I purchased an Elite 7 CHIRP at West Marine
on Long Island
in June and it died on day 3. Firs it froze and then worked on repowering. later that day it froze and would not retsart; stopped at Elite 7 screen
. West Marine
in Saybrook, Ct replaced it, no hassle. This one died, same problem on day 1. West Marine in (sorry forget where, but Ct or Rhde Is) took it back and I purchased an Elite 5 CHIRP. Excellent service
by West Marine. Been using the Elite 5 for about 10 sailing days, no problems.
My advice: use the ELite 7 CHIRP for a while before you have to depend upon it.