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Old 03-26-2007, 07:28 PM
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Always had Garmin products in the past. My last two boats had a Garmin 2210 and 3210c gps and sounder combo. Dealer says now to go with Raymarine c series gps /sounder combo. What do you think? Other threads that addressed this?
Old 03-26-2007, 10:05 PM
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Wait until the new Garmin series comes out. Buy a C series Raymarine and you've bought yet another obsolete system. Look at the E series vs. the new Garmins.
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I really can't imagine the Cseries becoming obsolete, and while I haven't seen the newest radar and FF from garmin, in the past their proformance has been pretty poor, while the Raymarine systems have been about the best.
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My opinion is that it is stupid to change from Garmin where you already now the software to Raymarine which you don't know. The new 4 + 5 thousands from Garmin are very nice
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I have seen the 4 and 5 series from Garmin a couple of times and like what I see so far. I just want to see how they operate on the water. The C series is not a bad system at all and is proven.
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That's good to hear swamppro, I just outfitted my boat with the Raymarine C120 w/ a 1KW transducer.
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Default Re: Garmin vs Raymarine

I used to have Furuno FF GPS and Radar combo 1833 on my last boat. I have the present Furuno 3210 on my present boat and the FF is crap compared to the Furuno. Radar is marginal. The plotter is better than Furuno's. Not familiar with the new 4212 but it is to be more FF capable than the present system.
Go with Raymarine C E or Furuno if need one now.
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I went with the c-80. Have their 2kw dome. Best thing was their GPS/radar overlay. For an inexperienced guy like me, it sure was nice.

Other thing about the Raymarine...software updates. I now have a 2nd one to load. As for it becoming obsolete, I question that highly. The new software integrates things that it originally couldn't do (sirius radio, engine management systems). If it were obsolete, then why would they make software to keep up with all the new things they are adding?
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Just had the C-120 Ray system with 1k transducer, radar, and autopilot installed on a 22" McKee Craft. The system is awesome and I have used Furono electronics historically. The Navionics gold card is super, especially with the radar overlay feature!!
The FF paints the bottom and ALL features in great detail!! Good luck!!
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I always had Garmin plotters, Raymarine Radar, and Furuno fishfinder because I didn't believe in combo units and I really liked the the Garmin plotters, On the new boat i put all Raymarine E-series and I have to say I'm glad I made the switch. The radar is excellent as always, the fishfinder (With the DSM 300) is by far the best I've ever seen, and the plotter is very good and I learned it in a few hours. I still like the Garmin plotters a little better, and furuno still makes the best radar....But as a combo....Go with the E-series....you won't be disappointed...
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so does anybody have any hesitation about buying a combo unit instead of 3 stand alone
ones ?
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randy lewis - 4/1/2007 5:44 PM

so does anybody have any hesitation about buying a combo unit instead of 3 stand alone
ones ?
It really all depends on dash space and budget. However some of the features offered by the combo's or "Multi Function Displays" as the manufacturers refere to them nowadays is radar overlay on the chart plotter. Another point to consider is that there is no single manufacturer (please correct me if I am wrong) that manufactures a radar, a plotter and a sounder that all have the same size displays and actually look the same?
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randy lewis - 4/1/2007 4:44 AM

so does anybody have any hesitation about buying a combo unit instead of 3 stand alone
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The hot set-up the past 2 years has been a pair of Raymarine Cseries, mounted side by side, one as a Plotter/Fisfinder, one as a Plotter/Radar (or on as a Plotter, one as a Plotter/Radar/Fishfinder, whatever)

If one of the displays fail, it is a simple matter to swap the cables around so you have all the functions on one display, you can swap funtions around if you decide you'd rather the fishfinder on the left, and you can run your Bathy chart in one machine for off shore, and the Nav chart in the other for inshore without having to swap chips in/out.
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ray c series vs rar e series. there are a few differences in them c series does not use the batty charts and you can't display video on the c's and the display is sharper on the e series. the c's aren't going away they are just less expensive to be able to compete .If you need al the bells and whistles go with the e's
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Cseries does use the Bathy Charts ('Fish 'n' chips'), but doesn't use the Platium charts (though the latest update will allow them to, it doesn't work with the sattilite overlay or the 3D charting)

the Cseries has all the fetures of the Eseries except:

video in/out

full Platium chart capabilities (as noted, the newest Cseries v4.25 software does allow use of the Platium, but not all it's features)

Networking of FF and Radar displays- that is, with a radar or fishfinder in a Eseries, it will display on any screen in the system, In a Cseries, they will only display on the unit they are plugged into.

And, as noted, the Eseries has a brighter display, though I haven't heard any complaints about the Cseries not being bright enough...

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