Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 16-01-2016, 21:10   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Singapore
Boat: Pinisi, 30m (81ft)
Posts: 24
Anyone used Furuno First Watch Radar

Hi has anyone any experience with the Furuno First Watch Radar?

It seems like an interesting idea to minimize wires & since you use your ipad/iphone it doesn't need a monitor
__________________

RajaNagaLaut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-01-2016, 11:19   #2
Registered User
 
River Cruiser's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: UMR mm 283 /winter in Kansas
Boat: Bayliner 3870 41' oal.
Posts: 919
Re: Anyone used Furuno First Watch Radar

Following


Sent from my iPad using Cruisers Sailing Forum
__________________

River Cruiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-11-2018, 14:02   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 59
Re: Anyone used Furuno First Watch Radar

I know this is an old thread but I can't seem to find many reviews on this product. Has anyone used it? If so, what are your thoughts?

I love the idea of using this with my iPad, which already has AIS data, instead of a dedicated MFD.
apirate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-11-2018, 14:34   #4
Registered User
 
cadmus's Avatar

Join Date: May 2011
Boat: 1984 Nor'Sea27
Posts: 54
Re: Anyone used Furuno First Watch Radar

I bookmarked this thread some time ago. I too have been hoping for a few reviews.
cadmus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-11-2018, 16:13   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: New Bern, NC
Boat: Pearson 323
Posts: 137
Re: Anyone used Furuno First Watch Radar

I purchased one and installed it last May on the starboard stern on a 9 foot pole. Installation took about 10 hours (one Saturday), which included finding a welder to attach the mounting plate to the pole. I used it for an offshore return sail from FL to NC after wintering in the Bahamas.

It was a natural extension of what I've been doing. I use 2 IPads for navigation and AIS, which is transmitted over WiFi on the boat. I purchased the navigation application that allows the radar plot to be overlayed over the the NOAA charts, very handy for finding nav targets.

I was single handing and found it indispensable offshore, especially the alarming functions. I also used it in the ICW during blinding rain.

I can highly recommend it.
mjscottinnc is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
furuno, radar

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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 Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Furuno Radar DRS4W 1st Watch -Wifi rgleason OpenCPN 4 27-03-2016 15:29
Wife's First Night Watch Thin Line Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 2 05-09-2014 21:38
For Sale: Furuno 1715 Marine Radar, LCD display, mast mount, signal cable - used 2 season $800 Freedom123 Classifieds Archive 12 15-10-2013 17:44
First boat, first post, first adventure. northoceanbeach Pacific & South China Sea 5 28-05-2013 18:05
Anyone looking for a watch with compass and barometer/weather functions... speedoo Navigation 3 10-03-2009 15:42



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 15:40.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.