Raymarine Axiom and Quantum radar

GPS, Sonor, Radar, Fish Finder, etc. Discuss electronics installation and upgrades.
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Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:31 am

I am thinking of replacing our Navnet2 plotter and radar.I have been looking at the 12 inch MFD Axiom with the Quantum 18 inch radar.I am trying to get some feedback on real people that have used the product rather than the hype you get from the reviews.Also I would like to know if the side scan transducer can be placed towards the aft of the keel on our 31TE and still work properly.Right now the ducer is on starboard below helm.That location will not be suitable for sidescan to see to port because of the keel.Thanks for any input.Bob

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Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:04 am

Unrelated, but I may be in the market for a working used Radar, If I can not get my Raymarine fixed. Joe
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Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:59 pm

Everything except the transducer for the sounder was working fine when I last used it.I will keep you in mind.Thanks Bob

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Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:39 pm

I beleive the side scan uses two transducers one for each side.
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Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:32 am

That apparently was one option.The people I am dealing with say I can use the transom mount placed just off centre on the transom.They figure there is enough down angle on the shaft and props that the turbulence won't affect the signal.If that does not work I would have to go back to the dual ducers.

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Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:50 am

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I will going through the same process as you. Will be upgrading my electronics this winter with the Axiom. Replacing my C-120, 4KW radar, 300 fish finder. nav computer and 6006 auto pilot head.
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Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:41 pm

I bit the bullet and purchased the 12 inch axiom and quantum radar. I spent last weekend tearing out the old unit and wiring and made the two new cable runs for the radar. I also made a new plate for the unit as the hole was too big. This weekend I will run the transducer cable and do the 12 volt wiring to the panel. I will also drill new holes for the radome and connect wiring. That will be about as far as I will go. I will leave the gateway wiring to hook up to the auto pilot and the dsc for the vhf up to the technician. I don’t mind the grunt work but am not to knowledgeable on the techy stuff.

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Well its all installed now and a set of air horns too. I still have to caulk the transducer bracket and cable clips. Also the horn not screwed down either until we get some warmer weather. Most of the work was done in 3-5 degree Fahrenheit weather.
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Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:28 am

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Did the same 12 years ago and installed all Raymarine electronic equipment. We have run and fished the Albin hard in all weather, night and day, so have relied on the electronics allot. It has been no problems with the equipment in all the years used. Good electronics has given me a great amount of safety and confidence to go. But with new technology It is time to upgrade.

I bit the bullet also and purchased the Evolution autopilot with P70 control head, 12 inch axiom pro, 220 side scan transducers and the quantum radar. I like what I am seeing with the chirp technology for radar and fish finding. I was pretty happy with the 4 KW radar I have been using. Hoping the quantum lives up to its sell. Thank you for showing what you have done. Starting to plan out my installation so gave reminders of what I have ahead.
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Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:54 am

amber jj,

Love that air horn set up. Now if I could figure out where to put it on our A25...
The radar upgrade is nice too!

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Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:38 pm

Wow that air horn setup is Dee-Lux!

Here's my slightly lower tech $8 air horn solution (you may think I'm kidding, but I'm not, it's for real, I keep one of these in the wheelhouse, and they are quite loud)...
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Hey, it works! We don't call the Albin 25 a "poor man's trawler" for nothing.
Most of the work was done in 3-5 degree Fahrenheit weather.
Brrrr!

Here's a screen shot of our currrent weather conditions in Arizona...
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You just don't want to be here from June through September...
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