Originally Posted by ryusui
Im looking at getting a new chartplotter
for my boat. Anyone have any advice on what to get or stay away from? Ive been looking at the garmin
7215s and sugestions?
Some folks dislike Garmin
because they keep changing their models and don;t well support older models. It's a basic business tactic. OTOH, folks LIKE Garmin
products 'cuz they're easy to use and work well.
There are many other manufacturers. YOU need to do your own
homework. This includes seeing them physically and working them, in, like, a West Marine store. Hands-on is always the best.
Good advice about touch screen AND buttons. Consider sailing with gloves required...
There aren't too many "dogs" out there.
You need to consider what you plan to or need to add in the future.
The WM Advisors are a great help --- The West Advisor: West Advisor Articles
Scroll down to electronics. The rest of their material is quite good, too.