If your looking for a mid-sized single stand alone – All in One – “Color” – Radar, Fishfinder, GPS, Weather & AIS capable display, the Raymarine C80 is an excellent choice.
Highlights – The mid-sized C80 is part of the original Raymarine C-Series Classic line introduced in 2004. It’s the perfect choice for installations where visibility is critical, but space is at a premium. It has a 8.4″ sunlight viewable LCD with a high resolution 640 x 480 (VGA) display and 256 colors.
With the optional modules and antenna, the C80 can display Color – Radar, Chartplotter, Fishfinder, Siruis Weather, AIS Tracking and Engine/Instrument Data. With inputs for the GPS sensor, Radar, HD Digital sounder module, SIRIUS Satellite Radio and SIRIUS SR50 Marine Weather module, the C80 Multifunction Navigation Display is easily transformed into a full function navigation system. Radar compatibility includes, Pathfinder S-series, 2D/4D series and the newer RD218 and RD424 series of Raymarine radar scanners, from 2-10KW, Radome or Open Array style. See Radar Compatibility Details. The GPS plotter uses the Raymarine RS125 or RS120 receiver/antenna and the AIS Tracking uses the Raymarine AIS250. Software versions 3.18 or higher. The C80 uses Navionics Gold – Compact Flash “CF” cartography. Navionics Compatibility Guide
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The C Series software is very intuitive for complex chartplotter. It makes good use of its 5 soft keys and numerous dedicated pushbuttons. Getting it started up with the basics and using it right out of the box should be a breeze without much need for the manual. Waypoint entry allows for a 16-character name, and a 32-character comment for each waypoint. This should make obscure waypoints in a large list much easier to identify and use, however the of the lack of an alphanumeric keypad will make adding groups of waypoints a bit cumbersome.
The Raymarine C80 Classic puts the power of Multifunction Navigation into a single compact display. Though they are not being produced any longer by Raymarine, new & used units are easily available.
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