Thanks for the input.
I too had my worries about going touch screen for the same reason, ease of operation in rough weather
. I've had a chance to play with the touch screen in the show room and it's great, so easy to pan thru the chart by simply dragging your finger over the screen. I wouldn't have noticed big difference in speed if the salesperson didn't point it out. By chance the guy beside me in the store had a Garmin touch screen and couldn't stop raving about it.
Here's my problem, I'm the type of person who can't simply go into the store and buy a unit, I've got to research
every product on the market! Must be a form of 'OCD', my wife claims it's because I'm frugal yet I'll spend $6 on a coffee, go figure.
After having a chance to get hands on with the units in my price
range, I've narrowed it down to the Garmin 5012 or the Lawrence Hds10.
The Garmin is by far the most user friendly unit on the market. I'm positive my ten year old will be able to navigate her way thru the prompts. We're a fishing family
and I'm a bit worried about some of the feedback on the garmins fish
Last but not least the Lowrance is using broadband
for their radars, good or bad, opinion seems to be split.
-Does anyone have experience using the touch screen while bouncing around in the rough stuff?
-Any good or bad remarks with the sounder?
-Radar- Garmin HD vs Lowrance Broadband
We own a 27ft aluminum power boat
around 20 knots. We spend most of your time cruising and fishing
in the Pacific N/W. We don't do to much night travel so the Radar will be mainly used for foggy days. My previous Chartplotter/Radar was a Raymarine rl70c which bit the dust last month.
I've really enjoyed browsing thru your forum and look forward to reading more of your observations.