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Need help w/ old Furuno electronics

Old 07-18-2013, 04:45 AM
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Default Need help w/ old Furuno electronics

I just bought a used 2001 boat. It is equipped with old Furuno (2002) electronics. I am going to replace the plotter with a Garmin 6212 so I can have XM weather, but I want to use the sounder, radar, and AP11 (Robertson/Simrad) to cut cost.

The display for the sounder is broken and does not work, but the Airmar transducer and sounder module is fine. There is another Furuno sounder in the tower that works. The display I need to replace in the helm is a FCV582L.

It also has an old CRT radar Display. The display works and the open array is good and looks good. Furuno 1751 MK2.

I have found 2 used Navet Vx2 displays (1000.00-1200.00) or a Navnet VX1 (500.00). All seem to be in good shape and will look good on the helm.

Will either of these displays work with the hardware I have? I would like to remove both of the old displays and run the sounder and radar through a single Navnet display.

I have been told that the AP11 will link to the Garmin via 0183. Will this work?


Old 07-18-2013, 04:53 AM
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That old Furuno is still a great setup, remember that is the same stuff the really big boats use the major difference old versus new is chirp and ease of use. That said there are many VX1 displays on ebay however who knows how long it last before it goes out. I would suggest talking with Furuno about a refurb job they still support it and then move on the the next thing. I will also add and this is personal experience it is going to get expensive real quick so plan your build wisely.
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Thanks....I can trash everything and go with Garmin HD Radar, and a sounder module. I just wanted to try to use some of the old stuff that worked. Why spend money to replace something that works. It may last another 10 years or maybe a week.

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