Lowrance and Simrad Radar Image Overlay
The GPS plotter image is showing you theoretically what is around you and your >Radar is showing you actually what is there. >Radar was designed for night time Navigation and combining the >Radar image over the top of the plotter image provides for safer Navigation. The image on the left is the normal >Radar image and the >Radar image overlaying on the plotter on the right, Contrasting >Radar with charting provides easy and quick comparison – any >Radar target and not seen on the Chart would normally be other vessels. Such detail makes >Broadband >Radar a great aid to Navigation, especially when visibility is restricted at night or in poor weather.
A rate gyro compass is required to provide high speed directional information so that the >Radar screen and the plotter screen can Stay in sync with each other and can be purchased separately if you do not already have a Simrad AP24 Autopilot. There is also some additional cables to connect the system together. These are listed as options on our website