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Old 04-06-2004, 11:45 AM
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Raymarine users, I have installed an RL70CRC+, software v. 4.11 and a KVH Autocomp 1000 heading sensor to enable radar overlay. The overlay feature appears to be working fine, however, in chart mode I cannot select heading up mode, only north up or course up. All other features appear to work fine. I have submitted this to Raymarine tech support and haven't heard back yet.

I prefer to use the heading up mode, since it rotates the picture automatically as the boat moves (or so I hear). BTW, I must agree with Birdman, overlay is great, because you can use the entire screen and still have radar and GPS visible.
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Old 04-06-2004, 12:13 PM
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You "agree with Birdamn"!!! WHAT??? Dude!! That is absolutely un-called for!! You are NOT allowed to agree with me!! One must take alternate sides to ANY argument regardless of their true feelings!!

Sorry, you can't use "Head Up" mode while in "Radar Overlay" mode. For technical reasons with heading data and the way overlay uses the heading data, it can't really be done properly. BUT, you can use the "Course Up" mode which is basically the same thing, except you have to hit the "Find Ship" button from time to time. Think of Course Up mode as if it is a snapshot of your heading when you hit the button. The chart locks onto that heading and stays there within a few degrees. Most of the time, it will work just like "headin up" mode, but every once in a while you will need to press the "Find Ship" button which basicaly centers the vessel on screen and redraws the map using current heading again.

A year or two ago, you had to hit "Find Ship" everytime you changed course when in Course up mode cause it didn't follow your heading changes at all. But now, with one of the last few software upgrades, the have fixed/changed the software to follow your course when you make large course changes (over about 15 degrees). If you onlyu change course 10 degree's, it won't follow you because otherwise the screen would be redrawing all the time with every little change....

So the moral of the story is, use "Course Up" mode, if your chart gets out of sinc ever with your heading, press the "Find ship" button.

Want a GREAT tip? Ask me how the "Custom" settings work on the unit!! For 3 years I could not figure out what the menu options "Custom" meant on the chart settings menu's. I read a tech article on the tech support site recently which explained what it does. man, I wish I had read that 3 years ago!!
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Old 04-06-2004, 12:40 PM
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Birdie, ok, how do custom settings work?
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Old 04-06-2004, 01:42 PM
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Is this only with Raymarine? Can you use "Heading up" in Furuno systems? Dave
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Old 04-06-2004, 01:48 PM
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Yeah Birdie, how do the custom settings work? BTW, did you get your hole saw?
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Old 04-06-2004, 02:15 PM
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Looks like this is the one:

http://raymarine.custhelp.com/cgi-bi...Z2U9MQ**&p_li=

Good reading.
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Old 04-06-2004, 04:21 PM
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Using the Customise chart option, you can easly (Two key strokes) turn on many, or ALL chart features and details. First press MENU, selecting CHART SET UP... followed by CUSTOMISE CHART using the soft keys, and move the highlight bar to the selected feature and switch to ON, OFF or "Custom". Then, while in chartplotter mode (chart displayed...), press the Screen softkey (at the bottom of screen), then press Custom ON (or Custom OFF to turn back off).

WHALLA!! Just like that you turned on and off 15 items that you normally might not want displayed, but wanted to see for a minute.... here is the text from Ray's webstie:

------------- From Raymarine Tech support site regarding Raymarine series chartplotters ----------------------------

For maximum cartographic detail, all features should be switched on. In some instances, however, doing so will result in excessive congestion, particularly at the 3-mile range scale in above. This is due to the fact that the system is trying to display a large amount of information in a very compressed space. The easiest way to alleviate this is by either switching unused data off, or, setting infrequently used data to the CUSTOM position.

The CUSTOM assignment switches the on/off control of the particular element to another location, which is much easier to access in normal day-to-day use. For example, many mariners utilize the C-MAP SPOT SOUNDINGS only from time to time when confirming their vessels position. In most instances, the mariner might prefer to have the spot soundings disabled. Rather than having to press a lengthy set of button presses to enable or disable them (MENU...CHART SETUP...CUSTOMISE CHART...SCROLL TO SPOT SOUNDINGS...ON...CLEAR...CLEAR...CLEAR), we can simply press the SCREEN soft key, then CUSTOM ON, and the spot soundings appear. When we are done with them, select CUSTOM OFF, and they are gone.

It is impossible for us to say exactly which features should be set to CUSTOM versus OFF or ON, as the selection will vary with the desires of the mariner. You should experiment with various configurations until you find the combination that is right for you.
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