If you want target separation, go with a broadband radar from Lowrance. It is the same as the Northstar and Simrad Broadband at less money. For close in stuff it will blow my 6 kw open array Raymarine out of the water.Height helps with distance, of course. But the power also helps with target separation.
Hey man I didn't realize you were fight club I've seen you in here over the years!!! Were way out d70... You are a but closer to main dock . Sweet rig!!! Thanks for the insightyou can do a gamin 3205 for under $500 and a 4kw gmr 18 dome for under $900. Gives you a high rez color screen, chat plotter with built in charts, radar overlay, and 36 mile range for ~$1300. works real nice on my boat.
Thanks will do!!!Chef, the Furuno will be perfect for your needs on a 23' boat. It has a 24NM range but you will not go past 12nm. It has a nice LCD display and is very user friendly. We will be at the AC show and may have one on display. Please stop by and see us. Thanks