Originally Posted by Gallivanters
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!
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
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 ???