Hello everyone, looking for some help with a couple radar
The boat I bought last Sept.(Islander 32) came with a Furuno
1720. It turns on and the antenna
spins but it doesn't pick anything up. I had the cover off last fall and when I put it back on I didn't know to line up the arrows(I'm a noob) so it could still work. I wont be down to the boat till the 20th so I'll find out if that is what it is(or isn't). I know it's old but if it works I won't complain.
IF it isn't, I have read it could be either the video cable or the magnatron.
1. How can I test the cable without removing it(the cable) from the mast
2. If it is the magnatron, is it worth it or even possible to change it?
I have read about how to test it so I will post the results as soon as I
My second dilemma is that I bought a used(barely) Furuno
1732c with a 24" radome and a new Garmin
gp320b waas antenna
. I think it's too big for my boat however it will fit on the old mast
mount. Is it too big? I'm worried about the genoa
catching on it and how the wind
and weight will have an affect. The mount is about 17' off the deck
. It(the 1732c) has only seen two seasons on a trawler
and is in super duper good condition.
I won't be cruising where I need radar
for another year but I want to have either system working so I can train myself how to use them.
If I can get the older model to work and if the newer one isn't overkill I'd like to sell it for a fair price
or just sell the newer one for what I paid for it($1,600 with the Garmin). I have had the 1732c temporarily hooked up and it is awesome!
I will keep you all posted if I decide to sell stuff if anyone is interested.
On one hand I could really use the money
after this horrid winter and on the other hand I don't think I could get a better deal on a nice system. I really want to get the old one working though.
So any help and ideas would greatly appreciated.