Go Back   Cruiser Log World Cruising & Sailing Forums > Cruising Forums > General Cruising Forum
Cruiser Wiki

Join Cruiser Log Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-23-2007, 10:47 PM   #1
Rear Admiral
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 437
Default

Does anyone have personal experience with the FURUNO 1623 LCD Radar?

Defender has 'em listed right now for $1069.00 w/ 10 mtr cable and Aye am very tempted to lay my money down... unless someone talks me out of it.

Radar - like having someone with great eye-sight on watch with me all the time!

To Life!

Kirk
__________________

__________________
Gallivanters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2007, 11:29 PM   #2
Admiral
 
MMNETSEA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 3,067
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gallivanters View Post
Does anyone have personal experience with the FURUNO 1623 LCD Radar?

Defender has 'em listed right now for $1069.00 w/ 10 mtr cable and Aye am very tempted to lay my money down... unless someone talks me out of it.

Radar - like having someone with great eye-sight on watch with me all the time!

To Life!

Kirk
Hi Kirk,

NO personal experience of this model ! But have on other Furunos - generally very good reliable kit.

I have one question and that relates to the screen size :-



# Waterproof, 6 Inch Silver Bright Monochrome LCD Display

# 13 User Selectable Range Scales from 1/8 to 16 N.M.

# Ergonomic design with predictable menu

# Display Resolution of 240(H) X 320(V) Dots

# Targets Displayed in up to 4 Levels of Gray Tones

# 2.2 Kilowatt Transmitter Unit

# New Tri-speed 15" radome antenna, increases RPM at short ranges for better target accuracy


6 Inch Silver Bright Monochrome - how is this measured ? If across the diagonal - then 6" may be a bit on the small side. If taking the Resolution size 240 = 6" - then 320 = 8"

then not too bad - but still need some idea as to how far away this screen can be mounted for it still to be readable ???

Richard
__________________

__________________
MMNETSEA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2007, 02:25 PM   #3
Rear Admiral
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 437
Default

Our new radar is up and running... and I have no complaints, so far.

Mounted the dome on the stern arch and display is next to the companionway hatch - which enables us to see it from both the helm and the nav station, below.

Hardest part was snaking the 15mtr cable through the guts of our boat without entangling our four year old son.

The 6" display is measured diagonally. Actual display dimensions are 4.75 x 3.5 inches and can double as a simple repeater for depth, GPS, wind, etc... anything with NMEA interface.

Fewer keys than the 1622 model... but more features included in this newer version.

To Life!

Kirk
__________________
Gallivanters is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Radar CaptDavi General Cruising Forum 2 06-29-2011 04:14 PM
In Love With Ice emayd The Multihull Club 8 05-20-2011 12:01 AM
Love At First Cruise lastmate The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 1 12-24-2010 07:43 AM
Would Love Some Ideas Or Input! caveatemptor The Poop Deck 16 03-15-2010 05:19 AM
From Costa Rica With Love Nestori The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 0 02-21-2010 06:34 PM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

RV & Travel Trailer Communities

Our RV & Travel Trailer sites encompasses virtually all types of Recreational Vehicles, from brand-specific to general RV communities.

» More about our RV Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


All times are GMT. The time now is 08:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0