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Garmin vs Raymarine

Old 10-08-2014, 12:58 PM
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Default Garmin vs Raymarine

Ok I bought a used Cat and it has the following:

Raymarine C90W
some model through-hull transducer
RD418D Radar

Garmin 541S
stock transducer

I want to add the following:
Satellite weather
fuel monitors

It seems like the interface on the Raymarine isn't very good compared to other newer models from the little research I've done. I'll probably stick to having two different systems in the future, seems like a popular idea if possible.

What do y'al think about leaving the Raymarine operational as long as possible as a fish finder/radar/plotter? I would then use the Garmin for satellite weather/fuel and backup plotter.

I don't think I'll need the great separation and etc of newer fish finders. I mainly fish rigs under 400' and just need to see where they are in the column. I do fish for tuna in some rigs over 2,000' feet deep but usually don't have to read more then 400' to see where they are.
Old 10-08-2014, 01:06 PM
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Yeah, I agree use the Garmin's GFS 10 with the 541S. If there isn't a N2K network already set up you'll need to get the Starter Kit and install that, plug the GFS 10 & 541S into the backbone and you're set up!

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