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Old 02-28-2008, 06:25 PM
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Anyone have or familar with the Furuno 1834 Plotter/Radar Combination Unit with C-MAP/MAX. I am trying to decide to go with this combo or the Garmin 4208 with a Radar Dome.

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Old 02-28-2008, 06:29 PM
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Both systems work great. What area are you in as we can comment on the mapping?
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Old 02-29-2008, 05:32 AM
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im interested in feedback on these as well or the 4210 series Garmins.
I live in Washington on the West Coast. Mostly would be navigating in the ocean
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Old 02-29-2008, 07:00 AM
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After looking at the Navnet stuff for years, just purchased the 1834 unit to replace a standalone 1832 radar and an 1850 chartplotter/fishfinder. Excited to be using it the coming year.
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Old 02-29-2008, 07:13 AM
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You can't beat Furuno for Radar and FF. But the chart plotter sucks. The Garmin will blow away any chart plotter on the market. I can't say that I have seen the Garmin Radar. I had the 1834 with installed on my 33 Grady. I used it for 1 season and was really disappointed with the chart plotter. The next Season I installed a Garmin 10" Charteplotter. Now I have separate screens and it really works well. The Furuno for Radar and FF and the Garmin for the Chartplotter. Plus I now have redundant systems.
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Old 02-29-2008, 08:26 AM
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I have a 4212 set up. I love it. The Furuno technology is from several years ago. The Garmin is from last year. I belive you will get more features with the Garmin. Can you even get XM or Sirus weather with the older Furunos?
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Old 02-29-2008, 09:09 AM
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Furuno 1834CNT Color NavNet vx2 Radar: $3k (after $400 rebate) + DFF1 Sounder ($600) + BBWGPS Antenna ($270) + PG500R Heading Sensor ($600) + CMAP ($170)
Total: $4,640 + Radar Mount and Transducer of choice

640 x 480 VGA resolution 10.4 ? displays for the clearest picture possible.
Full Network System - Sonar, Radar, GPS and Displays can be integrated together.
Accepts C-Map NT Max Cartography
Both 1824CNT and 1834CNT Systems include a remote control.

Garmin 3210 Bundle: $2,250 includes GPS antenna, Sounder, XM Weather Module & Maps + GMR 18 HD radar ($1,000) + KVH 100 Heading Sensor ($350)
Total: $3,600 + Radar Mount and Transducer of choice

640 x 480 VGA resolution displays for the clearest picture possible.
Water resistant to IPX7 (submersible to 1 meter for 30 seconds)
Audible alarms for anchor drag, arrival, off course and proximity waypoint.
Backlit LCD display and full numeric keypad for nighttime use.

Garmin 4212 Bundle: $2,850 includes GPS antenna, Sounder, XM Weather Module & Maps + GMR 18 HD radar ($1,000) + KVH 100 Heading Sensor ($350)
total: $4,200 + Radar Mount and Transducer of choice

1024 x 768 VGA resolution displays for the clearest picture possible.
Water resistant to IPX7 (submersible to 1 meter for 30 seconds)
Audible alarms for anchor drag, arrival, off course and proximity waypoint.
Backlit LCD display and full numeric keypad for nighttime use.

There is a 4210, due in March. It looks like the pricing will be about $200 less than the 4212.
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Old 02-29-2008, 11:11 AM
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Stonewall - 2/29/2008 10:13 AM

You can't beat Furuno for Radar and FF. But the chart plotter sucks. .
Hard to argue with that until I saw the NavNet 3D at Ft. Lauderdale and Miami. It blows everything away!
I was going to upgrade my NavNet 1 to the vx2, but I'll wait for the 3D. It's simply amazing.
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Old 02-29-2008, 12:22 PM
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q3131a - 2/29/2008 8:26 AM

I have a 4212 set up. I love it. The Furuno technology is from several years ago. The Garmin is from last year. I belive you will get more features with the Garmin. Can you even get XM or Sirus weather with the older Furunos?
how do you like the sonor on the 4212?

Also where did you get that pricing you put up? Those prices seem pretty competitive but I didnt see where you added the GSD 22 sounder into the price?
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Old 03-02-2008, 03:51 PM
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I'm having the 1824C installed on my boat. Only difference is 2Kw radar vs 4Kw. Your prices seem to be in line with what I was quoted. Be aware, heading sensor on the Furuno is not included. If you want to overlay plotter/radar, you need the heading sensor for $600.00 Or you can get it when you add autopilot. I have been thinking about a small Garmin for back-up/redundancy. 545S has 8in(?) screen, but costs about $900.00. I'll probably have to wait on the back up system. The Furuno manual seems pretty comprehensvie, can be downloaded and studies before you buy.
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Old 03-03-2008, 07:52 AM
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q3131a - 2/29/2008 8:26 AM

I have a 4212 set up. I love it. The Furuno technology is from several years ago. The Garmin is from last year. I belive you will get more features with the Garmin. Can you even get XM or Sirus weather with the older Furunos?
how do you like the sonor on the 4212?
I am very pleased with the perfomance of the GSD22 with the B60 transducer.

Also where did you get that pricing you put up? Those prices seem pretty competitive but I didnt see where you added the GSD 22 sounder into the price?
Prices are approximations from quick google searches, scuba steve and BOE web sites. The garmin 42xx series has a "bundle" package that includes the screen itself, GSD-30A satallite receiver, GSD22 digital sounder and matching antennas. Items purcahsed seperately would cost more, but I used the bundle price.
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Old 03-03-2008, 08:45 AM
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On my new boat I went with the Garmin 4212 for plotter, and the Furuno 1834C for FF and radar........love the setup!!
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