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New Electronics

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:16 am
by catalina_mike
OK I'm not 100% sure we are selling so I'm looking into my next project.
Research at work is fun I just hope my employees all don't do as I do. :shock:
Anyway I really like the Simrad but what have other 28TE's done with sonar? Forward Scan or Total Scan? I have a good sonar block location port side just a little in front of the center of the fish bin. It seems to be a good location for a new transducer. There is the raymarine original speed / temp I can change to a forward transducer as well. I have the 4' open array Furuno radar now and it works well but it is about time for new gear. I think a smaller dome will look different (not as industrial) but the images from the domes are awesome. I am about ready for bottom paint so I'm planning to yard in a couple of months and want this all planned out.

Re: New Electronics

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:23 pm
by Tree

Personally for me it will almost always be raymarine. The new axiom system looks stunning and with added Flir camera it is simply amazing.

Prices aren’t cheap here - a typical full system with side scan chirps sonar, chirps radar, flir camera and axiom MFD and autopilot will set you back around £9,300.

That’s half the cost towards a new engine (yes there are one or two still in the crate 6lp engines over here for £20k)

I’d still have the system if funds allowed purely for the Flir.

Re: New Electronics

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:43 pm
by Alan_Douville
Mike, I went with the whole new Raymarine Axiom spread including Quantum Radar, only had a chance to run it a few times before winter storage, so hesitant to comment. However, from my seatrial on Lake Michigan and for how I use that boat in big water fishing, it looks very good. Not cheap for sure, but having one interconnected system with Raymarine is my go-to.