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Old 05-09-2016, 07:42   #1
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Updating software on old raymarine?

Hello all,

We recently took ownership of a Goderich 35. So far, the boat has been very enjoyable. Of course, none of the electronics work, giving us some sense of what is really essential when cruising.

This realization has not stopped me, however, from attempting to get the various pieces working. It has a Raychart 530C Plus chartplotter and a RL70C Plus display. The version of the software is circa 2005.

I called Raymarine, and the person I spoke with said that Raymarine is no longer supporting these units, and software updates were not available.

Does anyone know of any other way to get these updated? I don't think they have been used much and might still be useful. Any organization/individuals outside of Raymarine that might have the updates?

Thanks much,
Jay Martin
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Old 05-09-2016, 08:45   #2
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Re: Updating software on old raymarine?

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Hello all,

We recently took ownership of a Goderich 35. So far, the boat has been very enjoyable. Of course, none of the electronics work, giving us some sense of what is really essential when cruising.

This realization has not stopped me, however, from attempting to get the various pieces working. It has a Raychart 530C Plus chartplotter and a RL70C Plus display. The version of the software is circa 2005.

I called Raymarine, and the person I spoke with said that Raymarine is no longer supporting these units, and software updates were not available.

Does anyone know of any other way to get these updated? I don't think they have been used much and might still be useful. Any organization/individuals outside of Raymarine that might have the updates?

Thanks much,
Jay Martin
s/v Christina Rose
If the units ever worked, it is not likely the software that is preventing them from working now. 9 times out of 10, it is a wiring fault. Less than 10 years old, it is rarely an electronic component failure (except mechanical things like wind and speed transducers.

For newer devices (last 5 years) updating software is necessary, especially whenever a new device is added to a network, and something suddenly stops working properly.

If marine electronics are more than 10 years old, it is likely time to replace with new. The life expectancy of marine electronics is around 10 years (about 5 years for home electronics). Some may last longer, but you're on borrowed time and run a higher risk of sudden failure. If you don't count on your electronics, who cares? If you do count on them for your safety or sailing enjoyment, and they are flakey due to age, physical damage, or moisture ingress, you're kidding yourself that they can be made reliable again.

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