I have just purchased a beneteau
first 20 to be used in upstate New York
lakes primarily; although a few Long Island sound
trips will be in the cards soon.
I have two options when it comes to outfitting my electronics
. My needs are speed, depth
and a stereo. The boat comes standard with the TackTick speed/depth.
My two options are as follows:
1. Utilize the TackTick speed/depth that came with the boat, then add a TackTick wind
display, a fusion stereo and install a mount for a Garmin
that I have.
Pros;This option is the cheaper by about $300. I also get to use what I already have.
Cons; I have a lot of equipment
, running different software
and taking up a lot of space.
2. Ditch everything I have and what came with the boat and buy a B&G Zeus 7 and necessary transducers for speed/depth/wind/chart plotter all in one. The fusion stereo mount would be separate. I would mount the big display on a swivel that will swing out through the companionway
Pros; less space used, bigger/better display for all information, chart plotter a significant upgrade from handheld.
Cons; more expensive by about $300. Won't utilize equipment
I already own. More likely to have theft possibly.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.