the garmin 498 has sonar, why no sonar ?
Because we just bought the boat the Saturday before, sailed her home Sunday and Monday. Decompressed Tuesday. (Tho I did go back, checked her over, and straightened-away a few odds-and-ends Tuesday.) Worked Wednesday thru Friday. Sailed Saturday. It rained Sunday. Now it's today.
The sonar transducer installation is rather involved. I hope to get to it before the season is out, however.
As to why I don't go out and do it during the week... Well, I get off work at 17:00. It's at least 17:45 by the time I get home. Then dinner. It's an hour drive to the boat during light
traffic. God only knows what that drive'd be like during the tail end of rush hour. So, with a little luck, I might
get to the boat by, oh, 19:30 or so. That would give me maybe an hour, hour-and-a-half of daylight, tops. So sailing and working on her pretty much is a weekend and vacation/holiday day kind of a thing.