Raymarine C70 gps/radar update
Liberty44140 Member Posts: 4,166 ✭✭✭✭✭
I believe that lots of Rinkers from the early and mid 2000s have this system. Has anyone updated the software yet? I was having an issue earlier this summer where the system would reset itself while under way which seemed to go away with a full system factor reset that I did myself. Then this weekend I had the dreaded vertical lines in the screen which thanks to some googling is easily fixed by pressing on the screen. Loose connection that I'll be opening it up to fix at some point. The radar seems to randomly go in to standby mode but it shows that it's still spinning/transmitting with no errors, wondering if that's a software issue. So I plan to download the latest software (latest version released in 2012) and was wondering if anyone else had these issues and if they have had success with the update? From what I read the updates fixed a lot of issues and I know that no update has been done at least in the last 6 years. I plan to download to a micro sd card and then use a micro sd to compact flash converter to get the compact flash in to the c70. Please share your trials and fixes please
07' Cruisers 390 (Previous Rinker's: 06' 342EC & 01' 310FV)
I did that with my C80, and had it back in my hands about a week later.
IMHO, radar overlay is one of the most important features. So, here's what I'd recommend:
Buy a heading sensor (which includes the E12102 rate gyro module plus the M81180 heading sensor, total cost around $300 used on eBay). Then send your C70, heading sensor and GPS antenna to Raymarine and have them all tested and updated.
You will like having radar overlay when anchored or tied up because it's easier to watch approaching storms. Installing the heading sensor is simple and totally worth $300.
renee - yes please let me know, I also plan to update this weekend with a micro SD card plugged in to a MicroSD to CF conveter card.
Handy - nice
@liberty44140, I may be able to get you a Navionics card. I was just messing with a friends C120 this past weekend and he had a couple extra cards, and one may be for your area.
Also, one thing figured out this weekend was why maps updated moved so slowly on the C120. I'll have to get more details, but it depended on the Navionics CF card. For years my friend could almost not use his C120 because as he cruised, it wouldn't update map quick enough. Come to find out this whole time it was related to the Navionics card. It's funny this topic came up on here, because we also were talking about fluxgate and rate gyros this past weekend.
Dream 'Inn III -- 2008 400 Express
@LaRea thanks for the links and info on the rate gyro. I added this to my long winter expense budget May try to keep an eye out for something used over the winter. Would love to add at some point. I am now thinking that I may just update software to v4.3 instead of v5.1 so that the overlay option is still there now and then go to v5.1 when I get the fluxgate added.
Yes, we tried several software updates with the cards and it did not matter. Really strange and wondered how many other people may have the same issue.
I'm happiest with the v4.3 load. It does what I need and I have to have the overlay! (I do Radar for a living)
Dream 'Inn III -- 2008 400 Express
Bought 128 CF on ebay cleared card,no go
Bought one all ready for update,no go
Next I'm looking at a A98 for next year should fit in the same cut out.but need new dome too