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Old 03-04-2013, 04:31 PM
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Does anyone have any idea what this switch is for? It says Nav 398 and 610EST and is on a new-to-me 1994 Grady White Sailfish. Does it relate to some long-gone electronics? It currently has 8-9 year-old Furuno stuff on it.

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Old 03-04-2013, 04:42 PM
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I believe that is the self destruct button?lol Nope I do not have a clue
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oh that, that's the eject button
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Originally Posted by onoahimahi View Post
does anyone have any idea what this switch is for? It says nav 398 and 610est and is on a new-to-me 1994 grady white sailfish. Does it relate to some long-gone electronics? It currently has 8-9 year-old furuno stuff on it.

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a raytheon nav 398 - that was an old gps/loran unit. It is clearly a 2 way switch, for operating seperately the "610est" got me on 610 est
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Maybe is to change from Raytheon NAV 398 GPS/Loran Receiver to Raytheon Raychart 610 EST Chart Sys
Still have this equipment on the boat?
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Obviously it's for time travel.
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Originally Posted by splinter25 View Post
Maybe is to change from Raytheon NAV 398 GPS/Loran Receiver to Raytheon Raychart 610 EST Chart Sys
Still have this equipment on the boat?
That is the other half of the answer. that's it.
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Originally Posted by splinter25 View Post
Maybe is to change from Raytheon NAV 398 GPS/Loran Receiver to Raytheon Raychart 610 EST Chart Sys
Still have this equipment on the boat?
Currently it has a Furuno NavNet chart plotter model RDP-143 and a Furuno FCV-582L fish finder.

I time-traveled back through the previous owners receipts and found one dated 1996 that says Raytheon 610 Est plotter $1600 and Raytheon 398 Display $490 so thanks. I didn't recognize those models numbers.


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Look on the positive side.......you now have a free switch to hook up to anything you wish.
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oh that, that's the eject button

Speaking of ejections:
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raychart 610t est
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It's the button on Bugs Bunny that says...."never touch this button"
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Originally Posted by onoahimahi View Post
Does anyone have any idea what this switch is for? It says Nav 398 and 610EST and is on a new-to-me 1994 Grady White Sailfish. Does it relate to some long-gone electronics? It currently has 8-9 year-old Furuno stuff on it.

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Raynav 398
Not long gone. I still have one on my boat matched up to an RL 70 pathfinder. I guess I really should upgrade.
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does the boat have an autopilot? could be used to switch Nav Data to it...
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Originally Posted by John_Madison CT View Post
It's the button on Bugs Bunny that says...."never touch this button"
HA!!! I do that to my GF's son all the time. He likes to push every button in my Yukon and for some crazy reason they put the Stability System button near the passanger.

He only pushed it once and I acted like the car was going crazy..

Now he just points at it and says "No... Crash..."

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