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I don't have Radar but wouldn't mind it for squall spotting if its cheap.
Furuno have one that only needs power and then it WIFIs to Apple (only) products.
Its USD$1,000 which seems pretty cheap.
I really don't want to do cable runs, extra holes in the deck yada yada.

FURUNO 1st Watch Wireless Radar

Anyone used it or had thoughts?
 

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No, I didn't buy one yet.

I'm waiting till I go to the US and can buy there.
I'm planning a few upgrades in Annapolis. But my trip there maybe out off 1 year. My life is like a jigsaw puzzle where the last 6 pieces need a sledge hammer 馃洜


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Wireless feature is attractive because there's a huge difference between getting power to the unit and running a cable to the nav station, forward bunk, aft cabin and the helm.
Wireless means your Tablet can be anywhere in the boat. I like sleeping with them so I can open an eye, check the Crew is on the program and then cluse the eye again.

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The only other relatively inexpensive way to do this is with OpenCPN's

I learned to sail before radar was common on pleasure boats and sailed thousands of miles and lots of years without it. For me radar is more of a "nice to have" than a "must have" so it's hard to justify spending $2.5-5k on a radar/plotter system but at $875 it becomes more of a "why not?" type of thing.
Yep. You nailed it! :)

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