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JRC elecronics ??

what are the radars and gps from JRC like. They seem cheeper than most and there basic units seem simple and straight forward. are they any good.

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We use ours all the time and like it.

A north-up display option would have been nice, but too much $$. have found that marking directly on the LCD screen with the Vis-a-vis markers (only) is also a good plotting approach.
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Smile JRC makes alot of Radar units

for other companys. Open a Raymarine unit and it is a JRC. The big difference is JRC can fix them with Ramarine you are taking your chances. JRC are great units.

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The JRC's have long been considered basic but reliable radars with perhaps a bit less resolution than the big boys. As for JRC building Raymarine...that is immaterial if true as what counts is the product spec and design. Cap'n Dave doesn't like "Ray"...and that's OK based on his own experience but most of us do find them to make good products.. Example: If you buy the current JRC 6.5" radar chartplotter you get (320 x 234) display pixels. On the Raymarine comparable unit...you get 640x480 resolution...So be careful what you buy and what you think you are getting. ALL displays are not created equal and that is ONE of the reasons for the price differential... 307,200 pixels vs 74,880...or about 25% of the resolution and sharpness!
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We used our JRC (radar only) after our old Furuno gave up. We regularly got good island hits at 24 miles and the rain penetration during our length of the Caribbean cruise was great. Having tied to the GPS was excellent for navigation without needing the chartplotter.
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