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September 21, 2007

Furuno 1953C Series Color Radar/Chart Plotter

furuno 1953c

Furuno's 1953C Series color radar and chart plotter combines high-power radar with a chart plotter on one screen. The 12kW radar has a 1/8 to 72 nautical-mile range and comes with either a 4' or 6' open-array antenna. The waterproof unit has a 10.4" color LCD display that shows targets in true radar color, which allows the user to discern the echo strength of the echoes and identify targets. The 1953C has standard radar features including an Electronic Bearing Line, an Electronic Variable Range Marker, and watch modes. The chart-plotter function can be displayed in full screen, split-screen or radar overlay. Units in the series accept either Furuno CDC and Navionics or C-MAPNT mini-chart cards. The plotter stores up to 1,000 waypoints and 200 planned routes. The suggested retail price for the 1953C series of radar/chart plotter units starts at $10,195. Furuno USA, Camas, WA; (360) 834-9300;