SailNet Community - Reply to Topic
Thread: Radar vrs. GPS & radar Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below

  Topic Review (Newest First)
12-05-2003 04:46 PM
Radar vrs. GPS & radar

I bought the Raymarine SL72RC+ radar/chartplotter last year and am quite pleased. The cost was about $2K with the GPS sensor (I''ve forgotten the model number). You can use as a radar, a chartplotter, or split the screen and see both radar and chart images at the same time (great for figuring out what''s a buoy and what''s another boat in the fog. The color units are about $1K more, and I didn''t feel it was worth it, although I must admit the legibility is probably the worst part of the unit I have (b&w). I think the color units allow you to superimpose the chart on the radar image in a different color.

The Raymarine unit will always operate as just a chartplotter, you can even disconnect the radome and use it that way. The radar does switch off and on independently.

I guess what you sacrifice is the ability to see both radar and chart images at the same time, full screen. But, I''m not sure you''ll be able to have both displays cover the exact same area unless you go with two Raymarine units (HSB, more $). Perhaps Furuno or someone else offers. The real advantage of an integrated radar and chartplotter is having the range and orientation of both be exactly the same so you can easily match up what you see on the radar with what''s on the chart.
12-05-2003 06:08 AM
Radar vrs. GPS & radar

Check out this link to my pedestal upgrade web page. I went with an SL72 and a Garmin GPS Map 176. I like having two seperate units in case one should die. The Garmin also runs on AA batteries if needed and the Blue Charts i find much better than the C-Map or Navionics charts...Here is the link just copy and paste it into your address bar.....

12-05-2003 06:00 AM
Radar vrs. GPS & radar

I''m looking at equiping a new boat with chartplotting GPS and considering radar as well. Both my budget and console space are limited. Any comments or experience on combination units like the Raymarine SL70CRC I assume I can operate it as just a chartplotter when that''s all I need, and switch the radar on and off independently. What do I sacrifice without a stand alone GPS?

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome