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Raymarine E80 Review

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We like all the features and the great visibility in direct sunlight.

Great second unit for smaller helms without the space for matching E120s.

Nav Guy | ReviewMarine.com

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E80 has same features as E120

Only difference is screen size

• Raymarine E80 Review •

 

Raymarine E80 Classic

 

The E80 – is the smaller brother to the E120 in the E Series Classic line introduced in 2005 sporting an 8.4″ screen and resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. A bright and sharp screen with little or no darkening when viewing the screen from the side which is a must on bright days.

It’s a pretty powerful high-speed network chartplotter that can include GPS, Sonar, Radar, Autopilot, Weather, AIS and even Video! You can connect everything to one unit running on its own or have several connected in the network sharing data.

A very flexible, fast multifunction unit, loaded with features. An excellent choice when you are looking for a midsize screen with networkability.

The Raymarine E80 Classic chartplotter communicates with other devices using NMEA 0183 & NMEA 2000 on the Raymarine SeaTalk network. The E80 can use Platinum Plus, Platinum, or Navionics Gold chart cartography. The front loading slide reader uses Compact Flash “CF” cards.

Raymarine E80 vs C80 – For the radar, chartplotter, and fish finder functions the two are the same. Main differences: The ultra brite TFT screen on the E Series shows much brighter, is networkable and can share black box components as well as radar among multiple displays.

The E Series will also do video, supports HD or Super HD color radar and can use Navionics Platinum or Platinum Plus charts which the C Series cant.

Waypoints / Routing / Tracks – Waypoints can be saved at your (present position) with one push of the WPTS key or you can use a soft key function to save at the – cursor, ship position, lat/long, or access the waypoint list. Waypoint lists can be set up in separate groups for quicker access based on user criteria.

The waypoint list includes the group name, lat/long, bearing/distance, a 16-character name, and a 32-character comment for each waypoint. This makes finding your favorite waypoints in a large list pretty easy to find and use.

It stores of up to 1250 waypoints, 125 routes & 10 Tracks. Plenty of waypoints and routes but 10 tracks can get used up pretty quick.

 

• Detailed Feature List •

 

Raymarine E80 Chartplotter – Display

 

    • 1250 waypoints – entered via cursor, lat/lon, range and bearing from present position or at boat’s position. 16 character name can be assigned. Waypoint symbols and groups. Additional storage available on CompactFlash cards.
    • Waypoint – Transfer Waypoints database via NMEA and CompactFlash cards. Software also available to convert waypoints to Excel file.
    • Man Overboard – (MOB Mode) Mark placed with course line; readout shows range, bearing, lat/lon of MOB and time elapsed since MOB.
    • Screen functions – Full, half and quarter screens available dependant on function. Also 3 window page with 2 x 1/4 page windows and 1 x 1/2 page window.
    • Chart scaling – 1/32nm (if cartographic detail is available to 4000nm).
    • Presentation Modes – Head up, Course up or North up (selectable True or Mag-netic). Relative, Autorange or True Motion. Screen offset. Radar or 3D synchronization.
    • Routes – A route plan may contain up to 50 waypoints. Up to125 routes can be stored in the units internal memory. Additional storage available on CompactFlash cards. SmartRoute to create a route from track history. 10 History tracks with up to 1000 points in each can be stored in the units internal memory. Track optimization reduces number of points used or user selectable time or distance interval. Additional storage available on CompactFlash cards
    • Radar/Chart overlay – Radar image can be overlaid on all screen charts.
    • Radar/Chart synchronization – To synchronize radar range and chart scale
    • 3D/Chart synchronization – To synchronize 3D and 2D chart scales and orientation.
    • Aerial overlay – Overlay of aerial photograph on the chart
    • AIS overlay – Switch AIS symbols on/off. Display heading/speed vectors and ROT. View detailed AIS data, safety critical target data, ALR and SRM messages. Set up a safe zone.
    • Navigation information – Own boats position in lat/lon, XTE, TTG and SOG/COG selectable. Bearing and distance to waypoint. Bearing and distance to cursor and ETA.
    • Cartography – Navionics Charts on CompactFlash cards. Chart of the world built in.
    • 3D Presentation Modes – Active motion mode, planning mode, Adjust rotation and pitch, port, starboard, forward and aft view, multiple views, Vessel offset.
    • 3D Display – Declutter, Transducer cone, Depth scale, Waypoint name, Adjust exaggeration, 3D view locator.

 


 

Raymarine E80 FishFinder

 

 

Raymarine Fishfinder

 

    • Optional Sounder Modules – DSM300 / DSM30 / DSM400
    • Transducer – Transom-mount, in-hull or thru-hull options – 50/200HZ -600/1000 watt
    • Receiver Type – Patented Raymarine HD Digital receiver technology
    • Power output – Dependant on Digital Sounder Module
    • Frequency Dependant on Digital Sounder Module
    • Alarms – Fish alarm, fish alarm depth, shallow and deep fish limit
    • A-Scope Display – Displays Sonar Returns in real time
    • Bottom Coverage Display – Shows the diameter of the transducer beam where it meets the bottom.
    • Bottom Lock – Displays echoes directly above the bottom.
    • Range markers Easily see how far the boat is from a target on the echo sounder screen.
    • Target Detection – Sonar fish echo with target depth readout
    • Zoom – 2,3,4x and user programmable Zoom scales

 

Sounder Module Notes:

Raymarine strongly recommends that DSM30s, DSM300s, and DSM300Gs which have been interfaced to SeaTalkhs MFDs (ex. E-Series Classic MFDs, E-Series Widescreen MFDs, C-Series Widescreen MFDs, and G-Series GPMs) be upgraded to v4.20 DSM30/300 software with v5.18 bootcode.

 


 

General

 

    • Raymarine E80 Chartplotter Data Display Capabilities – Chartplotter, Fishfinder, Radar, External Video (x4), CDI(Course Deviation Indicator), and customizable Data Bar display)
    • Mounting – Either trunnion bracket or flush mount option
    • Humidity limit up to 95% at 35°C non-condensing
    • Display Windows – Chart, Radar, Fishfinder, CDI, Video, Data, Weather and Engine Monitor.
    • Illumination – Screen and keypad: 0 to 100% in 64 steps Day/Night Mode
    • Languages – The selection available will vary according to your location.
    • System Alarms – Alarm clock, Anchor, Arrival, Deep depth, MOB, Offtrack, Shallow depth, Temperature, Timer
    • Navigation Alarms – Arrival alarm, offtrack XTE alarm.

 


 

Instrument and Engine Data

 

    • Data Pages – 5 pages available. Pre-defined (Navigation, Waypoint, Route, Fishing or Sailing) or user-configured.
    • Data available – Vessel position, active waypoint, TTG, VMG – Waypoint, depth, COG SOG, heading, speed, set/drift, trip, log, ground log, ground trip, rudder, local time and date, sea temperature, app wind, true wind, VMG wind, ground wind XTE,compass,locked heading, way
    • Engine Pages – 5 pages available. Pre-defined (engine, engine and fuel, fuel resources, engine and resources, twin engines or triple engine support) or user-configured.
    • Engine Data available – Tachometer, boost pressure, alternator, oil pressure, coolant temperature, engine hours, fuel level (tanks 1 & 2), fuel rate, total fuel, load.

 

Raymarine E80 Engine-Data

 


 

NAVTEX

    • Alerts – Incoming message (selectable categories)
    • Message List Sorting

 


 

Raymarine E80 Radar

 

    • Radome Or Open Array – Choose between 2-4kw Radome / 4-10kw Open Array
    • Compatability – The E 80 can use all Raymarine radar scanners made after 5/2003 including the newer digital scanners (excluding HD) , however the open array scanners may require an additional power source.
    • Range Scales – (Range Rings) 1/8 (1/16)nm to 72 (12) nm dependant on scanner Performance limited by scanner type and position.
    • Range Ring Accuracy – Better than +/- 1.5% of the max. range scale in use, or 22m (72 ft.), whichever is the greatest.
    • Bearing accuracy +/- 1°
    • Variable Range Markers – 2 x VRM’s, readout nm, sm, km
    • Electronic Bearing Lines – 2 x EBL’s, floating if required, resolution 1°
    • Bearing scale – 360° graduated at 10° intervals 2° small ticks 10° large ticks
    • Minimum range – 23m (25 yds)
    • Range Discrimination – 23m (25 yds)
    • Presentation Modes – Head up, Course up or North up (selectable True or Mag-netic) Relative or True Motion
    • Scanner Control – Interference rejection, standby/transmit modes, pulse selection, Tune, Rain, FTC and Sea controls, with selection of manual or automatic control of gain, sea clutter and tune (Auto GST)
    • Compass Input – NMEA 0183 (required for fast heading data, suitable for MARPA), or SeaTalk
    • Waypoint Display – Create waypoints and target waypoint displayed with User control of symbols and groups
    • MARPA – Manual acquisition of 10 targets, automatic tracking, dangerous target alarms, safe zone, target history, true or rela-tive vectors, CPA graphics and indication of target speed/ course, bearing/ range, CPA and TCPA.
    • Guard Zone – Alarm 2 guard zones, selectable sensitivity level, audible alarm
    • Automatic Tuning – Auto control of gain, sea clutter and tune.
    • Off Center function – In Relative Motion, 1/3 or
    • Wakes 10s, 30s, 1 min, 5 min, 10 min, OFF
    • Target Expansion – Operator selectable with 2 levels available, OFF
    • Timed TX Rotation periods: 10, 20 or 30 scans Repetition periods: 3, 5, 10 or 15 minutes
    • AIS overlay – Switch AIS symbols on/off. Display heading/speed vectors and ROT. View detailed AIS data, safety critical target data, ALR and SRM messages. Set up a safe zone.

 

Radar Compatibility Notes:

From Raymarine: – “E-Series Classic Chartplotters (E80, E120) using with the latest E-Series Classic MFD software v5.52 are compatible with analog radar scanners (ex. RD218, RD424, etc.), Digital Radar Scanners (ex. RD418D, RD424D, etc.), HD Radar Scanners (ex. RD418HD, RD424HD, etc.), and Super HD Radar Scanners.
When connected to a HD or Super HD Radar Scanner, the E-Series Classic will support color radar.”
 
 
Raymarine E80 radar
 
 

 

Sirus SR6 Weather Module

 

    • Type – SIRIUS Marine Weather
    • Weather elements – Storm cast, waves, Canadian radar, lightning, wind, sea sur-face temperature, surface observations stations, city weather, NOWRad, storm tracks, surface pressure.
    • Animated weather graphics – Weather forecast, weather radar history
    • Weather reports – Tropical statements, marine warnings, marine zone fore-casts, marine watchbox.

 

Raymarine E80 Sounder & Weather

 


 

AIS

    • Target symbols Sleeping, activated, selected, dangerous and lost.
    • Target information AIS vectors, safety critical data and full AIS data.
    • Collision avoidance Safe zones and safety messages.
    • Alarms Local alarm messages, lost targets
    • AIS 250 “receive only”

 


Rm-Logo TIP LINK #1: Raymarine Technical Support Forum – installation, operation, and troubleshooting discussions.

Rm-Logo TIP LINK #2: Raymarine Knowledge Base – answers to frequently asked questions


 

Raymarine-E80-Brochure

 


 

Compatible Modules

 

 
Radar Scanners • Dome or Array –

E-Series Classic Chartplotters (E80, E120) using the latest E-Series Classic MFD software v5.52 are compatible with:

  • Analog radar scanners
    • RD218, RD424, 2D, 4d, 5S, 7S, 9S, & 11S
  • Digital Radar Scanners
    • RD418D, RD424D etc.
  • HD Radar Scanners
    • RD418HD, RD424HD etc.
  • Super HD Radar Scanners.
    • When connected to a HD or Super HD Radar Scanner, the E-Series Classic will support color radar.
 
Depth Sounder Modules –
  • DSM300 / DSM30 / DSM400

Note: Raymarine recommends that the DSM30, DSM300 & DSM300G which have been interfaced to SeaTalk hs MFDs like the E-Series Classic MFDs, be upgraded to v4.20 DSM30/300 software with v5.18 bootcode.

 
Weather Module –
  • Sirius SR6 / SR150

Weather Elements Include: Storm cast, waves, Canadian radar, lightning, wind, sea surface temperature, surface observations stations, city/weather, NOWRad, storm tracks and surface pressure.

Animated weather graphics – Weather forecast, weather radar history Weather reports – Tropical statements, marine warnings, marine zone fore-casts, marine watchbox.

 
AIS Module
  • AIS 250 “receive only”

Target symbols Sleeping, activated, selected, dangerous and lost. Target information AIS vectors, safety critical data and full AIS data. Collision avoidance Safe zones and safety messages. Alarms Local alarm messages, lost targets.

 
GPS Antenna –
  • Raystar 125 | Raystar 130

 


 
 
Raymarine E80 Wrap Up…

 

Chart redraws are fast, taking less than a second to fully redraw the chart after a map range change. Minimum range can be set as low as 1/32 of a mile, about 190ft when set to nautical miles.

Up to 4 data sources can be displayed in an individual window simultaneously with a data strip. The E80 has an easily accessible ruler to measure the bearing and distance to any point of between a pair of user selected points.

Packed with power and performance features, the 8.4” E80 display can be used as a stand-alone navigation display, or integrated with other E-Series displays as part of a SeaTalk network.

The E-Series Classic has been for almost a decade and continues to have a large following in commercial and recreational boating. All in all, a solid multifunction unit in a rugged aluminum case.

– Detailed Specifications

Quick Facts – Raymarine E80 Classic

  • Screen Size – 8.4″
  • Networkability – Yes
  • Ease Of Use
  • Base Chart – Yes
  • Power Use – 20 watts

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