2020, 07:36 AM
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Old 11-11-2020, 08:26 AM
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If you go offshore, it is 100% worth it. It makes it easy to go around storms.

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My wife made me get it and it is well worth it.
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I pay about $400.00 a year for coastal.

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Essential, localized weather information every inland and freshwater angler and boater should have when on the water including NEXRAD Storm Cell Attributes, Weather Radar, Lightning, Alerts and Watch Boxes, 5 Day Forecasts, Wind data and more. Add SiriusXM radio to your subscription at a discount. This package is available only with Simrad, Lowrance, and B&G hardware.

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Includes all Inland package features plus current condition Wind & Wave info and 3 hour forecasts including the Great Lakes. Marine Zone Forecasts, Sea Surface Temps up to 24NM from the contiguous US, Buoy Data and more. These are the features coastal boaters and anglers most frequently request to have on the water. Add SiriusXM radio to your subscription at a discount.

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Includes all of the Coastal package features plus Sea Surface Temps for our entire coverage area, Weather, Wind and Wave Forecasts are extended from 3 hours out to 48 hours, US & Canadian Alerts. This is our most comprehensive marine weather package for blue water boaters and anglers. Add SiriusXM radio to your subscription at a discount.

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I have the Marine Offshore package I’ve been using XM Sirius Marine weather since 2007 and it’s been worth every dime.

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Yep.

A friend took my out to the Gulf Stream one August. In the afternoon, thunderstorms were popping up all over the place. Zoomed out to see a broader picture, and we just skirted around them.

I installed it on my boat the next day.
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I was on the fence too but gave it a try and I say yes it is worth it. We go out maybe 8 or so times per year but it always comes in handy.
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With what MFD are you thinking of using SiriusXM Wx service? Don't bother if it can only use the obsolete Simrad WM-3 antenna & short-lived module.
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I fish offshore, what is the minimum package needed to see storms offshore? Thanks
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I have Sirius XM weather on two boats, and honestly I have never been impressed, I keep the service primarily as a second option or back up. Sure it works, but the quality of the product is almost laughable when compared to the RadarScope app that you can download on your device. I also find the Doppler radar on my boat a better tool for dodging weather offshore than the Sirius XM weather. My advice is that if you are not going to be out of cell range get the RadarScope app and skip the SiriusXm. If you are going offshore consider one of the new Doppler capable radar systems, and maybe the Sirius XM as a second option.
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Originally Posted by Mad Hunt View Post
I have Sirius XM weather on two boats, and honestly I have never been impressed, I keep the service primarily as a second option or back up. Sure it works, but the quality of the product is almost laughable when compared to the RadarScope app that you can download on your device. I also find the Doppler radar on my boat a better tool for dodging weather offshore than the Sirius XM weather. My advice is that if you are not going to be out of cell range get the RadarScope app and skip the SiriusXm. If you are going offshore consider one of the new Doppler capable radar systems, and maybe the Sirius XM as a second option.
I’m waaay past cell service. And have 64 mile radar
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Originally Posted by wdegenhart View Post
I’m waaay past cell service. And have 64 mile radar
Post above that breaks down the different packages available from Sirius XM. Radar is great, but the Doppler takes it to another level.
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Originally Posted by Mad Hunt View Post
Post above that breaks down the different packages available from Sirius XM. Radar is great, but the Doppler takes it to another level.
yep, I must be dense but I read weather radar on the inland which I believe meets what I need. However my guess is that is more complicated which I why I ask. I had already gone on the XM website and read about the packages before reviving this thread.
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I had it several years ago but didn't think much of it so dropped the service. This was for use on the NW coast. Thunderstorms aren't really much of a concern for us. I thought the SST part of it was poor.

I'm curious what you guys that have it think of the SST mapping now as compared to something like Terrafin or Ripcharts?
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Is the billing process the same as their radio billing? Meaning do they try to double the cost every year and you have to deal with a person that barely speaks English to get a better price? I canceled all my radio subscriptions with them because I was tired of the hassle.
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Is the billing process the same as their radio billing? Meaning do they try to double the cost every year and you have to deal with a person that barely speaks English to get a better price? I canceled all my radio subscriptions with them because I was tired of the hassle.
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You can always negotiate with them, never accept the price that is on website or what they tell you. They always have a "promotion."
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I have had it for years packaged with the Sirius XM in our cars. Because of that, I have a discount for three music subscriptions and the one weather. What’s nice is that it can be suspended without a fee (similar to Garmin InReach program) and reactivated. They are smart to offer that because I never suspend the service and keep it year round.

The value I find in the radar is to give me a 30,000’ view (pun intended) of conditions to show historical development of systems as the most recent image in the loop is typically 8-12 minutes delayed. It also allows me to have a pretty good idea of a system much further away when my “72 mile” radar doesn’t really tell you what it out there and what it is doing.

Once I see the system on SXM and I get within 8-12 miles, I will use my onboard Garmin radar to see a more detailed view of the storm as it relates to my course overlay on the plotter. At this point, I can decide to outrun, go behind, back off or turn around.

I find having both SXM and onboard (real time) radar to be a must for making those decisions. About 5-6 years ago, I was running 90 degrees to Bimini on a clear, calm day. The SXM showed an isolated but orange/red cell directly on my route. I zoomed out on my radar and saw the storm in real time, made an adjustment to the south and eased right around it, looking over just a couple miles away at that very dark and nasty system. Once, past I finished my half circle back to the course route. The image that remained on my plotter for a couple of years was pretty cool to look at ... a straight line with a half circle in the middle of Miami - Bimini.

Here are some images and comments from a Marathon - Miami run on November 30th. I didn’t take the time to screen shot the SXM but this tells a story of using onboard radar.



Waypoints 163 and 164 are markers at the Featherbeds in Biscayne Bay. Initially, I figured I could thread the needle between the two systems which were moving east (right).


This image appears upside down because when getting VCC lose, I realized the systems were overlapping and there was no needle to thread so I paused, then did a 180 and headed back south to wait it out. In this image the storms are behind me due to my u-turn.


It was a wise decision because the two systems merged and we would have been in the middle of it. In this image I am heading back north and going through after the storm passed to the east.
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Can anyone identify a budget minded package for occasional offshore use for hardware. Is it really a $800 antenna and a $1000 unit to get this? My Solix won't work with XM so I have to go another brand for display if I want to get weather.

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