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post #3 of Old 05-22-2008
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You can buy a Lowrance unit for under $500 that is very nice. Here are some features (copied from a web site)
  • 5" diag. 256-color SolarMAX TFT display for maximum visibility and widest viewing angles even in bright sunlight
  • 480 x 480 pixel resolution for superb sonar target detail/separation and exceptional chart definition
  • Advanced fluorescent cold-cathode screen and keypad backlighting
  • 5-pin Ethernet expansion port compatible for radar, video and satellite radio
If you order now, you get a free chart for the US on a chip.

I like Garmin units, but I think they are overpriced. For more money, the Garmin 440 has a smaller screen with less resolution:

Ultra-bright 4" diagonal QVGA display, 320 x 240 pixels - over 800 nits of brightness


Barry Lenoble
Deep Blue C, 2002 C&C 110
Mt. Sinai, NY

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