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Old 10-09-2008, 02:53 PM
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I am looking at a Raytheon R20XX and R40XX units. They are both 4kw dome scanner units, the only difference is the R20XX is a 24 nm unit and the R40XX is a 32nm unit. Both are in good shape though older units. What would a reasonable price be for these units. I have an option on one unit to get the R41XX display which was a 48 nm open array system and was additionally wondering what would happen when hooked up to the dome scanner...thinking it would be a 36 nm system.
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I am looking at a Raytheon R20XX and R40XX units. They are both 4kw dome scanner units, the only difference is the R20XX is a 24 nm unit and the R40XX is a 32nm unit. Both are in good shape though older units. What would a reasonable price be for these units. I have an option on one unit to get the R41XX display which was a 48 nm open array system and was additionally wondering what would happen when hooked up to the dome scanner...thinking it would be a 36 nm system.


You need to match the dome and unit from the R41xx.
Some units back then were made by Raytheon and some by JRC for Raytheon.
I have a R41xx unit and have been looking for a dome and antena cable for a while , with no luck.
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spares may be hard to come by...i would contact raymarine and inquire about the particular model as far as spare parts go. i have an r20 that had the display go belly up and while i wasn't going to bother repairing it anyway, the authorized dealer i talked to told me that he wouldn't touch it anyway and there were no parts available for anything that says 'raytheon' (as opposed to raymarine) on the side. i have since heard conflicting reports, so i would check first.

a lot of words to say that while they were good units in their time and quite durable, you better be getting a deal!
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I have found two 24" M92539 domes...both in good shape. I know this dome came with the R20XX and R40XX units and was under the impression that the R41XX was an open array system. So you have a R41XX dome scanner system? What is the range on it? I will check the manual, but the M92539 dome should work. What is a good price on the unit?
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Check EBAY, it is a pretty good gauge of what value the open market puts on items.

http://shop.ebay.com/items/?_nkw=mar...adar&_osacat=0
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If you're thinking about used Radars, I would consider the Furuno units. Furuno has parts and can repair their older radars.
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they are worth $0 unless you are willing to walk away from them, as RayMarine has no parts for them anymore, so the first time the break, other than cobbling together something off of ebay, the radar is a throw away. Unless this is a bandaid, like you agreed to sell a boat with a working radar and yours doesn't they aren't woth the investment.
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I also have an older Furuno. The problem with the older Furuno's is most of the ones I have seen are 2.2 kw. I live in the big town of Houston and there are places that can still work on the older Raytheon stuff.
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this is my answer to what it is worth ......it is used and out of date and very old ......if you need a radar just think of this, how much is your life worth ? 5bucks, 10 ,20 ???? buy new or at least newer and save in the long run
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i would agree with woolyt2. i don't know what your budget is, but new setups with MFD's are out there for about 2k. they won't be the high speed ethernet network MFD's, but you're looking at old used equipment anyway. brand new stuff is a big step up. in the current economic environment, if you've got the cash to spend, you will definitely be able to negotiate a good deal. ron
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I would buy new, within budget and have less problems. By the time you install it and get used to it you need it to work for a
while without problems. I think this is cheaper in the long run.



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Thanks for the replies. But in my past experience new is not better...I do not want to be the one fixing all the issues with a new one. I would rather purchase a little older unit that someone has already got the kinks out of.
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obviously you are the one to make the ultimate choice. these are just comments from the peanut gallery. there's an interesting thread on "cooling systems" in the boating forum. not all used items have their kinks worked out.
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ElyseM, I realize that. I just believe in picking a tried and tested device, unit, etc. This is the same reason I drive 7.3L Super Duty trucks...wouldn't have the newer crap. Same with Raytheon, I wouldn't have the newer Raymarine units. There are still quite a few commercial vessels that agree and keep them. I am just trying to find out a good value for the unit...not be talked into buying a new one.
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agree with you there. i'm the same way. i try to stay away from bleeding edge tech as much as possible (you should have seen the cell phone i replaced last year!) i was just speaking to new versus used. for instance, consumers marine electronics (i bought tons of electronics from them) is selling the raymarine c70 for $1,000. the 2kw dome is $1,000 and the 4kw dome is $1,700. these are the everyday prices, they have boat show specials that are lower. pretty good for something that would have been out of reach of most people ten years ago. i'm not trying to talk you into new by any stretch. we have never had any good luck with preowned products, so i stay away from them. actually, though, if you were to buy a used item from me, you would make out great because i would not sell something to someone that wasn't 100%, whether or not i knew the person (just anecdotal, i'm no dealer or anything like that). that's because i'm one of the guys that has regular maintenance performed on just about everything. not alot of people out there that could make the same statement, many just trying to get some bucks for a busted product. sounds like you can weed them out though. ron
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bwguardian - 10/11/2008 2:02 PM

Thanks for the replies. But in my past experience new is not better...I do not want to be the one fixing all the issues with a new one. I would rather purchase a little older unit that someone has already got the kinks out of.
I normally would agree with you...my "new" boat is a 1998 Pursuit...solid, well built...

However I do not think the old R21/R41XX series are the answer... This technology is not old, it is ancient. These units are power hogs, the stress of the marine environment after 15 years or so is tough...If you are looking for reliability, I do not think this is it...unless you can find a unit that was in the pilothouse of an old trawler that was owed by folks that cruised coastal waters at less than 10 knots...Raytheon does not support these units...But perhaps you have the time and $$ to keep a unit like this running from an independent electronics shop...


I think the best value is the last generation Raytheon RL units or the stand alone SL units. I've had those for for many years without any trouble with them.
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bwguardian - 10/11/2008 11:02 AM

Thanks for the replies. But in my past experience new is not better...I do not want to be the one fixing all the issues with a new one. I would rather purchase a little older unit that someone has already got the kinks out of.

Well I remember when the Raytheon 1500 were older units on boats and some of the skippers didn't wan't a Furuno
N 6 or N 8 new radar unit. Guess what these guys didn't have to miss more than a trip or two with a good tow to
realize their mistake. Comparing a now old Furuno N 8 to a modern radar is like comparing an abacus to a super
computer. Somethings are better new and radar is one of them.

Good luck with you decision,



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