Your unit is a very solid capable plotter with a really good radar and there isnt really a compelling reason to upgrade it..
1. you can get updated maps... so unless you have serious operational issues, or a lot of money, you may just decide to stick it out...
2. you may be able to upgrade to later model MFD (an older C or E series) if the serial
number of your scanner falls into a certain range (see raymarine website)
3. For a new new system which is all digital comms, you will need to replace the radar scanner, mfd, wiring
and also obtain interface units to use your (if you have them) seatalk
If i was the marina i would certainly tell you to throw it all away and pay a fortune for new gear
, but i am not, so i would suggest getting new charts and putting the $5k project
on the lottery list.
Originally Posted by mealsonreels
I bought a 2002 Cruisers 3572 that has an rl80c plus in the dash. The guys at the marina said don't bother trying to update the maps or software
on it because it's too old. I do like the idea of keeping the radar functionality. Is there a newer system I should be looking at that could be installed with minimal effort? If I could use the same radar dome and GPS antenna
I have it would save a lot of hassle.
Any advice is appreciated
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