Raymarine A65 & Navionics Silver, strategies

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

4 Responses

  1. Pascal says:

    Would be nice if this beatifull unit could have an AIS receiver application instead of the fish finder. When the others builders (Garmin, Raymarine etc) would launch a response to SiTex?

  2. J. C. Landon says:

    Now all we need included is an identifier
    of pirate ships so that we can grab our Barrett
    50 Cal. ahead of time.

  3. marine-electronics-reviews says:

    I have a full independently produced review of this combination chartplotter and fishfinder at:
    Hopefully reading this unbiased review will help buyers of this unit make a final decision.

  4. Risto Ranta says:

    Having used this A65 now for four years, I have some experience:
    – Totally overpriced
    – all the optional parts are totally overpriced.
    – The overpriced echo module is sold separately, so you have only the map.
    – consumes too much power for use in a sailboat
    – too large frame for rather small display
    – many useless buttons and a totally useless rotating knop
    – can not be connected to other Raytheon devices except autopilot.
    – can not use Raytheon tridata echo data
    – no way to connect AIS
    – rather many errors in the maps.
    Collecting all the pros and cons I will never buy another Raytheon device. In the first place I would have bought another brand, but this was in the boat I bought. Another thing is that the local Raytheon man told that the AIS can be connected.

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