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Old 10-24-2005, 03:50 PM
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Guys,

I'm considering a boat purchase equipped with a Furuno 1833C, Radar Navnet.
Year 2003.

Whats good...and bad about this setup.

I'm a happy Garmin owner.
Old 10-24-2005, 04:04 PM
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Default Re: Good -Bad Furuno 1833C

I have the 1753c, great radar, I think the garmin chartplotter is easier to read. I have the 2010c with blue chart, the furuno has the cmap chart and I use it for a backup GPS. The larger screen of the 1833 should make it easier to read but I still think the Garmin lays out the info better. You can also get the bbf1 and split the screen and have a great FF. I would think having the 1833c on the boat as a big plus.
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I have the 1833C and a Northstar 952. The Northstar is tied to the Simrad AP and Yamaha FMS. That leaves the 1833 for radar and fishfinding, which I think are its two real strengths, and for those functions it is a terrific unit- probably as good as anything out there. The radar has a 36nm range but obviously is much better suited close in and for a 4kw unit works very well. It also serves as my backup GPS but I definitely like the Northstar or my old Garmin 182C much better for that purpose. Pretty easy to use and reasonably intuitive, great picture, and fast. Needs clean power.

Over the winter I plan on expanding the unit by adding a second display- this will allow me to have one screen dedicated to radar and the other to the sounder. I am also adding the video card, which will allow external video, say DVD, to show on the display. Easy to network.

Bottom line- I think you will be very pleased with the performance.
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C-map or Navionics

1833 is a solid setup for a small boat. Which transducer does it have?
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Default RE: Good -Bad Furuno 1833C

I have the 1833c with the BBF1 - fish finder, 4kw Radar and interfaced to the Simrad AP11 for overlay. Great setup and with the overlay in the dark you have no issues navigating. I have the Navionics software in mine which give better contours for fishing, the cmap does better for port info & crusing. They can reflash the unit to either setup. I typically run full screen overlay in the dark or split screen with chart & radar unless in the open water and go full screen radar. When settling down to fish run split screen with plotter and fish finder. Pm with any questions.
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Somethin-Fishey - 10/24/2005 5:56 PM

C-map or Navionics

1833 is a solid setup for a small boat. Which transducer does it have?
I don't know. Boat is a GB Cat......not sure if they use thru-hull or Transom mount.

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