: NORTHSTAR 6000i for sale, brand new in box
01-13-2006, 10:42 PM
Its a color gps/chartplotter/sonar/radar 6.4" color display, comes with gps ant and transom mount transducer.
i got this for my old boat but never installed it, then bought the new boat....now i can't afford electronics at all. now i just stick with the basics: compass,sextant,long rope with lots of knots in it.......anybody want to go night fishing??[grin]
first decent offer gets it!!
01-13-2006, 11:32 PM
What is a "decent offer" for a unit like that? I don't know much about pricing for combo units.
Thanks...I'll look up spec's if I can find them on the web.
01-13-2006, 11:59 PM
consumers marine has them at 1850 plus 75 for the transducer but there may be other sites with lower prices, its a very nice set up. you can add radar to it later as well if you like.......or you can do like me and just bring loud friends and a fog horn. [grin]
i don't expect to get what its really worth, just a good faith offer....its not doing me much good sitting on my work bench!!
01-14-2006, 08:11 AM
.......or you can do like me and just bring loud friends and a fog horn
LOL- think Ive heard you guys out there before!!!! sounds out of my budget ranfge but Northstar speaks for itself!!!!![grin]
01-14-2006, 09:24 AM
I'll look at it today on-line...out of curiosity...are Northstar's sonar units on par with a furuno say 582? I'm budgeting to get a ff and plotter and have grown to like the combo units after fishing with buddies who have them. I know Northstar has nice plotters/chart machines. Are the chips installed or do you have to buy them?
01-14-2006, 09:39 AM
Checked it out...plotter sure seems nice but they do not talk much about the FF capabilities...and if I do it, I think I want Furuno and a thru hull so I'm gonna pass.
On another note, which is better...c-map NT or Navionics?
01-14-2006, 10:18 AM
I think the Navionics depends on which version you run. I have the Classic in my Furuno plotter and it totally sucks. My old plotter ran C Map, and their bathymetric chart was simply awesome. It also had several other nice little toys added on it like tide charts, that the classic doesn;t have. I hear the Navionics Gold chips are good but don't have any experience with one. That North Star unit is a sweet one. It has the fastest redraw on it of any I have used.
01-14-2006, 10:22 AM
i think cmap vs navionics is probably personal preference, i believe cmap is the actual NOAA chart whereas navionics is the electronically drawn....or something like that i might have it mixed up....i tend to lean towards the clarity of the navionics, but that's just my personal preference.
as far as furuno vs others?? its a toss up i guess....on my "old" boat this summer i noticed the c120 raymarine and furuno would both lose bottom when i went "way" overboard when offshore fishing.....inshore i think the black box machines are better because of the advanced processing technology they employ that furuno seems to be catching up on.....but the furono machines in general seem to be more powerful than any black box device i have found.
just my 2 cents worth!
01-14-2006, 12:32 PM
Thanks guys...contemplating the Furuno combo unit with the High perf. thru hull (up to 1000 watts it states) which should give me the power I want to mark bait deep.
01-14-2006, 01:04 PM
if you are only looking for 1000watt max, any of the black boxes should accomodate your need...however furuno is the only one i know of that goes up to 3kw on the 581? that i have on my boat....but this is a dedicated sonar only unit, don't know if furuno offers the real powerful outputs for there black box versions.
hope this helps, and does not confuse!!