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Old 02-17-2012, 02:54 PM
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my 2001 amberjack Raymarine electronics are shot, I have nursed them along for this past year since purchasing the boat. I have added a 125 gps unit to keep the old chartplotter , along with my pathfinder radar going, but have actually become dependent on my iphone and ipad aps for almost everything. Mostly do weekend cruising and some offshore fishing, and would like to step up to the new stuff. My old eyes like new higher resolution screens and I love new toys. The radar has finally given up the ghost so time to make the change. I have no preference for brands, dash most likely will have to be reworked any way I go. The transducers for the tri60 data is the only thing that still seems to work well (thru the hull) and the inhull transducer still works, so if those are not changed what am I stuck with.
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Old 02-17-2012, 05:40 PM
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i would suggest second generation Furuno Nav Net 2. u should be able to find good used units on Ebay.
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Old 02-17-2012, 06:11 PM
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First off, welcome to THT. If used is the way you want to go, by all means, RK-AL is right on. However, if you want to go new and want to keep things within a reasonable budget, you should take a good look at Garmin. Easy to use, not as expensive as others, and if something does go wrong, their flat rate repair prices are very reasonable. As for the Raymarine stuff you'll be removing, if you need a place to dump it, we'll happily buy it from you. Some will argue that the new Raymarine stuff is inexpensive, but once you start pricing out peripherals, it gets pretty pricey. You can find great deals on 4000 series Garmin units - I see them go on ebay all the time for around $1000-$1500 depending on screen size. Add a GMS-10 for $100, a GSD-22 for $300, buy a P66 ducer for $125, and a GMR18HD for $1000, and a GPS-17X for $150 and you're only into the system for well under $3000. One tip - buy your display and GSD-22 new and everything else used - you'll save a some money. All of those prices are prices if you really shop it out - if you go to West Marine and buy everything at list, you'll be paying a good bit more.
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:30 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions, have been looking at the available used equipment. Right now I am looking at the largest MFD I can get in the dash. will be at the boat this next week and should have some more information and more questions . Thanks again
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