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Medallion or NO Medallion?

geierb387

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Thoughts on the Medallion screens, I know they had some growing pains but I am looking at a new 2019 2430.... Would I be better without one?
 

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I know they're at Medallion 2. That's what I have and it works well.
 

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What year is you boat?
 

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BobJohnson

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On my 2015 the original one got water bubbles in the screen and was changed to a viper2 model under warranty. Now 1.5 yrs with viper 2 and warranty over some features of the screen will not respond to touch. And the screen jumps on its own to the fuel display while driving randomly. Great when it works. Pain when doesn’t. After all this I’d say get medallion
 

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All good information....

Info know the Medallions are not specific to only BRP powered boats, just don't want a buggy one!
 

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Our boat does not have the Medallion (2015 vortex), so I cannot comment on the advantages or reliability, just can comment on one without. Perhaps we are not spoiled, but we can still get all the necessary basic info, control settings, etc. Meets our needs while cruising and water sports. More importantly, we have had no issues. Hoping there are many that do not and have not had issues with their Medallions, but there have been several posts over the years with issues, but hopefully the newer models / versions are more reliable. Good luck with your decision either way, just wanted to give you a perspective without one.
 

CynMarks203

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can u add a medallion to a 203 that doesn't if so how much are they. are they easy to install
 

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I find it hard to believe you can add it for any reasonable cost.
 

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Well I ended up with the Medallion. I have only used it about t minutes but I think I'm going to be very happy with it. Straight forward and seems very useful.
 

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Well I ended up with the Medallion. I have only used it about t minutes but I think I'm going to be very happy with it. Straight forward and seems very useful.
Yup, if I was getting a Vortex, the Medallion screen would be a must have in my opinion, for boat functions as well as mapping. I understand you can update the Maps software on the SD card online or via the dealer to get better map features for your specific boating areas. And all of the other functions on a nice sized screen is very convenient.
:winkingthumbsup"
 

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Yup, if I was getting a Vortex, the Medallion screen would be a must have in my opinion, for boat functions as well as mapping. I understand you can update the Maps software on the SD card online or via the dealer to get better map features for your specific boating areas. And all of the other functions on a nice sized screen is very convenient.
:winkingthumbsup"
Don't mean to burst your bubble, but the screen is ok. Not really anything to get excited about. If it were to actually use the entire screen that might be acceptable but it doesn't. I updated it thru Navionics onto an SD card which was nice but end up buying a Garmin with a 7" screen. IMO way better. This way I can use the GPS and be able to use the Medallion for other functions. My $.02
 
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