Originally Posted by Pizzazz
It is a personal choice but I would just add an analog dome to the C80.
I'm chewing on this, between a used dome and modifying my dingy motor
hoist into a radar pole(?) This could be a $1000 endeavor with a DIY
Originally Posted by svinshallah
...the iPad can only connect to one wifi source at a time.
I keep forgetting this, thanks. While I don't have any other wifi needs yet, I'm a computer geek and can see the need for a boat
based wifi network and having to switch wifi networks all the time would be annoying at the least. Furuno Wireless I think is last on my option list currently.
Originally Posted by Mike OReilly
. My opinion is that itís not really needed on the Big Lake.
Appreciate the input and echo's a line of thinking I have. We are new boat
owners and have not don't much sailing outside of ideal weather
conditions (daytime/BVI/fair weather
sailing etc.). Last year we went out for a peak in the fog just out of Port Superior marine
we got pretty nervous. This may end up more of a wife acceptance factor decision/a new toy for me to play with than anything. We'd be sailing with a young child (3 now) which factors into things. I pitched the no radar play and it was not well received by the wife.
Originally Posted by Dockhead
As you can see, you will get a lot of different suggestions.
Mine would be to rip everything out and spring for a new system while you can still sell your C80.
Struggle is where does the ripping stop...
Plotter, instruments, auto pilot controller, compass
, Navpod enclosures etc.
Biggest unknown for me us how much is DIY'able. I'm above average in DIY
skills across most all things (electrical, plumbing
, automotive etc.) just no experience in boat
Originally Posted by pbmaise
#3 With limited season better to focus on sailing.
#5 Conditions of early spring led themselves to more bullet proof radar which is dedicated display in my book.
Thanks for all your points. As always, comes down to priority/price/justification. For some reason I'm focused on only one display, space/layout/frequency of usage makes be think for this application (seasonal, pleasure craft) taking up the space for a dedicated display may not fit my goals.