||06-03-2013 09:36 AM
Re: Cracked screen on Furuno radar.
Originally Posted by L124C
Looking at a boat with Furuno radar. Display screen is cracked and doesn't work. Seller claims it's fixable for a couple of hundred bucks. Thoughts?
Yes--tell the Seller to have the unit repaired and if it works you'll pay his asking price and the cost of the repair. Put the onus on him/her. Frankly, with such an important piece of gear, I would only buy used from an electronics vendor.
The fact is, many older units are quit functional and robust even though they do not have the latest and greatest features that many claim are must haves but most don't seem to know how to use. Our old Raymarine R 21xx does not have a lot of the new features but it does allow us to spot and track "fast movers" easily, before they are in sight or a threat, track rain squalls and storms and plot positions via ranges and bearings, set up guard-zones, etc. etc. etc.