Stus-List Raymarine exits the instrument, vhf and

David davidrisch75 at
Tue Sep 20 10:29:36 EDT 2016

So bottom line for those who do not want to spend too much time thinking on this...

Stick with one manufacturer throughout whether upgrading or buying anew.

Limiting but given the scope and decent reliability of product of the leading players not so bad?

(Raymarine by default and still happy)

David F. Risch
1981 40-2
(401) 419-4650 (cell)

Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 10:17:18 -0400
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Subject: Re: Stus-List Raymarine exits the instrument, vhf and
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Pete - patience man, I'm a 53 year old luddite!   
The realization of how all this "fits" is just dawning on me, and many of the writings I have read on the subject are now making much more sense.   Thanks for the Garmin info, they too have an n2k updater it seems.   They don't promote these aggressively , but at least they are available.   
For the record, the raymarine guys I was connected with were really helpful, but the situation is what it is. Also for the record, I have zero brand loyalty/axe to grind for/with anyone.   
Had I known then what I know now, I'd have (dispassionately) chosen another brand.(s)    I do think it is something important to consider when weighting options today.

PDate: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 12:58:42 +0000 (UTC)
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 You raymarine guys kill me. ?Defend it to the end and drag others down when it's obvious that Ray falls short. I've been saying it for years: friends don't let friends buy raymarine.?
 Dave/others; Per Garmin FAQ, Here's the solution if/when you decide to leave the raymarine dark side :
 "The easiest way to update the device is to purchase a NMEA 2000 Network Updater and attach it to the NMEA 2000 network that the device is connected to. The updater will add an SD card slot to the NMEA 2000 network which will allow and update to be sent to the device. A blank SD card with at least 300MB up to 2GB of space is also required.


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