Its old, but is well built (I tore mine completely apart) and easy to use. Being old, the software
is very polished and has pretty much zero bugs.
As long as all the components are installed (i.e. compass
, wind) then the C80 can do MARPA with the radar. MARPA is fantastic when trying to navigate a busy shipping
lane. A great compliment to AIS
. The radar is not Broadband
, but still offers good resolution and was top notch in its day!
I also have my C80 hooked up to a Vesper AIS
via NMEA0183 and it displays AIS targets without issue.
Depending on what you plan to do with the boat, I don't think a C80 will be an issue. Especially if it has been taken care of!
Like I said, you can use modern chips with this plotter so finding charts
is super easy.