Join Date: Aug 2006
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The price is certainly right! Sounds like a good deal.
The 1721 has a CRT green-screen display. I have the big brother...the 1832...and love it. I intentionally chose it over the LCD and color radars then available due to it's superior discrimination. With it's 24" dome, I can pick out crab pots, lobster pots, buoys, kayaks....just about anything.
The 1721 won't give you this performance because of the smaller radome and consequent wider horizontal discrimination capability, but it will likely equal or better LCD radars with the same size radome. Except, of course, for the new class of close-in radars.
Furuno build quality is excellent, and their support is also very good.