Originally Posted by Hoohaa
I am thinking of buying
a lightly used 2KW Northstar Radar
combined with a Navman 8084 GPS
Is anyone using this combination and what do they think of it?
Also. Is it possable to hook up an AIS
system to this.
Nice looking unit, which at the right price
and for certain purposes could be a good choice. It will display AIS data. "right price" would mean "dirt cheap" given how cheap
more modern plotters have become.
No NMEA2000 compatibility. This is a big minus if you ever think you might expand your network beyond what you have now, or upgrade it. You are pretty much locked into proprietary, and very basic, transducers.
Obsolescent and probably not supported.
High power consumption
compared to more modern plotters, which use LED displays.