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choosing between Garmin and Lowrance or combo

We are looking to upgrade into a multifunction display and new radar. Our budget is around $3500.00 US dollars. Having a hard time deciding with all the new electronics on the market. We have a 1979 Sabre 34' sloop rig. For this season it will be mounted away from the helm. The radar dome will be on a tower.

A few of the options we are looking at are the:
1) Lowarnce HDS-8 GEN 2 with the 3G broadband;
2) Lowrance HDS-10 Gen2 w/ 4G broadband or
3) the Garmin 4212 w/ the Lowrance 4G Broadband. Because the Garmin and Lowrance are both NMEA 0183 and 2000 it seems compatible. Any thoughts on the above systems would be helpful.

Thanks in advance-
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