Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Long Island, NY
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What is your budget?
You can buy a real cheap unit that just provides LAT / LONG for less than $100. You can buy the latest Raymarine system with integrated radar, TV, sonar, etc. for $10,000.
For $500 you can buy a Lowrance unit with a high resolution 5" color screen, detailed charts for the entire US, etc.
For me, I want at least a 5" screen, color, detailed charts. I don't need radar or XM radio / weather capability. I do want NMEA 0183 in / out for connection to a DSC radio. I don't need it to be portable, just easily installed and removed.
Garmin makes great units but they are pricey. My last two units have been Lowrance and I am very happy with them. Raymarine makes good stuff, but it is even more expensive than Garmin.
Deep Blue C, 2002 C&C 110
Mt. Sinai, NY
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