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Old 25-01-2016, 14:21   #31
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Re: Old Raymarine or New Raymarine?

Originally Posted by monte View Post
We've had both. The newer is quite a bit nicer but the main improvement is built in wifi to iPad. Not a huge difference otherwise. Screen is probably a bit clearer but not majorly so.
And yes there will be some rewiring. I just upgraded from a C 90W to an E97s series and other than the wiring issues and having to buy a new cable and converter, I am very pleased so far. Also nice to be rid of the Navionics charts and have real NOAA and C-map charts.

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Re: Old Raymarine or New Raymarine?

If the OP wants the new Raymarine Quantum solid state radar there's no choice except one of the new "lighthouse" plotters. My 4 year old C-series Wide, along with all earlier models, won't support it (actually I'm not sure if they've even released the lighthouse firmware update yet...).

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Re: Old Raymarine or New Raymarine?

Originally Posted by travellerw View Post
Further to this... I understand your need for radar sailing down from BC as fog can be a problem.. However, I also think you need to look into AIS in conjunction with radar. I don't want to start an argument, as there are TONS of threads on the merits of AIS and AIS/Radar. I will say that I wouldn't sail without AIS after having it (I won't say that about radar).
We have Garmin 740 plotter and radar with all Raymarine instruments and autopilot. Little extra effort to coordinate communication, but no problems. (We had to replace our EV200 sail with EV400, and now selling our type 1 and EV200 ACU) Our experience with Raymarine instruments has been great - Raymarine Tech Support - not so much.
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Re: Old Raymarine or New Raymarine?

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Yes, totally agree with you. We are planning on also having an AIS receiver and transmitter as well. The reason we are thinking of getting rid of the Garmin (selling and putting $ towards the chosen solution) is that the screen is only 7" and does not allow for radar overlay, so screen is pretty small when you have to split it for the radar.
I am using 2 x C90W with radar and all that came with the boat. One C90W for the chart table and the other out in the cockpit.

If I have my way, I prefer a separate monitor for radar so a separate system is fine. This way I don't have to strain my eyes and not worry if one system fails.

Radar is great to pickup small fishing boats during dusk when lights are falling and my eyesight sees double vision.

For chart plotter I use OpenCPN on the notebook with Navionics on several iPhones & iPad.
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Re: Old Raymarine or New Raymarine?

Announcement of new Raymarine Technical Forum‏

Greetings Raymarine Technical Community Members,
With the goal of continuing to provide Raymarine customers and prospective Raymarine customers world class pre-sales, installation, operation, and troubleshooting support, Raymarine has designed a new Raymarine Forum ( to replace the Raymarine Technical Community Forum ( Users of the new Raymarine Forum will find it easier to search for threads containing pertinent product selection assistance, system diagrams, feature suggestions, and technical tips. Like the retired Raymarine Technical Community Forum, users may create a user account, permitting them to afterwards create threads and responses to threads within the new Raymarine Forum. Like the Raymarine Technical Community Forum, customers also will find that the new Raymarine Forum features categories cover each of Raymarine’s major product lines (ex. Autopilots, Instruments, Multifunction Displays, Radar, Thermal Cameras, etc.) as well as categories for product selection assistance, system diagrams, feature suggestions, and technical tips.
On February 16th, the Raymarine Technical Community Forum will be retired, closing it to new user accounts, discussions, and responses. At that time, Raymarine’s web site and the Raymarine Technical Community Forum will direct customers to the new Raymarine Forum. Account s from the Raymarine Technical Community Forum will not be ported to the new Raymarine Forum. Please see the following document below addressing how to register for an account within the new Raymarine Forum: New%20Raymarine%20Forum%20Announcement.pdf.
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