Today my local store had pre-season open house sale
so I went there with my mind set on the cp180.
It was finally on sale
for 419 plus c-maps 200 - so together 620 plus tax
I've spend over an hour hanging out in the nav area of the store and playing with the units.
I walked out with Raymarine
This unit comes with fishfinder
(not much need for me - but who knows) and it came with pre-loaded navionics
of Canada. Seems like the major difference between platinum and silver are: aerial shots, 3D views - so silver charts
were just good enough for me. They had a promo on it this weekend 799 plus tax. So for not much of a difference (over CP180 unit) I went with this unit.
Each year I try to add something nice to the boat, so i guess this is it for this year. :-)