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post #1 of 33 Old 04-12-2001 Thread Starter
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Everywhere I go on the net I get very negative feedback about the possibilty of fixing our radar - we have already changed the magnetron but now, instead of excessive clutter (the reason for changing mag) we not only don''t get a signal from the radar input but when we connect the cable the control panel on the monitor becomes disabled.

Anyone know of someone who is an expert in this area or can give us pointers as to what the problem might be.
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Forget it. Reparing a VIGIL radar over and over again is not worth the aggravation. We treated ours with white gloves, knew every representative on the East Coast from numerous repair attempts, and then just gave up.

Your time and money are better spent buying a quality unit such as Furuno which, if installed correctly, are pretty much bullet-proof.
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Do you know where I can buy beg borrow or steal a VIGIL mars keyboard? My system worked fine til the keyboard was 'borrowed' by rodents (2 legged) one night. VIGIL mars electronics whereabouts would also be appreciated.
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I have a complete Vigil radar sitting in my garage, ready to discard. It still works, but the display height is compressed, and I replaced it on the boat with a Raymarine a few years ago. It has the wireless and wired remotes, cables, manuals, etc. Good for parts. Anyone who can pick it up in the Palm Beach, FL area can have it.
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I can't believe people are still talking about this radar/chocolate bar. I've been hearing and reading jokes about it since I got into boating. I saw one once, and it looked pretty primitive. Perhaps it's better than nothing, but salvaging one these days seems like unscrewing the seatbelt from your father's old car just to have it in your 2009 vehicle.

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i also have one that i think i just need a remote for if anyone has a remote for sale please pm me
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just wanted to say that "loveh20" is a great member he has really gone out of his way to help me getting this system working again for my dad. i know its a old system and probably should just be replaced but my dad is retired and really cant afford a new radar system right now and this member went above and beyond to help me out

thanks again loveh20
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I would be most interested in your discarded Vigil system. Could you contact me on the private message system? I do not have enough posts posted (5) to contact you direct. Many thanks.
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Hello, If any of you are still interested in salvaging your Vigil radar I am sitting on a boat load of brand new parts for these systems..no joke. They were bound for the dumpster today but figured I would check out a few of these forums before doing so, Being this is my first post I cannot add my email but I guess you can contact me thru this site and I will try to answer any questions you might have. thankyou....dan
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I am desperately searching for a Vigil radar parts source, or even more helpful would be an electrical schematic diagram for Vigil radar monitors. If anyone has any information on sources for either of these I would greatly appreciate your letting me know either by private message, or on this board. Thanks much !!

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