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Furuno Radar - Things you need to know

Furuno Radar - Things you need to know

Posted by Shotgun Shelly on 22nd Oct 2019

Furuno Marine radars are the best crash evasion system ever before created for the recreational boater. Radar systems let you "see" with darkness, haze and also stormy weather conditions. When used only on large vessels, radar devices are now compact, attract little electrical energy as well as are sized to fit watercrafts as little as 18' in size. Incorporated with AIS electronic chartplotter with up-to-date digital graphes, radar can be a genuine lifesaver.

Compatibility is a key question if you're taking into consideration adding radarunits. Lots of chartplotters and also GPS/fishfinder combos are not suitable with radar. As a whole, multi-function display screens can run a radars device, while smaller sized or even more basic combinations- particularly those planned for inland fishing applications- can not. That's why if you're thinking about an entire new suite of electronics for your watercraft, consider compatibility first. Make sure to consult us - the only authorised as well as licensed Furuno suppliers on the mid north coastline of Australia.

Do you have a powerboat or a sailing boat?

Responding to these questions resolves your selection between the two kinds of radar devices, the open variety or the radome. Open selections (where you can see the rotating arm switching, like on a Navy ship) have the best antennas, the narrowest beamwidth, in between 3.5 ° and 1.1 °, the sharpest emphasis for picking little targets, and the lengthiest arrays. Open ranges are best for huge powerboats with arches or pilothouses. They're also made use of by hardcore fishermens who want one of the most exact fish targeting-- anglers who search for flocks of birds- on some smaller angling watercrafts.

Exactly how much do you need to see?

This question, how much array you want from your radar, entails a number of variables and some compromises. Initially, there's the element of elevation. Your radar can not see over the planet's bent horizon, so the elevation of your unit over the ocean surface area, and also the height of the target you're looking at restriction exactly how away you can recognize things.

Power outcome

Even more power is better. While raised power allows you to see further, it is much lesser than the elevation of your antenna, the height of your target and the target's ability to mirror. Transfer power is more crucial in bad climate since fog, drizzle, and also rainfall soak up the power and also reduce radar array.

This conversation has actually so far excluded the two technology selections you have available in radar- our 2nd trade-off entailing how much range you require- the traditional "pulse" radar and also new solid-state or high speed broadband.


When you've picked your marine radar, you need to choose the best area for optimal range, safe procedure and also minimum blind spots. The antenna has to be mounted above head-height considering that direct exposure to the electromagnetic energy discharged by a radar antenna can be dangerous. The most effective place, usually the highest point on a powerboat, will give the unobstructed 360 ° view. Avoid mounting near big masts, straight spreaders, stacks, or various other strong objects, as they will create shadows, reflections or unseen areas.

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