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Offline HemiGTX

Is anyone using a Raymarine Axiom or Axiom Pro?
« on: October 17, 2018, 04:43:59 PM »
Statement of fact: I need a radar.  And I'm intrigued by The new Raymarine Doppler radar because it depicts approaching hazards in red and everything else in green.  But my current MFDs would need to be upgraded to the new Axiom units in order to run the radar.  So, not a casual purchase.  Does anyone out there have any first-hand experience with the Axioms?  How about the side/down vision feature?  How easy are they to configure/use?

We now live in an era where it's possible to spend $9,000 on an MFD (16" Axiom XL).  Crazy.

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Re: Is anyone using a Raymarine Axiom or Axiom Pro?
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 08:49:09 AM »
My Raymarine is not user friendly as you should know since I think we have the same units.  I would look at garmin products for a more intuitive/ user-friendly operating system.

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Re: Is anyone using a Raymarine Axiom or Axiom Pro?
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 09:32:23 AM »
I’ve been in this same debate for years.  I have 14 year old RayMarine electronics, including radar.  I found it really difficult to pull the trigger on completely new equipment, especially when they seem to upgrade their models so often.  I essentially ended up punting and just added a Dragonfly unit which gave me redundancy, modernized fish-finding, and the ability to have an additional screen (or more than one if paired with a phone or iPad).  I’d still like to upgrade my radar but when I do, I think I’m likely to go with one of the standalone radar options that will pair to a mobile device rather than getting something compatible with an overpriced head unit that I really don’t need.  I’m sure I’d love a whole new set of goodies but it seems tough finding the value in some of the mid-high end packages.

Offline OnA

Re: Is anyone using a Raymarine Axiom or Axiom Pro?
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 10:55:39 AM »
I have the 12" Axiom.  I wanted the sidescan and 3D for finding cool underwater features on which to dive.  It's touch screen, and easy to use in my opinion.  I have a Furuno radar already, so there is no reason to link in a Raymarine radar.  Plus I have redundancy with the separate units ... just in case.

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Re: Is anyone using a Raymarine Axiom or Axiom Pro?
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 11:09:43 AM »

While drift fishing in the shipping channel in the fog, motor off, I worry about battery draw with my radar and fishfinder running at the same time.

I wonder how many amps the large vs. small MFD’s and the Furuno Radar actually draw.

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Re: Is anyone using a Raymarine Axiom or Axiom Pro?
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 11:36:04 AM »
Drifting in the shipping channel? In the fog? 🤔
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Offline HemiGTX

Re: Is anyone using a Raymarine Axiom or Axiom Pro?
« Reply #6 on: Today at 08:07:12 PM »
I'm heavily invested in Raymarine electronics and have been very happy this far, so I will be getting 9" and 12" Axioms and the Doppler radar.  Ideally, it would just be a matter of unplugging my E series MFDs and plugging in the Axioms. 

But I could never be so lucky.
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Re: Is anyone using a Raymarine Axiom or Axiom Pro?
« Reply #7 on: Today at 08:11:58 PM »
Drifting in the shipping channel? In the fog? 🤔

Oh dang! I just gave away my secret spot.  :doh:
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Re: Is anyone using a Raymarine Axiom or Axiom Pro?
« Reply #8 on: Today at 08:56:33 PM »
Drifting in the shipping channel? In the fog? 🤔

Oh dang! I just gave away my secret spot.  :doh:
I was thinking more of a safety issue. Small fishing boat, in the shipping channel with huge, silent cargo ships, in the fog.  :shrug9: Even with radar i’d be on edge. Our shipping lanes can get busy
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