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Old 03-31-2015, 03:20 PM
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Hi everyone:

Im looking to upgrade several items on my boat the next couple of months. Im starting with replacing my verado engine gauges with 2 new tachs and a vesselview 4. Boat is a 2006 Donzi 35 ZF Cuddy.

I would like to replace my Raymarine C120 (classic) with something newer. Saw the 76xx series and looks impressive. Id rather not have to redo the dash so it it fits or only have to make the hole bigger would be a plus. Any other you guys can recommend?

Also, if I go with Garmin, what else do I need to get? I don't fish (I know, its against the THT bible) but I'll need a basic transducer for depth. Also considering a radar option for nighttime cruising, for, etc.

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Old 03-31-2015, 04:09 PM
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Not sure if this will help at all, but here's a couple of pictures of C120 replaced by a Garmin 840xs and a custom bezel that I just did for a customer last Saturday. Maybe it'll give you some perspective on size difference and what it'd look like with a smaller screen. The 1040xs would've required a bezel as well but not very big at all. This particular customer did not like the 76xx series, he wanted all buttons.





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Old 03-31-2015, 05:22 PM
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Stick with Raymarine. Choose either a "c" series or an "e" series 12" Raymarine unit with a C120 Classic bezel (http://www.raymarine.com/view/?id=2863) and the new unit will drop right into place. Why make life difficult?
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Fwiw I'm replacing a c-120 with a new garmin 7612xsv .will see how it goes when unit arrives .
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Mahimahi: Thanks for the pics! Install looks great.

Pez Vela: Thats actually very useful. I didn't know raymarine did that. I am however leaning towards garmin as I like their new interface.

Enrique: That would be great, any info you could share would certainly be very useful
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Wish I had some for you.But I figured the installer will figure it out for me. everything is workable.
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Originally Posted by Pez Vela View Post
Stick with Raymarine. Choose either a "c" series or an "e" series 12" Raymarine unit with a C120 Classic bezel (http://www.raymarine.com/view/?id=2863) and the new unit will drop right into place. Why make life difficult?
I'll be replacing a C120 classic with [most likely] a 7612 once the initial new model insanity is over. However if you're happy with the C120 now then definitely stick with Raymarine. Ray makes a bezel for the new C and E series that fits into the C120 cutout, makes it look factory new.
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Not to hijack the thread. I am looking at a used C120 classic with extras . What would you value that unit at ?
Thanks for any help. Bob
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Originally Posted by bob01056 View Post
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Not to hijack the thread. I am looking at a used C120 classic with extras . What would you value that unit at ?
Thanks for any help. Bob
Honestly I don't think its worth much. Outdated electronics never are. The classic C-series is no longer supported from the factory so no more updates. Probably less than $200, if that.
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Originally Posted by bob01056 View Post
Donzist and Auburn
Not to hijack the thread. I am looking at a used C120 classic with extras . What would you value that unit at ?
Thanks for any help. Bob
Check eBay. They are selling for between $600 and $800. Been watching them for a couple of months since I will be selling mine soon and any in good shape have been in that range. If you can get one in good shape for $200 jump all over it, they are great units just not as fast and without all the fancy stuff the new ones have.
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I will try to sell mine to offset the cost of the new one (or at least the transducer) a bit but like Auburn said, not looking at getting much for it.

Any board electronics sponsors want to chime in on what I need for my system, transducer, radar, etc?
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I also have an Raymarine C120 Classic. If I use the bezel kit you refer to with an upgrade to a new unit, will I have to get a different sun cover for the new larger bezel? How does that work? A picture would be great. Apologize, not trying to jack the thread. It seemed to be inline with the OP original.

Thanks for your help!
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just put a G series on...nice piece of equipment!
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Old 07-12-2015, 07:18 AM
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Ive decided to go with a 7612.

What do I need to purchase besides the unit itself and card to get everything to work? Any other?

Can anyone recommend a basic transducer to read depth? I don't fish. Thanks!
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Anyone?
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I think you will be happier with the current generation Ray Marine. A class is full touch screen and E is a hybrid. The new RM stuff if leagues apart from their Classics. I also replaced an E80 several years ago, with a new Gen C97, and now have an A touch to compliment the C97 on my bay boat, along with RM products on my offshore boat. I could not be happier.

Not knocking Garmin. I've installed my share and I have many clients who are happy with them, but I think their sounder is not at par with RM. If anything, also compare warranties and what happens to the support, adaptability and parts, well after your unit is discontinued. Have you also considered a comparable Furuno MFD?
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