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Old 02-16-2012, 08:39 AM
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Default Raymarine Pricing Choices Between New 9" & 12" e & c series .

For anyone looking into the new Raymairne E & C series and does not want or need the touch screen there is an interesting choice to make here that will save some money.
The new E series of course has the HybridTouch screen while the new C series has normal keys etc.

But like all of you..I like a bargain and the new C series looks like a winner if you can manage to a few keys.


Check out the comparison of the two units list price ( Keep in mind these will actually be selling for LESS )


C series ( Keypad) ................................ E Series (Touch screen)


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C95 9"....................$1799. .................. E95 9"..............$2799.
C125 12.1"........... ..$2299.................... E125 12.1"........$3299.

For any of the three different preloaded charts add $100.
To add the built in 600 watt sonar add $300.


CP450C CHIRP Sounder module .............$1999.
This can be added to any new C or E MFD

So all in all ...Raymarine now gives the fisherman an excellent choice to meet the pocket book.
And keep in mind these are just suggested list pricing..your favorite retailer of course will make you deal you can't refuse.

Feel free to contact me for more detailed information.

Link to Rymarine new MFD's
http://www.raymarine.com/default.asp...on=2&page=2044



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Old 02-16-2012, 09:12 AM
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Thats an awesome price for the c9's! I'm now seriously thinking of buying 2 c9's instead of 1 e12
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an extra thousand bucks to add touch screen capability? that's a bit steep.
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Why is the price so different when going from an e7 (no charts) at $1,549 to an e95 at $2,799? Those 2 additional inches come in at $1250!

But... Going from an e95 to an e125 at $3,299 is only a $500 difference? So 3 inches for $500 for e95 to e125 but $1250 for e7 to e95? This doesn't add up to me!

Am I missing something? Is there something way different besides size between the units?


Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
C series ( Keypad) ................................ E Series (Touch screen)


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C95 9"....................$1799. .................. E95 9"..............$2799.
C125 12.1"........... ..$2299.................... E125 12.1"........$3299.

For any of the three different preloaded charts add $100.
To add the built in 600 watt sonar add $300.
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Pongolo View Post
Why is the price so different when going from an e7 (no charts) at $1,549 to an e95 at $2,799? Those 2 additional inches come in at $1250!

But... Going from an e95 to an e125 at $3,299 is only a $500 difference? So 3 inches for $500 for e95 to e125 but $1250 for e7 to e95? This doesn't add up to me!

Am I missing something? Is there something way different besides size between the units?
It does not matter what the price difference is between units..only what the price is of what one is actually buying.

If one likes the e95 then they could be paying in the range of mid to low $2600.
It only matters what one pays for the actual unit they are getting..at this point it really makes little sense to worry about how the price structure varies etc.

Who can fathom why any manufacture does anything when it comes to pricing.....

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three points.

a. Raymarine has done a great job and earned my business. Just need to decide on dual 9's or single 12 and now the c/e dimension ( touch-less versus touch ).

b. yeah I was all set to go to the e-9's and duals. But I began to think is touch worth it at ~$750 additional for unit? Especially since looking at my iPad the touch experience is great but you have to constantly clean the screen. When I am fishing the smudges will be worse and makes me really think about is that added feature really that necessary.

c. At some point I can imagine that marine electronics will just use an iPad for the MFD on the helm.

all-in-all very exciting news as I am in the middle of a big upgrade. Now I have to really decide what I want.

BTW does anyone know when these will be available for purchase?

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How much functionality does the RCU-3 wireless remote control on the devices? How about the iPhone app? Can zoom in and out of GPS tracks? Switch displays? Heck if those two (2) remote devices control a lot, who even needs touch screen. I'd love to be able to manage the displays while fishing from the back of the boat without having to walk to the console.
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Originally Posted by mccollrob View Post


At some point I can imagine that marine electronics will just use an iPad for the MFD on the helm.



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That is the great thing about any of these units..by them having WiFi even if you have just a e7 you can use a large iPad and have an additional larger screen!
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Originally Posted by Pongolo View Post
Why is the price so different when going from an e7 (no charts) at $1,549 to an e95 at $2,799? Those 2 additional inches come in at $1250!

But... Going from an e95 to an e125 at $3,299 is only a $500 difference? So 3 inches for $500 for e95 to e125 but $1250 for e7 to e95? This doesn't add up to me!

Am I missing something? Is there something way different besides size between the units?
You are not missing anything, the 9" units are overpriced compared to the two other models. The biggest difference in screen size, both in percentage and absolute area, is between the 9 and 12.1" models.
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Looks like Raymarine is introducing 2 new types of Sonar technology. The Clear Pulse Digital and the Clear Pulse CHIRP. The one that will be available as a built in is the Clear Pulse Digital. The Clear Pulse CHIRP, CP450, is an add on like the DSM's. I am wondering if Raymarine will make Clear Pulse Digital available in a seperate unit such as a DCP450.

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The iPad/iPhone apps do not allow for any control of the MFD. Nonetheless, they are fantastic!

As far as spending more money for the very sensitive hybridtouch functionality, I will offer my personal observation from using it on a display model. I found that navigating the menus via the touchscreen interface required a rather subtle touch, and that too much or too little contact flipped too far or too little through the menu choices. Perhaps this requires an "educated" finger, but I am guessing that it wouldn't work too well for me while bouncing around offshore. Conversely, I suspect it would be fine in calm waters once you got used to it. On the other hand, I found the joystick, knobs and wheels to very precise, quite intuitive, and a joy to use.

My only recommendation is that, if at all possible, to try these units out before making a final buying decision.
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I assume Clear Pulse Digital is more or less the same as the HD fishfinder technology used previously by Raymarine but with the addition of a 83kHz option.
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Looking at these units and their cost, any sane person would question the pricing structure. Either the e7 is a very cheap unit or the e95 is way overpriced. The price jump for 2 inches does not appear to be worth it on a pure cost basis if the 3 units have exactly the same features.

To me it looks like Raymarine is driving the sales to either the e7s or the e12s.


Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
It does not matter what the price difference is between units..only what the price is of what one is actually buying.

If one likes the e95 then they could be paying in the range of mid to low $2600.
It only matters what one pays for the actual unit they are getting..at this point it really makes little sense to worry about how the price structure varies etc.

Who can fathom why any manufacture does anything when it comes to pricing.....
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Will they make a chirp transducer that fits in an m260 housing?
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Originally Posted by VanW View Post
Will they make a chirp transducer that fits in an m260 housing?
There already is..the M265.

Also.. the B265 will retro into the B260.

The B765 will retro into the B744.
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That's cool... are there any differences between the "old" digital and this new one? (not the chirp)

Edit: Oh, looks like there is no separate unit like the dsm 300?
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I did some searching around this afternoon. go to www.hodgesmarine.com and the e95 is priced at $2305. The c95 is $1483. WOW!

as someone said before this is going to get good.

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Originally Posted by mccollrob View Post
I did some searching around this afternoon. go to www.hodgesmarine.com and the e95 is priced at $2305. The c95 is $1483. WOW!

as someone said before this is going to get good.

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As I mentioned..don' look at the list pricing...these units might be a great bargin.
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Originally Posted by mccollrob View Post
I did some searching around this afternoon. go to www.hodgesmarine.com and the e95 is priced at $2305. The c95 is $1483. WOW!

as someone said before this is going to get good.

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Thats phenomenal! The C series is beyond a bargin...2 c95 displays only cost 3 grand!
Are there any hidden things which make the C series less impressive than the e series or is it just the touch screen?
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I have the e90. The touch screen is fantastic. Worth every extra $. I have used it in the rain and rough water. havent had any issues. great stuff.
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