Well I'm about to step off of the ledge and purchase
. Years of the old analog intruments and a paperchart are giving way. Not that they won't serve as a backup of course. After a year or more of trying to compare products (and they make it hard), I'm thinking of settling on a Standard Horizon CP500. My electrician loves Standard, not because he sells it, but for their warranty and customer support. That said, as a cruising sailor I can't see the need for a unit that costs twice as much and doesn't do that much more for me. I am talking about a raymarine
c/e 120. Now I'll be straight up and tell you that I'm no expert on the new technology available to us- just good at judging value. I realize some of you have used these units and I'm gathering some input before I lay out $$$. I like to get it right the first time.