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Old 27-11-2018, 11:50   #1
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WiFi Radar

After a lightning strike in Mexico, Iím replacing my electronics.
Looking at the Raymarine Quantum WiFi unit.
Should I get the unit with WiFi/Ethernet in case the WiFi is not so great?
Running new cable through the mast is very difficult?
Anybody had problems with WiFi radars?
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Old 27-11-2018, 12:34   #2
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Re: WiFi Radar

We went through the same thing last year when we got struck by lightening (also in Mexico--Paradise Village).

I bought the wifi/wired version of the Raymarine Quantum but due to cable run issues through the bottom of the mast we opted to try it as wifi only. We were, however, able to use the old cable for the power.

We sailed 7000 NM last year without a single problem. I think the wifi only option is perfectly viable.

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Re: WiFi Radar

I'm about to install the Furuno First Watch Radar. It's Wifi to iPad and iPhone. Those I know who have installed it have reported excellent reliability.
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We went through the same thing last year when we got struck by lightening (also in Mexico--Paradise Village).

I bought the wifi/wired version of the Raymarine Quantum but due to cable run issues through the bottom of the mast we opted to try it as wifi only. We were, however, able to use the old cable for the power.

We sailed 7000 NM last year without a single problem. I think the wifi only option is perfectly viable.

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Hi Wags.
Thanks for your reply.
We got hit in Mazatlan in August.
About 8 boats got hit.
Much electronics to replace.
We met you guys in Barra or PV
Glad you made it across ok.
Mark and Stephanie.
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Old 27-11-2018, 14:19   #5
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Re: WiFi Radar

Do you have to have WiFi internet service or just WiFi compatibility?
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Old 27-11-2018, 14:23   #6
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Do you have to have WiFi internet service or just WiFi compatibility?


The radar and the display set-up an ad-hoc WiFi network to transfer data. Nothing to do with internet.
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Re: WiFi Radar

you need to run a power cable down the mast no water what.... so run both. wifi is silly.
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Re: WiFi Radar

Two cables means two holes in your mast, or at the very least a bigger one. We have had no issues with the Wifi so far on Quantum 2.
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I have the original cable still in the mast, so will just tap into the power lines!
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