I'm ok with spending on this. Ease of set-up and use are both valuable to me. any thoughts?
also, I took a look around the gc site ( Canadian Hydrographic Service
) -- do you think these likely are these the charts I would purchase for the area I'm interested in? The cost is ~ $175, irritating but not the end of the world assuming the system isn't looking for annual updates. That was one of the problems with the garmin chartplotter unit I had, it required me to update the chart card every 12-18 mos for nothing that I cared about -- new harbour restaurants, dock layouts and the like.