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Old 15-02-2011, 09:13   #16
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I very disappointed with my e90w, I use to have a c70 earlier which from time to time had display issues (display going all striped) Many of the features the c70 had (like having two windows one with north up and one with course up) is not included in the e90w. There is a fan inside which makes noise, you can't upload routes with NMEA, reboots from time to time, etc, etc. I've a handheld Garmin always as a backup, I'm not confident using Raymarine alone. Why did I buy Raymarine, I really don't know and I'm regretting it so much now. I've tried Raymarine's support a couple of times which for me has been a totally wast of time, no help what so ever.
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Re: Raymarine C90W, You Have a Problem

Jumping in late to a thread but wanted to add my own experience with C90W.

Not sure the issues of the original posted, nor his friends, but my C90W has been operating flawlessly since day one. In fact, through carelessness my C90W became COMPLETELY submerged in fresh water for several hours. All connector plugs were also submerged.

Was terrified but dried off as best I could, blew out the connectors with LP air and fired it up... to my amazement it was as if nothing had happened. Completely functional...

I bought this unit after several very positive experiences with E120 and E80 units on others boats and must say, to date I am EXTREMELY pleased with RayMarine chartplotters.

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Old 07-09-2011, 05:56   #18
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Re: Raymarine C90W, You Have a Problem

I am a Nitendo sailor too. I own 2 C70 since 2005. Never had a problem and Raymarine support is excellent.
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Re: Raymarine C90W, You Have a Problem

I installed a Raymarine C90W last December. I've sailed from the Exumas to the Chesapeake and it has worked properly.

The only issue I have is that occasionally I lose the GPS fix for a few seconds, never more than 2 minutes though. That may not be caused by a problem in the C90W unit, my AIS or anything on the boat though.
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Have you tried installing the latest firmware?
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I installed a C90W last year and like it. It has locked up a few times with the new software loaded. I have two issues:
1.) Can't upload from the card routes converted with GPSBabel software (data was exported from Nuno)
2.) When I hook the Seatalk network to a Brookhouse multiplexer the chart plotter shows the boat moving sideways.

any ideas would be appreciated
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I installed a C90W last year and like it. It has locked up a few times with the new software loaded. I have two issues:
1.) Can't upload from the card routes converted with GPSBabel software (data was exported from Nuno)
2.) When I hook the Seatalk network to a Brookhouse multiplexer the chart plotter shows the boat moving sideways.

any ideas would be appreciated
Why would you expect GPSbabel to work. Rays format is proprietary.

The brookhouse nmea to seatalk multiplexor is based on reverse engineering of Seatalk which is a closed proprietary format. Raymarine do a dedicated Seatalk to NMEA 0183 convertor.

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What is it with the hate Raymarine thing. I've sailed twice this year with boats fitted with C 80W. They were fine.
Isn't this thread about the C90. What does the above statement have to do with this thread?
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You like chart plotters that lock up?
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