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Chart plotter

Hello all, have searched it but cant seem to find what I need, so please point me in the right direction.

Looking for a new system. I have a 31 foot sail boat I need a 8-12 inch chart plotter, depth, radar, video in/out and would like a auto pilot. Would like to input routs from the comfort of my lap top
I was all set on the E-12 RM till I came across the Garmin 4212 the screen was fantastic. But they seem to lack an auto pilot. Can I use another brand and mix? Also any advantage to radar vrs digital radar and what size 18-24? I have talked to several sales staff and they cant give me good comparison. Furno sounds nice but more $$. I know money should not be a criteria but it is. Any other options? something else to look at? I use a small garmin now, but it holds only a little info and I want to wander farther. I do have a good electrical system with substantial battery and solar. I am in the chesapeak bay and have dreams of Canada and or the keys. Many thanks Al
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