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Old 26-02-2014, 08:19   #1
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I'd like to install radar. Anyone have any experience with this that can suggest a good make? It will be installed on a Gemini 3000.
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Old 26-02-2014, 09:24   #2
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Have you an existing MFD or chart plotter ?

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Old 26-02-2014, 09:49   #3
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I have niether of those Dave.
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Old 26-02-2014, 09:53   #4
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I chose Raytheon 15 years ago, no complaints. others will say the same about the different ones they purchased. good luck with your choice
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Old 26-02-2014, 10:25   #5
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You best bang for the buck is probably to buy a chartplotter that supports radar overlay and add the radome.
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I have niether of those Dave.

For cost. Look at garmins range. For performance/price point look at Simrad or Raymarine

There's a lot of choice it's depends on your budget and what you want in a radar.

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I really like my Garmin 740s / Radar combo, and it can be had at a very good price, but am led to understand the 740 platform is to be discontinued.
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I really like my Garmin 740s / Radar combo, and it can be had at a very good price, but am led to understand the 740 platform is to be discontinued.

In the medium term yes, there will be a replacement. The 7xx series is one of garmins biggest sellers

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Old 27-02-2014, 05:39   #9
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The Garmin 740s with radome combo showed up on about 10 boats in our marina this past season alone, mine included. It's hard to beat their price, radar performance is good, the user interface on the 740 line is very good, and it's a great chartplotter, sounder and general data display for any future NMEA components you'd like to add.
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All the Brand name marine electronics on the market now are good.It mostly comes down to what you want out of it and the cost.Have a look at this sight,Binnacle.com
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We have a 10+ year old bottom of the line Raymarine with a dedicated display. It's great.
If I were you I'd look hard at high def radar (it seems cool, but I haven't studied it-maybe that's all you can buy now) and absolutely buy something you can overlay on a chart plotter.
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I have Si-Tex, their gear is reliable and reasonably priced.
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We installed a Simrad and added Broadband and fish sonar as well. I really like the broadband. Very low power consumption compared to a traditional microwave unit and no issues of radiation if you were to install it near people.
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Old 27-02-2014, 17:31   #14
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Re: Radar

I appreciate all the suggestions. Thank you so much. I will look into them and choose the one that best suits my needs. Thank you all.
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