Furuno GP-1871F/1971F Reviews?

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  1. WoundUpMarine

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    Anyone buy one of these, or know of anyone using them? They are compatible with the new wireless radar scanner, and I believe they can be used with raster charts. Seems like a nice, compact, powerful unit.
     
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    I was hoping for some input also.
    Thinking of upgrading my GP 1870F,
    I like some of the new features on the 1971 bottom discrimination.
     
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    I Like that they are compatible with the wireless radar scanner. Was curious if anyone knew if you control a furuno autopilot through it, or if you had to have a separate autopilot control head.
     
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    Cut & paste :
    Via the CAN bus network interface, The NAVpilot 300 and NAVpilot 711C can be connected to the GP1871F and GP1971F and controlled directly from the Chart Plotter.

    From here, under FEATURES:

    GP1971F
     
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    Yup, I did see that, I just wondered if the CanBus needed to see an actual autopilot control head or if I could buy a compass/processor/rudder angle indicator and call it good.

    I'm really looking to use it more as a radar/sounder/autopilot. I use an Ipad as my chartplotter, can't beat the user interface.

    Probably a question for Chris(wharfrat) to be honest.
     
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