Yep CRT, for the radar, and it works...if I actually knew how to use it. I
turn it on from time to time and try to make out contacts but with most of
the inland sailing I do it is rather useless. I've seen the newer digital
radars seem to work well with storm cells and overlay on the
chartplotter...seems much more useful. Oddly enough I literally just spoke
to the local yard about having mast and rig work done this winter and
discussed replacing the radar.
Since you took interest, I'll entertain your thoughts on replacements.
With the speed at which technology advances I hate spending money on
planned obsolescence items and lean towards OpenSource or at least
opensource compatible solutions. IIRC OpenCPN has a module for the GARMIN
HD radar systems.
Another reason I don't use the radar regularly is that is is an energy hog.
~10amps!! It is also down below and doesn't talk to the chartplotter...at
all. It only has NMEA 0183 provisions for course input, time input,
sailing instrument input, magnetic bearing input, no outputs.
S/V Sea Hawk
1989 C&C 37+
On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 2:41 PM, Frederick G Street via CnC-List <
> Josh — is that *REALLY* a CRT radar display? I haven’t seen one of those
> in years (except for the one somebody posted about a few weeks back, found
> in a river)… :^)
> — Fred
> Fred Street -- Minneapolis
> S/V Oceanis (1979 C&C Landfall 38) -- Bayfield, WI
> On Aug 10, 2017, at 1:31 PM, Josh Muckley via CnC-List <
> firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Josh Muckley
> S/V Sea Hawk
> 1989 C&C 37+
> Solomons, MD
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