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Old 12-30-2002, 01:50 PM
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I have an arch on the Hawk and would consider radar for it but it would take away a great seat, right Waterfoul!!!!
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Old 12-30-2002, 02:06 PM
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Hey Fred!!!how the heck are you?you workin on the 40?cant wait for spring...winter is killin me. your daughters can sit on top of the raydome!!!!
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I have an arch on the Hawk and would consider radar for it but it would take away a great seat, right Waterfoul!!!!
Yup, it's a great seat!! Can see all the ladies from up there!!!
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Got radar. Have had it since 95. Wouldnt ever own a cruiser without it. Always thought that radar was for big water, but I find it indispensable for inland water as well.

I'm not sold on color radar. Pretty but distracting.
LCDs are fine these days - much better than they used to be, but theyre a long way from being able to give the feedback that a CRT can.

Beam spread is a biggie. A 24" dome cant resolve nearly as well as a 48" array. This has nothing to do with range or power, it is the ability to discern individual targets.

I have an open array with a 48" bar. I can pick out individual ducks ahead of me. If the water is calm, I can pick out a floating stick 1" diameter by 2 foot long at 35mph.

My unit works well in a fog. You have to tune the pulse for it but I can see my way anywhere in the thickest fog (sure the water droplets affect the echoes, but you learn how to tune for it and how to read it).

I can track and spot rain clouds and determine the speed at which a storm is coming. I can see it increase in density or watch it dissipate.

I use charting GPS and Radar in conjunction. If I could only have ONE unit it would be like this:
If I were operating in an area I knew well, Radar would be my unit of choice.
If I were in unfamiliar area, charting GPS would be my choice.

hope this helps.

(I use Raytheon, but have seen Furuno units that I like just as well).
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