Furuno 1715 Radar Anyone? - SailNet Community
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By jrd22
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 09-09-2014 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Dave_E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Everett, WA
Posts: 712
Thanks: 42
Thanked 24 Times in 24 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Furuno 1715 Radar Anyone?

Hi All,

After some research about radar and seeing the prices for this stuff... I've got a decision to make. I could go with a complete radar and plotter or a dedicated radar only as I have iPad and handheld GPS and charts.

New sails... stand alone radar.
Big fancy radar system... 30 year old sails.

I'm looking at the Furuno 1715 for a stand alone radar, mounting it on the mast. Does anyone have or are familiar with this unit who can give me some insight to it? Thanks

Dave

Allmand Sail 31 #15 "Traveler"
GOD, Family, career
Dave_E is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 09-09-2014
Senior Member
 
4arch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 927
Thanks: 2
Thanked 31 Times in 28 Posts
Rep Power: 11
 
Re: Furuno 1715 Radar Anyone?

I don't have any experience with this particular unit but I do have an older JRC standalone unit on my boat that works just fine. The main benefit of the integrated systems is the ability to overlay the radar image on a chart. Some find that feature more useful than others and there are a lot of threads on here discussing the pros and cons of overlay. FWIW, combo packs with plotter and radome like the Garmin 740s, Ray e7, or Simrad NSS7 often go on sale for around $1800, which is not much more than the 1715.

s/v Spindrift
Beneteau Oceanis 400
formerly Lippincott 30
4arch is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 09-09-2014
Old enough to know better
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Beacon, NY
Posts: 4,332
Thanks: 30
Thanked 187 Times in 182 Posts
Rep Power: 14
 
Re: Furuno 1715 Radar Anyone?

I would go the route of new sails/standalone radar, but I would want to make sure it can connect to a plotter system in the future. Seems you might regret getting something that can't be networked with a system. Simrad's seem to be getting good press lately.
miatapaul is online now  
 
post #4 of 6 Old 09-09-2014
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Cape Cod
Posts: 1,711
Thanks: 19
Thanked 116 Times in 112 Posts
Rep Power: 11
 
Re: Furuno 1715 Radar Anyone?

Do the cheapo radar and enjoy new sails. Hands down.

I have an older, grey scale only, LCD Furuno on a small power boat. It's fine. Most of the time I'm interested in short range anyway in the fog.

Yea, simpler electronics and new sails.
capecodda is online now  
post #5 of 6 Old 09-10-2014
Courtney the Dancer
 
jrd22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: San Juan Islands., WA, USA
Posts: 3,971
Thanks: 5
Thanked 32 Times in 31 Posts
Rep Power: 20
 
Re: Furuno 1715 Radar Anyone?

You'll be very happy with the 1715. It's a great, reliable unit.
olson34 likes this.

John
SV Laurie Anne

1988 Brewer 40 Pilothouse

jrd22 is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 09-10-2014
Senior Member
 
chef2sail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 10,729
Thanks: 99
Thanked 206 Times in 198 Posts
Rep Power: 13
 
Send a message via AIM to chef2sail
Re: Furuno 1715 Radar Anyone?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave_E View Post
Hi All,

After some research about radar and seeing the prices for this stuff... I've got a decision to make. I could go with a complete radar and plotter or a dedicated radar only as I have iPad and handheld GPS and charts.

New sails... stand alone radar.
Big fancy radar system... 30 year old sails.

I'm looking at the Furuno 1715 for a stand alone radar, mounting it on the mast. Does anyone have or are familiar with this unit who can give me some insight to it? Thanks

Dave

I would go a few hundred dollars more and for less tha 2k get a radar plotter combo from Raymarine or Garmin


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
___________________________
S/V Haleakala (Hawaiian for" House of the Sun")
C&C 35 MKIII Hull # 76
Parkville, Maryland
(photos by Joe McCary)
Charter member of the Chesapeake Lion posse

Our blog-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


“Sailing is just the bottom line, like adding up the score in bridge. My real interest is in the tremendous game of life.”- Dennis Conner
chef2sail is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

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

Password:


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

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Furuno 1621 radar life Shortman Electronics 3 02-24-2014 11:04 PM
Cracked screen on Furuno radar. L124C Electronics 4 06-04-2013 10:43 AM
Old Furuno radar, new screen? 5oclocksomewhere Electrical Systems 4 04-06-2011 05:48 PM
Funny Furuno Radar Operation teshannon Gear & Maintenance 13 04-24-2008 02:15 AM
Furuno Radar/ dome compatibility? Tramontane Gear & Maintenance 0 03-27-2006 10:05 PM

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
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

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