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mfd selection
09-08-17, 02:23 PM
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mfd selection
I presently have a C120W mfd and a C90W mfd along with an older Furuno radar and an Autohelm 6000. Looking to replace and upgrade. I live aboard my LeComte Fastnet 45 yawl and sail coast of Maine in the summer and Bahamas/Caribbean in the winter. Essentially, lower power consumption of new Raymarine mfd's and quantum radar are very important for me. Present thought is that going with Quantum radar wireless would save me a lot of the installation costs along with price difference of $1000 ($1500 for quantum vs $2500 for HD digital.) Savings on installation and price difference between quantum and HD digital radome gives me around $1500-$2000 to purchase new 12" and 7" mfd. Might be able to add a little more $$$ but not much. Looking at buying refurbished units from Raymarine but need direction/recommendation as to differences between C series, E series, eS series and ??. Last, a couple of other considerations - want to add Weather (sirius xm and GRIB) and AIS (overlay on chart). Would be nice to interface autohelm with navigational mfd but assume none of it would be salvagable to use with new electronics.
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09-13-17, 02:51 PM
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RE: mfd selection
Welcome to the Raymarine Forum Jack,

Q1. Looking at buying refurbished units from Raymarine but need direction/recommendation as to differences between C series, E series, eS series and ??.
A1. Please click here to view a FAQ addressing this subject.

Q2. Last, a couple of other considerations - want to add Weather (sirius xm and GRIB) and AIS (overlay on chart).
A2. All a/c/e/eS-Series MFDs support SirirusXM weather (via SR150, SR6 (retired), and SR100 (retired)) and Theyr Weather (GRIB).

Q3. Would be nice to interface autohelm with navigational mfd but assume none of it would be salvagable to use with new electronics.
A3. Many owners of a ST6000 autopilot control head often mistakenly refer to the autopilot as an Autohelm 6000. Should the currently installed autopilot have been interfaced to the C120W, then it may instead be adapted to be interfaced to an a/c/e/eS-Series MFD.
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