Trying to pick a combo and have a few questions, seeking advice.
1. Difference between the a series and the e series and the new es series, I can't find out what the operational differences actually are. I thought I wanted an e series, but which one? And now there is the new es.
2. Difference between Digital Radar
and the HD color Radar
Use will be on a 38" IP in cruising, I'm familiar with Radar having had in years past both JRC and Garmin
systems, power consumption
is a factor here, so short warm-up and low power consumption
is a factor.
Although Sonar may be a nice feature to have on a plotter, I doubt I will use it.
Last Radar / plotter combo I had was a Garmin
740S, and while I have very good luck with it, and can get a Garmin system for much less money
as I'm a Garmin dealer, I want to be able to remote
my plotter display to an Ipad
or similar device while I'm off watch and down below, and Raymarine
seems to lead the way with Wifi
Map quality / accuracy on the plotter isn't as great a concern, I have Garmin app loaded on an Ipad
and use Open CPN
, but a plotter in the cockpit
is nice to have, one that is really waterproof and well mounted and daylight readable