View Full Version : Radar

09-12-2007, 06:14 PM
I'm thinking buying a Furuno 1715 for the old boat. I'd like to have a reliable radar but I can't see myself spending much more than the 1715 costs new. Does anyone use the 1715? Any other recommendations in the general price range?

09-12-2007, 08:24 PM
In the price range of a 1715 it consistently rates in the number 1 spot. I have one and once you learn it, you'll wonder how you lived without it.

09-13-2007, 05:47 AM
Thanks Brett... Did you buy the tower to go with it?

09-13-2007, 07:06 AM
I have an older 1621 and for can't say enough great things about it! Also, Furuno is a good company and stands behind their systems.

09-13-2007, 08:55 AM
Actually, I bought the "tower" on e-bay. The radar came from BOE Marine. You can find them here. BOE Marine (

However, I would suggest shopping around on the net for the best price to include delivery charges. There are some dependable stores on E-bay as well.

09-13-2007, 12:34 PM
I am new to bay fishing. What are the advantages of having radar?

Here We Go
09-13-2007, 01:54 PM
To keep you from crashing into or being run over when a fog bank rolls in or fishing at night!

It can get like pea soup out there in the blink of an eye especially in spring and fall.