Simply put, Are you satisfied with it?
What I have now on my boat is a Garmin
546S and for radar
, I have a Furuno
type. At the moment, the Furuno
is not working but I may just have to trace wires to see whats up with the power. It was working when I tested it several months ago.
What I want to do is to replace both units with a single GPS
that supports radar
. At the moment, I'm looking at the Garmin
4208 with the Garmin 18 or 18HD Radar. I like the idea of keeping the number of electronics
to a minimum and consolidate the GPS
and Radar to one unit.
For the radar dome itself, The furuno unit I have now sits on top of a 5' or 6' pole mounted on the stern rail and I'm thinking to reposition it by installing a mount for a new one on the mast
Do you like the Garmin radar? Is there really much difference between the 18 and 18HD, or any HD compared to non-HD?
This is something I'm considering during a refit
I plan to start in a few years. This year, I'm planning to use the boat, next year I'll be in sunny Afghanistan then when I return to start a refit
upgrading, replacing and updating some things. This is part of my refit list.