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Ray marine a65 cluster vrs harming 741xs

Old 06-21-2013, 06:51 AM
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We are putting a glass helm on a new boat. We like the new a65 from ray marine and so far the only thing we can find on the down side is small screen size. We plan to have a dedicated a65 for engine date (Honda 250), dedicated a65 for charts using navionics with lake platinum, and dedicated a65 for chip sonar connected on nmea2000 black box. It's gives us all info using 3 a65 units on dedicated full screen. We went with a65 with sonar instead of dragonfly only for cosmetic fit.

Question is would you suggest a larger 12 inch screen solution and then divide screen into 3 or 4 sub screens?

Next question, would you suggest the 3 Garmin 741xs cluster at almost twice the price.

It is a 28 foot family inland lake boat.
Old 06-21-2013, 07:28 AM
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I would definitely choose a 12" screen over 3 small screens, mainly because you can choose to use the entire screen area for a single display. For example, if you're trolling, you may want to show full screen sonar, since the engine and nav data may be less important (compared to when you're cruising to that location).

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