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Advice on Electronics (older but bullet proof)

Just Got my I-37 and it has a Raymarine ST4000+, installed 2002. That's all the boat has, everything else is gone.

Asking about a reputable used electronics dealer(s) ______, _______, ______

that's known to be straight and will not try to rip you off. I don't have a big budget, but can afford, decent ... used items i. e. -- muti-function nav./charts/etc. . I need the boats VHS & hand held (back up), need a (perhaps) knot meter, sonar. The last item (everything else is bought) is a radar unit, bought used with warranty in a package deal ($ 1 K to 2 K range).

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Diogenes was searching for an honest man & you want an honest used electronics dealer.Best of luck.marc
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Just Got my I-37 and it has a Raymarine ST4000+, installed 2002. That's all the boat has, everything else is gone.

Asking about a reputable used electronics dealer(s) ______, _______, ______

that's known to be straight and will not try to rip you off. I don't have a big budget, but can afford, decent ... used items i. e. -- muti-function nav./charts/etc. . I need the boats VHS & hand held (back up), need a (perhaps) knot meter, sonar. The last item (everything else is bought) is a radar unit, bought used with warranty in a package deal ($ 1 K to 2 K range).

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According to your site bio, you have no boat and do not live anywhere.
You should update that.

If... you are in a city with a brick-n-morter marine electronics shop, that's that place to start. Our fair city has one, and they price match against We$t Marine and do on-site check ups and repairs. They also offer free vhf check ups in the fall. And, they sometimes have trade-ins and even occasionally some NOS items to sell at a deeper discount.

Be careful with CL... and deal with sellers you can meet and demo the stuff before you buy it. Also, these sailing forums can usually give you some guidence as to 'net vendors to avoid.

Keep an eye on forums for used parts too. The owners' site that I have lurked on for a decade often has older instruments offered cheap or free for the cost of shipping. (That's how I disposed of all the DataMarine stuff that I replaced with new Raymarine.)

So do be thrifty, but not foolishly so....
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The consignment shops and breakers, like Sailorman in Fort Laud, might be a place to start. And trolling eBay and Craigslist. Somewhere there should be a thread listing the handful of other places like Sailorman, that sell huge amounts of used equipment and have sterling reputations. Considering that old electronics can have problems, I think I'd rather just try to find new equipment with new features at budget prices. With warranties and support.
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Why not buy a new radar with warranty, within your budget?
Furuno-1715 would fit the bill.

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Furuno 1715 is really a good radar. I have had one for several years. Too bad the O. P. lives so darned far away, or I would invite him over for a demo look-see.

We like ours a lot, but are about to change up to a combined plotter and radar, which will require a new/different antenna. I will be putting ours on the market.

The 1715 and the slightly smaller screen 1623, are the clearest and brightest you can find, IMHO. Both are excellent choices and are a great value for the $$.
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