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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2004

    Default Raymarine Raychart 435 - External Antenna

    Product Manufacturer: Raymarine
    Raymarine RC435 GPS Chartplotter
    6" Satellite Differential GPS Color Chartplotter with external antenna.

    Tired of that old black and white chart display or no electronic charts at
    all? Making the switch to the new Raychart 435 is easy. Featuring a
    high-resolution color display, professional quality vector cartography, and
    “point and shoot” navigation the Raychart 435 is the clear and simple
    choice for advanced electronic charting.

    Outstanding Features Include:

    Direct Sunlight Viewable display

    Paper like color chart display using Navionics Gold Chart

    Flexible and convenient Compact Flash support for cartography
    and unlimited waypoint,route and track storage

    Raymarine SmartRoute automatically builds routes and waypoints
    from previous tracks

    Autozoom and Screen Amplifier functions intelligently maintain the
    vessel symbol,waypoint destination and appropriate chart range in
    clear view while underway

    Standard 12 channel Satellite Differential GPS receiver for
    extreme accuracy using WAAS or EGNOS system*

    Rugged waterproof (CFR46) display and Raymarine reliability
    backed by a superior two-year warranty and worldwide service and
    distribution network

    Key Features:

    Range scales
    1/8 to 4096nm

    Range options
    16 scales

    Max detail of Background map
    256nm with overzoom

    Head up/North up/Course up

    True/Magnetic (variation source)
    • (auto/manual)

    • (500)

    Waypoint name
    8 character

    Waypoint storage
    database/CF card

    Waypoint entry

    Manual waypoint entry

    Waypoint transfer
    via NMEA

    PC Waypoint transfer (via NMEA WPL sentence)

    • (20)

    Route names
    8 character

    Route storage
    database/CF card

    Waypoints per route
    up to 50


    Points per track

    Track interval

    Smart route (track to route)



    Navigation information

    Navigation predictions

    GOTO/follow functions

    Tidal information supported
    • (height and current)

    Sunrise/sunset predictions
    Built in

    Man OverBoard (MOB)

    *The use of WAAS is currently only recommended in US and Canadian
    waters. European and the rest of the world satellite differential coverage
    will be supplied via the EGNOS and MSAS systems that are under


    EMC (Europe and FCC),CE marked

    Cartography Support
    Navionics Gold Charts on Compact Flash

    Control type(s)
    6 defined keys and cursor trackpad

    Display lighting (contrast)
    4 levels (adjustable)

    Display resolution
    320 x 240 (1/4 VGA)

    Display size and type
    6" TFT Color LCD

    up to 95%

    (1) NMEA 0183 Output

    Mounting methods
    bracket or optional panel mount kit

    Non operating temperature range
    -10°C to +70°C

    Operating temperature range
    -10°C to +70°C

    Physical: Overall dimensions (WxHxD)
    7.3" X 7" X 2.5" (186mm x 176mm x

    Power consumption (typical) watts
    10W (fully backlit and GPS)

    Power: Absolute voltage range (volts DC)
    10 - 18 volts

    Power: Nominal voltage (volts DC)
    12v system

    Waterproofing standard

    GPS Specifications:

    Antenna Type

    Beacon Differential Ready

    Differential acquisition

    Dynamic filter depending on speed

    Geodetic datum
    WGS-84 (or local)

    Position accuracy (RMS)

    Position accuracy with SD GPS (RMS)

    Position correction

    Signal acquisition
    12ch.parallel (C/A code)

    Time to first fix (after initial cold start)
    typically <15 seconds

    Time to first fix from cold start (typical)
    <3.0 min (<90 sec)
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  3. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2004


    Price Paid: 711
    Recommended: yes
    Cons: a bit high on power draw, sometimes screen fogs up (but clears up after warmed up)
    Pros: Sonic welded outter case, waterproof, good color, ease of use, easy to install, extremely reliable and accurate
    After running Garmin products for GPS and plotting for my last 3 boats, I decided to go with a different brand (I.e. Raymarine) for my next plotter. I had trusted Garmin stuff for over 6 years without fail, so it was hard to "change" as I had confidence fully in Garmin.

    I searched high and low for the best plotter at a price point that would allow me to not break the bank or have "more" unit than I needed for my boat. Also I wanted the latest technology that wouldnt be out of date the following season. Enter Raychart 435.

    Not being familiar with Raymarine products or operation, I had to "learn" about them and their systems. All the spec's came back to the Ray unit after comparing it to Humminbird, Garmin, Lowrance, Sitex, Furuno and Interphase electronics. Since flush mounting was the plan for this unit, it had to be tough enough to stand up to constant exposure, only option I saw was the Ray with the sonically welded case v.s. gasketed type units like the Humminbird or Lowrance. Gaskets over time can become brittle and shrink which leads to leaking or allowing moisture in, granted happens over time, but I wanted a no nonsense unit that wouldnt have to be replaced or serviced for at least 10 years.

    The menus on this unit are straight forward and simple to use, this is probably the least complex unit I've ever run. The DGPS external anntena does a great job of keepin lock on satellites and the head sensor is robust to withstand constan exposure as well.

    Great color, fast draw times, ease of programming/set up, utilization of Gold Charts (Navionics), good screen size, ease of mounting options (bracket, flush, topside, bulkhead).. just a solid, dependable and accurate unit that has earned my trust, and my trust doesnt come easy when I'm 70 miles out and need a accurate unit to stay on "lock" to get my crew and I safetly home in bad weather.

    I highly recommend the Raychart 435

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