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HI, can you please give us an idea of what radar you reccommend to use for this new system set up:
We want to install new:
1- es-78 - at flybridge
1-es-98 in lower station
1- thru hull downvision transducer
1- analog video cam - speco cam
1- night vision cam- raymarine

we want to ADD new raymarine radar.... typical bay boating, never really offshore, shallow water operation, and many times in fog. boat is used 365 days/yr.
also- can you give us a list of the necessary cables to connect all material listed above, and the proposed new radar as well.
assume that the distance between lower and upper helm is only 15 ft.
distance from lower station to the proposed thru hull transducer is 20 ft.
Welcome back to the Raymarine Forum Dave,

Is the night vision camera which you referenced one of Raymarine's thermal cameras? Are you seeking to use the radar to spot birds for fishing purposes?
HI Chuck,
The night vision cam would be a raymarine-Flir cam
the radar is intended mostly for navigation in night/poor vis situations, they dont fish this boat at all, which is sad, cause its a vintage Bertram 31.
They want to rig it over since the existing electronics are dated. I have shown them the es-78 and they like the feel and ease of use. They believe that the 7 inch can fit on bridge, and the 9 on the lower helm. So they want to know all the other accessories they can connect, and, what cables they will need to do so.
Thanks for the help.

For this application, I would recommend that a Quantum or Quantum2 (preferred) Radome be considered. The Quantum2 radomes feature Doppler collision avoidance technology. The Quantum 2 next generation CHIRP pulse compression radar by Raymarine provides superior target awareness at both long and extremely short ranges. Using advanced Doppler processing with MFDs running LightHouse v3.4.x and later software, the system instantly highlights moving radar contacts and color codes them to indicate whether they are inbound or outbound. Quantum with Doppler makes it easy to discern potentially dangerous targets when navigating in high-traffic areas. Quantum and Quantum2 radomes may be installed to communicate with the system via Wi-Fi or via a wired Ethernet communications interface. The Wi-Fi communications interface of these radomes has the potential of simplifying the installation. The links to the Quantum and Quantum 2 radome web pages provided within this paragraph provide additional detail on the features of these two radomes.

It is recommended that a HS5 RayNet Network Switch be installed. For those seeking to install a cabled interface to the radome, I typically recommend that an appropriate length of Digital Radar Cable terminated with a RayNet (F) plug on one end and an A80308 Power / Data Adapter Cable be installed. The Digital Radar Cable's RayNet (F) plug will then be interfaced the HS5 RayNet Network Switch. Each MFD would be interfaced to the HS5 RayNet Network Switch via an appropriate length of RayNet (F) to RayNet (F) Cable. While the thermal camera will also be interfaced to the HS5 RayNet Network Switch, it will be necessary to have you specify the model of thermal camera owned or that will be purchased in order to specify the cabling that will be required to do so. For this application, it would be recommended that a FLIR M132, M232, or MD625 thermal camera be considered for this application.

The analog video camera will be interfaced video input cable of the MFD on which you desire to view its video.

The DownVision transducer's cable will be plugged directly into to the Transducer socket of either of the eSx8 MFDs.
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