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Planeguy

RO# 1963



Posted - Dec 20 2018 :  15:16:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking to upgrade the electronics on the boat I purchased in October. It is all old and needs to go. When deciding what to replace it with I am thinking whether or not I need radar or not? It currently has Raytheon equipment with a huge spinning antenna on the front of the bridge which I want to get rid of. Anyone else boat on Lake Erie and use radar? I am seldom out at night or really bad weather. Just looking for pros and cons.
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Radioactive

RO# 3238



Posted - Dec 20 2018 :  15:25:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not in your area, but...

" I am seldom out at night or really bad weather."

I always used it. It was another tool in the toolbox. Useful for finding floating nuns or marker sticks that might be difficult to see otherwise. Often noticed things that I "glossed over". Besides, if you always use it, then when conditions get snotty, the usage is instinctual rather than requiring thought.

But you might consider a dome unit vs a rotating stick.

Simply an observation. YMMV. My method is good for me, but not necessarily good for you.


Bill

"No matter where you go, there you are." -- Buckaroo Bonzai
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boatbum

RO# 36

Posted - Dec 20 2018 :  16:38:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If you have it on the boat, you are required to use it.


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Radioactive

RO# 3238



Posted - Dec 20 2018 :  16:45:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Indeed.

Bill

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abalmuth

RO# 13885



Posted - Dec 21 2018 :  09:54:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Agreed, & the new dome units can be very small and im sure they'll work better than your old unit

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