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Help with updating all electronics in 1998 Sea Ray 330 Sundancer

Old 02-09-2012, 08:19 AM
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Hi, I recently purchased a 1998 Sea Ray 330 Sundancer boat which is in excellent condition, except for the electronics. I need to request your help to update my electronics without spending a lot of money since the purchase of the boat kind of left me dry! Let me tell you what equipment my boat has and maybe someone can help me with this. the boat has:

RADAR

Raytheon R10XX radar with a 2Kw radome. The unit works and scans OK, but it is all scratched and it takes more than 10 minutes for it to start (lines and static and everything appears on the screen for 10 minutes and then it just starts working). My question is, using the radome that came with this unit and the same space on my helm (Flush Mount) that this unit uses, which is the newest, compatible, display unit I can purhcase that will be just plug-n-play? If I cannot upgrade to a new Display Unit will the same cable work with a newer Radome and Display unit (To avoid cabling again)? If yes, which will be the newest model? If not, where can I find a used but in good working order R10XX display unit?

AUTOPILOT

RAYPILOT 650 with a type 100 Raytheon M81110 computer. The autopilot works fine mechanically, it steers the boat and everything, but the Display Unit's LCD is not working so I can not see what goes on in the Autopilot. I'm guessing sun damage or LCD backlight problem because I can see the numbers, but very dimm and only from an angle. The display is also 60 degrees off the real heading of the boat. Is this a problem on the computer, the Display unit or the fuxgate compass? Again, which will be the newest, compatible Display Unit I could purchase and install using the same cables and computer? If I can't upgrade where could I find a used but in good working order Raypilot 650 display unit?

GPS/CHARTPLOTTER

RAYCHART 601XX with NAV 398 GPS/LORAN. I know the GPS works fine, the chartplotter I have no idea, but on this case I would certainly want a complete upgrade to a new GPS/CHARTPLOTTER that would accept the new Map card and has a color display, etc. My question is, which of the mid-range, ($500-$700) color diplay units would be compatible with my Autopilot and Radar?

Thank you very much in advance for any help

Ron
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:42 AM
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Check eBay. I see a Raytheon R10XX unit for sale.
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