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Old 01-25-2007, 11:26 AM
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Does anyone know if or when Furuno is going to interface their high definition sounder with their Navnet?
Old 01-25-2007, 01:04 PM
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I asked Furuno this in December and they said no plans currently. Hopefully that is wrong, might swing my decision to Furuno.
Old 01-26-2007, 12:47 AM
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What is the model number of the high def sounder?
Old 01-30-2007, 05:13 PM
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I'm not sure of the model number. I think I'm starting to lean away from furuno because of lacking charts. Northstar and Raymarine beat them hands down on charts from what I've played with. However, I still think Furuno has the best radar. I just don't want to drop 8K+ on a navnet system only to have them change everything next year i.e. platnium charts, High def sounder, etc.
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I do know they are coming out with Nav Net 3 in 3rd qtr of 07. Not sure if that will have what your looking for.
Old 02-01-2007, 07:18 PM
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Who knows when Furuno will incorporate this feature in NavNet, but I wouldn't be surprised if it's soon. Hey kpj1221, what do you mean Furuno is behind on charts; are you referring to that fact that Furuno doesn't read Navionics Platinum? If you are, you may want to read the comments of the people who have them. Most on this forum say they are a waste of money, and would have bought the Navionics Gold. Are you a Raymarine dealer?

Would anyone out there explain exactly what a "digital sounder" is?
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Yeah Star I'm a raymarine dealer...thats why I'm considering a NavNet and thats why I'm going to spend 8K. I would think if i was a dealer I might get a better deal than that....I'm not talking about platnium chips I'm talking about the design and speed of operation. Go play with the charts on a Northstar 6000i then get back with me. I was asking when they were going to incorporate their HI def sounder with the Nav Net and if it would be compatible say with a VX2 if their comming out with a VX3.

There is no need to talk down to people. Especially when you've only made 4 posts and aren't a member. So keep your non useful comments to yourself.
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i didnt know that furuno had a high def sounder, what is the model number???
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FCV620 or FCV585
Old 02-02-2007, 08:19 PM
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do you mean DSP (digital signal processing)?
Old 02-03-2007, 01:14 AM
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Why are you guys so fused on having an HD FF? Yeah the 585 and 620 are so-called "high definition", but both are still blown away by the FCV1100 and FCV1200. HD really shouldnt be a deciding factor, because it really comes down to whether or not you know how to properly use a FF in the first place.

You cant compare Northstar to anything when it comes to chartting. They are the fastest and easiest units out there. Period.

If you really want he best of everything, go with Simrad. Their charting with C-Map Max is pretty good, their radars are on par with (if not superior to) Furuno, and their FF's are amazing. Simrad is all commercial grade stuff.
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I was pulling your leg. But I must admit since I retired from the Merchant Marine and then running yachts, you guys do provide a lot of entertainment. Digital this, digital that and no one has bothered to tell you what it is. It's simply using digital algorithms to filter the analog return from the transducer, rather than diodes. Anyway, I think Capt. Squddly makes a good point on learning to use the sounder.

A friend of mine running a Merritt just got rid of his Northstar 6000i after it had been back to the factory for the fifth time in a year. Yes, I agree their interface is easy to use, but it uses exactly the same charts as the Furuno NavNet and its not any faster. You can disagree, that's your right; but don't make statements that Raymarine and Northstar has Furuno beat hands down on charts, when all three companies use exactly the same Navionics Gold charts.

As for non useful comments; mine are based on thirty-five years at sea. I have an Unlimited License, have made over thirty TransAtlantic trips on yachts, several across the Pacific, and been around Cape Horn several times early in my career. I've run everything from freighters to sport fishing boats. What's your experience?

But J, I don't want to offend your sensitivities and won't reply to you any more. Now we can be friends again.

Good luck in whatever you purchase.
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starnavigator - 2/4/2007 7:50 PM

J
I was pulling your leg. But I must admit since I retired from the Merchant Marine and then running yachts, you guys do provide a lot of entertainment. Digital this, digital that and no one has bothered to tell you what it is. It's simply using digital algorithms to filter the analog return from the transducer, rather than diodes. Anyway, I think Capt. Squddly makes a good point on learning to use the sounder.

A friend of mine running a Merritt just got rid of his Northstar 6000i after it had been back to the factory for the fifth time in a year. Yes, I agree their interface is easy to use, but it uses exactly the same charts as the Furuno NavNet and its not any faster. You can disagree, that's your right; but don't make statements that Raymarine and Northstar has Furuno beat hands down on charts, when all three companies use exactly the same Navionics Gold charts.

As for non useful comments; mine are based on thirty-five years at sea. I have an Unlimited License, have made over thirty TransAtlantic trips on yachts, several across the Pacific, and been around Cape Horn several times early in my career. I've run everything from freighters to sport fishing boats. What's your experience?

But J, I don't want to offend your sensitivities and won't reply to you any more. Now we can be friends again.

Good luck in whatever you purchase.
I hope your early experience at THT doesn't discourage your participation here. For the most part, everyone is seriously trying to help everyone else. Welcome. You just happened to hit a hot button, i.e. who's got the fastest chart refresh rates. Personally, my Navnet V1 is more than fast enough since my eyes only hit the screens about once a minute except when on radar watch. OK, everyone, back to the thread.

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Refresh rates are serious business!!!
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Skip hughes - know anything more about the NAvnet 3?
Old 02-07-2007, 03:10 PM
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I am currently looking hard at a new Furuno VX2 system and was told by some of the reps that Furuno is going to release the VX3 system next year and the improvement is going to be the plotters having the ability to read the new platnium cards.

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