Preview: Marine Electronics For Every Size Boat, Part 3—Small Multi-Function Display for Power Boat

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Here’s a low cost multi-function display between a handheld chartplotter and a full blown system — did he say it’s guaranteed to put fish on the dinner table too?

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    Matthew Rigney says:

    Kim–this series has helped tremendously. I’m wondering if this sort of Dragonfly series or something like it (Simrad 7″) would be suitable for a 32 foot Lang cruiser (single diesel). It’s a solid offshore boat (20-30 miles) though I don’t know that I’ll go that far more than 2-3x per summer. Are these entry level small MFDs still the way to go?

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    Peter Richardson says:

    Would this unit be suitable for a smallish (6m) outrigger sailing canoe geared for fishing? i.e. can it run off a small separate battery and is it waterproof?

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      Kim Baker says:

      Peter, yes, ideal for your intentions. Yes, a 12V small battery will work. It is waterproof to IPX6:
      In order for a product to receive an IPX6 rating, one of the many tests that the product must endure is a minimum of three minutes of powerful jets spraying at least 100 liters of water per minute all over the outer casing of the product without the water ever penetrating.


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