My wife and I are out "boating" this week, in Nova Scotia
. We launched last fall, and haven't had much time with the radar
, but have thus far been disappointed in it's performance.
Our old radar
, on the old boat
, was a JRC 1500. It saw buoys, birds, and you name it. We could watch the buoys on radar, going past the boat
, at very close distances. It was a nice unit.
This radar, however, has not been able to find the round mooring
buoys, only 100m off our beam. We've been anchored next to a mooring
field since yesterday, and haven't been able to spot these buoys yet. The other boats show up fine, and fishing
buoys aren't quite terrible, but these plastic, round, buoys don't show at all. Some of them have seagulls on them, and they don't show either. And I don't see flocks of birds, as I did on our old JRC.
I've played with every adjustment on the Zeus3 12" display, but I still can't see the buoys. This ain't my first rodeo, but it is the first time on this bull (more like a cow).
Is there an update, or something I've missed? How can I update this unit?
Anyone out there able to tell me, from experience, that they can see plastic mooring buoys? I did a fair amount of research
, and everyone seems so pleased. "I can see people walking on my own bow!" I've heard. Well, this radar is mounted 6 feet above the deck
, at 6 feet above the water
, and I can't see a buoy at 100m. It works fine for most hard returns, I just can't see these buoys (about 60cm around).