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Raymarine Sirius Weather

Has anyone here bought the Raymarine Sirius Weather receiver for the C-Series chartplotter? I'm considering purchasing it and was hoping someone could provide some insight into how well it works. Anyone?
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john...you might wanna try another forum...looks like no one here has it.
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I crew for someone who has it on the E-Series Raymarine. My experience with is was somewhat cursory, but I thought it was awesome. It overlaid the weather pattern, including wind barbs, on top of the chart display. On the night I was using it, we were able to see two storm patterns converging directly in our path and were able to divert course to avoid them. Got home dry......
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I thought it was only available on the E series. I would like to know. I have a C-series
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Au Contraire, Mon Fraire! The SR50 brings it to the C-Series, which is what I have also. I have a choice: Purchase a laptop and Weather Fax software to hook up to my ICOM SSB (about an $800 - $900 proposition) or, purchase the SR50 and Sirius subscription ($600 - $700) and get MUCH better weather information overlayed on my chartplotter. The downside to purchasing the SR50 is that I could use the laptop for other things.

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SR50 Sirius Satellite Radio & Weather Receiver (for C-Series) - Raymarine

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SSB is ok if you want to subscribe to Criss Parker but the weather faxes dont give detail well for the Bahamas. They are more for Ships that can travel fast and long distances. Criss was always on target but off the air on Sunday. But Sirrus might be just what the doctor orderd. I alredy have 2 laptops. But they only work down below my C120 is right at the helm. I single hand so Tha shows real promise. Real time Radar images would beable to tell me how much longer the storm is going to last and whats coming. We waited all day for a squal line that was know to be bad from Miami but we couldnt tell if it was disapating or getting worse. It turned out to be mild. But who new. The ones with Sirrus probably did
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I thought the downside of the Sirius weather service is that it doesn't go outside of the US - just a little of the coast. Is anybody familiar with the coverage areas?
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