+ Ken tack­les small-boat radar

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Fu­runo has two en­try-level radars, the 1623 ($1,595) 16-mile radar with a 6-inch screen and 15-inch-di­am­e­ter an­tenna dome, and the

1715 ($1,995) 24-mile radar fea­tur­ing a 7-inch screen and 24-mile radar with an 18-inch-di­am­e­ter an­tenna dome. Both have mono­chrome dis­plays and 2.2 kW out­put power.

The Si-Tex T-760 and

JRC JMA-1030 have sim­i­lar ba­sic radars ($1,995 each) with 7-inch screens and nar­row hous­ings mea­sur­ing only 8 inches high and 5 inches wide that can slip com­fort­ably into lim­ited helm spa­ces. Each has a color touch­screen, 18-inch an­tenna dome,

4 kW power out­put and 24-mile range.

The Ray­ma­rine Ax­iom 7 fea­tures a 7-inch color touch­screen mul­ti­func­tion dis­play ($649) along with the Ray­ma­rine Quan­tum Q24C 18-inch 24-mile solid-state radar dome an­tenna ($1,350) to give you a com­plete nav­i­ga­tion sys­tem with built-in GPS and marine coastal car­tog­ra­phy for the en­tire U.S. For only an ad­di­tional $20, you can have a built-in depth/ fish finder. — Ken En­glert

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