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Old 06-25-2003, 08:46 PM   #1
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Default Raymarine SL72+ radar/chartplotter

Looking for some opinions on the RayMarine SL72+ Radar with chart plotting capability. Specifically, is the radar image and chart display too much information to be displaying on that small screen.

The alternative is to keep the two devices separate. Better choices and if one fails you still have the other.

Any experiences/thoughts?

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Default Raymarine SL72+ radar/chartplotter

I've got the RL74CRC, radar/chartplotter combo. I almost never use it split screen. Mine has the chart overlay feature, and while some don't care for it, I find it very useful when navigating inshore. I have a Furuno chartplotter that I prefer to the Ray, and use it for most navigating, keeping the Ray on full screen radar. Nice to have a backup chartplotter in the Ray, in case the Furuno goes down.
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Default Raymarine SL72+ radar/chartplotter

Urban,
I have the L760 and RL70C units and love them. The radar unit and chart overlay is not too much information on the screen and it is easy to use. While the coast and the chart dont always line up- it is easy to figure out where u should be. Used it in heavy fog and at night in unfamiliar areas and it was great. Learning how to adjust the settings makes all the difference, cause when its on, its on.
By the way- the fishfinder works very well. Screen is bright and can be seen throught the boat, even in daylight. In fact, was thinking about adding the new DM250 box to improve sonar but am not too motivated now.

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285EXp and Jaxfish,

Thanks for the replies. I like the idea of the overlay but my chief concerned about the charting distracting from the radar image during normal operation.

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Tom,
Under normal conditions- ie good weather and daylight- i dont have the radar on- i primarily use the sonar and chartplotter. At night or foul weather i have radar and chartplotter overlay on. It works well for me and is a help. You have all types of options- u can do split screen with the info also.

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